26 October 2017

The State of Israel: US Outpost in the ME

7 Marcheshvan 5778

Like a dog that just won't let go, the US won't let go of their plan to make a peace deal in the Middle East. And during Hanukah no less!!
US Vice President Pence to visit Israel in December
DALLAS — US Vice President Mike Pence announced Wednesday that he will travel to Israel and Egypt in late December at President Donald Trump’s request.
...The vice president will visit Israel during Hanukkah. He’ll discuss the prospects for a Middle East peace agreement in separate meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, according to the White House.
But, it's not just about a peace agreement. Even more ominously, coming as it does at Hanukah, it is also about ensuring that the West's Hellenistic ideal of freedom of religion continues to be respected here and that "from Jerusalem will go forth false religions."
Pence made the announcement in Washington in keynote remarks at In Defense of Christians’ annual solidarity dinner for Christians in the Middle East.
He said he’ll deliver a message during the trip that now is the time to “end the persecution of Christians and all religious minorities.”

 What are they going to do when Mashiach takes charge?
Rav Ovadia told over that in the dream "In all of Jerusalem, there were only Jews והמבין יבין. And all strangers that were not Jewish were not [there], and were already expelled from Israel."  (H/T Yeranen Yaakov)
It'll be Hanukah all over again. *:) happy