In a tour of the so-called Arab Spring countries, Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan, in a speech in Tunisia, stepped up the anti-Israel rhetoric by telling the Tunisian people that Turkey is planning on taking a leading military role in the eastern Mediterranean. Erdogan told Tunisians on Thursday his country could have frigates and assault vessels in the eastern Mediterranean “at any time” to ensure freedom of movement
“Israel will not be able to move in the eastern Mediterranean as it wishes,” Erdogan said at a joint news conference with his counterpart, Interim Prime Minister Beji Caid el Sebsi. “It will see our determination in this regard.” Israel has chosen not to respond to the implied threat against Israeli interests.
Erdogan who won 50% of the vote in Turkey’s parliamentary elections back in May, acussed the opposition party of being involved with a anti-democratic, pro-Israeli conspiracy –
“The international media, because they are backed by Israel, wouldn’t be happy with the continuation of the AK Party government,” he said, according to the state-run Anatolian news agency. “The international media, because they are backed by Israel, wouldn’t be happy with the continuation of the AK Party government.”
As the September 23rd bid for Palestinian statehood draws near, Israel finds itself further and further isolated and without friends. As we draw near to the beginning of the Jewish New Year 5772, what can be only understood as a ‘Convergence’ is taking place. The rabbi’s teach, as we have noted on our blog many times that the term, time of trouble, in Hebrew has the gematria (numerical value) of 772 and that they also have understood that the Final Redemption would either start or be completed on a Hebrew year of 772 (3772, 4772, 5772…). It is most noteworthy to understand that Mayan Calendar end date of 2012 has been known to the holy rabbi’s for a long time. It appears that biblical period known as the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” is the ‘Jewish 2012’ which starts in two weeks on Rosh Hashana, September 28th.
The prophecies of the End of Days may be upon us
There are numerous theories about who is Gog v’Magog, some which have been posting on this blog previously. There are those who believe that Gog is the Prince (leader) of Turkey and have written extensively on the subject and have taught that we should watch Turkey.
“Gog” is known to be an Anatolian name. It is reasonable to identify him with Gogis (seventh century b.c.e.), king of Lydia, who is called Gugu in the chronicles of Ashurbanipal. Such personage would have been known to the Prophet Ezekiel, who took him as reference in order to point out a determined geographic area: Asia Minor. Precisely such is the area (Anatolia, Asia Minor) that his prophecy under five names (Magog, Meshekh, Tuval, Gomer and Togarmah) intends to make clear. These people were well known to the prophet, and this seems clearly to be the best possible interpretation. [Source –http://www.imninalu.net/G&M.htm]
This interpretation should not be discarded. It was the Turkish Ottoman Empire that held power for many centuries intil 1917. The Ottoman Empire was the government of the Islamic Caliphate, which according to Muslim Prophecy is destined to be risen up again. Erdogan’s tour of the Arab Spring countries may be the beginning of a consolidation of power that may very well culminate in a new Caliphate. Time will certainly tell.
This very well may be the beginning of the time of redemption, so it is imperative that we seek out HaShem while He may be found as Tanakh tells us. And while all this sword rattling and threats is very disturbing, yet intriguing, our response to it should be what Judaism has always taught. Our duty is to commit ourselves to teshuvah, to seek out our own sins and shortcomings, all the while praying for the peace of Jerusalem and the time when Israel is restored to it’s former glory.