Jewish Press: Modern Zionism can be said to have begun in the courtyard of the École Militaire in Paris in 1895. It was there that Viennese journalist Theodor Herzl witnessed the appalling spectacle of the degradation of Captain Alfred Dreyfus. A loyal and assimilated Jewish officer, Dreyfus was wrongfully convicted of treason as part of a scheme to cover up the guilt of a non-Jew. His insignia were ripped from his uniform and his sword was broken as he proclaimed, “I am innocent. Long live France.”
But what was most chilling to Herzl was not so much the cruelty of the ceremony as the reaction of the Paris mob that had gathered to watch. Baying for the blood of the innocent man, cries of “Death to the Jews!” rang out in the historic site.
It was at that moment, he later said, that he realized that if Jews were treated thusly in what was widely considered at the time to be the freest and most enlightened city on earth, then they had no future anywhere in Europe. He soon set to work on writing The Jewish State, the book that would give birth to a movement and eventually the rebirth of Jewish sovereignty in the land of Israel. more …
Opinion: As the world approaches the final wars of this age, prophecy watchers look for clues as to where we are on the Bible’s timeline. One of the most startling of all is the global rise of anti-Semitism, reminiscent of pre-World War II Germany and Hitler’s final solution.
The last 7 years of this age is correctly called the ‘Time of Jacob’s trouble’ as prophesied by Jeremiah around 600 BC. In Matthew 24:21, Jesus said this time would be like no other before it and there would be none like it ever again:
“Alas! For that day is great,
So that none is like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble,
But he shall be saved out of it”
As in Theodore Herzl’s time, God will turn this hatred of His people to good as prophesied in that last sentence: “But he shall be saved out of it”. Matthew 24:9 confirms that “those Jews who survive to the end of the tribulation will acknowledge Jesus (Zechariah 12:10), and be saved.
But what about those yellow vests?
“Those who took to the streets wore the gilets jaunes, or yellow high-visibility vests that French citizens are required to keep in their cars in case of emergencies. They were angry at Macron, who only a year after being elected president in a landslide victory for his new technocratic centrist movement is already in big trouble. He’s been denounced as the “president of the rich” for his high-handed green policies that is hitting the middle class hard and was forced to rescind the tax.
But Macron’s political woes are only part of this story. While the initial coverage of the protests stressed the populist slogans against Macron, we’re now learning that one of the themes sounded by the protesters should be familiar to students of French and European history: “blaming it all on the Jews.”
The clues are all around us for all who care to open their eyes.