Israel Desk – November 2021


The Virus and the Vaccine

Israel is being touted as the world’s real-life COVID-19 lab, with researchers around the world monitoring its progress and seeing it as “a working experimental lab for us to learn from.”  Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said:

“Without us, the world wouldn’t know the exact efficacy levels of the booster shots, wouldn’t know the dates, how much they affect infections, how they affect severe illness. The world is very happy that we’re taking the responsibility and lead on this matter.”

Naftali Bennett

If Israel is the lab experimental country, it’s not good news for Israel or the world.  Israel has among the world’s highest levels of vaccination for COVID-19, but also one of the world’s highest infection rates.  It has shown that the vaccine is only valid for a period of five to six months.  So a third vaccine is now required for Israelis to keep the keep their “Green Passport” giving them access to society.

Highly Vaccinated Israel Is Seeing A Dramatic Surge In New Cases : Goats and Soda : NPR

A video has just been released in which Israelis testify to negative reactions to the vaccine, blood clots, healthy young people incapacitated, some even dying, people left very tired, unable to walk, having allergic reactions, women having unnatural periods, losing babies. 

Critics say Israel is now living in a medical police state.  Israelis are considered “unvaccinated” and banned from public spaces if they haven’t submitted to a third dose of Pfizer’s spike protein mRNA.  When the spike protein of that virus is forcibly replicated throughout the population, entirely new health problems occur. One of these is known as ‘antibody dependent enhancement’ whereby repeated doses of the vaccine compromise the body’s natural immune system and make people more susceptible to common diseases like the cold, as well as encouraging the spread of variants.

If this is the case then the medical experiment being carried out in Israel may be putting its population into great danger.

Relations with the Arabs in Israel and the West Bank

Israeli PM Bennett has ruled out negotiations for a Palestinian State and stated that ‘Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel and of no other country.’  In response Palestinian Authority (PA) President Abbas told the UN, the PA would withdraw recognition of Israel unless it withdraws its territory (i.e. east Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria / the West Bank) in one year.  There is no possibility of Israel doing this, so this would mean the PA formally abandoning the peace process.

Abbas warns Palestinian Authority will no longer recognize Israel – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

Abbas himself may not last another year as he is 85 years old, unpopular with most Palestinians and needing to retire.  There is a danger of Hamas taking over and turning the territory into another base to confront Israel along with Gaza.  Many people, especially the young, say they support the annulment of the Oslo Accords, signed in 1993 between Israel and the PLO.  The only peace process they would support is one that leads to the elimination of Israel, going back to the old PLO slogan, ‘Peace for us means the destruction of Israel.’

Hamas: Dismantling the Dilemmas of Governance and Resistance – Al-Shabaka

Palestinians have been radicalised by their leaders with constant messages of delegitimisation of Israel propagated by the Palestinian government, mosques, media and education system. A PA preacher recently called for Muslims to ‘purify Al Aqsa (the mosque on the Temple Mount) and liberate the land and the people from the defilement of the criminal infidels (Jews).’ 

Another major problem for Israel is the growing breakdown of law and order in its Arab areas (inside Israel).  Israelis were shocked at the time of the Gaza war by the anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist activities amongst its Arab population, leading to brutal attacks on Jews and their property. 

The Washington Institute

There is also a growing problem of crime, lawlessness, and mafia type activity in Arab villages and towns where the traditional Arab family structure is disintegrating and youth unemployment, drugs and violence are endemic.  To address these problems the Israeli government has supported and funded local Arab organisations like Al-Hirasa (The Watchmen). This claims to be a social movement providing aid to the needy and protecting people from Arab crime.  

The Fickle Watchman – Israel Today

Al Hirasa is a religious organisation run by the Islamic Movement, represented in the Knesset by the Ra’am party, which is now a member of ruling coalition government.  Ra’am’s leader, Mansour Abbas, said he has ‘set aside his national aspirations’ in order to cooperate with the Israeli government.  His ‘national aspirations’ are the same as those of Hamas, a similar organisation backed by the Muslim Brotherhood.  It aims at the elimination of Israel.  They keep quiet about this aim in order to get funds from the Israeli government and a place in the ruling coalition.  The government is feeding them with billions of shekels in the hope they will help maintain order in the Arab villages and towns. 

Israel did the same with Hamas, initially supporting it as a local Arab movement providing a counterweight to the PLO.  That did not turn out too well as experience in Gaza has shown.  So now Israelis are asking, ‘Will Ra’am and al Hirasa go the same way as Hamas?’

Israel Today carried an article highlighting the growing threat within Israel from radical Islam influencing the Arab population. A video was circulated showing two Israeli policemen being beaten up while trying to contain violence in the Arab town of Kfar Qassem. Their Arab colleagues did not try to help them and those responsible for the attack were members of a local Islamic militant group called Al-Hirasa (the Watchmen). This influence is growing especially in the Arab areas in the north of Israel, threatening Israel with another front of militant Islam seeking its destruction, aided and abetted by the government.

Collapsing neighbours, Lebanon, Syria and Gaza

Israel has two failed states on its borders, Syria and Lebanon, both a strategic threat through Iranian forces and Hezbollah. Lebanon is effectively bankrupt, with no power, money, little food and an increasing desperation amongst its people.  Responsibility for the calamity that has befallen the country lies mainly with Islamic radical Hezbollah allied to Iran which has turned the country into a major confrontation state against Israel with thousands of rockets pointing at Israel.   There have been limited rocket attacks on Israel from Lebanon in recent days. 

Lebanon Financial and Economic Crisis in 2021 – The Bassiouni Group

Iranian and Hezbollah forces are taking over border areas of Syria in the Golan facing Israel.  Iran has doubled its presence in southern Syria’s Golan Heights, while building military infrastructure in the region, specifically for a future conflict with Israel.  Israel has continued with limited air strikes on Iranian bases in Syria and Iraq. 

Syria: Economic decline, rising hunger and surging humanitarian needs | | UN News

Up till now Russia, the dominant power in region has turned a blind eye to these attacks.  Now Russia is warning Israel not to continue with raids on Syria and activating the missile defence system it has put into Syria with the potential to attack Israeli planes. 

These sparks could set off a war in the region.

A nuclear Iran and the war of Gog Magog

Iran’s threat to Israel

General Hossein Salami, the chief of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has made the Iranian regime’s plans vehemently clear:  

“Our strategy is to erase Israel from the global political map.”

General Hossein Salami, Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)

As an ally of Israel and the Sunni regimes of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, the USA has played a major role in keeping radical Islamists, especially the Iranian Islamic regime, in check. Now the US is going back on this. 

The Biden administration is continuing to push for the resuscitation of the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, granting Iran global legitimacy and releasing huge amounts of money to Iran to continue its destabilisation of the Middle East, while continuing to progress towards a nuclear bomb.  In doing this he and the western leaders are turning a blind eye to the ever increasing violations of human rights in Iran, appeasing the mullahs of Iran instead of holding them accountable for their crimes against humanity.  Iran may be a month or so away from producing a workable nuclear bomb.

Israel sees this as an existential threat which it may try to take out with an attack on Iran itself.  The Israel Defence Forces revealed that it has accelerated its plans for a possible strike on Iran’s nuclear program. 

Iran’s Nuclear Timetable: The Weapon Potential | Iran Watch

Iran’s progress toward developing nuclear weapons “has led the IDF to speed up its operational plans,” IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi told reporters. The military said that Maj. Gen. Tal Kalman, the head of its Iran file, is at work on operational plans to attack Iran’s nuclear program as well as its missile and rocket sites.

Gog and Magog.  With Russia in a strategic alliance with Iran this could set off the progress towards the Gog and Magog war prophesied in the Book of Ezekiel 38-39.

In the past two decades, Russia and Iran have become close allies. Russia is one of the few world powers that consistently defended the existence of Iran’s nuclear program, which should be expected since they helped fund the work and sent Russian scientists to help develop it.

Russia and Iran: Economic Influence in Syria: Syria From Within | Chatham House

Turkey, which used to be an ally of Israel and pro-West has made a dramatic shift over the last decade. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slowly been consolidating power in Turkey. Ataturk’s Turkish Republic is dead. Its secular government is gone. In its place, Erdogan is building an Islamic Republic aligned against Israel. The relationship between Vladimir Putin and Erdogan is also strong and growing.

The leaders of these three countries have met several times to increase co-operation among their nations… just as Ezekiel predicted they would.

All of these events appear to be leading us to the war of Gog & Magog as described in the Bible.  Many Bible prophecy scholars have speculated as to what the trigger for this conflict might be.

A first strike attack by Israel against Iran’s nuclear program would certainly lead to a military response by Iran. Such an attack would provide Russia, Turkey and others the excuse they need to launch an invasion of Israel.

For more on how this may pan out go to my talk ‘Israel in Danger’ on the Bridge website ( )

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