The Associated Press reported a conversation with a Syrian demonstrator declaring the Middle East’s dirty little secret. Arabs living in Israel proper are better off than Arabs living in any Arab country.
For the past half century, Syrians have despised Israel, and, by extension, the Jews in general. But right now, they wish more than anything that they could have it as good as the Palestinians and live under “Israeli occupation.”
“Let Israel come and take Syria. Let the Jews come – anything is better than [Syrian dictator] Bashar Assad,” a frightened pro-democracy protester told the Associated Press by telephone during a government crackdown on Monday. (Israel Today)
Death toll has now passed 450 in Syria’s crackdown on demonstrations.
Terrorists blow up an Egyptian gas pipeline for the third time.
“Stars” virus follows Stuxnet to Iran’s nuclear facilities.
54 per cent of Egyptians polled want to break peace treaty with Israel.
What does all of this mean in Bible prophecy? It brings us back to the unfolding fulfillment of Psalm 83. Everything is falling into place. Add in the chaos in Gaza, the unrest in Jordan and Hezbollah’s takeover of Lebanon. You have all the necessary developments for the imminent war. The last four verses of the Psalm reveal the prayer of the Psalmist for the salvation of the enemy. He desires that they seek God’s name. Either they turn to Yehovah or perish. Either way, they will know that Yehovah is is the only true God.
So pursue them with Your tempest, and frighten them with Your storm. Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek Your name, O Yehovah. Let them be confounded and dismayed forever; yes, let them be put to shame and perish, that they may know that You, whose name alone is Yehovah, are the Most High over all the earth. (Psalm 83:15-18)
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the salvation of her enemies.