Prepared by Bill Koenig:
Note: This is a compilation of information from four recent news reports.
What is coming in 2017?
There is no doubt that the year 2017/5777 will be significant when it comes to the land of Israel, both in the biblical and the natural.
This year is the 50th anniversary of Israel’s reunification of Jerusalem; the two-state talks are in disarray; UNSC Resolution 2334 calls all Israel settlements behind the green line illegal and to stop them; the U.S. House voted last night to repudiate that resolution 342 to 80, the Senate will likely vote on this too; 70 nations are coming to Paris to try to force and/or encourage Israelis and the Palestinians back to peace talks; President-elect Trump is committed to moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem; a Jordanian official said today if the U.S. Embassy is moved to Jerusalem it will cross a red-line and lead to many problems (article following); interestingly, Jordan’s security situation is precarious and their future is under great concern, Israel and the U.S. are much more capable to assist them; Russia is going to try to end the political crisis between Fatah (Ramallah) and Hamas (Gaza); Iran’s influence in Syria is ominously increasing weekly; Iran has threatened a response if Trump/Congress change the nuclear deal; Russia’s duplicitous moves with Israel’s enemies concerns them and the Trump Administration and Congress.; the debate over who controls the Golan Heights will intensify with many more Middle East issues unfolding this year.
JUST IN: Ynet — Jordan's government spokesman warned on Thursday of "catastrophic" repercussions if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on a campaign promise to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
Such a move could affect relations between the US and regional allies, including Jordan, Information Minister Mohammed Momani told The Associated Press, addressing the issue publicly for the first time.
An embassy move would be a "red line" for Jordan, would "inflame the Islamic and Arab streets" and serve as a "gift to extremists," he said, adding that Jordan would use all possible political and diplomatic means to try and prevent such a decision.
On Donald Trump’s First Full-Day In Office, He Will Be 70 Years, 7 Months, And 7 Days Old
Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946. On his first full day in office, January 21 (inauguration and festivities on January 20), he will be 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old.
America’s 45th U.S. President; Isaiah 44:28 And Isaiah 45 Perspective
I am sharing the following for thought and prayer.
Isaiah 45 speaks of King Cyrus, an anointed deliver God used to bring the Jewish people back to the land of Israel and Jerusalem.
Trump has committed to moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. His selection of David Friedman to be his ambassador to Israel, has raised millions of dollars for Beth El, Yeshivas and settlement in Samaria. Friedman firmly stands for Israel’s right to Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, an Orthodox Jew, Trump’s family and Trump himself have given money to the settlement communities in Samaria.
My assistant Max gave copies of my book, “Eye to Eye – Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel,” to Donald Trump both at a Faith and Freedom event and a Value Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. I am not sure if he read it or reviewed it, but it was delivered.
Isaiah 44:28 - That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
Tim LaHaye Prophecy Study Bible notes:
Isaiah 44:28 This is one of the most amazing Scriptures in the entire Bible. In verse 28, the king of Persia, is named as the coming deliverer of the Jews more than 140 years in advance. The structure of the poem verses 24-28 is arranged deliberately to end with a definite climax, which introduces Cyrus as the deliverer who will allow Jews to return to their homeland.
Thus it is announced that Jerusalem will again be inhabited and the surrounding cities will be rebuilt. This was Cyrus II (554 -529 B.C.), known as Cyrus the Great in Persian history. The name Cyrus was probably an early dynastic throne used by Persian kings (similar to the Roman’s use of “Caesar.”). In 539 B.C., Cyrus conquered Babylon and authorized the return of the exiled Jews to rebuild their homeland, including Jerusalem and the foundation of the temple (Ezra 1:2).
Tim LaHaye Prophecy Study Bible notes:
Isaiah 45 click here
Isaiah 45:1-4: Yahweh Himself has declared Cyrus to be “anointed.” This term originated with the Israelite custom of anointing kings and leaders. Cyrus is given the honorific title only in the sense that he will deliver the Jews from Babylonian bondage; no other gentile is ever referred to by this title in Scripture. In the passage, Cyrus is deliberately named in advance to reassure the Jews that the God of Israel is indeed still in control of human events.
Isaiah 45:13-19: Raised him up in righteousness. This does not necessarily imply that Cyrus himself was a true believer. Rather, God providentially raised him up as an act of His righteousness to Israel. Cyrus even subsidized the construction.
Jubilee Year and the Capture of Jerusalem (1917 and 1967); What is coming in 2017?
One jubilee is 50 years (Leviticus 25). It is the 50th year after seven times seven years (49 years + 1 year).
Shemitah Year: 9-27-1916 to 9-16-1917 — The Balfour Declaration and the capture of Jerusalem were in preparation during this Shemitah period.
Jubilee Year: 9-25-1917 to 9-15-1918 – The Jewish people were offered a homeland by the British Foreign Minister Balfour, and Jerusalem was captured from the Ottoman Empire by the British.
The Balfour Declaration was signed on Nov. 2, 1917.
The Balfour Declaration (dated Nov. 2, 1917) was a letter from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Walter Rothschild (2nd Baron Rothschild), a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.
General Allenby led a fight for Jerusalem during the Shemitah of 1916 to 1917—with Jerusalem captured on Dec 7-11, 1917, during the Jubilee year.
Battle of Jerusalem: The Holy City is captured
Acutely conscious of the need to avoid bringing Jerusalem under fire, Allenby planned to encircle the city and cut off the Turkish garrison. The first attempt to do this at the end of November failed. But Allenby boldly repositioned his troops, and on the night of Dec. 7, he struck again. Believing that the withdrawal of their forward positions was the start of a general retreat, the Turks moved out of the city and relinquished Jerusalem with little resistance. After the final capture of the Mount of Olives, the city fell to Allenby and the victorious men of the EEF.
From London, the Prime Minister and his closest advisers sent their appreciation: “War Cabinet wishes to congratulate you on the capture of Jerusalem, which is an event of historic and world-wide significance and has given the greatest pleasure to the British and other Allied people.” After more than 400 years of Turkish rule, Jerusalem was once again under Christian control. It was exactly the morale booster that Lloyd George had hoped for to round off a difficult year. Conscious of the city’s special meaning for three of the world’s great religions, in a deliberate act of humility and respect, Allenby entered Jerusalem on foot through the Jaffa Gate on December 11. He walked to the Citadel, where he read a proclamation that made it clear he came not as a conqueror but as a liberator. The city, too, celebrated its new-found freedom.
Shemitah period: 9-8-1965 to 9-14-1966—Israel’s enemies (Egypt, Syria and Jordan) were preparing an attack on Israel. Nasser of Egypt and Assad of Syria stated publicly they would defeat Israel and drive the Jews into the Mediterranean Sea.
Jubilee year: 9-23-1966 to 9-13-1967—Israel captured Judea and Samaria and East Jerusalem.
Arab statement: “The Palestine question [is] the main axis of our domestic, Arab and international policies … The liberation battle can only be waged by progressive Arab forces through a popular war of liberation, which history has proved is the only course for victory against all aggressive forces…. It will remain the final way for the liberation of the entire Arab homeland and for its comprehensive socialist popular unification.”
In November 1966, an Egyptian-Syrian Defense Agreement was signed, encouraging the Syrians to escalate tensions, which reached a climax in the spring of 1967.
Egypt and Syria signed a defense treaty. This date is also given as Nov. 4. A secret codicil promised that Egypt would attack Israel in the south if Israel attacked Syria
Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser closed the straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping.
Nasser claimed that Egypt was only looking for the right movement and the proper excuse to fight for the Palestinian cause.
President Johnson reluctantly agreed to see Abba Eban. Johnson told Eban that he was powerless to act to open the Straits of Tiran and required more time (about two weeks) to assemble UN support for a regatta to open the straits. Johnson warned Israel against unilateral action, and the subsequent U.N. debate proved fruitless.
On May 27, 1967 Nasser canceled a planned Egyptian attack on Israel (Operation fajr - Dawn), planned for following day, after it became obvious that the Israelis knew about the plan.
Nasser explicitly threatened to destroy Israel: "… God will surely help and urge us to restore the situation to what it was in 1948 …. But now that the time has come - and I have already said in the past that we will decide the time and place and not allow them to decide - we must be ready for triumph and not for a recurrence of the 1948 comedies."
Jordan signed a defense pact with Egypt that allowed Egyptian command of the Jordan Legion.
President Abdur Rahman Aref of Iraq stated, "The existence of Israel is an error which must be rectified. This is our opportunity to wipe out the ignominy which has been with us since 1948. Our goal is clear - to wipe Israel off the map.”
Israel’s historical Six-Day War victory: June 5-10, 1967
Five Potential Major Developments in US-Israel Relations in 2017
Source: Breaking Israel News
Will the U.S. Embassy in Israel move to Jerusalem?
Typically, any country’s foreign embassies are located in capital cities. Israel set up its capital in Jerusalem in 1948, but many nations, including the U.S., have established their embassies in Tel Aviv as part of a refusal to recognize Israel’s annexation of eastern sections of Jerusalem and the unification of the city following the Jewish state’s victory in the 1967 Six-Day War.
Israel has been pressing nations for decades to move their embassies to Jerusalem. In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, calling for the U.S. embassy to be officially moved by 1999. But the measure included a provision in which the presidential could postpone the move every six months by executive order “to protect the national security interests of the United States.” Since the act’s passage, Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have each continuously exercised this provision.
If Trump wishes to move the embassy, all he would need to do is not sign the upcoming waiver, according to U.S. law. Yet Palestinian leaders have sharply panned the potential move.
How will Trump handle the Iran nuclear deal?
Trump’s election victory last November immediately raised questions about the future of the much-discussed Iran nuclear deal, which was approved by the Obama Administration and five other Western governments in July 2015.
One of Trump’s Mideast advisers, Walid Phares, told BBC Radio that rather than “ripping up” the deal, the president-elect “will take the agreement, review it, send it to Congress, demand from the Iranians to restore a few issues or change a few issues, and there will be a discussion.”
Where will Rex Tillerson stand on Israel?
While the proposed embassy move to Jerusalem and opposition of the Iran deal represent positions that are strongly aligned with the Israeli government’s stances, Trump’s pick for secretary of state—ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson—left more to the imagination.
As CEO of one of the world’s largest oil firms, Tillerson spent many years cultivating relationships with top oil-producing Sunni Arab Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Qatar. Yet on Israel, which until recent years had not been a major player in the global energy market, Tillerson’s stances are relatively unknown.
Jewish organizations had mixed reactions to the Tillerson appointment. The American Jewish Committee noted that it is “unfamiliar with his larger geopolitical view of the world and America’s place in it.” But Zionist Organization of America President Morton A. Klein gave the incoming administration the benefit of the doubt, saying, “Since Donald Trump and most of his top aides are strongly pro-Israel, I don’t believe they would have allowed this appointment if [Tillerson] were hostile [to Israel].”
Will the U.S. recognize Israel’s sovereignty in the Golan Heights?
Member of Knesset Michael Oren (Kulanu), a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. who currently serves as deputy minister for diplomacy in the Prime Minister’s Office, told Bloomberg News last month that he is urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek U.S. recognition of Israel’s control of the Golan Heights region after Trump takes office this month.
“If it weren’t for Israel’s presence, the Syria war would be spilling over to Jordan. So Israel’s presence in the Golan is indispensable for Mideast stability,” said Oren.
Dr. Mitchell Bard, executive director of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, said that timing and priorities might be obstacles to pushing through a new U.S. policy. “The issue of moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem seems like it will be a higher priority for the Trump administration, at least in its first months, than the Golan,” said Bard.
Come Jan. 20, Obama will no longer be constrained by the rhetorical limits of his office. Will he go the way of President Jimmy Carter—whose criticism of Israel grew sharper after his presidency—or will his post-presidential tone simply echo his outgoing administration’s current policies and statements on Israel?
For the full article by Jacob Kamaras, click here: Breaking Israel News
Orthodox Jews believe this year 5777, could be the year of the Messiah’s coming
It will be the 50th anniversary of Israel’s reunification of Jerusalem. The number 777 is God’s number for perfection and completion. There are Orthodox Rabbis that believe Year 5777 will be the period prior to the Messiah’s coming or His coming.
I will have more on this next week along with some very interesting correlation with Revelation 12 and this year’s dates of September 23-24.
Biblical Origins of the 70-Nation Anti-Israel Paris Conference
Source: Breaking Israel News
“Everyone knows already what the purpose of the conference is: it will be an all-out hatefest against Israel,” Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman, director of Ohr Chadash Torah Institute, told Breaking Israel News.
“What’s interesting is that it isn’t just one or two enemies with a specific grudge, like the Arabs or the Nazis. It is 70 nations, which in Torah terms, means all of the nations,” explained Rabbi Trugman.
Rabbi Shimon Apisdorf, a prominent Jewish educator and bestselling author, told Breaking Israel News that seeing 70 nations written in the headlines caught his attention.
“There is no question that the aspect of specifically 70 nations gathering is significant, the point being Israel is not one of them,” said Rabbi Apisdorf, citing the book of Numbers.
Lo, it is a people that shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. Numbers 23:9
“We are fundamentally different,” stated Rabbi Apisdorf. “And as a light unto the nations, we are supposed to be separate and different.”
Comet 67P; Revelation 12, Dec. 23, 2016, Sept. 23-24; 2017; Jerusalem And Three Jubilees 1917, 1967 & 2017;
Koenig: There is a lot more to this very interesting revelation. I have spent many hours on this.
For our new readers, there is more information in last week’s report on the Jubilees in 1917 and 1967. The year 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification in 1967, and the 100th anniversary of General Allenby capturing Jerusalem from the Ottoman Turks.
Here is the link to this teaching from October 1, 2016 for review and prayer: https://youtu.be/XA6JcY-ikec
Hebrew year 5777 (this year 2017)
Five stands for grace.
Seven is God’s number for completion and/or perfection.
Jews shorten the year 5777 to 777.
Some Orthodox Jews believe this is the year the Messiah may show Himself.
Is Revelation 12 being fulfilled in the heavens on September 23, 2017?
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: (Revelation 12:1, KJV)
View from Jerusalem on Sept. 23, 2017
- Rare heavenly occurrence and alignment that will occur on Sept. 23, 2017, which last happened 5932 years ago.
- It occurred on August 5, 3915 B.C. (Gregorian calendar) during the time when Adam and Eve walked the earth.
Four Blood-moons beginning in 2014 and Sukkoth 2017
There are 1260 days between the first blood-moon of April 15, 2014, and Sept. 20-22, 2017, which is Sukkoth. That was the first of four blood moons that fell on the first day of Passover and the first day of Sukkoth in 2014 and 2015.
Revelation 12:6 (NKJV) Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
Revelation 11:3 (NKJV) And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”
In Revelation 12 "woman in the sky" is to give birth around that date (Sept. 23, 2017)
Conception nine months before Sept. 23 is Dec. 23, 2016, the day the U.N. Security Council passed Resolution 2334. (Interesting note: this teaching was given on October 1, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia before the UNSC Resolution 2334 was passed)
The UNSC vote was 14-0 in favor—with the U.S. abstaining. Resolution 2334 pertained to Israel’s covenant land and the status of Jerusalem.
And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. (Zechariah 12:3, KJV)
And it shall come to pass in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. (Zechariah 12:9, KJV)
Eight months before the Sukkoth/Feast of Trumpets of Sept. 20, 2017, is January 20, 2017—the day the 45th U.S. President is inaugurated. The number 8 stands for a “new beginning."
Jupiter, the largest planet, called the king planet
Jupiter enters into the abdomen of the womb of Virgo celestial speaking on Nov. 20, 2016 and exits the womb from Virgo on Sept. 9, 2017. Fulfillment of Revelation 12 on Sept. 23-24, 2017?
Comet 67P Will Conjoin with the Moon
NASA's Kepler Gets the 'Big Picture' of Comet 67P - http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6641
On March 2, 2004, the European Space Agency (ESA) sent the Rosetta space probe to rendezvous with Comet 67P a Jupiter family comet. The Rosetta space probe crashed on Comet 67P, Sept 30, 2016 ending the 12 year mission.
On September 23, 2017, Comet 67P will be in conjunction with the moon and pass the foot of Virgo, which is 50 years after the reunification of Jerusalem 1967.
Revelation 12:1-4 (KJV) Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.
Revelation 12:5 (KJV) And she brought forth a man-child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
Revelation 12:6 (NKJV) Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
Koenig: The teaching stops at 14:52 for this week. I will have more on this next week.
Donald Trump Was Born Exactly 700 Days Before Israel Became a Nation
Source: Charisma News
If you go to any of the major search engines and ask when Donald Trump was born, you will be told that it happened on June 14, 1946. And then if you go to any of the major search engines and ask when Israel became a nation, you will be told that it happened on May 14, 1948. If you take both of those dates and plug them into the handy calculator provided by timeanddate.com, you will discover that Donald Trump was born exactly 700 days before Israel became a nation.
I was first alerted to this incredible fact by Daily Crow. Here are some other incredible numbers that link Trump and Israel from that same source.
Israel's 70th birthday will come exactly 700 days after Trump's 70th birthday.
Donald Trump won the election on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's seventh year, seventh month and seventh day in office.
On top of everything else, Donald Trump will be 70 years, seven months and seven days old on his first full day in the White House.
In addition, it turns out that there are some very strange "coincidences" surrounding Mike Pence as well. Here is more great stuff from Daily Crow:
He is 57 years old and will take office in the Hebrew year 5777. The last minute of Mike Pence's 57th year will take place one minute before the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem (Pence was 50th governor of Indiana), 6/7 of 2017.
Pence was born in Columbus, [Indiana].
For the rest of Michael Snyder’s article, click here: Charisma News
Many Significant Historical Cycles Converging in 2017 and 2018: 25, 40, 50, 60, 70, and 100 year cycles
UN Resolution 181 established international status for Jerusalem – 70 years ago on November 29, 1947
Eric Hadik Insight
We share some of Eric Hadik’s amazing cycle information from time to time (http://www.insiidetrack.com). Below are some very interesting connections on 2017 with more to come next week on 2017 and 2018.
- 50 years from Israel’s reunification of all of Jerusalem in 1967
- 70 Anniversary of UN Resolution Partition Agreement on God’s Covenant Land
- 500 years from Ottoman Empire conquering of Jerusalem in 1517
UN Resolution 181 established international status for Jerusalem –
70 years ago on November 29, 1947
UN Resolution 181 – November 29, 2017 https://unispal.un.org/DPA/DPR/unispal.nsf/0/7F0AF2BD897689B785256C330061D253
UN Resolution 181: The City of Jerusalem shall be established as a corpus separatum under a special international regime and shall be administered by the United Nations
City of Jerusalem
A. SPECIAL REGIME
The City of Jerusalem shall be established as a corpus separatum under a special international regime and shall be administered by the United Nations. The Trusteeship Council shall be designated to discharge the responsibilities of the Administering Authority on behalf of the United Nations.
- 25-Year Cycle Progression from Six Days War (recapture of E. Jerusalem in 1967) to Jerusalem Covenant (1992) to Jerusalem agreement 2017?
- 1897/1898 (First Zionist Congress)
- 1937/1938 (Holocaust; began with stamping of ‘J’ on passports, first introduction of final solution and opening of Buchenwald Concentration Camp)
- 1977/1978 (Camp David Accord, Israel/Lebanon, Iran/Islamic Revolution - leading into/through 1979)
- Coming in 2017/2018?
50-Year Cycle (Jubilee, Sabbath’s Sabbath) from Six Days War (1967)
- As well as from events of 1917 & 1517 - when Jerusalem was liberated & previously conquered.
- This cycle dates back to 67(—70) AD - when Jews revolted against Rome & Jerusalem was sacked - and also includes 1867, when the Austria-Hungary Empire was formed & Jews received full rights. That “empire‟ only lasted one 50-Year Cycle but had a major impact on WWI (and WWII).
60-Year Cycle from Economic Council of the Arab League Agreement in 1957
- 70-Year Cycle from UN Resolution 181 (Partition Plan for Palestine) & Israeli independence & statehood (1947/1948)
- 70-Year Cycle from First Aliyah & Jewish settlements in Palestine in 1877/78.
- 2017 is 70 years - the Cycle of Kings and of reigning - from the Special International Regime for Jerusalem, laid out in UN 181.
2017 and Israel/Jerusalem
100 years from liberation of Jerusalem (1917)
180 years from British involvement with Jerusalem (1837—1942; consulate, first diplomatic appt., plan for Jewish restoration; political Zionism).
500 years from Ottoman conquering of Jerusalem (1517).
1,000 years from founding of Druze religion (1017) - one of the primary religions in the Levant (ISIL - also known as ISIS - takes its name from Islamic state in the Levant)… an intriguing amalgamation of Christianity, Judaism & Islamism (branch of Shia Islam) - originally derived from Islam.
This is the recurrence of an un-canny 100-Year & 500-Year Cycle that is very religious and usually incorporates Europe & the Vatican with events in the Middle East.
It also times watershed events in Protestantism since 1517.
These 100-Year & 500-Year Cycles date back to at least 517—519 (resolution of Acacian Schism - between Greek & Roman church) & 1017 (Druze).
They then include 1217—1220 (Pope Honorius seeking to recover Holy Land),
1417 (resolution of Great Schism)
1517 (Luther’s 95 Theses in ‘protest’ against Vatican Indulgences) - at which time parallel events begin to unfold on a 100-year basis.
1617, Ferdinand II sought to restore Catholicism as the only religion in the Roman Empire (triggering Thirty Years War in 1618).
1717 the Freemasons emerged (descendants of Knights of Templar - guardians of Jerusalem & Holy Land) in London.
1817, the Evangelical Church began in Prussia/Germany (a union of Lutherans & Calvinists that dates back to their split in 1617).
1917 liberation of Jerusalem (the 1917 Balfour Declaration sought to establish in Palestine a national home for the Jews) - and subsequent carving up of the Middle East –
And, here comes 2017!
Culmination of four major 70-Year Cycles from 1948 to 2018
Eric Hadik Insight
We shared some of Eric Hadik’s amazing cycle information last week (http://www.insiidetrack.com). Below are some very interesting connections for 2017 and mostly 2018.
I have added history, more details and recent insight to further show the significance of these findings.
7-Year Cycle from the Beginning of the Arab Spring
And, 2017/2018 was projected to be the next pinnacle in a 7-Year Cycle that last timed the Arab Spring events of 2010/2011.
Just as the events of 2010/2011 suddenly accelerated to a fevered pitch — and ultimately left a dramatically-altered Middle East in their wake — 2017/2018 has long been projected to produce the same … but to a larger degree.
So, how is 2017 poised to begin? This year begins with the passing of a U.N. Resolution condemning Israel for settlements, a sharp split between the U.S. & Israel before Trump took office, the reactionary response of Israel by multiple (70) countries involved in supporting this Resolution, a very volatile Middle East, and President Trump’s determination to confront radical Islam and Iran.
2017—2018 is the culmination of 70-Year Cycles from major events in 1948.
- May 14, 1948: Israel officially became a nation.
- June 24, 1948 to May 12, 1949: Marked the beginning of the Berlin Blockade—an event that unified Western societies on one side and Communist ones on the other. It solidified the onset of the Cold War.
The Berlin Blockade was an attempt in 1948 by the Soviet Union to limit the ability of France, Great Britain and the United States to travel to their sectors of Berlin, which lay within Russian-occupied East Germany.
Eventually, the western powers instituted an airlift that lasted nearly a year and delivered much-needed supplies and relief to West Berlin. Coming just three years after the end of World War II, the blockade was the first major clash of the Cold War and foreshadowed future conflict over the city of Berlin.
Berlin Blockade: http://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/berlin-blockade
- August 22 to September 4, 1948: Marked the establishment of the World Council of Churches in their first assembly — an institution that now represents 348 member churches that they say represent 500 million Christians. (Click here: World Council of Churches (WCC))
The WCC, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, has a well-documented extreme anti-Semitic history.
The WCC suggested and heavily endorsed the EU boycott of products made in Judea and Samaria and sponsored pro-Palestinian peace events in Israel. Their activities have also given fuel to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that is predominately in Europe and the Middle East.
The WCC will complete its debut 70-Year Cycle in 2018.
Computers & technology
But what about the rest of humanity … those that aren’t European, Jewish, Western, Communist or religious? What unifies them? It is the same thing that has expedited — or even made possible — each of the other unifications, from 1948 …
And, to when/where can we trace the origin of computers? A strong argument can be made for the development of the transistor … in 1948!
On June 21, 1948: The Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM), nicknamed Baby, was the world's first stored-program computer. It was built at the Victoria University of Manchester, England, by Frederic C. Williams, Tom Kilburn and Geoff Tootill and ran its first program on June 21, 1948.
So, for almost 70 years, most of the planet has been hurtling forward to various forms of unity — that are likely to BEGIN reaching fruition in 2017/2018.
Note: Most of the 1948 events and even some precursor events in late-1947 all occurred in the same Jewish Year of 5708. As a result, I am watching the Jewish Year of 5778 — from Sept. 21, 2017 to Sept. 10, 2018 — as closely as I am watching the Gregorian Year of 2018.
And, in perfect synchronicity with what was described for 2017, 2018 is also a precise 40-Year Cycle of ‘testing’, of ‘preparation’ and of ‘peace’ from the Camp David Accords of Sept. 17, 1978. They occurred during the Jewish Year of 5738, so 5778 is also a 40-Year Cycle on the Jewish calendar.