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Israel wary of Egypt dilemma; Flooding forces 170,000 to evacuate (Second Coming Watch Update #375)

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1. According to The New York Times, before the violence this week in Cairo, the Israeli government was quietly pleased with the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi and the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, which has always been hostile to Israel. But now the mass killings have left Israel in the uncomfortable position of being a spectator to the crisis unfolding in Egypt, though one with a huge stake in the outcome.

2. According to Reuters, as many as 100,000 people may be evacuated from their homes near Russia's border with China if the region's biggest floods for 120 years get worse. The floods, caused by a month of unusually heavy rain, are not expected to start receding until early September.

3. According to The Jerusalem Post, Palestinian officials in Ramallah have accused the US administration of deceiving and misinforming the Palestinian Authority with regards to the peace talks with Israel.

4. According to The Associated Press, a government spokesman said on Saturday that Egyptian authorities are considering disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood group, once again outlawing a group that held the pinnacle of government power just more than a month earlier.

5. According to Reuters, A magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook Mexico City on Friday morning, with buildings evacuated but no immediate reports of damage.

The Bible says in 2 Peter 3:3-4: "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."