Day 160

Chaim starts by saying that he’s thinking back to the days of Kings David and Solomon, and even Moses. There were problems for Israel coming from the area of Gaza back then, and they weren’t decisively dealt with, so they lingered. Today, Hamas is picking up where the ancient Philistines left off.

He also mentions that on October 7th and for several days afterward, Israelis were worried that this was the beginning of a much bigger conflict, that there would be attacks from Yemen, Hezbollah in Lebanon, possibly ICBM’s from Iran itself, terrorism in Judea and Samaria and many other threats rising up to overwhelm the country.

That might still happen, but Israel is now fully mobilized and won’t be caught off-guard again.

However, Chaim goes back once again to Operation Cast Lead in 2008, when the IDF launched raids into Gaza to try and put a stop to rocket attacks. One unexpected result of this was a surge in anti-Semitism in many countries around the world.

Then in 2014 there was another war in Gaza, Operation Protective Edge, which started because Hamas kidnapped three Israeli soldiers (including Gilad Schalit) and took them as hostages into the Strip. This was also accompanied by a huge barrage of rockets fired into Israel from Gaza.

Again, this was accompanied by a huge surge in anti-Semitism in many countries, including the UK and France.

This whole sequence of events repeated itself again in May 2021, with tensions surrounding the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

However, in all of these situations, the surge in anti-Semitism around the world was accompanied by a surge of Jewish people making Aliyah to Israel.

This current situation is projected to lead to the largest surge in Aliyah since the founding of the country in 1948. Chaim says that there might be as many as 1 million Jewish people moving to Israel in the next few years.

The Jewish Agency and the entire country is being asked to mobilize for this great project of receiving and absorbing all of these new immigrants who are coming. Chaim declares that the Aliyah Return Center is ready to do its part and he asks his viewers to sew into this organization and work together to take on this great challenge that’s already upon us.

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