Since the days of Jacob, the people of Israel have struggled in a world full of turmoil. Nearly every century has brought forth new enemies, new borders, and new socio-political waters to navigate. Despite their size and political infrastructure, no one has been able to completely wipe them out.
Recently, the United Nations held the 70th session of their General Assembly meeting. Amidst talks of climate control and the current refugee crisis, the fate of the nation of Israel is once more being considered. As things in the Middle East continue to heat up, Israel seems to losing friends and gaining conflict on all sides, starting with their cousin and neighbor, Palestine.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the General Assembly and petitioned the UN for support in their attempt to overrule the Oslo accords of 1993 and 1995. In his address, Abbas accused Israel of sabotaging US peace negotiations in the Middle East while also violating the terms of the accords. He even stated that Israel was specifically behind the recent conflict occurring at the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.
Possibly even more disconcerting for Israel is the recent cooling of relations between Israel and the US over the Iran Nuclear deal. Earlier this year, President Obama and leaders of several other countries entered into talks concerning Tehran’s nuclear program. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quickly became a very vocal opponent of the deal. Despite the Prime Minister’s stance, the deal with Iran moved forward with President Obama’s blessing. In his UN address, Mr. Netanyahu criticized the world leaders for choosing to ignore Iran’s leader Ali Khamenei and his pledge that, “there will be no Israel in 25 years.” He went on to express his concerns that the sanctions of the nuclear deal would do little to curb the “rapacious tiger” that is the militant nation of Iran.
Israel’s concerns are understandable. With Iran’s growing nuclear powers, Russia’s involvement in nearby Syria, and the cooling friendship with America, the tiny country is in position to be more vulnerable than ever. Yet, as Mr. Netanyahu reminded the UN, “Babylon and Rome are long gone but… Israel lives.” The world will be watching as decisions are made over the coming days, but there is one thing that we can be sure of; God is in control.
Would you like to know what lies ahead for Israel?
Do you wonder what the Bible has to say about these events?
In Target Israel-Caught in the Crosshairs of the End-Times, renowned prophecy authors Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson look at the events that are surrounding Israel today. Together they look at those events in the light of Biblical prophecies and discuss exactly what God has in store for the nation of Israel and for the world. The book covers topics such as
- Why Israel is at the center of so much controversy in the Middle East
- Why the march to Armageddeon has already begun
- God’s eternal plan for both the Jewish people and Christians
Reading as if it is coming straight from the latest news headlines, Target Israel will help you gain a new perspective and be able put into context the historical, theological, and future implications surrounding the conflict in the Middle East.
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To hear more from Dr. Hindson on the future of Israel, be sure to check out The King is Coming Podcast! In each episode, Dr. Hindson takes a look at current events and their connection to Biblical Prophecies. You don’t want to miss them!