Israeli jets mark go-it-alone policy on Syria



Debkafile: “Arab media carried conflicting reports which described Israeli warplanes striking in and around Damascus overnight Tuesday, Nov. 29, with “four long-range Popeye” missiles fired from Lebanese air space on the government-held town of Al-Saboorah, a western suburb of Damascus, near the highway to Beirut.”

Opinion: Israeli war planes striking Damascus is an ominous preview of Isaiah’s prophecy, Isaiah 17:1: Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap.”

Isaiah does not specifically say it is Israel that destroys Damascus, but most Bible teachers agree that:

  • Damascus was only partially destroyed in the Assyrian invasion of 732 BC
  • Syria is one of Israel’s most dangerous enemies
  • Syrian President Assad has threatened to rain down rockets on Tel Aviv if his nations is attacked by Israel
  • Since Isaiah 17:14 reveals that since the end happens in one night the prophecy could only happen since the advent of nuclear weapons

That Russia, Turkey, Iran, Lebanon (Hezbollah), the US and Israel are all involved in the fighting, and Israel is in the middle of it all, indicates that elements of Psalm 83:1-8, Ezekiel 38:1-6, and the final Battle of Armageddon (Daniel 11:40) are present in the exact location where each end-time war will take place.

Like every war that involves Israel from the time of Moses, God uses the destruction of Damascus for His purpose: Isaiah 17:7 “In that day a man will look to his Maker, And his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel.”