JPost: On the eve of the 45th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet Sunday that Israel will never repeat the mistake it made in 1973 by not preempting an enemy attack.
“Forty-five years ago, our intelligence misjudged the war intentions of Egypt and Syria,” Netanyahu said, referring to the intelligence assessments at the time that discounted an Egyptian and Syrian surprise attack.
“When these intentions became clear beyond any doubt, and when the danger was already at hand, the political echelon committed a grave error in that it did not approve a preemptive strike. We will never repeat this error,” he said. more …
Opinion: As an OT Bible student, Benjamin Netanyahu is fully aware of how preempting an attack saved the ancient Israelites against a foe who planned to wipe out all the Jews of Persia (modern day Iran).
Excerpts: Book of Esther/Antichrist: The Search for Amalek (revised):
“The Jewish people, 2,500 years ago, preempted the attack of the Persian army against overwhelming odds and defeated them (Esther 9:11). The person that planned the attack was one called Haman the Agagite.
And as a Bible student, Netanyahu is no doubt aware of what started the ancient hatred:
“All the king’s servants who were within the king’s
gates bowed and paid homage to Haman, for so
the king had commanded concerning him. But
Mordecai (a Jew) would not bow or pay homage.” Esther 3:2
Because of Mordecai’s refusal to bow, Haman plotted to kill all the Jews of Persia but the king’s wife, Esther who was Jewish, persuaded the king to allow the Israelites to defend themselves because of Haman’s trickery:
“The king gave Mordecai and Esther permission to write a decree
that countermanded Haman’s edict. The new decree granted the
Jews permission to defend themselves against their enemies. On the
thirteenth of Adar that year, the Jews throughout the Persian Empire
mobilized and killed the enemies who had wanted to kill them”.
Six Day War 1967:
“The Israeli army in 1967 having learned from the book of Esther preempted a war with Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. Israel captured the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, and the Sinai Peninsula in a miraculous victory that stunned the world.”
God always raises up a person for such a time as this (Esther 4:14) and Benjamin Netanyahu is that person.