Dr. Jimmy DeYoung Jr. is speaker, teacher, Mideast guide, videographer and speaker on Prophecy Today. He lived and worked in Jerusalem for many years, is a fully credentialed journalist and has led numerous tours to Israel.
It’s been called Israel’s 9-11. This past Saturday, Hamas launched an attack on Israel that originated approximately 55 miles southwest of Jerusalem in the Gaza Strip. Many hundreds have been killed, thousands wounded. Women, children and even the elderly have been kidnapped.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, declared that the nation is at war. The security cabinet voted to go to war for the first time since the Yom Kippur war in 1973. On Saturday, on X (formerly Twitter), Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s message was, “God willing, the cancer of the usurper’s Zionist regime will be eradicated at the hands of the Palestinian people and the resistance forces throughout the region.”
American Military News reported that 31 Harvard student organizations released a letter claiming that Israel was entirely responsible for the unfolding violence. Yesterday, protesters converged on Times Square in New York City to rally support for Palestinians in spite of the attack.
Dr. DeYoung provided plenty of details as these questions and more were answered:
- How was it that Israel was caught off guard by land, sea and air? Was there complacency or were they preoccupied by something else?
- Is Iran responsible for the attack in any way? How about Russia?
- Does this point in any way to the battle of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38?
- How did Dr. DeYoung view the response of the U.S.?
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