In his weekly sermon, the spiritual leader of Israel's leading ultra-orthodox political party, Rabbi Yosef, said that the Palestinian people should perish from this world and he said that the Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Palestinian people are evil people who God should strike with a plague. Prime Minister Netanyahu moved quickly to distance himself from the rabbis comments and the Prime Minister said that the rabbis words do not reflect the approach nor the position of the government of Israel.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The call for God to strike the Palestinian people and their leaders so that they would perish from the Earth is a precursor to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
One of Israel's most influential rabbis has caused a firestorm and resulted in condemnation from not only the United States State Department but the Prime Minister of Israel as well. Rabbi Yosef is the spiritual leader of Israel's leading orthodox political party, the Shas Party, and a kingmaker in the formation of every coalition government in Israel. The rabbi, in one of his Sabbath sermons, said that the Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, should perish from this world and that the Palestinian people are evil, bitter enemies of Israel.
I likewise condemn the rabbi's statement. However, I must remind you that there is much said about the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians in Bible prophecy. The ancient Jewish prophets Ezekiel, Malachi, Jeremiah, and Obadiah all wrote of the end of times as it relates to the descendants of Jacob, the Jewish people, and Jacob's twin brother Esau and his descendants, the Palestinian people. Ezekiel 35 says that the Palestinians would rise up and kill the Jews and take their land. Malachi wrote that God would call their borders the borders of wickedness (Malachi 1). Jeremiah and Obadiah both said that at the time of the second of Jesus Christ the descendants of Esau, the Edomites - the Palestinian people of today - would indeed perish from the Earth (Jeremiah 49:18; Obadiah 16-18).
I must remind you - Bible prophecy will indeed be fulfilled.