Israel

Israel

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:
The nation and the land of Israel are the subject of many Old Testament prophecies. Many of them relate to God's plans for the nation, warnings of judgment because of their disobedience, and restoration after they were conquered by the Assyrians and the Babylonians.

There are also comforting prophecies about Israel's distant future, and especially their role in the future righteous kingdom that will be established by the Messiah.

In our lifetime we have witnessed one of the most amazing fulfillments - the promise of Ezekiel chapters 36 and 37 that the chosen people will be brought back from all over the Earth and re-born as a nation. This, of course, was fulfilled in 1948 when, against all odds, Israel declared independence, and with God's help, has been able to fight off enemies on all sides for over 65 years.

The current wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians could die out and become one of many such cycles in the area, or it could lead to more serious war, such as the one predicted in Psalm 83. The outcome of this war could be a most welcome peace agreement.

Such a peace agreement might be just another phase in the age-old struggle between the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael, or it could be the false peace mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 5:3. While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (NIV)

When Israel finally is at peace, it will be the first time since they became a nation in 1948 that they have enjoyed such security. This could cause them to lower their guard, which would set the scene for The War of Gog and Magog predicted in Ezekiel 38 and 39. This war will most likely correspond to the 2nd Seal of Revelation 6.

The dramatic end of this great war of the 2nd Seal could produce the treaty predicted in Daniel 9:27, which many prophecy scholars identify as the beginning of the seven-year Tribulation period.

Key Scriptures
Background
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Israel Links


Key Scriptures

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NIV & Other VersionsIncludes Commentary
Genesis 12:1-3 Further Study
Abrahamic Covenant
Psalm 105:8-11 Further Study
An Everlasting Covenant
Ezekiel 37:1-14 Further Study
Rebirth of Israel
Zechariah 12:1-6 Further Study
Future Conflict/ Burdensome Stone
Revelation 12 & 13 Further Study
Israel in the Tribulation
Romans 11 Further Study
Restoration of Israel

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Current Events and Links

Prophetic Significance of Israel

See also:
The Temple
Feasts of Israel
Mid-East Conflict
Peace
Other Israel Links

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Kushner urges PM, Gantz to unite to seize ‘tremendous opportunities’ in region

Oct. 29, 2019 -
US presidential adviser Jared Kushner urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz in separate meetings to work together to form a unity government in order to seize the “tremendous opportunities” in the region...
Source: The Times of Israel

Prophetic Significance of Israel


Is Israel Equipped To Win A War Against Iran?

Oct. 29, 2019 -
Tensions are rising between Israel and Iran... Israel’s Air Force - while the strongest in the region - needs to procure new fighter jets, helicopters and refueling tankers in order to win a war against a foe over 2,000 kilometers away.
Source: Jerusalem Post



Jared Kushner is in Israel today

White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner is in Israel today. He is expected to meet in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Netanyahu, then separately with former IDF chief of Staff Benny Gantz.
Source: Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

Netanyahu fails to form new Israeli government; rival Gantz poised to take up the challenge

Oct. 21, 2019 -
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday gave up his struggle to form a governing coalition after last month’s dead-heat national election, opening a possible path to power for his rival, former army chief of staff Benny Gantz.
Source: Washington Post

Israel Update

Sept. 30, 2019 - Israel faces a difficult and treacherous process.
On Monday, September 23rd, the Likud party of Benjamin Netanyahu and the Blue and White party of Benjamin Gantz agreed to pursue a “unity government” for Israel. Negotiating teams are set to begin working out details of the proposed government.

According to the Book of Daniel the revived nation of Israel will sometime have a treaty with the Antichrist. That will be the beginning of “the Tribulation.” This present situation in Israel might be bringing the world closer to that day.
Source: Hal Lindsey

Netanyahu, Gantz agree to launch unity talks after meeting with Israel's president

Sept. 24, 2019
After a meeting with Israel's President Reuven Rivlin on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz agreed to begin talks toward forming a unity government to break the country's current political deadlock.
Source: Fox

Netanyahu edges out Gantz in nominations for PM

Sept. 23, 2019 -
A total of 55 Knesset members recommended to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu be the one tasked with forming the next government, making it likely that Rivlin will acquiesce to their demand.
Source: Israel National News

Archaeology confirms Genesis on Israel's arch-nemesis

Sept. 20. 2019 -
It’s not every day that science and archaeology find confirmation of the Bible. But this seems to be the case with new research claiming that the biblical kingdom of Edom was much older than scholars previously thought.
Discoveries at copper=production sites reveal that Edomites reveal a powerful political entity 3,000+ years ago.
Source: WND

Live: Israeli Election

Sept.17, 2019 -
Netanyahu arrives at Likud HQ, set to give speech
Source: Times of Israel

Israel’s Netanyahu Faces Tight Race as Voting Begins in Re-Election Bid

Sept. 17, 2019 -
Israeli voters went to the polls Tuesday in their second election in five months... follows a hard-fought campaign between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former allies seeking to bring his long career to an end.
Source: Wall Street Journal

Netanyahu: War in Gaza could break out ‘before the elections’

Sept. 13, 2019 -
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday morning, upon returning from a brief visit to Russia, that war with terror groups in the Gaza Strip could break out “at any moment.” ... Rockets have been fired at Israeli cities and communities.
Source: The Times of Israel

Netanyahu’s earth-shattering announcement

Sept. 11, 2019 -
Hamas, which seeks to annihilate Israel, certainly was none too pleased with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement Tuesday evening that if re-elected, he would apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea.
Source: Caroline B. Glick - Israel Hayom

Netanyahu Taken Off Stage in Campaign Rally Following Gaza Rocket Attack

Sept. 10, 2019 -
Two rockets fired from Gaza were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, the Israeli military said on Tuesday night, after sirens interrupted a campaign rally attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Source: Haaretz

Israel ‘very close’ to launching military operation in Gaza, says Israeli minister

Sept. 10, 2019 -
Israel is “very close” to launching a military campaign in the Gaza Strip in which the leaders of the terrorist organizations in Gaza will be “wiped out” and their forces “destroyed,” Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday.
Source: Jewish News Syndicate

Egyptian delegation hastens to Gaza to mediate as tensions increase with Israel

Sept 9, 2019 -
An Egyptian military intelligence delegation will visit the Gaza Strip Sunday and not later this week as originally planned in light of heightened tensions in the coastal enclave, Gaza news outlets reported.
Source: Times of Israel

Rockets fired from Gaza into Israel; IDF strikes Hamas targets in response

Sept. 7, 2019 -
Incoming rockets set off sirens in Israeli communities along the Gaza border late Friday after a series of deadly clashes along the border earlier in the day. The Israel Defense Forces said it had identified five projectiles.
Source: The Times of Israel a name="190903">

Is Pakistan Preparing to Recognize Israel?

Sept. 3, 2019 -
Prime Minister Imran Khan and his military backers are giving unprecedented freedom to a highly-censored media to talk about establishing relations with Israel.
Source: Haaretz

Hezbollah fires rockets into Israel from Lebanon

Sept. 1, 2019-
Lebanese Shia Muslim militant group Hezbollah has fired several anti-tank rockets into northern Israel in retaliation for a reported Israeli drone attack in Beirut last week... The Israeli army responded by attacking targets in southern Lebanon.
Source: BBC

Netanyahu Pledges to Annex All West Bank Settlements

Sept. 1, 2019 -
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to annex all Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, he said on Sunday, reiterating an election promise made five months ago but again giving no timeframe.
Source:Newsmax

US won't release Mideast peace plan before Israeli vote: official

Aug. 29, 2019 -
A long-promised US proposal for Israeli-Palestinian peace will remain under wraps until Israel's elections are over in September, the White House special envoy said Wednesday.
Source: Yahoo

Israel says latest Syria airstrike thwarted 'imminent' attack by Iranian drones

Aug. 25, 2019 -
The Israeli military carried out a late-night attack on targets inside Syria Saturday in what it described as a successful effort to thwart a "very imminent" Iranian drone strike.
Source: Fox

Russia, U.S. agree Israel can strike Iranian targets in Iraq - report

Aug. 21, 2019 -
Israel has struck Iranian targets in Iraq at least three times over the past few weeks after Russia and the United States gave the green light... have agreed that Israel’s strikes... are “vital to ensure Israeli security."
Source: The Jerusalem Post

Trump confirms peace plan to be released after Israeli elections

Aug. 18, 2019 -
US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed that his administration would likely release its long-delayed peace plan after Israel’s elections in September.
Source: Times of Israel

David Hocking Prophecy Conference, Tustin August 16 & 17-
THE FUTURE OF PLANET EARTH

Aug. 16 &17 -
Bible prophecy leaders, David Hocking, David Reagan, Tom Hughes, Andy Woods share their insites about these last days.
Source: Hope for Today

Israel blocks Omar, Tlaib from entering country amid pressure from Trump

Aug. 15, 2019 -
Israeli officials have decided to block U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from entering the country as part of a planned visit... amid pressure from President Trump and concerns about their support for boycotts of Israel.
Source: Fox

Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union

July 18, 2019 -
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar proposed a resolution this week supporting the right to boycott Israel, likening the boycott of the Jewish state to boycotts of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
Source: Fox

Israel Compares Europe's Iran Nuclear Deal Decision to Appeasing Nazi Germany Before World War II

July 17, 2019 -
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has compared the European Union's decision to not formally accuse Iran of violating a 2015 nuclear deal... to European powers appeasing Nazi Germany in the lead up to World War II.
Source: MSN

Israel and Iran Warn They Are Within One Another's Attack Range As Tensions Involving U.S. escalate

July 9, 2019 -
Israel and Iran have recently swapped threats reminding one another that they were within one another's range of attack. ... Israel has conducted hundreds of attacks against targets allegedly associated with Iran in Syria as part of a once-secretive campaign.
Source: Newsweek

Biblical city with links to King David discovered in southern Israel

July 9, 2019 -
Archaeologists in southern Israel have discovered an ancient biblical city from the time of King David... The Philistine ancient city of Ziklag is mentioned multiple times in the Bible in relation to David... citing 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel.
Source: James Rogers - Fox



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Background:Israel's History


History of the Land (partial)

Canaan - Canaanites, Hittites, Perizites, Amorites
Philistia - "Gaza Strip"
Israelite Conquest
Divided Kingdom
Assyrian occupation
Babylonian occupation
Medo-Persian occupation
Greek occupation
Syrian occupation
Roman occupation
Moslem occupation
Crusader occupation
Ottoman occupation
Zionism (1896)
Balfour Declaration (1917)
British Mandate (1922)
Nazi Persecution (1930's-1940's)
Independence "Israel" - May 15, 1948


Israel: The Center of Divine History

Study this 15 part series from Zola Levitt's site on the History of Israel by Dr.Thomas S. McCall.

Israel: History of conflict

BBC timeline from 1948 to the present time

History of Middle East Conflict - BBC


History of Israel: Key events - BBC



ISRAEL LINKS


From The Jerusalem Center...


Window on the Wall

The Temple Mount In Jerusalem

Virtual Jerusalem

Bridges For Peace

Stratford Mid-East Intelligence

Jerusalem Post


Other Links

Insight from 2012: The Year the World Didn't End
Insight from 2010 In Review: The Year In Prophecy
Insight from 2008 In Review: The Year In Prophecy
Israel Today Magazine
Western Wall Webcam - Mindfactory
Feasts Of Israel
Demonstrates the historical reliability of the Bible through archaeological research and related apologetic investigation.
Judaism and Jewish Resources
Extensive list of links
Israeli Culture - From About.com
Christian Friends of Israel
War of Gog and Magog
More information about Israel's future - Ezekiel 38 & 39
Middle East Maps

ONLINE BOOKS
The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah - by Alfred Edersheim, 1883
The Temple - Its Ministry and Service - by Alfred Edersheim

Helpful Articles

Why Palestinians Should Learn About the Holocaust - Robert Satloff and Mohammed Dajani Doudi
Will there ever be peace for Israel & her neighbors? - Joel Rosenberg
The Evil of Replacement Theology: The Historical Abuse of the Jews by the Church - David Reagan - Lamb and Lion Ministries
Understanding the Evangelical Christian's Support for Israel - Christian Post 2013
Myths of the Middle East - Joseph Farah, 2000
More myths of the Middle East - Joseph Farah, 2000
When 'Palestine' meant 'Israel'- Joseph Farah, 2001
Author: Bible predicted date of Israel's return - 'Covenant' book finds May 1948 date hidden in prophecies - WND
Declassified: Israel nearly used nukes in Yom Kippur War - Israel Today




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