In a few days Israeli troops and planes turned the Arab challenge into a humiliating rout. They raced to the edge of the Suez Canal, from which Israeli ships had been barred for many years [even with U.S. as an ally!--Ed]. They seized the Old City of Jerusalem and the territory east to the Jordan River. They opened the blockade of the Tiran Strait which Nasser [the ambitious, foolish Egyptian dictator who aimed to become leader of the Arab World] had instituted several weeks earlier and finally occupied the Syrian high ground northeast of the Sea of Galilee, thus eliminating the base of the long harassments on Israel's mnorther border.
Israel did this without help from any of the great powers. She accomplished it in spite of the fact that most news commentators predicted ultimate disaster for her. THE REASON FOR THEIR GRAVE MISTAKE IS THAT THEY DID NOT KNOW BIBLE PROPHECY [emphasis is mine--Ed.].
In view of these startling events, people everywhere are asking: what is the meaning of this great upheaval, this convulsion in the Middle East that has shaken and affected the world? Where is it leading? Does it have a prophetic significance? Does prophecy give us a clue to its eventual outcome?
That these events do have a profound prophetic importance is certain. It is the purpose of this book to give the answer to many of the questions being asked concerning these things, such as:
Why has Russia taken such an interest in the Middle East? What has prophecy to say about the destiny of the Soveit Union?
What is the cause of Egypt's hostility to Israel? What does the Bible reveal about Egypt's destiny?
Will Russia and the Arabs succeed in destroying Israel? What about Jerusalem and the Jews' hope to rebuild their temple soon? What is Israel's destiny?
These and many other questions that people are asking, are given a Scriptural answer in this book.