Here’s a fun exercise that you can do in the privacy of your own mind.
Get a Bible and read, say, Zechariah 10-14. Perhaps Psalm 83. You might include Ezekiel 36-39.
There you should get the strong impression that—if there is such a thing as “the last days”—that for some reason, the whole world gets sick of the Jews. I believe Ezekiel 37 is proof enough that a sovereign Jewish state exists in the last days.
But there is some trigger to the anger of the nations. President Obama’s recent speeches on the Israeli-Palestinian issue overlay quite nicely with these prophecies. He even said that the day is coming when the international community will get tired of a peace process that goes nowhere. In today’s political world, that means it’s all Israel’s fault.
There are political issues involved here, and I won’t go into those, but a simple comparison between prophetic scriptures and modern statements from diplomats and politicians leaves one with the strong impression that the two are linked.
And this is not to say that this or that politician is evil, or in collusion with evil. It is simply a fascinating study into how the Bible really does mirror reality.