Times of Israel: A plan approved last week to bring almost 400 Ethiopian immigrants to Israel is likely to get underway next week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday told a Likud campaign event focused on the Ethiopian Israeli community held in the central city of Rishon Lezion.
“I believe that the first plane will be on its way next week,” Netanyahu said of the measure, which will allow the new immigrants to reunite with family members already living in Israel. Read More …
Opinion: This story is one I have been tracking and have posted about several times since 2012.
“From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia
The daughter of My dispersed ones,
Shall bring My offering.” Zephaniah 3:10
This prophecy is being fulfilled right before our eyes.
The Ethiopian aliyah began in the 1970’s but has been in full swing for 8 years. Ethiopia is specifically named in Ezekiel 38:1-6 the KJV and NKJV as one of the attackers in the Gog Magog war.
The ESV and NIV include Ethiopia as part of the Cush nations (Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia). Cush was a grandson of Noah who settled in the area and I believe is a more accurate description of what Ezekiel had in mind.
Either way, Ethiopia is part of the Gog Magog invasion and will face judgment. Ethiopia’s Jews are going home so that God can protect them.
The ‘mountains’ where the Jews will be protected is the city carved out of rock, Petra (formerly Mt. Seir), the former home of their eternal enemy Edom (Genesis 36:8; Deuteronomy 2:5): “So Esau (that is, Edom) settled in the hill country of Seir.”
Petra has narrow passageways in and out making invasion difficult …