The Times Of Israel: “A senior Iranian official on Tuesday said Israel “should be annihilated,” and that the thawing relations with the West would not translate into a shift in Tehran’s position concerning the Jewish state.
Hussein Sheikholeslam, a foreign affairs adviser to parliament speaker Ali Larijani, told Iranian media that contrary to remarks by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, “Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan.”
Opinion: And all the while Iran is supplying Hamas in the southeast and Hezbollah in the north with sophisticated weapons/missiles and cash so that Iran will not have to get their hands dirty, for now.
Psalm 83:4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”
The psalmist, writing 3000 years ago, goes on to name a 10 nation alliance that reads like today’s newspaper.
In Psalm 83:1-8 the federation is anchored by two enemies that are inside Israel today: Edom= Palestinians of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Philistia= Palestinians of Gaza.
The psalmist then calls the inhabitants of Tyre (Lebanon) represented by Hezbollah in the north and are joined by:
- Assyria: Syria, northern Iraq,
- Sinai: Arabs in the desert in the south
- Ishmaelites : Saudi Arabia
- Gebal: northern Lebanon
- Moab and Ammon representing central and northern Jordan
- Hagrites: Egypt
Following an astounding victory, Israel will make the mistake of thinking that peace and safety is hers.
Then the real trouble begins, Ezekiel 38-39.