Welcome back! When we started this series a few months ago, there was very little indication that Russo-Israeli relations were anything but warm and friendly. Why? Surprisingly, Russia is a diplomatic powerbroker in the Middle East and has extensive leverage over Israel’s main enemies—the Palestinians, Lebanon, Iran, and Syria, just to name a few. Israel desperately needs Russia to help with their national security concerns. Today however, tensions are escalating between the two nations at an alarming… or shall we say “Biblical” pace. We may be the generation that sees the Old Testament prophecy (Ezekiel 38-39) fulfilled during our lifetime.
Catch up on the entire series by clicking on the articles below.
Will Putin Fulfill Biblical Prophecy and Attack Israel?
Pedophiles Do Evil Things
Most people know that Putin assassinates people who pose a major threat or merely criticize him. Wikipedia estimates that at least 21 journalists have been killed since he came to power in March 2000 (source). Rarely, however, does the press mention what the deceased critic alleged before they were either stabbed, shot, run over, hung themselves, or poisoned.
Let’s look at one instance—the ex-KGB officer, Alexander Litvinenko. He died an agonizing death at age 43 after he was poisoned in London with Polonium 210, a rare radioactive isotope. What did he say about Putin? Here's what the investigation discovered.
The British House of Commons ordered an inquiry into Litvinenko’s death since it occurred on their soil. Sir Robert Owen, the highly respected judge of the High Court of England and Wales, came out of retirement to chair the inquiry which was presented to Parliament in 2016, (Online Version). Pages 93-94 of the official report present the bombshell evidence of Putin’s pedophilia and coverup, screenshot:
So how did the Kremlin respond to the investigative report presented to the British Parliament? They dismissed the whole inquiry as “Western Propaganda.” In case you haven’t noticed yet, that’s their standard response to anything true, embarrassing, or incriminating.
Years before Litvinenko was assassinated, Putin was unknowingly caught on video kissing a young boy’s stomach in public. After you watch the video below, read some of the comments by the viewers. The vast majority find it incredibly strange, even the Russians! One person asked the question, “Why hasn’t this been brought into the spotlight?” The response, “One guy did and a few months later he was poisoned.”
No doubt, Putin is one sick, screwed up puppy, and he gets away with it because Russians fear his wrath. Anything negative reported or printed about him after May 2016 can be banned according to a court ruling as “extremist materials.” Aleksandr Tsvetkov was arrested and convicted under this law for creating images of Putin’s deviant sexual behavior. His punishment was to be placed in psychiatric care, aka, a place where no one will be able to witness your accidental (wink, wink) death.
Now, back to Israel.
The Latest Offense
You may recall that Israeli Foreign Minister, Yair Lapid, condemned Russia of slaughtering Ukrainian citizens in the “Bucha Massacre.” Putin’s response was swift to this perceived act of betrayal. He demanded that Israel hand over a key Jerusalem site—the Alexander Nevsky Church—which is just a short distance to the east of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was reportedly buried after the crucifixion. It’s been over three weeks now, but Israel has yet to comply with Putin’s demand.
Next (and this one is outrageous) Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, asserted that Adolf Hitler had Jewish blood in his veins. And as if that weren’t enough, he went on to say, “The wise Jewish people say that the most ardent anti-Semites are usually Jews.” And why would he say such a thing? This was in response to someone asking him the question, “How can you claim to be de-Nazifying Ukraine when their president, Volodymyr Zelensky, is Jewish?
In other words, "the Jews weren't the Nazis, you idiot!
The gloves came off after Lavrov’s statement. Dani Dayan, who chairs the Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance site in Israel, said it was “completely unfounded” to say Hitler was of Jewish descent. He later posted on Twitter, “Equally serious is calling the Ukrainians in general, and President Zelensky in particular, Nazis. This, among other things, is a complete distortion of the history and a serious affront to the victims of Nazism.”
Obviously, the comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hit a raw nerve. Yair Lapid, Israel’s Foreign Minister we mentioned earlier, was even more indignant in his response: “Jews did not murder themselves in the Holocaust!” Lapid added, “The lowest level of racism against Jews is to accuse Jews themselves of anti-Semitism.”
What was Russia's response? They doubled down and accused Israel of supporting “the neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv, Ukraine.”
Escalating Hostilities in the Middle East
The major media networks only seem to report on the things that stir people up in the moment. Then the news cycle moves on to the next shiny object. They’re more interested in advertising dollars than letting us know what’s really happening in the world… like the current meltdown in the Middle East.
Let’s begin by looking at the bigger picture. Israel is a small and narrow country whose very existence has long been rejected—often violently—by its neighbors. Iran has vowed to annihilate Israel and has taken three concrete steps over the last few years to do so:
- Positioning proxy militias on three of Israel’s borders
- Upgrading their arsenals with increasingly accurate and longer-range missiles
- Pursuing its capability to reinforce these militias with a nuclear umbrella
In addition, the Islamic Republic and its proxies have also sought to develop the ability to operate behind Israeli lines, including sowing chaos within the West Bank—which overlooks Gush Dan, Israel’s vital nerve and population center—and igniting ethno-religious violence between Arab and Jewish Israelis. Meanwhile, the United States—Israel’s traditional guarantor and central ally—has been reducing its global and regional footprint, which have historically been a central pillar of Israeli security.
According to The Times of Israel report, since mid-March of this year, there have dozens of successful attacks in Israel, while 66 attacks have been prevented with over 500 suspects being arrested (source). With terror attacks across the country claiming the lives of civilians and security forces, the Israeli defense establishment is scrambling to prevent the next deadly attack before it happens. Israeli security forces have been reinforced by thousands of troops in the West Bank and along the security fence, but that hasn’t stopped terrorists from carrying out plans driven by the incitement of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar (source).
Where Is This Leading?
You’ve heard the saying, “Between a rock and a hard place.” Well, that’s just part of the trouble Israel is in right now. A more apt analogy would be, "Out of the frying pan and into the fire."
Most people don’t realize that Israel regularly carries out airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria, which it regards as critical to prevent the transfer of precision-guided missile technology to Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah militant group. In fact, Israel coordinates with the Russians ahead of all their missile strikes launched in Syria. And there are significant concerns, that if the relationship with Moscow goes sour, so does Israel’s freedom of action in Syria—something Israel sees as vital for its survival as a nation state.
Nonetheless, The Times of Israel has reported that Israel is leaning toward sending defensive military equipment to Ukraine, (source). There’s no doubt that if this happens, the Israeli diplomats in Russia will be expelled. If Israel doesn’t get more tough on Russia, a key source of their income could be boycotted by European nations and their Western allies. Remarkably, these nations purchased $11.3 billion worth of defensive weapons from Israel in 2021, alone!
Yes, follow the money, and you'll understand how the world works.
As we stated in previous reports on this subject, Russia is the superpower in the region. When the time is right, they will "step in" to “save the day” so to speak. The ingredients for the prophetic recipe (Ezekiel 38-39) are all laid out. All the key players are mixing them in the bowl as we speak. In fact, it appears the oven is already heated up to cook the goose.
HNewsWire is not the only news outlet paying attention to the likelihood of this happening. A former member of the Israeli Parliament, Ksenia Svetlova (non-Christian), imagined the same scenario last week: Russia’s Next Target for Intimidation Could Be Israel.
Come back soon for Part 6 of “Will Putin Fulfill Biblical Prophecy and Attack Israel?”