David Friedman: Hezbollah obtained another 40% for Lebanon


The former ambassador insists Hezbollah was the one who forced Israel’s hand in the deal and will be the one to profit from it.

Arutz Sheva: In an interview with Israel Hayom, former American ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, harshly criticized the maritime border agreement with Lebanon. Friedman, who accompanied the previous round of talks, said that Hezbollah’s insistence on receiving complete control of the entire territory in question resulted in Israel caving in to their demands.

“Hezbollah is the party that managed to get others to move from the position we were in a few years ago. Therefore, it seems to me that Hezbollah will be the one to profit from the spoils,” insisted Friedman, adding that, “Hezbollah was not directly part of the talks, but its position is what brought Lebanon the additional 40 percent [of the disputed territory]. This addition, compared to past negotiations, is a direct result of Hezbollah’s actions”

According to a recent poll, a majority of Israelis support the agreement, and say that it was appropriate to sign it even during an election period.

Asked whether it was right to sign the agreement during an election period, 47% of respondents said they support signing the agreement during this period, while 36% answered in the negative, 17% answered that they do not know.

Lebanon’s role in the last days: 

Lebanon is a failed state with a 154% inflation rate in the full year 2021, and 178% so far in 2022.

Lebanon (Tyre) has been ‘inhabited’ by the Iranian sponsored terror group Hezbollah since 1985 fulfilling a 1000 year old prophecy made by a temple priest named Asaph (Hebrew seer).

Psalm 83:5-8: “For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You: The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagrites;
Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assyria also has joined with them; They have helped the children of LotSelah”

While Asaph’s prophecy named each member of the alliance that will one day attack the Jewish state, the actual invasion is still in the future and it could be the war that Ezekiel 38:8 NIV, prophesied to be the precursor to a Russian led invasion of Israel called Gog Magog:

“After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety.

Both of these wars will most likely take place post Rapture and pre-Tribulation. It is hard to know if this Lebanon/Israel gas deal will be the catalyst for the Psalm 83 war, but at this point it fits my method of working backwards from an unfulfilled prophecy from God’s word that what we absolutely know will happen, then looking for clues in current events to fit the puzzle pieces together.

If you want to see how truly amazing Asaph’s prophecy is, check out the names of each member of the Psalm 83 alliance HERE, and then see if the battle cry does not look like it came from today’s newspaper:

“Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” Psalm 83:4