Turkey and Middle East Update…(copied from Rapture Ready)

Togarmah Turbulence Stirring in Mideast  {more articles at www.RaptureReady.com

Current turmoil over last year’s Israeli Defense Force (IDF) naval commandos’ interception and action against a ship carrying pro-Palestinian operatives intent on running an Israeli blockade brings to the surface of Mideast tensions a reminder of Turkey’s future connection with the Gog-Magog prophecy.

Present-day Turkey sits geographically on much of the territory known in ancient times as Togarmah, whose inhabitants are predicted to be among the peoples that will attack Israel. The prophesied assault is termed the battle of Gog-Magog. The nations listed to invade from Israel’s north are given in Ezekiel 38:3-6. Turkey was governed by a secular government more or less friendly to Israel for many years. For the past several years, however, that country has turned toward religionists of the Islamist persuasion to govern, and Turkey has moved away from the ties that once held the two states together in a non-confrontational, even cooperative, disposition.

The most recent wedge issue further alienating the countries is Turkey’s determination to bring Israel before the United Nations to seek UN judgment against IDF actions that resulted in nine Turkish citizens being killed. Turkey is seeking the action through the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Based in The Hague, the ICJ is a permanent UN court set up to rule on state-to-state disputes. The primary judgment being sought is against Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

The nine pro-Palestinian Turkish citizens killed were on board the Turkish-flagged ship, Mavi Marmara, at the time the Israeli navy intercepted it on May 31, 2010 while it sailed toward Gaza’s coast. The pro-Palestinian activists on board at the time of the interception and boarding said the commandos started shooting as soon as they hit the deck. But the Israeli military said its comman

via Nearing Midnight.

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