Israeli TV Stations Showing 'Gog and Magog' Charts.
By IsraelNationalNews.com & Ha'aretz
Israeli evening newscasts Wednesday prominently featured George W. Bush's comments regarding a possible breakout of World War III.
Both Channel 2 and Channel 10 showed the world map and sketched the basic alignment of the two opposing axes in the possible world war, in a way that is bound to evoke associations of the Gog and Magog prophecy for many viewers. On one side were Israel, the United States, Britain, France and Germany. On the other were Iran, Russia, China, Syria and North Korea.
The prophecy of Gog and Magog refers to a great world war centered on the Holy Land and Jerusalem and first appears in the book of Ezekiel.
Bush on Wednesday warned that a nuclear-armed Iran could lead to a third world war because of the Islamic state's determination to destroy Israel. "We've got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel," Bush said, referring to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Wednesday called for a new United Nations Security Council resolution on Iran, aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Israel considers Iran a serious threat because of repeated calls by its president for the destruction of Israel and its assumed goal of building nuclear weapons. Iran denies that its nuclear program is military in nature.