Tensions between Iran and the US have escalated since Donald Trump took office in the White House. The Trump administration has pulled out from the Iran nuclear deal, re-imposed sanctions on Tehran, listed the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation, and deployed extra military forces to the region.
Rabbi Winston has discovered that an 800-year-old collection of Biblical texts, titled Yalkut Shimoni, about a conflict that could “destroy the entire world” is similar to the ongoing standoff between Iran on the one side, and the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia on the other.
He told Breaking israel News that there are “ancient conflicts coming full circle” and pointed out that the notion of Iran being the arch-enemy of israel and the US was unimaginable just several decades ago, so the corresponding prophecies confused people.
“It is only recently that the Yalkut Shimoni’s description of Persia as an enemy of the world is relevant”, he explained, noting: “Several of the prophecies do speak about Iran, or Persia, being a major player in the end-of-days but on the wrong side of the line. Right now, we are getting occasional sightings of what will be a very big thing”.
He warned that “the enemy is going to have friends on the inside” in the end times. The rabbi pointed to the mixed multitude, or erev rav in Hebrew, and its major destructive role in the Exodus from Egypt, predicting that the final…