Concerning R Nir Ben Artzi's prediction of a major event that would "shock" the world and set off an unprecendented wave of antisemitism this week, it would appear that my proposed scenario is way off the mark. Instead, it looks like it will be events connected to Iran after all.
Here are some of the after-Shabbat headlines:
400 SLAUGHTERED IN SYRIA...
Iran begins new military exercises...
Ayatollah Khamenei threatens Israel...
ISRAELI FACILITIES IN N AMERICA, WORLD ON HIGH ALERT...
Apparently, what we are seeing in the closing hours of this week is just the beginning. Perhaps, it will culminate next week in accordance with R Ben Artzi's most recent announcement:
"... beginning next week – the Holy One is unlocking the safety latch! He is unleashing it to bring chaos in the world against the Jews – so that they should come to live in the holy Eretz Yisrael!
...Beginning next week, the Holy One will unleash and increase anti-Semitism in the world, against the Jews still found in the diaspora! The Holy One has warned you 3 years in a row – every day! You will not get another warning!"
This quote from Debka is telling, since throughout all the public discussion of if/when the US and/or Israel will attack never seems to consider the possibility of an Iranian first strike:
"...As the ayatollahs witness the vast US, Saudi, Israel, British, French and Arab Gulf war preparations around their borders, will they opt to watch and wait for the sword to fall, or will they try and get in first with a hammer blow against Israel, a course Khamenei hinted at broadly in his latest speech."
Then, there's this:
Iran warns world of coming 'great event'...
...“In light of the realization of the divine promise by almighty God, the Zionists and the Great Satan (America) will soon be defeated,” Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader, is warning.
Khamenei, speaking to hundreds of youths from more than 70 countries attending a world conference on the Arab Spring just days ago, told a cheering crowd in Tehran that “Allah’s promises will be delivered and Islam will be victorious.”
...Khamenei then claimed the current century as the century of Islam and promised that human history is on the verge of a great event and that soon the world will realize the power of Allah.
Little do they know.
One major conspiracy website is already hard at work laying the groundwork for the blame to fall on Israel (and Jews worldwide). Be sure to see the Fox video embedded there.