© Copyright 2010 - 2020   All rights reserved. Daniel 11 Explained (condensed ‘one page’ commentary) ‘Matthew 24’ Explained (must match Revelation) The ‘Seals’ Explained (Revelation timeline revealed) Seven Churches Explained (Past & Present Church Prophecy) Note: ‘Sitemap’ shows a complete list of all pages (by category). ‘Homepage’ gives 3 simple steps + timelines + summary. Current Events from Daniel 11 (matching the Middle East) The Abomination (Daniel 11:31) done Recent Events ISIS - Saudi - Turkey (Daniel 11: 24-27) Final Events to the Abomination (Daniel 11: 28-30) Shiites re-take Persia + America’s Role Begins (Daniel 11: 21-23) soon done done Daniel 11 Explained  Condensed “one page” Commentary (verse by verse) 586 BC 516 BC 445 BC 66 AD 4 / 5 BC 136 AD 1948 / 1949 1878  2020 ? 70 years 71 years 70 / 71 years 70 years 70 years 70 / 71 years Destruction of 1st Temple (2 Kings 25:8-9) 70-year Periods in Jewish History (3rd ‘pair’ possible very soon) Completion of Jerusalem wall (Nehemiah 6:15) Birth of Jesus (based on Herod’s death in 4 BC) Start of 1st Jewish revolt (Begin Seal 2) End of 3rd revolt  & complete exile (End of Seal 2) 1st modern Jewish settlement in Palestine  (related to Seal 3) Israel declared a nation in 1948 / war until 1949 (related to Seal 4) Possible Rapture - uprising & abomination  (Seal 6) Completion of 2nd Temple (Ezra 6:15) Jesus’ resurrection (Seal 1) see related page: The Seals Explained #4.  Pattern of 70-year periods   There is a pattern of 70-year periods in the Bible (see chart below), two of which are in the Seals, so it makes sense that the 6th Seal rapture could create a third 70-year period.   Of course, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s ‘declaration of independence’ has already passed, but what if God recognizes the 70th anniversary differently than we do?  I mean, Israel signed their final armistice with Syria, on July 20, 1949, which officially ended their ‘war of independence’.  Thus, the 70th anniversary from that date would start July-2019 and extend to July 2020, which is when annexation is due to start.  updated:  9-19-2020  - Rapture Soon  Chart showing the offset between 70th Seven and 2300-day Tribulation click to enlarge Comparison of 70th Seven and the 2300-dayTribulation Related pages: Covid-19 in the Bible The Abomination Related pages: Covid-19 in the Bible The Abomination Updated: 9-19-2020 2. Israeli Elections and Kaduri’s Prophecy   The reason this Rosh Hashanah and High Holidays are particularly important and could potentially fulfill a prophecy, including the rapture, is that a well-known Jewish Kabbalist (mystic), Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri [c. 1898(?) – Jan 28, 2006], made a seemingly impossible prediction about end times, which remarkably materialized in the Israeli elections of 2019/2020.  According to Rabbi Eliyahu Merav, he was watching Kaduri take questions, 40-years ago, when someone asked when the Moshiach (Messiah) would arrive and whether there were signs that would precede his arrival.  The rabbi answered, ‘When there will be elections but there will not be a government’.  Rabbi Meray never forgot that statement because it seemed impossible, but 40-years later, Israel’s unprecedented need for 3 elections in one year (and almost a 4th) seems to have fulfilled Kaduri’s prophecy.  Plus, as you can see below, it happened in the year he predicted, 5780.  Kaduri seems to point to the Rosh Hashanah at the conclusion of the year, after the stalemate elections, which is Sept 19, 2020.   Backing up a bit, it seems that Kaduri’s statement, during question and answer, was just a quick summary of some longer prophecies that he wrote in a book.  The book was called And He Swore to Isaac’, which was written in his younger days, subsequently hidden or lost, but recently found in the Kabbalistic school of Nahalat Yitzhak.  In the book, Kaduri wrote: "On the eve of the year 5780, the year of corrections [Sept-2019 to Sept-2020], there will not be a government in Israel for an extended period and the various camps will quarrel much without a decision on either side, and then, on Rosh Hashanah [the Jewish new year] itself, they will fight in heaven, the holy side against the side of evil, and G-d and His entourage will decide between them."    Kaduri also referenced another Kabbalist, Rabbi Sasson Hai Shoshani, who prophesied: "There will come on the day that two ministers win the government in the land of Israel. Both their names will be Benjamin and neither of them will succeed in establishing their government or kingship.  On that day, know and understand that the King Messiah already stands at the doorway and on the Sabbath afterwards he will come and be revealed.  Understand this and remember it."    Normally, I don’t pay attention to Jewish prophets, let alone mystics, because they don’t believe in Jesus, but as Moses said, ‘the way to tell if a message is from God or not is to wait and see if it comes true’. (Deut 18:22 -paraphrased)  Well, there are distinct elements in the above prophecies that have indeed come true.  For example, the unprecedented 3 elections came in the year predicted, 5780, when they ‘quarreled without a decision’.  In the second prophecy, the names were correctly predicted because Netanyahu and Gantz are both named Benjamin.  Plus, neither of them succeeded in establishing their kingship because they were forced to form a unity government, meaning that Netanyahu gets 18-months as PM, and Gantz gets 18-months as PM.  If that much of the prophecies have come true, then it stands to reason that they are legitimate, especially given that Kaduri’s statement was the recollection of Rabbi Meray, 40-years ago, and it was reported in June 2019.  If the prophecies are legitimately from God, then the rest will come true, most importantly that “King Messiah already stands at the doorway.”    Note: I wouldn’t try to get more specific and say that the rapture is on Rosh Hashanah, exactly, but if God is deciding between good and evil and King Messiah already stands at the doorway, it could be very close.  (See #3 in part 1 for one possible explanation.)  3. The Abomination and Middle of the 70th Seven   According to Daniel 9:27, the abomination will be set up in the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven  (NIV), or ‘midst’ of the 70th Seven (KJV), which is similar, but could be ‘any time within’.  Daniel 9:27 (NIV)  “He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”   To be clear, the abomination is at the ‘start’ of the post-rapture tribulation, which consist of the Trumpets and Bowls, which last a total of 2300-days. (Daniel 8:13-14)  [see chart on left]  I want to make that clear because people often try to say that the 70th Seven is the same as tribulation, but it’s not.  For one thing, 2300-days is not the same as 7-years, but more importantly, the abomination is at the start of the 2300-days, and the middle of the 70th Seven.  Thus, the two periods overlap about half way, as shown in the chart, but the abomination, which happens at the rapture, is definitely ‘pre-trib’.  That means the 1st half of the 70th Seven, leading up to the abomination, happens before the rapture.  Thus, if a person could figure out the event that starts the 70th Seven, which is a ‘confirmation of a covenant with many’, then they would have the approximate time for the rapture.  I emphasize “approximate” because the ‘middle’ or ‘midst’ of a 7-year period cannot be pinpointed to one day.  It’s more of a general time, and even then, figuring out the ‘confirmation’ can be elusive.  That being said, I think we are already in the ‘middle of the 70th Seven’, so an uprising around annexation or afterwards would fit God’s prophecy.    So, what do I think started the 70th Seven?   First of all, the subject of this verse is Iran, not Israel, since the one who ‘confirms a covenant with many’ is the same one who ‘sets up the abomination’ and “the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”  The “end that is decreed” is literally the Trumpet and Bowl plagues in Revelation, including Armageddon, which is poured out on the antichrist and armies of the beast.  Since Iran is ‘king of the north’, as I explained earlier, I think the antichrist will come from Iran to lead a ‘group of armies’, which is referred to as the ‘beast’, against Israel and the southern nations of the Middle East. (Daniel 11:40-43)  That is when the beast will kill the two witnesses (Rev 11:7) and force the ‘mark of the beast’ upon Israel (Rev 13:16-17).  Of course, the 144,000 who are chosen and ‘sealed by God’ refuse the mark and get martyred (Rev 14:19-20), which is between the Trumpet and Bowl plagues, thus “cutting their days short,” as Jesus said in Matthew 24:22.   Those 144,000 later become priests during Jesus’ 1000-year reign on earth. (Rev 20:4-6)    Now that I’ve given a summary, I believe the ‘covenant’ (agreement or promise) that Iran ‘confirms with many’ was the JCPOA, better known as the Iran nuclear agreement.  I don’t think there could be any other agreement that could be any more historic and pertinent to the current situation than the Iran nuclear agreement.  Plus, it was made with the P5+1 (US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany), which is literally “many.”    The “confirmation” most likely came on ‘Implementation Day’, January 16, 2016, which is when Iran completed its requirements for the agreement, and in return, some of the sanctions were lifted.  If 3.5 years are added to that date, then the exact middle would be July 16, 2019.  Of course, the ‘exact middle’ has already passed, but like I said, a person cannot pinpoint the middle of a 7-year period to just one day.  Plus, the Parable of the 10-Virgins  says that the “Bridegroom was a long time in coming” (Matt 25:5), so a person would not expect Jesus to come on the exact middle.      Note: To show the importance of the nuclear agreement in Bible prophecy, I believe the ‘interim’ agreement, Nov 24, 2013, fulfilled Daniel 11:23, which ties Daniel 11 to Daniel 9.  Plus, it was critical in Daniel 11:28, when Rouhani complained to the P5+1, at the UN General Assembly, Sept-2016, which prompted Obama to release billions of dollars in frozen assets.  By the way, Daniel 11:28 is the only modern verse that specifically mentions the ‘king of the north’ by title and it’s very distinctive to that event.  Also, if Implementation Day was the confirmation, then it means the 70th Seven started in 2016, which is a year on God’s ‘timeline of 37’s’, which seems appropriate to me.  Of course, Trump withdrew America from the nuclear agreement, in 2018, which has contributed greatly to our current situation with the ‘king of the north’.  Thus, the nuclear agreement has stood the test of time, since 2013, and remains a primary catalyst for current events in the Middle East, thus I’m almost positive it’s the covenant featured in Daniel 9:27.  I don’t think anyone can be 100% positive, but I’m pretty sure.  That still doesn’t lead to an exact day, but everything fits together.  (more ‘current events’’ are detailed on the abomination page.) Waiting for the Uprising and Abomination   As the Bible says, all prophecies will be accomplished (Matt 5:18), but there are many prophecies that take place after the rapture, which happens in conjunction with the ‘abomination that causes desolation’, as explained in Matthew 24.  To make a long story short, all the verses before the abomination in Daniel 11:31 have been satisfied.  Likewise, Seals 1-5 have been satisfied, so the next event to take place is the rapture, which is Seal 6.  All we need is for Daniel 11:31 to be fulfilled, which has two parts. Daniel 11:31 His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation.”   In the first part, “His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and abolish the daily sacrifice.”  I continue to be convinced that the ‘temple fortress’ is the Western Wall and the ‘daily sacrifice’ is prayer at the Western Wall.  In my opinion, animal sacrifices are not necessary to fulfill the verse.  Israel has practised them on special occasions, such as Passover, but not daily like prayer at the Western Wall.  After all, I don’t think God desires animal sacrifice any longer, since Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice to end all sacrifices.  God does desire daily prayer.  All the elements of the first sentence could be satisfied very quickly by an armed uprising that stops prayer at the Western Wall.  The verse doesn’t specify a time requirement.  Then, “they will set up the abomination” and the rapture will happen almost immediately afterwards, too quick to see the event on the news, before it’s too late, so it’s important to be ready now.    That being said, there are numerous possibilities for the armed forces rising up.  1. Iran has threatened retaliation many times, but has said it will come in their own timing.  In other words, if it happens that way, it will be a surprise, as you would expect the abomination and rapture to be, but Iran only thinks they are dictating the timing.  God already has ‘The Day’ picked out and controls the various players like a chess board. Iran is a likely candidate for the uprising because they have been the main leader of the final empire (north), since verse 21 of Daniel 11, and I suspect the antichrist to come from there also.  The reasons for retaliation are numerous, such as the killing of many Iranians by Israeli bombings in Syria, the assassination of General Soleimani, economic sanctions, and most recently, numerous explosions at Iranian nuclear facilities.  Yet, Iran is not likely to use there own troops, since they are some distance away.  No, they would use their allies, such as Hezbollah and the Palestinians, which are right on Israel’s borders, and it would still be considered part of the North in Daniel 11.  2a. The Palestinians are the most likely to rise up because of their proximity to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, which is where the main action is to take place.  In addition to the Western Wall, another area carries potential to be ground zero of the uprising and abomination: the Bab al-Rahma and Golden Gate on the eastern side of the Temple Mount, facing the Mount of Olives.  The Eastern Gate has Biblical significance because Ezekiel prophesied about it (below) and Jesus fulfilled part of that prophecy when He made His ‘triumphant entry’ (Matt 21:1-11).  Ezekiel 44:1-3 Then the man brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, the one facing east, and it was shut. 2 The LORD said to me, "This gate is to remain shut.  It must not be opened; no one may enter through it. It is to remain shut because the LORD, the God of Israel, has entered through it.  3 The prince himself is the only one who may sit inside the gateway to eat in the presence of the LORD. He is to enter by way of the portico of the gateway and go out the same way."   Notice that even though Ezekiel was prophesying about end times, he uses ‘past tense’ when referring to the Lord, since Jesus has already passed through the gate.  Nevertheless, the Jews expect a different messiah to pass through the gate, in the near future, so they want the gate shut until he arrives, as the prophecy stipulates.  The Muslims are well aware of Jewish beliefs, which is why they want the gate open.    Historically, it was open until 2003 when Israel accused Hamas of using the Bab al-Rahma for terrorist activities and closed it.  Then, on Feb 22, 2019, the Muslims forced the gate open and began using the Bab al-Rahma again, mostly as a mosque, even though it was outlawed by Israel.  That’s when it got confusing because Netanyahu vowed to close the gate and Palestinians vowed to riot if that happened.  Elections were being held, at the time, so the gate remained open for a while.  It was confusing because I saw where the Jordanian Times reported that the gate had been closed, about a month after it was opened.  Likewise, a second source, the Middle East Monitor, also said it was closed at that time.  Yet, no protests occurred.  Oh well.  But wait a minute.  Just recently, Israel issued a notice to the Waqf, on July 2, 2020, demanding that the Bab al-Rahma ‘prayer house’ be closed.  The publication, Al Monitor, insinuates that the gate is still open, so I’m confused.  The Waqf was given until July 27th to respond to the order or the police could shut it down.  However, the Waqf refused to respond because they don’t recognize the Israeli courts on issues concerning the Temple Mount.  Now, several weeks later, I don’t really know if the gate was shut or not.  I suspect not because there were no riots.  The Palestinians have vowed to protest Bab al-Rahma’s closure in a manner rivaling the 2017 metal detector riots where Israel subsequently removed the detectors.  The Bab al-Rahma is important because it could definitely be the location of the uprising and abomination, since it could be considered a ‘wing of the temple’ (Daniel 9:27), and the Muslims have better access to the eastern side (as opposed to the Western Wall).  There are also rumors that the Jews want the general area around the Bab al-Rahma to set up their own ‘place of prayer’ such as a tabernacle.  Of course, the Muslims know the rumors, which is why the area is so hotly contested.  2b.  There’s a well known prophecy from the Apostle Paul, concerning the ‘day of the Lord’, that says, “While people are saying ‘Peace and safety’ destruction will come on them suddenly as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.” (1 Thess 5:3)  Well, there’s certainly been plenty of talk about ‘peace and safety’, first with Trump’s ‘deal of the century’, which outlined a new set of boundaries for a two state solution.  It was fairly one sided because it allowed Israel to immediately annex all their settlements plus the Jordan Valley, which constitutes 30% of the West Bank, while the Palestinians would be on a four year plan to fulfill several requirements before being granted statehood.  In reality, the Palestinians would never achieve statehood because the stipulations were things they were diametrically opposed to and would never fulfill.  Even if they could, they would not get East Jerusalem as a capital, as they desire.  Instead, Abu Dis, a small section of East Jerusalem, separated by a wall, would serve as their capital.  Don’t get me wrong; I’m not advocating for the Palestinians; I’m just giving the facts.  Even as it was, the far-right Yamina party was adamantly against the deal because it gave the Palestinians even a slight chance for statehood.  Instead, they prefer proclaiming ‘sovereignty’ (not annexation) over the settlements and Jordan Valley, apart from the deal.  To make a long story shorter, Netanyahu was ready to go ahead with annexation, starting in July-2020, but his plan never took off because Trump would not give the final approval, supposedly because Netanyahu and Gantz couldn’t agree on a plan.    Update 9-19-2020: On September 15, 2020, Israel signed agreements with UAE and Bahrain, which are being called ‘peace’ agreements, even though they were never at war.  That doesn’t matter.  I’m writing this because many are saying that these agreements constitute the “covenant with many” in Daniel 9:27, which would project the abomination and rapture several years into the future, but I say ‘hold on a minute’.  I still think the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 is the ‘covenant with many’ [more about that in section 3 below] and I’ll explain why.  First, we must look at the scriptures, which requires at least three verses.  (1) Daniel 9:27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him. (2) Daniel 11:31 "His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation. (3) 1 Thess 5:1-6 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.  4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.   From Daniel 9:27, we know that the abomination is set up in the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven, or ‘midst’ (KJV), which could be any time within the Seven.  At that time, from Daniel 11:31, we know that someone’s armed forces will rise up.  From Paul’s prophecy, we know that people will be saying ‘peace and safety’ when destruction comes, which is also the “day of the Lord.”  All that happens at the time of the abomination, but the “covenant with many” is at the beginning of the Seven.  There is nothing to indicate that the “covenant with many” is about peace at all.  The nuclear agreement was somewhat about peace, but that’s not important because the prophecies don’t require that.  People have just assumed for a long time that the ‘covenant with many’ was a peace agreement between Israel and the antichrist, but that doesn’t mean they were right.  It actually makes no sense because that would make Israel the ‘many’, since the ‘end that is decreed’ is naturally poured out on the antichrist, as noted in Rev 19.  Thus, it makes more sense that the antichrist (or nation thereof) makes a covenant with many, which Iran did with the P5+1.  The ‘covenant with many’ is not required to be about peace, nor is it required to be about Israel because it happens well before the abomination and rapture.    On the other hand, the abomination, which is set up in the ‘midst of the Seven’, definitely has something to do with Israel because it happens somewhere around the Temple Mount (wing of the temple).  That’s when people will be saying ‘peace and safety’, not at the covenant with many.  When you think about it, the present time is a perfect opportunity to fulfill all the prophecies at the same time because we are in the ‘midst’ of the 70th Seven, as defined by the nuclear agreement, and they are talking about ‘peace’ with UAE and Bahrain.    To answer a question that a couple of people have asked, it doesn’t matter that the nuclear agreement wasn’t for exactly 7-years.  The 7-years is a period of time designated by God.  The fact that humans made plans for 10-15 years has no bearing on God's plans.  Besides, the JCPOA is on life-support because it’s only being kept alive by Europe, who is trying to maintain trade relations with Iran, but Trump is doing everything in his power to foil those efforts.  Who knows if the agreement could actually come to an end at exactly 7-years?  It might, but I don't think that's necessary for prophecy because the abomination and rapture happen in the "midst” of the 7-years (KJV), not at the end.  3. There’s another possibility for the prophecy in Daniel 11:31, which I feel obligated to mention, even though its a long-shot.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Israel approved a lockdown for the High Holy Days: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Feast of Tabernacles.  It started Friday, September 18, 2020, and is supposed to last 3-weeks.  Gatherings are limited to 10 indoors and 20 outdoors, so I guess they could still have daily prayer at the Western Wall, but individuals are prohibited from traveling more than 50 meters from their homes, except for work and necessities, so very few would be close enough to have access. They also announced that 6000 police plus 1000 military troops would enforce the lockdown, which means that the armed forces in Daniel 11:31 who abolish the daily sacrifice could potentially be Israel’s own troops enforcing a lockdown during the High Holy days.    Granted, Israel could use the same procedure as during Passover, when there was also a lockdown, and have a 10-man delegation pray at the Western Wall.  That’s why I said it was a long-shot, but I thought it was worth mentioning, especially since the upcoming Rosh Hashanah was mentioned by the Jewish prophet, Kaduri, as being the time when God would ‘decide between good and evil.’  I’m not sure if that refers to the rapture, but it could definitely come during the High Holy Days because another prophecy from Kaduri mentions the stalemate elections, from last year, and said, “King Messiah already stands at the doorway.” [exact quotes in section 2 below   Another passage comes into play, since we are talking about the High Holy days.  Amos 8: 7-10 “The LORD has sworn by the Pride of Jacob: "I will never forget anything they have done.  8 Will not the land tremble for this, and all who live in it mourn?  The whole land will rise like the Nile; it will be stirred up and then sink like the river of Egypt.  9  In that day, declares the Sovereign LORD, "I will make the sun go down at noon  and darken the earth in broad daylight.  10 I will turn your religious feasts into mourning and all your singing into weeping.    The passage above is also talking about the 6th Seal rapture because it implies an earthquake, tsunami, and the sun being darkened, which will cause the Jews to mourn, since they didn’t believe that Jesus was their Messiah.  Although I have pointed out before that it doesn’t necessarily mean that the rapture must happen on a Jewish feast, since they would still be mourning when the next feast rolled around, but it definitely raises the odds that the abomination and rapture will happen around a Jewish feast.  Therefore, current events could potentially fulfill several requirements at once, during the High Holy days, so there’s at least a chance for the rapture to happen.  As always, I can’t guarantee anything, but I’m hopeful that something big happens around Rosh Hashanah and the High Holy Days (Sept 19 - Oct 11).  Between the timing of the coronavirus (lockdown) and Kaduri prophecy, it seems possible.    Note: Each verse of Daniel 11 uses pronouns so you see generally ‘what’ happens but not ‘who does it’.  And I’ve learned that the subject of each verse can change.   That’s why it could be Iran making the ‘covenant with many’, in Daniel 9:27, and Israel’s armed forces rise up, in Daniel 11:31, since those two events are at different times.  However, there’s one problem: Daniel 9:27 uses the same pronoun “he” three times, so although I think it changes from verse to verse, I’m not sure if it would change within the same verse.  Given everything else, such as below, I guess it could still happen, but it’s a long-shot.   There’s another development that could pair with the lockdown.  I just saw that there will be a delegation from the UAE in Israel on September 22nd.  I don’t know the planned activities but a writer from the Jerusalem Post was suggesting a combined prayer on the Temple Mount, each in accordance to their religion, to commemorate the Abraham Accord.  I’m not sure if that will happen, given the status quo, but in my opinion, if they “set something up” to celebrate the joining of Judaism and Islam as in an “interfaith ceremony,” anywhere that could be considered a “wing of the temple,” then that could constitute an abomination to God.  I think that is possible, given that the UAE is at the forefront of promoting interfaith dialog.  After all, the Pope visited the UAE in Feb-2019 and signed a “human fraternity” document that was widely criticized at the time.  The timing of the lockdown and the delegation arriving 3-days later, assuming it still happens, seems like the combination could complete both parts of Daniel 11:31.  After all, it says that “they” will set up the abomination, implying more than one entity.  Plus, they will be saying ‘peace’, as mentioned in #2 above.  As always, I can’t guarantee anything, but it’s worth watching. Palestinians still a Possibility   Even though I said the armed forces could be Israel’s, the Palestinians are still not out of the question because Palestinian leaders are actively calling for unrest to protest the agreements with UAE and Bahrain.  Directions were sent to each mosque to coerce Palestinians to reject the peace agreements and respond with hatred and violence.  The High Holy days would be a perfect time for that.  However, we can only wait to see. Updated: 9-19-2020 Updated: 9-20-2020