Global Research: “The Afek oil and gas exploration company has almost completed its second drilling test in the Golan Heights, a part of Syria which Israel has occupied since 1967 and annexed in violation of international law.
The test is part of a three-year program to see if hydrocarbons in the area could lead to oil or gas for Israel.
Israel is fuel-poor and its domestic energy woes could be eased in the interim if the government progresses on deals in relation to the Tamar and Leviathan gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea.”
In addition, Israel is now taking advantage of the chaos in Syria to look for precious resources to extract from the occupied Golan Heights.”
Opinion: If the final wars of this age could be attributed to one word it would be occupied.
To clarify, it is important to show the map of the approximate borders of the original land grant of the 1917 Balfor Declaration (Britain) that lit the fuse for war:
After the 1918 collapse of the Ottoman Empire, there were Jordanian and Egyptian people left in the area of Palestine when the Zionist movement went into full speed. The Jews were coming home in fulfillment of Isaiah 11:11; 66:7-8, for the land promised to Abraham and his descendants after him (Genesis 17:7-8).
Fast forward to post WWII:
In 1947, the Arabs were offered an (undeserved) state in the land of Israel but decided to go to war instead. It has never been about a state with Israel, but a state without Israel.
In 1948, there were approximately 600,000 Arabs left after the war who were refused citizenship in their native countries and put in refugee camps.
Enter the bloodthirsty Yasser Arafat who, after the 1967 war, renamed these homeless Arab people “Palestinians”. They are an invented people who have no distinct language, culture or king. These “Palestinians” are descendants of Esau and are still barred from citizenship in Jordan and Egypt. They will likely remain so even in the event of statehood.
Arafat’s big lie was born and the UN bit: hook, line and sinker. The land that God promised to Abraham and his descendants is being portrayed as occupied by the Jew. When, in fact, the Arab remnant was rejected by their people, and kept from returning to their true home (Jordan and Egypt).
The current leaders of Gaza (Hamas) are direct descendants of Amalek through the patriarch Esau (Edomites, Genesis 36:1). Exodus 17:16 teaches that the Lord will have war with Amalek’s descendants in every generation.
Hamas, pronounced chamas, (Hebrew for violence) was formed for the singular purpose of annihilating Israel following Amalek’s singular purpose. After getting the land of Gaza in exchange for peace (2005), this offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood has been constantly firing rockets (over 14,000) into southern Israel and is said to be armed with approx. 20,000 additional Iranian rockets.
Obadiah 1:10 warning to Esau: “For violence against your brother Jacob (Israel), Shame shall cover you, And you shall be cut off forever.”
The outcome of this future war (Psalm 83) will cause casualties in Israel but will be devastating to the Arab side: “But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, And there shall be holiness (Messiah); The house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. The house of Jacob shall be a fire, And the house of Joseph a flame; But the house of Esau shall be stubble; They shall kindle them and devour them, And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau.” Obadiah1:17-18
I have theorized both in our book and on this site, that oil, or lack of it, would be the trigger for the final war of Armageddon. For further proof just look at how the progressive left wants to eliminate its use under the lie of: global warming/climate change/sustainability in the industrialized nations.
(See Antichrist: The Search For Amalek chapter 10 for a 50 year timeline of the rebirth of Israel).
(Thanks to Vason for sending this in)