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2/27/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

Hamas, Gaza

There are still 134 hostages in Gaza. Hamas needs to understand that there will be no peace until the hostages have been returned home.

As part of the preparation for the invasion of Rafah in southernmost Gaza, Head of Shin Bet Ronen Bar and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi visited Cairo. The Egyptian government has been concerned that military action in Rafah will push Palestinians into their country.

In other words, the Egyptian Arabs want to make sure that none of the Palestinian Arabs cross the border. Why? Because they know the Palestinians and recognize that they bring trouble with them wherever they go. Former Jordanian King Hussein understood that truth and used his military to drive out all the militant Palestinian factions from his country. Bar and Halevi reassured the Cairo government that they needn’t be concerned.

Israeli citizens were once again reminded how dangerous tunnel warfare is when they were informed of the deaths of 25-year-old Maj. Iftah Shahar and 24-year-old Cpt. Itai Seif. A booby-trapped tunnel shaft exploded in Gaza killing the two officers and wounding ten more soldiers. Never before in the history of warfare has a military been forced to conduct simultaneous above and below ground operations in the manner necessary in Gaza.

It seems that everyone in the world is desperate for a ceasefire, except Hamas and Israel. Excitement for a ceasefire began to stir again this past week, leading Joe Biden to postulate that a deal could be signed as soon as Monday. But two days ago, Hamas said, “No way!” The two most disappointed by this are Biden, who needs peace in the Middle East before the elections, and the Gazan people, who are seeing prices for necessities skyrocket as Hamas steals goods and relief supplies for themselves.

 

 

Gaza Stampede
The latest ‘blame Israel’ fiasco just happened, after the deadly stampede in Gaza. Aerial footage released by the IDF shows thousands of Gazans rushing towards aid trucks after they passed an IDF checkpoint. As the crowds thronged towards the trucks loaded with food and supplies, hundreds of Gazans were caught in the stampede and were crushed.

 

‘Massacre’ Blamed on Israel… of Course!

 

Israel shared footage of IDF soldiers trying to disperse the crowds and adamantly denied responsibility for the deaths. Hamas blamed Israel for the ‘massacre’ of over 100 Palestinians and, as expected, Israel was condemned around the world.

France said “fire by Israeli soldiers against civilians trying to access food” was “unjustifiable,” and the “tragic event” came as an “increasing number of Palestinian civilians” are suffering from hunger and disease.

President Biden called the incident “tremendously alarming” and said the US is investigating “competing versions” of events, seemingly equating the legitimacy of the version presented by Israel with that of Hamas. Typical Biden playing both sides!

And we know very well that the mainstream media is not interested in reporting the truth, only in promoting the false Palestinian narrative. Hypocrisy, downright lies and modern day blood libels run rampant when it comes to Israel and the Jewish people.

 

Hezbollah, Northern Front

 

The back and forth between Hezbollah and Israel in the north continues. A heavy barrage earlier this week consisting of 40 rockets was launched toward northeastern Galilee and Kiryat Shmona. Most were intercepted or fell in unpopulated areas. However, one rocket landed on the roof of a three-story building but caused no casualties.

Two days prior, on Monday, IDF aircraft targeted a car driven by Hassan Hossein Salami, killing the man. The senior Hezbollah commander, who was in charge of the Hajir Sector, oversaw a number of terrorist plots carried out against IDF forces and Israeli civilians.

A building near Damascus used as headquarters for pro-Iranian militias was destroyed in an Israeli strike Wednesday night. Very powerful bombs dropped by IAF planes decimated the structure in the Saida Zeinab area, while a Syrian army facility in the south Damascus village of Hajira was also blown apart. Reports of casualties began to filter out as the fires burned late into the night.

 

Houthis

 

Last Tuesday, the Rubymar, a Belize-flagged cargo ship carrying fertilizer from the UAE to Belarus, was hit by a Houthi anti-ship missile while in the Red Sea. The resulting 18-mile oil slick became a natural disaster. The ship is now sinking. Before a senate subcommittee, US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking testified that Iran was “equipping and facilitating” the Houthis in their attacks. The Houthis are just another of Iran’s proxy militias, just a little better funded and a lot more crazy. Last Saturday, the U.S. and U.K. launched dozens of strikes against the terrorist group, targeting infrastructure and weapons.

The Houthis are targeting more than just ships. In the past months, four underwater communications cables are alleged to have been knocked out of working order. The cables, which run between Saudi Arabia and Djibouti, are a key link between Europe, Asia, and Africa. Repairs could take up to eight weeks.

 

Abraham Accords

 

Ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia are growing stronger. But for the relationship to progress, it has to be done quietly. On Monday at the World Trade Organization’s ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi, Israeli Economy Minister Nir Barkat approached Saudi Arabia’s Commerce Minister Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi. The two shook hands and Barkat told his counterpart, “Israel is interested in peace with countries that seek peace, and we can make history together.” It was a cordial meeting. Unfortunately, it was recorded, and the video quickly went viral. Before you knew it, the Saudi government issued a statement saying that Qasabi was busy, talking to the Nigerian minister when “an unknown individual approached the minister to offer greetings.” Only later did he identify himself as a member of the “Israeli occupation government.” In the Middle East, appearance is everything.

4 COLORS 4 Horses of the Apocalypse And the Palestinian Flag

4 COLORS 4 Horses of the Apocalypse And the Palestinian Flag

 

4 COLORS
4 Horses of the Apocalypse
And the Palestinian Flag

2/9/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

These 4 colors — white, red, black, and green — also represent the Palestinian flag which is being displayed around the world and has become man’s greatest symbol of Jew hatred and calling for Muslims to exterminate the Jewish people from God’s land “from the river to the sea.”

These 4 apocalyptic colors are defiantly being waved all over the world in capitol buildings, along highways, airports, and in the most recent, pro-Hamas demonstrations around the world! They display the hatred for Israel that Jesus and the prophets warned about when the nations turn against Israel in the last days. This is today! Indeed, God Himself will lead these rebellious nations into a war against His people. Zechariah 14 prophesies a final sacking of Jerusalem with Antichrist capturing the Temple Mount just before Messiah returns, and the beloved nation looks on Him Whom they have pierced and mourns for Him as an Only Son.

The four colors that make up the Palestinian flag and wave at anti-Israel protests symbolize the Satanic world system that denies any divine, prophetic fulfillment about Israel or the still-to-be fulfilled prophecies of the Millennial reign of Christ in Israel to rule over the nations. In that day, there will be one capitol only and one king only and one religion only and it will be about the Lord Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

A study of the origin of these “Pan-Arab colors” is startling. Each of the colors was chosen during WWI, when the Holy Land was wrested from the Turks and the Ottoman Caliphate and put into the hands of the Brits. During that time, each of these Pan-Arab colors — white, red, black, and green — were chosen to represent the four historic caliphates of Islam listed above. Over the centuries, these Islamic dynasties fought some 548 battles, enslaving, destroying, slaughtering millions thus making the four colorful symbols a perfect choice by the spirit of Antichrist for the return and rise of Islam today and for their coming warfare against Israel.

Is it just a coincidence that the colors of the four horses in Revelation 6 are the exact same modern colors that are now waving on the flags of Israel’s enemies?

 

Saudi Arabia Leads Arab Summit

Saudi Arabia Leads Arab Summit

 

Saudi Arabia
Leads Arab Summit

2/9/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

Five participating countries aim to raise pressure on Israel for a ceasefire by leveraging their willingness to assist in rebuilding Gaza and to integrate Israel into the region but assistance is contingent on a Palestinian state being immediately advanced by Israel.
Saudi Arabia hosted a summit of foreign ministers from five countries in the region on Thursday in order to advance a united Arab stance regarding the war in Gaza as well as political initiatives for when the fighting ends.

The Arab foreign ministers are slated to discuss efforts to expand pressure for a ceasefire in Gaza, leveraging their willingness to take part in the Gaza Strip’s rehabilitation after the war in addition to further integrating Israel into the region, on the condition that Jerusalem agrees to take steps creating an irreversible pathway to an eventual Palestinian state.

The gathering is the latest example of the united front that Israel’s Arab partners and potential allies are building, one that is increasingly at odds with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, which expects the war to continue for many more months until “total victory” is secured. On the other hand, the grouping of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia is offering Israel a partnership that could be used to more effectively combat Iran, which Netanyahu has long sought.

The meeting — which has not previously been publicized — will also be attended by Hussein al-Sheikh, a top aide to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas; as Riyadh continues to expand its cooperation with Ramallah, assuaging concerns that Saudi Arabia will abandon the Palestinian cause to boost its regional and global stature.

Joining Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Sheikh will be the top diplomats from Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, according to the diplomats.

The summit follows several covert meetings Riyadh organized over the past month for top national security officials from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and the PA.

 

 

Is There More To The Colors
Than We Realize?

 

Horses are frequently used in the book of Revelation to depict warfare (9:9, 17; 19:14,18). The four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in Revelation 6, represent God’s judgment being released on mankind through the Hamas-like military conquests of Antichrist and his crushing Caliphate.

So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
Revelation 13:4

Like Hamas, when the Caliphate rides forth it will be vicious and cruel on the people of Israel. The current Hamas invasion and slaughter of Jews is a foretaste of what’s coming. If Revelation was written today, instead of four horses the Apostle John could be using four colored tanks or four colored F-16’s. The symbolic use of horses is ancient but the colors are modern. A display of God’s foreknowledge and omniscience!

 

 

 

 

BEYOND GAZA Confrontation With Iran

BEYOND GAZA Confrontation With Iran

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (right) embraces Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. Source: Khamenei’s Twitter account, posted May 24, 2021. (Note: Haniyeh’s wealth is estimated at $4 Billion)

 

According to Iran, Iran’s main interest for launching the Hamas attack on Israel was—and remains—to prevent the United States from brokering the Saudi-Israel normalization deal.

Iran recognized, or I should say, Satan recognized, that a Saudi-Israel, U.S. led peace deal was NOT IN THEIR INTERESTS and presented too big of a threat for putting Turkey-Iranian interests out of reach. 

 

 

BEYOND GAZA
Confrontation With Iran

10/30/23 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

Iran’s leaders seem to have concluded that the objectives of Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack—which they encouraged the terrorist group to undertake—were achieved in a manner that surpassed their expectations. They apparently see no need to sacrifice their most valued asset in the war (Hezbollah), and are therefore now trying to avoid getting Hezbollah, and their own forces, involved in a full-blown war with Israel.
The dramatic reinforcement of the US military presence in the region is certainly contributing to their concerns. Tehran has always regarded its Lebanese proxy—with an arsenal of 140,000 missiles, primarily as a deterrence against strikes on Iran’s own nuclear installations. For now, Iran’s goal is to deny Israel the chance of fulfilling its commitment to destroy Hamas and remove it as the ruler of the Gaza Strip. If Hamas maintains control of Gaza, even after suffering major punishment, Iran would consider that a great victory.

Iran’s main interest was—and remains—to prevent the United States from brokering Saudi-Israel normalization. Iranian Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian wasted no time declaring during the first week of the war that this goal had already been achieved. For his part, Prince Turki Al Faisal, former head of Saudi intelligence, has confirmed that in his view, sabotaging the deal was the aim of the operation.

The Iranians are extremely concerned that a Saudi-Israel normalization would pave the way for the establishment of a US-led security architecture in the Middle East, in which Arab and Israeli armies and intelligence services would cooperate. They are also worried that the deal would improve Israel’s standing in the region to a new level that would give them more access to the Temple Mount and possibly even give them the potential for building their temple. So they stepped in to stop it!

Oct. 7 dealt a severe blow to Israel’s image as a powerful actor, enabling Iran to pour cold water on those Arabs seeking reconciliation and collaboration with the Jewish state. Israeli intelligence was stripped of its formidable reputation, the armored units and infantry were not deployed properly for defense and the air force was not on alert. All this happened despite numerous pieces of intelligence that should have alerted Israel to the possibility that Hamas intended to go on the offensive.

The evacuation of 100’s of thousands of inhabitants from towns and smaller communities in the Gaza border region and the north of Israel is interpreted by them as a precursor to the unraveling of the Jewish state in the future.

By igniting pro-Palestinian sentiment all over the Arab world, the “Axis of Resistance”—as Iran and its allies define themselves—managed not only to stall progress on the Saudi-Israeli track, but to cause strain in the relations between Israel and its two oldest peace partners, Jordan and Egypt.

In the weeks preceding Oct. 7, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps officers, headed by Quds Force commander Gen. Esmail Ghaani, held secret meetings in Beirut and Damascus with Nasrallah and members of his “Jihad Council,” Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad leaders. They assisted Hamas in adopting a version of the plan devised for Hezbollah’s commando troops, the Radwan Force, to mount raids into Israel.

Supposedly, for reasons of secrecy, the Iranians were not advised of the zero hour or exact scale of the attack. However, Hamas received from Iran a promise to open up other fronts, though not a commitment for an all-out war by Hezbollah or Iran. It is quite telling that a fortnight after the war broke out, one of Hamas’s top leaders, Khaled Mashaal, expressed in public his disappointment with the scope of skirmishes initiated by Hezbollah, declaring that ”history is not written with hesitant, limited steps.”

The Hamas military leadership—Yahya Sinwar, Muhammad Deif and a handful of their colleagues—had to choose between opting for a limited raid to take hostages, that might later be exchanged for Hamas prisoners in Israel, or staging an offensive on a scale far bigger than ever before, all along the 70-kilometer (43 mile) border of walls and fences between the Gaza Strip and Israel. The Iranian promise of backing steered them towards the more ambitious course: a brigade-size assault by their commandos, the Nukhba (“Elite”), employing motorized gliders, pick-up trucks with machine guns and motorbikes for a dawn attack on 22 villages, two towns and 11 army bases. Some of the Hamas groups penetrated 30 kilometers (19 miles) into Israel.

Hamas decided to risk this large-scale attack out of a desire to make sure the Israeli response would be a declaration of war rather than just one more round of air strikes lasting at most a few weeks, without substantial ground operations. One can assume that Hamas felt that Hezbollah and Iran would be hard pressed not to deliver on their promise for a multifront response once the IDF was maneuvering into Gaza. The coming days will show whether this bet was justified.

The Evil Principles of Hamas
Muqawwama [Resistance] Doctrine

To understand the calculations of Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah, one has to bear in mind the principles of the “Muqawwama [Resistance] Doctrine” adhered to by them for decades. This doctrine was refined by the late Qassem Soleimani, founder of Iran’s regional network of militias, who was assassinated by the United States near Baghdad in 2020.

There is no published document elaborating this doctrine, but its main pillars appeared in an article in The Jerusalem Report a few years ago:

Peace is not an option. The Arab world must not, because of temporary hardship, be dragged into recognizing Israel and accepting its existence through peace agreements. When in need of a respite, it is permitted to reach hudna (“armistice”) agreements, valid for a limited period only, with the “Zionist regime.” Thus both Hezbollah and Hamas could maintain long periods of calm along Israel’s borders.

It is not necessary to wait for there to be a balance of power. On the contrary, even when the balance of forces is clearly in the enemy’s favor, they uphold the imperative of continual warfare, if only on a small scale. The military disadvantage can be narrowed through innovative tactics.
Do not fight over territory. The goal of the Muqawwama is the methodical erosion of the enemy’s resolve. There is no need to defend territory against Israeli occupation, or to try to conquer land. The essence is to spill blood, and since that is the case, it is better to focus on the civilian population as the primary target. The motto is blood, not land, and the effort is directed at denying victory to the enemy, not at achieving a quick result.
Jihad is not a national struggle. Fighting is undertaken for the sake of Allah, and not out of patriotic sentiment.

The Arab state is not a suitable vehicle. The Muqawwama is not merely a military system, but a comprehensive alternative regime. The Arab states constitute a flawed and inefficient apparatus, unfit to conduct the historic battle. The task must be shouldered instead by the Islamic movements that, alongside their military activity, engage in societal reform through educational, health and business institutions.

By encouraging and supporting Hamas’ “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation, Iran managed to subvert, for the time being, US President Joe Biden’s vision for a broad Arab-Israeli partnership in the Middle East. Yet Israeli success in destroying Hamas’s military capabilities may turn the tables. Taking Hamas out of the regional equation would constitute a painful setback for Iran’s aspirations to become the dominant power in the Levant.

The Israeli “Swords of Iron” counter-offensive must be given ample time to carry out its mission, including its focus on minimizing losses of Israeli soldiers and Gazan civilians. No one should expect a quick campaign. The IDF can break through into the heart of Gaza and sit on top of the large tunnel network in a matter of hours, but will not opt to send soldiers underground and must keep in mind that hostages are held there. This dilemma may translate into attrition tactics, waiting for Hamas to exhaust its fuel supplies, which are used to ventilate the tunnels. We may be looking at a series of major raids instead of one decisive offensive, while the air force maintains pressure by hunting down Hamas operatives and destroying infrastructure.

Whatever the tactics chosen by the IDF, they need our prayers!

20 Democratic Senators Voice Concerns Over Saudi-Israeli Peace Deal

20 Democratic Senators Voice Concerns Over Saudi-Israeli Peace Deal

U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Photo: Saudi Foreign Ministry)

20 Democratic Senators Voice Concerns Over Saudi-Israeli Peace Deal

10/6/23  By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

A group of 20 liberal Democrat senators sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Wednesday to express support for a Saudi-Israeli peace deal, but also to raise concerns for the Palestinians in the potential agreement.

The senators, led by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), shared with the president what they consider to be “the parameters of any potential proposal that aligns with U.S. security goals and advances your stated goals for long term peace, stability and justice in the region.”

The Biden administration would need to go through the Senate to approve certain aspects of the deal, such as a U.S. defense alliance with Saudi Arabia, and potentially with Israel too. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu previously stated that if normalization talks with Riyadh would progress, the Biden administration would receive support from Israel in the effort to secure the two-thirds needed in the Senate vote.

In the letter, the senators said they are “concerned” about two demands that the Saudis have reportedly made in exchange for peace with Israel.

“Historically, security guarantees through defense treaties have only been provided to the closest of U.S. allies: democracies that share our interests and our values,” the senators wrote. “Further, the U.S. has long refrained from committing our nation to treaty-backed security guarantees in the volatile Middle East, a region rife with conflict.”

The senators underscored that it would take a “high degree of proof” to show that such a defense treaty aligns with U.S. interests. They mentioned Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record, aggressive foreign policy and involvement in the bloody war in Yemen.

Additionally, the senators raised their reservations about Saudi Arabia’s second demand from the United States – to help the kingdom develop a civilian nuclear program.

“While we should seriously consider whether it is in U.S. interests to help Saudi Arabia develop a domestic nuclear program, we should always maintain the high bar of the ‘gold standard’ 123 Agreement and insist on adherence to the Additional Protocol,” they wrote.

Under such, any nuclear deals between the U.S. and foreign nations require a commitment to nine nonproliferation criteria.

“The provision of more advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia should be done with careful deliberation to ensure that such equipment only be used for truly defensive purposes and does not contribute to a regional arms race,” they added.

The senators also urged the Biden administration to guarantee that the trilateral agreement would preserve the option of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

They stressed that the agreement should include a “commitment by Israel not to annex any or all of the West Bank; to halt settlement construction and expansion; to dismantle illegal outposts (including those that have been retroactively “legalized”); and to allow the natural growth of Palestinian towns, cities and population centers and the ability to travel without interference between and among contiguous Palestinian areas.”

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who signed the letter, told reporters on Wednesday that he believes this “may be the last chance to salvage the possibility of a two-state solution.”

The letter to Biden was signed by Senators Murphy and Van Hollen (D-Md.) along with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), U.S. Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), John Fetterman (D-Pa.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

Prophetic Implications of Peace Between Israel and Saudi Arabia

Prophetic Implications of Peace Between Israel and Saudi Arabia

 

 

Prophetic Implications of Peace Between Israel and Saudi Arabia

10/3/23  By Tim Buck

Fotet.org

 

Saudi Arabia is actively pursuing an unprecedented, US-brokered deal that would see bilateral relations formed between Saudi Arabia, the leader of the Muslim world and Israel, the world’s only Jewish State. 

The momentum of these negotiations appears to be unstoppable and at this point, and a treaty seems inevitable. Which means, the hour is later than we think!

The Economist, a well-known periodical, has an article that says, “An Israeli-Saudi pact could upend the Middle East.”

Four key historic events occurred within the last two weeks, pointing favorably toward this Israel-Saudi peace and carrying significant prophetic implications:

 

September 20th — Bret Baier Interviews Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

In a Fox News interview with Bret Baier, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made some astounding statements.

“Mohammed bin Salman does little to hide his relish at the prospect of a strategic pact between America, Israel, and Saudi Arabia,” The Economist article stated. “In a rare television interview on September 20th, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and the country’s de facto ruler acknowledged with a smile that an agreement is in the cards.”

“Every day we get closer. It seems it’s for the first time real [and] serious,” Mohammed bin Salman said, adding that a pact “would be the biggest historical deal since the Cold War.”

It was a fascinating interview. The United States is brokering this peace agreement, building upon the momentum of the Abraham Accords in 2020. What we see happening now is an extension of those Accords but much bigger and with much broader prophetic implication to include Saudi Arabia, the most important nation today in the Middle East.

The agreement could also have nuclear implications.

Part of the agreement could be to allow Saudi Arabia to begin nuclear enrichment under the condition that it be done strictly for civil purposes—nuclear reactors, etc. But of course, we know how that often expands into military use.

If that takes place, it would have major ramifications for the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Iran has already warned Saudi Arabia against entering into this normalization of relations with Israel. Their relationship, which has not been good in the past, is now even more at odds.

In the interview between Bret Baier and Mohammed bin Salman on Fox News, the two also discussed the prospect of the Iranians obtaining their own nuclear weapon. The Crown Prince said, “We are concerned of any country getting a nuclear weapon,” adding that, should the Iranians successfully develop such a weapon, “we will have to get one.”

Iran is a Shiite Muslim nation, and Saudi Arabia is the leader of the Sunni Muslim world. What he is saying here, in essence, is if there’s a Shiite bomb, then there’s going to be a Sunni bomb as well. As part of the negotiations, the US may allow Saudi Arabia to have their own nuclear enrichment facility, run by the Americans—which could ultimately set up a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

 

September 22nd — Netanyahu Addresses UN General Assembly On The ‘Cusp’ Historic Treaty  

On September 22nd, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, delivering a fascinating speech laced with Old Testament biblical references.

He says, “There’s no question the Abraham Accords heralded the dawn of a new age of peace. But I believe that we are at the cusp of an even more dramatic breakthrough, an historic peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia will truly create a new Middle East.”

“As the circle of peace expands, I believe that a real path towards a genuine peace with our Palestinian neighbors can finally be achieved,” Netanyahu continued.

“Such a peace will go a long way in ending Arab-Israeli conflict and will encourage other Arab States to normalize their relations with Israel,” he explained.

Netanyahu further suggested that an agreement with Saudi Arabia could improve the prospect of peace with the Palestinians and “encourage a broader reconciliation between Judaism and Islam, between Jerusalem and Mecca, between the descendants of Isaac and the descendants of Ishmael,” taking this all the way back to the beginning (Genesis 12:1-315-1821:1-21).

A normalization of relations will “bring forth the blessings of a New Middle East that will transform lands once filled with conflict and chaos, into fields of prosperity and peace,” he concluded.

 

September 26th — Israeli Foreign Diplomat Makes Historic Visit As Saudi Arabian Envoy Travels To The Palestinians

On September 26th we saw
two more significant events took place.

First, Israel’s tourism Minister, Haim Katz, traveled to Saudi Arabia to attend a United Nations World Tourism event in Riyadh—marking the first time an Israeli minister has taken a diplomatic visit to Saudi Arabia. This is a historic breakthrough.

The very same day, while Israel’s delegation led by Haim Katz visited the country, Saudi Arabia’s newly appointed envoy to the Palestinians made his first visit to the West Bank, presenting his credentials to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

This is key because the main sticking point between Israel and Saudi Arabia is the Palestinian issue. They’ve got to work out some solution to that problem before they’re able to broker this final piece.

 

Four Events, One Week

A deal this crucial to Bible prophecy and the end times, that’s come storming upon the world and seems unstoppable, tells me the Lord is allowing this to go through. And if the Lord is allowing this it’s another major sign we are now in the full run-up to the coming 7-Year Tribulation Period.

The elusive phantom of a comprehensive Mideast peace deal, which has been sought since Israel was re-established in 1948, now seems to be within reach.

The prophetic significance of this is monumental. This is a major step because the Bible predicts a broad Middle East peace deal during the end times that creates greater security for Israel. Daniel 9:27 says that Antichrist will confirm a covenant with Israel for seven years.

As Bible prophecy teacher Charles Dyer noted, “What is this covenant the Antichrist will make with Israel? Daniel does not specify its content, but he does indicate it will extend for seven years. During the first half of this time Israel feels at peace and secure. So, the covenant must provide some guarantee for Israel’s national security. Very likely, the covenant will allow Israel to be at peace with her Arab neighbors. One result of the covenant is that Israel be allowed to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.” 

Remember that the coming peace treaty with Antichrist is what begins the seven-year tribulation period, not the rapture. The rapture will end the church age, and then after an indeterminate portion of time, Antichrist will come on the scene and forge this peace deal with Israel. That’s what begins the final seven-year period we know as the Tribulation.

Another point of significance is that this Saudi-Israel treaty is being brokered by an outside party—the United States, who also brokered the Abraham Accords under President Trump. You now have a precedent for these kinds of deals being brokered by a third party. This seems likely to be what will happen when Antichrist comes on the scene. He’s possibly going to be the third party who will bring the two sides together.

Interestingly, Daniel 9:27 says that Antichrist will “confirm” a covenant with the many. The word “confirm” can mean to strengthen. So it could be that there’s a covenant already in place, but he comes in to strengthen or enforce it. “Confirm” can also mean to compel or strongly establish. We see the beginnings of that now.

Also, the normalization of relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia will put Saudi Arabia at massive odds with Turkey and Iran. These two nations are both mentioned in Ezekiel 38 as the top two nations in the Muslim coalition attacking Israel. They’re already leveling all kinds of accusations and warnings.

We also see that in Ezekiel 38, Sheba and Dedan, which points to the Arabian Peninsula and modern Saudi Arabia, will be on the opposite side of Turkey and Iran, during the final battle when Gog (Antichrist) of Magog (Turkey) (Ezekiel 38:13) invades Israel during the Battle of Armageddon..

 

Wrap Up

A Middle East peace is coming. According to God’s word, it will be temporary, a counterfeit peace, but it’s coming.

This comprehensive peace plan prophesied in Scripture is likely going to be finalized after the Rapture. So, if we can already see the initial dialogue, diplomacy, and the broad framework taking form, how close must the Rapture be?

This is another flashing red light on the dashboard of the ages, signaling that the Rapture is near. We need to remember and heed the words of Jesus in Luke 12:35-36,

35 “Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning;
36 and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.”