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Speaking at the Organization of Islamic Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, the Syrian President Bashar Assad told the attendees that Syria will take the Golan Heights from Israel by force and he said that this is a national duty for his country - its a legitimate and moral obligation to do so. Assad also slammed Israel for the situation at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem saying that for forty years since the Israelis tried to set fire to the Al Aqsa Mosque, there have been reoccurring attempts to destroy the mosque and to Judaize Jerusalem by expelling Palestinians from their homes.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The threat by Syrian President Bashar Assad that his country will take the Golan Heights from Israel by military force is a page out of Bible prophecy for the last days.
During the Six Day War in 1967 when Israel was under attack on three sides; Egypt in the south, Jordan in the east, and Syria from the north, the Israeli military forced Syria out of the Golan Heights and set up a buffer zone between Israel and Syria in this high plateau. This was part of a strategy that helped bring somewhat of a peace in the region if not on paper at least in the conflict on the ground.
In 1973, Syria once again tried to occupy the Golan Heights but Israel stopped that military action and it remained status quo. Since that time, Syria has made numerous threats of war on the Golan but now the latest threat is the most serious especially in light of the fact that Syria now has military personnel on Mount Hermon at the head of the Golan Heights ready for action.
It is interesting to note that God gave the Golan Heights to the half tribe of Manassah 3500 years ago when the Children of Israel entered the Promised Land (Joshua 20:8, 21:27). Bible prophecy says that Syria, King of the North in Daniel 11:40-42, will make the first move by the alignment of nations to try to destroy the Jewish state of Israel during the Tribulation period.
This threat by Syrian President Bashar Assad is indeed a page out of Bible prophecy that will be fulfilled.