‘Israel must be ready for confrontation with Hamas this summer’

By JPost— Israel should get ready for a possible escalation with Hamas in the summer, according to Housing and Construction Minister Yoav Gallant on Sunday. “We must be prepared for a confrontation with Hamas this summer,” he said, speaking to Army Radio. A member of the security cabinet and a former IDF general, Gallant continued,…

Magog, Meshach, Tubal, Persia and Today

By Bill Wilson, Daily Jot— A possibly significant prophetic event occurred over the weekend when voters in Turkey passed a referendum to afford the country’s president near dictatorial powers by replacing the nation’s parliamentary system with a presidential government. Associated Press reports that some 18 changes will “allow the president to appoint ministers, senior government…

The perplexing Middle East labyrinth vs. Western policy

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel initiative”   1. In the pursuit of peace, alliances and interests, western policy-makers tend to sacrifice perplexing Middle East reality on the altar of oversimplification and wishful-thinking, which has fueled regional fires. 2. According to the Lebanese-born Prof. Fouad Ajami, former Director of Middle East Studies…