Headline News Events And Israel At War

Headline News Events And Israel At War





Headline News Events
Israel At War

3/29/24 By Tim Buck


In retaliation against Iran’s historically large UAV, cruise missile, and ballistic missile attack of April 13, Israel was considering an alternative option other than the course of action they finally used against Iran. Netanyahu’s original plan was to destroy several nuclear sites in undisclosed different locations across Iran. However, in return for the US imposing strong sanctions on Iran, approving military actions against Rafah, and transferring financial aid to Israel, the Israeli government would hold off on its intended attack of Iran’s nuclear sites.

In the early hours of the morning, Israel struck. But instead of the massive retaliation expected, it was a tempered strike. Small quadcopter drones were sent into Iran to confuse the air defenses. These were followed by Israeli Air Force (IAF) jet fighters that fired supersonic, half-ton Rampage missiles at the Shikari base in Isfahan destroying the air defense systems deployed to protect the Natanz nuclear facility 100 miles away. Compared to what was originally discussed, it was certainly a minor strike.

Why didn’t Israel exploit this perfect opportunity to destroy Iran’s nuclear sites? There are two primary factors that led to them holding back. First, the US administration was dead set against it. If Trump was still in office, this last week would have been very different. Actually, under the previous administration, Iran never would have had the chutzpah to launch their attack to begin with. Prime Minister Netanyahu and his administration are dealing with an extremely complex international situation. While it is easy to say, just go in and blow Iran’s nuclear capabilities to pieces, there would be huge ramifications for Israel doing so. There will likely come a time when they will be forced to act alone, but we must understand the PM’s need to keep relations with the US strong. This is primarily true due to the second factor below.

Israel is already fighting a war, and that war is only going to get bigger. If you think that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are nearing the end because they’ve already worked their way through northern and central Gaza and are now ramping up to move into Rafah in southern Gaza, you are missing the bigger picture. Once they are done with Gaza in the south, they will need to turn their full focus onto Lebanon and Syria in the north and the West Bank. What they will find awaiting is a much better funded, much better trained, and much better weaponed terrorist military in Hezbollah. And they will also be facing multiple Iranian proxy militias in Syria. This is not the time they can say to their allies like the US, who are helping to supply munitions, “Forget what you say, we’re going off on our own.” Again, that day will come, but it is not today.

What benefits came from Israel tempering its response? The US House approved a foreign aid package on Saturday night that included $26 billion in wartime aid to Israel. Last Tuesday night, the senate approved that bill. Second, the US has signed off on Israel moving into Rafah to finish the work against Hamas. Finally, Iran has received the message from Israel, “Now you know that we have the capability to destroy your nuclear facilities any time we choose.”

We need to understand and respect the incredibly difficult waters through which Netanyahu and his cabinet must navigate.


The Middle East


Sunday saw two terrorists, one armed with a gun and another with a knife, attack IDF soldiers near Hebron. Both were killed. Later, a woman with a knife tried to stab soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint, and she too was killed. The next day, two Palestinians drove their car into a group of Israelis in Jerusalem, sending three pedestrians flying into the air. The terrorists then exited the car with a rifle, but, before they could fire, the gun jammed. Unable to hurt more people, the two assailants fled, only to be captured later. The three pedestrians received minor injuries. It is not just the steady barrage of rockets fired over the northern border that keeps tension high in Israel, but these ongoing terrorist attacks.


The concentration of military forces east of Rafah has begun. This is a strong signal that ground maneuvers will be beginning soon. Egyptian officials read in on the plan report that Israel has a 2–3-week plan to move civilians out of the area north toward Khan Yunis before moving in. They will be prevented from going further north by the Netzarim Corridor. This is a buffer zone cutting Gaza in two. The IDF is expanding and modernizing this area in order to keep a strong military presence separating Gaza City from Khan Yunis and below.

One cry from the antisemitic left is that Israel is starving Gazans. But is that the truth? A news anchor for the ruling Palestinian faction wrote, Fatah, has accused Hamas on air of killing aid workers and stealing food in order to manufacture a food crisis in Gaza. The terrorists accumulated the aid into warehouses leading to “these crazy and unreal prices that no one can pay”, said the anchor. In the same way that Hamas shows its disregard for the Palestinian people by using them as human shields, it deliberately starves Gazans for political talking points.

Turkey, Qatar

Warnings are flying that Qatar is preparing to evict senior members of the Hamas political bureau from their cushy hotel rooms and from the entire country due to the terrorist group not negotiating in good faith for a return of the Israeli hostages. But these multi-millionaire terrorists need not worry about being forced to live on the streets. Turkey is waiting with arms wide open to welcome them in.

Following Turkish President Erdogan’s ridiculous comment last week equating Hamas fighters with Turkish freedom fighters, he enjoyed quality time with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Istanbul Saturday. Turkey is looking for influence in the Muslim world after many years spent outside of radical Islam. This is completely expected for all who know their Bibles. When the Ezekiel 38 Battle of Armageddon launches, Turkey will be there with Iran aiming all their weapons at Israel.

Northern Battle

Israel continues to hit Hezbollah targets in Lebanon in preparation for a likely war in the near future. Just recently, the IDF claimed to have hit approximately 40 targets in southern Lebanon, targeting storage facilities, weapons, and terrorist infrastructure. The day before, two Hezbollah leaders were killed in air strikes. Muhammad Khalil Atiya, a commander in the aerial unit of the group’s elite Radwan force, was assassinated in Azron. That same day near Tyre, Hussein Azqul, a major figure in Hezbollah’s air defense unit, met his end.

In response to the elimination of the two key Hezbollah figures, the terrorist group launched three drones toward Acre and Krayot in Israel. All three UAVs were intercepted by fighter jets. Along with the occasional drone attack, Hezbollah continues its steady dose of rockets flying over the border from Lebanon. Not to be outdone, the Iranian-backed proxy militias make their regular contribution of rockets fired from Syria.

University Protests

We all know that the one activity university students enjoy more than a raging frat party is a good old-fashioned protest. Unfortunately, what is taking place in colleges across the United States and Europe is not your parents’ march for equal rights or an end to the Vietnam War. Today we have the element of Antifa and professional protesters, and they are incredibly skilled at ratcheting up the violent tension of these crowds of ignorant, impressionable teens and young adults. Now we see that pressure beginning to burst. Whether it is at Columbia, Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, USC, or any of the hundreds of other universities where the mobs are taking over, the police are facing overwhelming numbers of frenzied students. Many think they are doing a good thing, but they’ve been duped by those who know better and are masters at using lies and passion to create chaos. No one knows what this is going to look like in the days ahead, but we should be very concerned. I don’t see this just breaking up, because the provocateurs know that they have a very strong foothold.

We must also recognize that this is a spiritual battle. Satan hates what God loves. This is a direct assault by the enemy against the people that God has chosen to be His own. He is using his minions – the provocateurs – to do his bidding, whipping up vitriol against Israel. It is very important to recognize that this is bigger than just these protests. This is a well-planned global effort to stir up the demonic spirit of antisemitism for the last days! The anti-Israel rhetoric that these students have been hearing in their classrooms is being driven deep into their hearts through these protests. Sadly, for many, if not most, it will remain there for the rest of their lives.

One last comment about these protests. Whenever you are looking for root causes of nefarious activities, it is always good to follow the money. In the last twelve years, Israel-hating Qatar has given over $3 billion to American universities. China has given more than $1.7 billion; Saudi Arabia, $1.4 billion; Russia, $141 million; Turkey, $81 million; Lebanon, $21 million; and the Palestinian Authority, $1 million. When you look at the anti-American, leftist drivel being taught in US universities these days, all you need to do is – what? Follow the money!

Red Heifer Sacrifice

It should be noted that due to the ongoing war in Gaza the government of Israel has delayed the Red Heifer sacrifice until some time near June. Official information on the red heifer sacrifice is hard to find right now either from the government or the Temple Institute in Jerusalem. We’ll report developments as soon as we learn more.

FOTET Ministry

While the rebirth of the nation of Israel remains one of the most revealing signs of God’s prophetic timeline, so much is yet to come regarding the Jewish state.

Before the October 7 massacre in 2023, Israel was in an extremely divided state. Now, despite its newly united front, the nation is dealing with new wars on several fronts. The current circumstances have many wondering, What’s Next for Israel? Will there be war with Iran? Is peace on the horizon? Will the nations divide Israel? What does the future look like for the rise of Antichrist?

Register for our next class on June 18 for my Scripture-based teaching, “Living In The Last Days: God’s Plan Unfolding Before Us In 2024”, as I answer these questions and more!

Thank you so much for your love, prayers, and support during these crazy times. It’s a blessing to know that you are there lifting our arms up as we seek to bring the truth of God’s Word about what’s revealed for us in the last days!

Awaiting His Return!


The Nations Are Seeking To Divide Israel

The Nations Are Seeking To Divide Israel



The Nations Are Seeking
To Divide Israel

The Nations Are Seeking To ‘Impose’ A Peace Covenant Between Israel And Her Neighbors

3/21/24 By Tim Buck


Last weekend, when Iran unleashed its barrage of 350 drones and missiles against the Jewish State, maybe the most surprising aspect was that Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) supported Israel.

Let that sink in for a moment. All these nations are opposed to what Israel is doing in Gaza. They’re not friendly with Israel in every respect. However, these three nations supported Israel against an aggressive attack from the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Even Jordan took part in shooting down Iranian missiles. You could say, “These missiles were over their airspace. They would obviously shoot them down.” Well, years ago, they would have been glad to have any missiles flying over their airspace knowing the target was Israel.

Other Arab nations, like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, provided valuable Intelligence to Israel about the timing of the attack. According to reports, Iran tipped off Saudi Arabia as to what it was doing and when it would do it. Saudi Arabia then secretly passed that information along to Israel to give them a heads-up for the timing of this attack—something that would have been unthinkable even just a few years ago.

What we’re witnessing today is more and more willing peace partners for Israel among these Arab neighbors. That is something that we have not seen since 1948, and it is a necessary precondition for the beginning of the Tribulation, where Antichrist will forge a peace agreement with Israel.

Daniel 9:27 says,
“he [Antichrist] will confirm [compel] a covenant with many for one ‘seven’ [seven years]. In the middle of the ‘seven’ [years] he will put an end to sacrifice and offering.”

The event that starts the seven-year Tribulation is this peace treaty that Antichrist makes and forges with Israel and its neighbors.

Revelation 6 tells us that the Tribulation begins when the rider on a white horse [Antichrist] rides forth after his diplomatic victory. After this, in Revelation 19, we have Jesus coming back to Earth on a white horse in victory. Revelation 6 is the beginning of the Tribulation when Antichrist rides forth on his white horse, “conquering and to conquer.”

It describes him as having a bow with no arrows indicating the start of his conquest is diplomatic—it’s a bloodless conquest—and he is going to make this peace agreement with Israel and her neighbors. That peace agreement is the precondition for the Tribulation period.

An ‘Imposed’ Peace

This week, Time magazine published an article titled “A Million Dollar Middle East Peace Plan.” It lays out a scenario for peace between Israel and its Middle East enemies that is chillingly similar to what the Bible predicts.

The author, Kai Bird, says, “This conflict is so dangerous that the time has come for the international community to impose a solution.” A compelled solution to the nations? That is precisely what Daniel 9:27 says, “He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’”

Some take the idea of “confirming” to mean that he will simply strengthen an already existing covenant. But the idea of “confirming,” in Hebrew, means to “make strong.” He is going to make strong a covenant—or even “compel” a covenant.

The Time Magazine article insists that “the international community” needs to “impose a solution.” According to the author, they must “convene a Geneva peace conference” where all the essential parties will be forced to participate and “face financial and legal sanctions if they fail to show up.”

“A conversation will take place in which all parties are heard,” the author described. “But the American, European, and other international diplomats invited to Geneva will be responsible for the actual drafting of a peace treaty.”

So, nations other than Israel and their enemies will develop the peace treaty draft. It will be brokered by outside forces, which is also what Daniel 9:27 predicts.

The author concludes, “This will be an imposed peace because the global stakes are too high.”

The plan is to “impose peace” between Israel and the so-called Palestinians. That’s what the Bible predicts. It will be an imposed, compelled, or “take it or leave it” covenant that will be negotiated among the international community to force Israel to divide their land and give it to the Palestinians for whom it doesn’t belong.

A Flashing Red Light

The current crisis between Israel and Hamas, as well as Israel and Iran, is setting the stage for the coming Middle East peace.

All the ingredients for this Middle East peace are coalescing. We see a coalition of willing partners now for Israel. We see people calling for peace to be imposed by outside forces.

All the key threads are being woven together right before our eyes.

A possible escalating cycle of attacks will only serve to further prepare for Antichrist’s arrival and the coming time of Tribulation. What is happening right now is a flashing red light that the coming of Jesus Christ could be very soon.


Israel Hits Iran

Israel Hits Iran



Israel Hits Iran

Israel strikes back at Iran: Explosions rock airbase in city linked to Tehran’s nuke program as Netanyahu launches attack in defiance of Biden

3/19/24 By Tim Buck


Israel has conducted strikes in Iran in retaliation for Tehran’s unprecedented drone-and-missile assault earlier this week, defying Biden’s warning that more attacks could plunge the Middle East further into conflict.

The city of Isfahan in central Iran was struck at 5am local time, with Israeli projectiles reported to have targeted an Air Force base near Isfahan which long has been home to Iran’s fleet of American-made F-14 Tomcats – purchased before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

US officials confirmed that Israel’s revenge for Iran’s 330 kamikaze drone and ballistic missile blitz had begun early this morning after days of threats.

Sources said an Israeli missile successfully hit the air base.

Iranian state TV launched into damage control claiming three drones were “destroyed” by its air defense batteries and no ground damage was caused.

The precision strike hit just next door to one of Iran’s nuclear sites, sources told the Jerusalem Post.

Blasts were also heard in Iraq and Syria in what appeared to be further hits on Iranian puppet terror groups across the Middle East.

The full scale of the surprise strike – launched just hours after Israeli sources said they would hold off their response – remains unclear.

Iranian media confirmed at least one explosion was heard in Qahjavaristan – just outside Isfahan near an airport and army air force HQ.

The army base is tied to Iran’s aircraft production – possibly where the attack drones it used against Israel are made.

Unconfirmed Twitter footage appeared to show explosions on the ground as air defense batteries fought off strikes in the sky.

A senior Iranian official said its military was not planning an immediate response to the attack, declaring it was “unclear who is behind it”.

Analysts said an Iranian counter-strike would be much more likely if TV reports had expressed outrage and showed pictures of damage.

The attack, which hit shortly after midnight, struck on Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s birthday.

Flights to Iran’s capital Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz were grounded overnight.



A New Middle East  Arab Nations Openly Join Israel in Thwarting Iranian Missile Assault!

A New Middle East Arab Nations Openly Join Israel in Thwarting Iranian Missile Assault!

Iran’s missile and drone attack on Israel


A New Middle East

Arab Nations Openly Join Israel in Thwarting Iranian Missile Assault!

3/17/24 By Tim Buck


The Iranian missile attack in the early hours of Sunday morning publicly revealed the Middle East Air Defense Alliance (MEAD) for the first time. This defense partnership has the potential to significantly reshape the Middle East in the foreseeable future.

The Israeli aerial defense array made military history by thwarting 99% of an Iranian attack by shooting down around 170 drones, 30 cruise missiles, and a reported 115 out of 120 ballistic missiles.

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) received significant assistance from allied nations during the operation. In addition to the expected support from the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, the kingdoms of Jordan and Saudi Arabia also contributed.

In a historic move, these two Arab kingdoms not only issued statements of support but actively contributed to the defense of the Israeli homeland – an unprecedented move that has led some observers to evoke a phrase made famous by former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres: A New Middle East.

While flying under the radar, the alliance has been in the making for almost a decade, preceding and possibly even laying the groundwork for the Abraham Accords peace treaties signed between Israel and several Arab states in 2020.

The rationale of the alliance between former enemies began to take shape as the Iranian regime increased the pace of its operations across the Middle East over the past two decades.

Already controlling Lebanon through its terror proxy Hezbollah, Iran used the turmoil caused by the Iraq War and the Syrian Civil War to ostensibly take control over both countries, before building up the Yemeni Houthi rebels, thus creating a thorn in the side of Saudi Arabia and projecting its malicious influence to the strategic Straits of Hormuz.

In the face of Iranian regional aggression, as well as its nuclear ambitions, the moderate Sunni countries in the region suddenly found themselves aligned with Israel against the Shiite Islamic Republic.

“It’s not a new idea. We are talking about an idea that started in 2015 under [former IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi] Eisenkot. It was the first time that regional defense became part of our strategy,” Brig.-Gen. Zvika Haimovich, then-commander of Israel’s aerial defense array, told The Jerusalem Post.

According to Haimovich, the idea at first was to bring the U.S. assets based in Arab countries across the region into a common framework to “provide a big umbrella to supply early warning to Israel.”

In 2020, the Abraham Accords partner nations joined the framework to create “one operational net that would connect all the sensors and assets and build one synchronized picture that each country could use to protect themselves,” he added.

As we understand today, the Kingdom of Jordan, which made peace with Israel in 1994 and is known to cooperate closely on security, and Saudi Arabia, which was close to normalization with Israel just before last Oct. 7, joined this alliance, at least informally.

In March 2022, the commander of the U.S. CENTCOM convened a secret meeting in Egypt between military representatives from Israel and several Arab nations to discuss a coordinated response against Iran in the event of an attack, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The loose partnership was based on the common threat of Iran’s drone and missile array and its proxies across the region, aiming to counter this threat by providing each other with early warning.

The seriousness of the issue was underlined by the 2019 attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities via a combined drone and cruise missile strike launched by Iran and its Houthi militia, a strike that, looking back, should be seen as a harbinger of this week’s direct attack on Israel.

Last Sunday, the alliance passed its first serious test with flying colors, even if it reportedly required the U.S. to convince some nations to ignore Iranian threats against any country that would aid Israel during the assault.

Despite this, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates agreed to provide early intelligence, while Jordan opened its airspace to fighter jets from the U.S., the UK, and apparently even Israel, to intercept the projectiles.

The Royal Jordanian Air Force also took an active part in the effort by shooting down some drones by itself.

Hebrew news reports suggested that the Saudi Air Force could have intercepted some missiles being launched by the Houthis, as it had already done in the past.

While Saudi officials at first didn’t comment on the incident, on Monday an official told Israel’s KAN news outlet that “as a matter of sovereignty… every suspicious object that penetrates Saudi airspace is intercepted.”

Notably, the Saudi official also blamed Iran for “engineering” the Hamas Oct. 7 surprise invasion of Israel to derail normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Following the Iranian attack, IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi thanked “all our international partners,” adding that “across the skies of the Middle East, a coalition was activated to counter this attack.”

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant stated that the threat was repelled together with the U.S. “and other countries.”

“We have an opportunity to establish a strategic alliance against this grave threat by Iran which is threatening to mount nuclear explosives on these missiles, which could be an extremely grave threat,” Gallant added.

The success in foiling what might have been the largest missile and drone attack in history, amid the Gaza War, which until two weeks ago caused those same Arab nations to heavily criticize Israel, underlines the strength of the Abraham Accords and the defense alliance – even if for now, they are only based on shared interests rather than genuine friendship.

In a twist of fate, after numerous failed attempts at a two-state solution by left-wing Israeli governments, Israel’s right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought about the Abraham Accords, while right-leaning commentators today excitedly discuss the future possibilities of a regional alliance.

As Channel 12’s chief political commentator Amit Segal described it: “There have been isolated occasions that this system has worked in the past, but yesterday we saw an unprecedented display at an international level – a new Middle East.”


War Clouds Forming

War Clouds Forming

The Israeli war cabinet and top security officials meet in Tel Aviv on April 14 shortly after Iran’s missile and drone attack on Israel.


War Clouds Forming

Israeli War Cabinet preparing to order ‘forceful’ retaliatory strike on Iran – expected to make final decision today!

3/16/24 By Tim Buck


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his War Cabinet are leaning towards ordering the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) to launch a retaliatory strike against Iran in the coming days, according to Israel’s Channel 12 news.

A final decision has apparently not been made.

The War Cabinet is expected to convene again today.

But as war clouds form over the region, the stakes could not be higher.

This is a big decision.

The War Cabinet is signaling that they will probably order a strike on Iran, but leaking word of their deliberations so the Israeli public can begin to prepare, and so that foreign governments — including the White House — are aware of the cabinet’s thinking process.

After all, according to the New York Times, President Biden has insisted to Prime Minister Netanyahu and to the Israeli people that Israel should not retaliate.

Therefore, the War Cabinet is trying to walk carefully, knowing that a decision to retaliate would be going against Biden’s wishes.

I think Biden is wrong to insist that Israel refrains from retaliation. Perhaps he doesn’t want to see the Middle East escalate into some massive new war between Israel and Iran.

But where Biden is wrong is that Israel is already in a massive regional war with Iran.

Israel is already being attacked daily by Iranian terror proxies — Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Houthis in Yemen, and, of course, terror forces in Syria and Iraq.

Wishing for regional peace isn’t enough when Israel is already in a war that they never started.

Biden is wrong to appease Iran.

The Iranian regime only understands force and the attack on Saturday night and Sunday morning against Israel was unprecedented.

Never in the 76 year history of modern Israel has the Iranian government ever directly attacked Israeli territory but Iran just did so with 320 ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and suicide drones.

The good news is that Israel, the United States, Britain, France, Jordan, and other Arab nations helped shoot down 99% of those missiles.

But that brazen attack by Iran cannot go unpunished.

Biden is making it clear he doesn’t want Israel to be drawn into a prolonged fight, but the question is: Is he tying Israel’s hands? That is, is he threatening behind the scenes to cut off all US aid, ammunition, and weapons resupply to Israel if they go to war with Iran?

I hope not. We should pray that that isn’t true.

Maybe Biden just doesn’t want Israel to retaliate, but would support them if they feel they must.

That’s the big question, and Israel’s War Cabinet is determined to take Biden’s concerns into consideration — but they’re inclined to retaliate one way or the other.

If there were ever a moment to launch a decisive attack to neutralize the Iran nuclear and ballistic missile threat, this would be the week.

Israeli and international airlines are preparing to shut down all operations in and out of Israel because they expect a larger missile war to erupt any day now.

And remember, it’s not just Iranian missiles that Israel has to worry about.

Hezbollah, the terror force that’s backed by Iran in Lebanon, has 150,000 missiles aimed at the tiny Jewish State. So, this thing could get big, it could get apocalyptic, it could get devastating very, very quickly.

But what choice does Israel have? As I said, they’re already in this war, and they can’t allow Iran to attack us without there being a Israeli reaction, and a strong reaction at that.

I don’t think the Israeli government would survive politically if it doesn’t show a strong retaliatory action against the Iranian regime.

The question is: When and how and then what?

We urge Christians all over the world to pray for the leaders of Israel to have the wisdom to know exactly the best way forward, and to be praying fervently and faithfully for the peace of Jerusalem.