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.

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Key Scriptures

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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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Prophetic Significance of Israel

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The Temple
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Morocco, Israel normalize ties as US recognizes Western Sahara

Dec. 11, 2020 -
Israel and Morocco have agreed to establish diplomatic relations, US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday. Morocco became the fourth Arab country to normalize ties with Israel ..., following the Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.
Source: The Jerusalem Post

Prophetic Significance of Israel

Marking ‘dawn of new Middle East,’ Israel signs historic deals with UAE, Bahrain

Sept. 15, 2020-
Trump speaks of ‘changing course of history,’ Netanyahu hopes for end to Arab-Israeli conflict ‘once and for all,’ while Gulf FMs pledge commitment to Palestinian cause
Source: The Times of Israel

Another Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Trump

Aug. 11, 2020 -
A Norwegian parliament member announced Friday he has nominated the governments of the United States, Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for securing a peace deal between the two former Balkan enemies.
Source: WND

President Trump says UAE to open diplomatic ties with Israel

Aug. 13, 2020 -
The United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.
Source: One News Now

Why Israel Is Probably Not Responsible For The Beirut Explosion

Aug. 4, 2020 -
As ... rescuers struggle to aid survivors of a massive explosion that killed at least 78 people and wounded more than 4,000, an ominous question hangs in the air: Was Israel responsible? The answer is, probably not.
Source: Michael Peck - Forbes

Likud minister: Annexation will happen in July after Trump statement

July 1, 2020 -
Israel will annex portions of the West Bank in July but only after US President Donald Trump has made a statement on the matter, Regional Cooperation Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) told Army Radio on Wednesday.
Source: Tovah Lazaroff - The Jerusalem Post

Qasem Soleimani: Iran seeks Trump's arrest over killing of general

June 29, 2020 -
Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the killing of top Iranian commander Gen Qasem Soleimani in Iraq in January. ... Interpol had been asked to help... Interpol said it would not consider...
Source: BBC

My conversations with senior Arab officials here in Washington regarding “annexation”

June 25, 2020-
Exclusive: My conversations with senior Arab officials here in Washington regarding “annexation,” just hours before President Trump is set to make a “big announcement” on the Middle East.
Source: Joel Rosenberg

To Whom Does The Land Of Israel Belong?

June 18, 2020-
International law gives them clear rights to all of the land. They are willing to negotiate with Palestinians and give up part of that land.
Source: Hal Lindsey

Trump increases his support for Israel to unprecedented levels

June 15, 2020 -
By taking a clear stand against the International Criminal Court and backing it up with sanctions that also apply to ICC probes against Israel, the 45th president is once again proving himself Israel's best friend.
Source: Ariel Kahana - Israel Hayom

Palestinian PM: We will declare state on 1967 lines if Israel annexes W. Bank

Jun. 9, 2020 -
If Israel annexes part of the West Bank on July 1, the Palestinian Authority will declare a Palestinian state based on the armistice lines from before the 1967 Six Day War ... Palestinia Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh warned on Tuesday.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Israel’s momentous decision: ... Israel is about to make a fateful, risky decision about annexing part of the West Bank

June 2, 2020 -
Israel’s government is now actively discussing the prospect of holding a vote in our parliament as early as July 1st to “annex” ... to 30% of the hotly disputed territory known to most of the world as the “West Bank.”
Source: Joel C. Rosenberg

Iran lauds arms supply to Palestinians against 'tumor' Israel

May 22, 2020 -
Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a “tumor” to be removed and hailed Tehran’s supply of arms to Palestinians, drawing swift condemnation from the United States, European Union and Israel.
Source: Reuters

Palestinian leader declares end to all peace agreements with Israel, US

May 20, 2020 -
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has declared an end to all peace agreements and understandings with Israel and the US — including the landmark 1993 Oslo agreement — because of the Jewish state’s plans to annex settlements in the West Bank.
Source: Yaron Steinbuch - NY Post

Jordan warns Israel of ‘massive conflict’ over annexation

May 15, 2020-
Israel has vowed to annex Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley, which could spell the end of the long-stalled peace process by making it virtually impossible to establish a viable Palestinian state.
Source: Ynet Newa

PM Netanyahu meets US Secretary of State Pompeo

Mar. 13, 2020 -
Statements by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the start of their meeting.
Pompeo encourages Netanyahu.

Source: YouTube

Ending first day of hearings, High Court signals it won’t veto Netanyahu gov’t

May 3, 2020 -
The High Court of Justice on Sunday adjourned a seven-hour hearing on whether Benjamin Netanyahu should be allowed to remain in the prime minister’s chair despite his indictment in three corruption cases... they were unpersuaded by the petitioners.
Source: Times of Israel

West Bank annexation not contingent on Palestinian state, US officials emphasize

May 1, 2020 -
The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to freeze all settlement activity for the next four years in areas the plan envisions for a future Palestinian state, “and negotiate with the Palestinians in good faith... ”
Source: Raphael Ahren - Times of Israel

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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


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
Christian Friends of Israel
War of Gog and Magog
More information about Israel's future - Ezekiel 38 & 39
Middle East Maps

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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