Al Monitor: Ben Caspit writes that “Israel is considering the possibility of reconfiguring and strengthening its unwritten red lines, which have set the ground for its military activity in the region over the past few years.
It is even investigating the possibility of launching a far-reaching preventive strike to interfere with future Iranian efforts to establish factories for the manufacture of precision rockets and missiles in Syria or Lebanon, as well as to prevent Iranian military bases from popping up there.”
“As always,” Caspit adds, “the overall alarmism [about Iran] originates with the political leadership and decision-makers, chief among them Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and less from the military brass.”
“The Iranian ‘Precision [Missile] Project,’ intended to provide Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah with the capability to manufacture their own rockets and missiles, which could strike within dozens of meters of strategic targets. As one top Israeli minister told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity, ‘For that, we would need to consider going to war.”
Opinion: At this point, it appears that no one will blink until Donald J. Trump makes his move.
And what is at the center of it all? The rightful ownership of Jerusalem. While editing the revision of our first book, “Antichrist: The Search for Amalek” over the weekend, Editor and I came across a verse from Ezekiel that I forgot I had referenced three years ago. It was like discovering it for the first time:
“therefore thus says the Lord God: “Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, who gave My land to themselves as a possession, with wholehearted joy and spiteful minds, in order to plunder its open country.” Ezekiel 36:5
Edom (Gen. 36:1) has never gotten over the squandered birthright (Genesis 25:29-34). And God’s vengeance against the nations who allow Edom’s possession of Jacob’s land is still to come.
The Temple Mount today:
The Dome of the Rock is an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. It was initially completed in 691 AD:
The Al Aqsa Mosque, completed in 705 BC, is considered Islam’s third holiest site:
A drawing of the third Jewish temple that will one day (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; and Revelation 11:1) replace them both: