Israel is the only nuclear power in the immediate region (further away, India Pakistan, of course, possess nukes). Israel has always maintained a political a military stance of “nuclear ambiguity.” They do not deny they have them nor do they admit it. The nation has not signed any pacts, like the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty, for example. It is a well-known secret that Israel has nukes. They just don’t talk about it. And until this week, no one else has very much, either.
All that changed when Hamas and the Palestinian Authority gained what they perceive to be an upper hand, when the UN voted them a state. Note the following article comes from Iran’s state press, for what that’s worth.
UN resolution calls for Israeli nuclear transparency
“The UN passes a resolution, calling on the Israeli regime to quickly open its nuclear program to inspection and join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) “without further delay.” The 193-member UN General Assembly on Monday passed the resolution 174 to six with six abstentions, urging Tel Aviv to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to have access to its nuclear facilities. Only the US, Canada, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau voted against the resolution that reflects international concern about suspicious Israeli nuclear activities. Israel, the only possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, is widely known to have between 200 and 400 nuclear warheads. The Israeli regime rejects all the regulatory international nuclear agreements — the NPT in particular — and refuses to allow its nuclear facilities to come under international regulatory inspections.”
Canada’s Globe & Mail also reported on the UN Resolution-
“Canada was on the losing side of the vote Monday as the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Monday calling on Israel to quickly open its nuclear program for inspection and backing a high-level conference to ban nuclear weapons from the Middle East which was just cancelled.”
Now, the UN passes Resolutions against Israel practically every day, so this one is not major news in the same sense that the PA Statehood was major news. But added to the cadre of news articles coming fast and furious against Israel, it is telling that once again, the news is about Israel, Israel, Israel. Just as Zechariah 12 said it would be in the last days. Note how the world’s attention is increasingly shifting to Israel in the news, and staying there.
Meanwhile, Israel’s Arutz Sheva reports the US is sending more drones to spy on Iran’s nuke plant. “US intelligence agencies have significantly stepped up spying operations on Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor prompted by concerns about the security of weapons-grade plutonium there, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.”
Which Iran promptly says it captured.
Iran says captures U.S. drone in its airspace
“Iran captured a U.S. intelligence-gathering drone that entered its airspace over the Gulf, its armed forces said on Tuesday, the latest in a recent succession of alleged U.S. violations of Iranian territory.”
I guess we place this in the ‘wars and rumors of wars’ department. Doesn’t it feel like the world is on a hamster wheel sometimes? The wheel is going faster and faster though. It feels like it it reaching its capacity. I’m grateful to our Holy and compassionate Jesus that He will remove us soon, in His timing, to be blessedly at peace with Him forever in His kingdom. No matter what happens to you today, it is nothing that you and the Lord can’t handle. Not with the assured future you have if you are in Christ. He is our all in all. Rest in Him, because–
“And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:17)
And if you are in Him, He will hold you together, too.