I find it so interesting that as things are looking worse and worse for the governments of Europe – Israel is now enjoying unprecedented unity within government.
In joint press conference with Kadima’s Mofaz, Netanyahu says broad gov’t will focus on replacing Tal Law, changing government system and promoting peace
-ed and not mentioned in the article, but shoring up their resolve to defend themselves against the Iranian threat.
This unprecendented level of support for the current government is exactly what Netanyahu needed to provide the political cover for a strike on Iran. I don’t think even he expected to accomplish this without soundly trouncing Kadima and Labor in the early elections.
Meanwhile in Europe – the headlines are not so rosy.
-In Greece as the controversy over how to deal with the economic crisis deepens, the rise of the extreme right and extreme left are disrupting the government’s ability to do anything at all.
– I know this isn’t the case but in France it almost seems as if a political movement akin to the “occupy” movement here in the states has elected their man. The tide of politics in France has shifted away from government and individuals acting responsibly – to “lets elect the guy that will give us the biggest government handouts.” This will not go well, and I think is part of a larger rising tide throughout Europe (and the US and probably elsewhere) that will hasten the collapse, increase its severity, and pave the way for an economic “savior” who rewrites the laws of global commerce, institutes a global currency, and requires a “mark” to ensure the “security” of all financial transactions.
Italy is struggling to keep their commitment to the EU. My guess is they will fail due to the pressure of their own electorate- and the EU will “need” to grab more sovereignty away from the Italian electorate.
David Cameron, in order to save his political skin is pulling back from providing British funding the EU bailouts, further isolating them from the union.
As Angela Merkel digs in her heels to hold the line on the EU agreement. It doesn’t seem the other nations want to be dictated to by the economic engine of europe, Germany.
So, the more we tire of waiting, the more we see that all these things continue to move toward the future events promised in God’s word.