JD: You have the Prime Minister, the Defense Minister, and then the Foreign Minister those are the top three positions in any Israeli government. We know that the Prime Minister is going to be Benjamin Netanyahu. Benny Gantz who is the number two guy he’s going to be the Defense Minister. But you know the Foreign Minister pretty well. He was the former Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Force Gabi Ashkenazi. Talk to us about this guy. I think you had a relationship with him when he was coming up through the ranks.
DD: Well yes Jimmy I was in South Lebanon when he first hit the headlines as it were in Israel. He was the deputy commander at the time of the Golonay brigade, the elite Israeli military units in the north that defend against Syria and Hezbollah mainly.
Very interesting background Jimmy even though his name is Ashkenazi which comes from Jews from Europe. His mother was a Syrian Jew. He has very unique views on Syria because of those family connections. He’s very tough on Syria and very tough on Hezbollah, and also on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip where he led some of the forces there. And of course he was Chief of Staff ultimately in the military. So the top three leaders of Israel right now have deep military experience. In the case of Netanyahu its more from running the Defense ministry for a while. But all of them are very very very deeply involved in what’s going on regionally and with Syria and these sorts of things. So it will be really interesting to see what they come up with when they get into power.
The Likud, some of Netanyahu’s own people were very upset that they weren’t appointed to Cabinet positions. They revolted and said we want to be included, but he’s got to balance with the Left Wing group joining the emergency coalition. So a lot of people have been left out and they’re not happy with it.
JD: David Dolan with personal information on the top three leaders of the new Israeli government.
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Dave’s report helps us to better understand the key leadership of the new Israeli government. God has set in place human government in our world so that the Lord could use these human leaders to set the direction this world will take in order to fulfill His will, that’s Revelation 17:17.
4,500 years ago the Lord set this plan in place, Genesis 9:6. Over thousands of years we have witnessed how God’s plan has brought us to today and the Lord’s plan for the end of times. This new Israeli government will indeed be used by God to fulfill His plan.