Israel On Edge – War Drums Can Be Heard

November 4, 2011
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Editorial by  Dr. K. Daniel Fried:

Whether you believe that there will be a World War against Israel before  or after the Rapture of the Church, surely doesn’t negate the fact the the sign of the times demonstrate at least stepping stones to such a War is imminent. We  understand the scriptures as teaching that such a War as Gog and Magog mentioned in Ezk 38, 39  is the  culmination of Armageddon at the end of the seven year Tribulation period mentioned in Rev 19     ( It is also very possible that there will be smaller wars extending from the middle of the Tribulation leading upto the big one at the end ). But the real Battle against Jerusalem by ALL Nations ( even the USA if we are still around ), will not happen until towards the end of the Great Tribulation, which enemies of Israel and of God will be brought into the valley of decision ( Armageddon ) by God Himself and will put His enemies under His feet. Please don’t confuse this with the last battle of all time against the devil after the 1000 year rule which has the same title as “Gog and Magog” of Rev 20:8.  Nevertheless, the drumbeats of such Wars and Rumors of Wars are sounding everywhere. Least continue to pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, especially that many of God’s chosen people the Jews will come to their Messiah Jesus before the Rapture, because “Jacob’s Trouble”  as foretold in the TANACH ( the Old Testament ) will be the worst Holocaust the Jewish people will  experience.  This is why it is so pressing that we distribute the New-Covenant among the Jewish people before that great and notable day of the Lord comes.    Read the article below on all the talk about the pending Israel attack on Iran.


Israel on edge over preparations to attack Iran


 

Thursday, November 03, 2011 | Ryan Jones| Israel Today

Israel for the past week has been on edge as local media brings to light intensive government discussions over whether or not to launch a preemptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

It started last Friday when Israel’s largest newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, ran a frontpage editorial asserting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak had already determined that a strike on Iran was necessary, and were applying pressure to get the rest of the cabinet to give a green light.

Days later, the Knesset was embroiled in constant debate over the necessity of attacking Iran before it could build a nuclear bomb. Western intelligence officials now believe Iran is seeking nuclear weapons, but may still be two years away from fielding operational warheads.

A number of government officials blasted the fact that the debate over whether or not to strike Iran had burst forth into the public domain, arguing that if such a strike is deemed necessary, Israel may have lost all hope of surprising the enemy.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in an interview with Israel Radio did not refute that an Iran strike is being discussed, but did say that much of what is being reported in the media is inaccurate.

Fuelling local fears that an attack on Iran is imminent were three major military exercises conducted over the past week:

1. On Wednesday, Israeli Air Force pilots returned from a large-scale joint exercise with the Italian Air Force. The drills included long-range refueling. The only current threat far enough from Israel to require its fighters to refuel mid-air is Iran.

2. Earlier this week, Israel successfully test fired a new “ballistic” version of Jericho III long-range missile. The new Jericho III enables Israel to deliver heavy payloads to targets anywhere in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and much of North America. Foreign media also noted that the missiles could be fitted with the hundreds of nuclear warheads Israel is believed to possess.

3. On Thursday, Israel’s Home Front Command conducted a major drill in the Tel Aviv region simulating along-range enemy missile strike on Israel’s population centers. Iran has warned that if Israel strikes its nuclear facilities, missiles will rain down on Israeli cities. Syria would presumably join Iran in such an attack.

 

On top of all the local activity, British newspaper The Guardian reported on Wednesday that the British military is “accelerating” preparations to take part in a US-led strike on Iran.

The report came just days after the head of the British military, Gen. David Richards visited Israel. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is currently in London holding talks with Britain’s top defense officials.

London’s Daily Mail followed up with a report citing officials who said US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron had determined that after years of diplomatic efforts, there is now no alternative to military intervention as a means of halting Iran’s nuclear program.

Obama and Cameron “are preparing for war after reports that Iran now has enough enriched uranium for four nuclear weapons,” reported the paper.

While a strike on Iran is certainly not a given, all the talk and obvious preparations have put most Israelis on edge.

Many in Israel believe there will ultimately be no choice but to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities – just as Israel did to Iraq in 1981 and to Syria in 2007 – but know that such a move will carry a heavy price tag.

Even if Israel does not play a direct role in a military operation against Iran, it would bear the brunt of the retaliation. And if Iran responded by firing unconventional weapons at Tel Aviv, Israel would be compelled to launch a counter-strike.

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