Benjamin Netanyahu: Forerunner, or Messiah? Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
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Benjamin Netanyahu: Forerunner, or Messiah?

Is the present political crisis in Israel a sign of the coming of the Messiah? Here’s what the rabbis say…

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“For right-wing voters, Bibi is like Jesus on the cross,” remarked Israeli TV commentator Amit Segal in an interview with Israel’s largest daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot. Segal, by the way, is a religious Jew.  As strange as this comparison may seem to Christians, Bibi is definitely seen by his followers as a victim. For them, the comparison suggests that Benjamin Netanyahu is persecuted by a leftist elite, just as Jesus was persecuted by the Pharisees and the Sanhedrin. Only this time, it is the media and the judicial system that refuse to tolerate his right-wing rule, and are thus prepared…

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