Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. 2 But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.
Could Persia actually help Israel in the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple? According to a new report, The nascent Sanhedrin has turned a dispute between the Israeli Prime Minister and the Iranian Foreign Minister into an opportunity to invite Israel’s greatest enemy to do that very thing! If this sounds ridiculous it may actually not be as preposterous as some may think, and has an undeniable precedent the Iranian Minister is quite proud to admit.
Excerpt From Breaking Israel News:
The international spat began on Purim, two weeks ago, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended a reading of the Megillah (Book of Esther) at a synagogue near his home in Caesarea. While discussing the Biblical story with children in attendance, he assured them, “Today, too, they’re trying [to kill us] in Persia, and today they’re also not going to succeed!” Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif heard of Netanyahu’s comments and took umbrage at his country being portrayed as the villain. Zarif responded to the Israeli PM via Twitter, accusing him of “fake history and falsifying the Torah”.