A very important handshake occurred on February 6th in Munich, Germany at a conference of “security experts and diplomats.” Initially, there were some misunderstandings about panel assignments and the Israeli and Saudi delegates seemed at odds. The Israeli delegate, Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, thought the Saudi delegate did not want to sit on the same public panel as him, but during a particular session, the Saudi delegate, Prince Turki el-Faisal (the chief of Saudi intelligence for 20 years) rose to address the assembly and said that he had not requested to be on a different panel than the Israeli delegate.

After some tense conversation between the Israeli delegate and the Saudi delegate, the Israeli delegate (who was on the stage) offered to shake hands with his Saudi counterpart either on the stage or on the assembly floor. The Saudi prince agreed to shake hands with the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister if the Israeli official would come to his position on the conference floor. The Israeli delegate agreed and came to the Saudi prince and they shook hands “as the audience clapped.”

My compliments to both and Israeli and Saudi officials. A handshake between high Israeli and Saudi officials done openly in a forum of VIPs would have been unthinkable for decades. That this happened at all is an important symbol that the very chilly relations between the Israelis and Saudis are in a distinct thaw. I think the fact that the Israelis and the Saudis are both increasingly threatened by Iran is leading to a warming trend between them. Indeed, I would not be the least bit surprised if there is already some secret intelligence cooperation between the two nations vis a vis Iran’s threat.

Ezekiel 38:2-6 lists many modern nations which will be in the Gog-Magog alliance. The “Ishmaelites” (the Arabs) are not listed as part of the Gog-Magog alliance. This infers that the Arab Sunni Moslem nations will not be part of the Gog-Magog alliance even though the Shiite Iranian Moslems (“Persia”) will be part of the Gog-Magog alliance. It is worth noting that not a single modern nation descended from Abraham is listed as a member of the Gog-Magog alliance which argues that the entire family of Abraham’s seed will be on the same side in the great World War III which is prophesied to climax the end of this age and usher in the return of Jesus Christ/Yahshua.

Abraham’s family includes the descendants of Abraham via Isaac: Judah (the Israelis), the descendants of the ten tribes of Israel (the USA, the British nations, many western, northern and Scandinavian nations), the Edomites (Turks and others), and the descendants of Abraham via Ishmael (the Arabs). One also needs to include the modern nations descended from the union of Abraham and Keturah (various nations located in eastern Europe), and the modern descendants of Abraham and his unnamed and unnumbered concubines (Genesis 25:6) who were sent away to the east (my previous blogs have identified various castes in India as being descended from Abraham). The dominant caste of the Brahmins bears Abraham’s name upon them to this day. Ancient languages did not write out the vowels of words, so if you add an “A” to the beginning of “Brahmins” you have “Abrahmins,” a clear form of the name of Abraham. Genesis 17:4-5 prophesied that Abraham’s descendants would grow into “many nations” in the world. That promise has come to pass.

I think that Saudi-Israeli handshake indicates that the sons of Abraham are drawing closer together in the modern world. That is a good development for all of them.