Viewing the speeches at the AIPAC conference, one might be forgiven for thinking the redemption has already arrived, or at the very least is well underway. However, all is not as it might appear.
One clue about what is really going on here can be found in VP Pence's speech where he says, "...any peace will undoubtedly require compromise." This is meant as a friendly warning for Jews to be prepared to accept some not-so-nice demands upon Israel. And it is a further allusion to this illuminating midrash...
"That was Esau's intention when he told Yakov, 'Let us travel together and I will go before you' (Breishit 33.12). He wanted them to join together in both this world and the world to come, to meet each other halfway, with each modifying his conduct until they were alike (Yalkut Shimoni, Breishit 133).That's the meaning of compromise. And when they say there is "no daylight between Israel and the US," that means compromise has already been made.
But, for real Jews, there can be no compromising on the Torah or the destiny of Klal Yisrael in Eretz Yisrael. Therefore, we are on a collision course with those requiring compromise.
Mashiach is no compromiser and he will not be the leader of a nation of compromisers!