Missile Defense System in Exchange for Peace?

An interesting idea is floating around the Middle East right now: Israeli world-class missile defense systems in exchange for a full peace treaty with Saudi Arabia. Israel and the Saudis have already engaged in private talks regarding inclusion of Saudi Arabia in the Abraham Accords, and are openly cooperating in things such as use of airspace and sharing of intelligence. The Saudi kingdom was also a key player in facilitating the Trump administration’s peace efforts between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel, so foundation is already laid for attempts to solidify an official peace treaty.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is a bitter rival of Iran, and has regularly been attacked by Iranian-backed Houthis out of Yemen. While air power is a Saudi strength, missile defense is not. That’s where Israel’s expertise in defense systems such as the Iron Dome, David’s Sling and more becomes relevant.

Israel has something Saudi Arabia could certainly benefit by, and making peace with Saudi Arabia is an Israeli desire. Might the two become bargaining chips that lead to an alliance? Joel Rosenberg sees it as a possibility. Check this out:

As you read or watch today’s news, does it seem like pages ripped from Bible prophecy? Indeed, it does to me! The headline above speaks volumes to the fact that, according to Bible prophecy (Ezekiel 38:13), Sheba and Dedan (modern day Saudi Arabia and Gulf States) will not oppose Israel during the War of Gog and Magog, but will sit back, asking questions. Is it surprising there are talks of peace and cooperation between the two?

Keep an eye on the Middle East, particularly Israel. God’s Word is coming to life as prophecy continues to be fulfilled!

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