Finally, a concession to stop Russia.??
Turkey, France, Israel efforts to persuade Putin fail
“However, neither Turkey’s nor other countries’ efforts can soften Russian President Vladimir Putin.
President Tayyip Erdogan’s effort to persuade Putin to a ceasefire and humanitarian corridor during a 1-hour phone call on March 6 hit the wall as Putin stated “not until Ukraine accepting Russia’s demands”. The day before Erdogan, Israeli President Naftali Bennet was in Moscow to persuade Putin. They talked for 3 hours, but in vain. It was Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia on March 3, French President Emmanuel Macron on March 3, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 2, who all failed to get Putin order to stop the invasion of Ukraine. Temporary ceasefires can be tricky, the last one lasting 40 minutes. What encourage Putin is that on March 3, US President Joe Biden, followed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on March 4, rejected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s request for a no-fly zone to be declared in Ukraine.
Efforts to stop Putin continue, but…
the next visit is tomorrow for me now. today is march 8: In the coming days, the visit of Israeli President Isaac Herzog on March 9-10 is now important for the Ukraine Crisis as well as the Middle East.
It says in Ezekiel 38 someone will visit Russia (gog/magog). Who will this be? Maybe this “currently” unknown person will be the one to convince Russia to stop the invasion of Ukraine.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine puts Israel in a tricky spot
“Bennett is in regular contact with both Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Putin, attempting to broker negotiations. An observant Jew, he broke Shabbat on Saturday to fly to Moscow for an unannounced meeting with Putin. On Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath, work and the use of electrical objects is forbidden from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday for those who observe it. But there’s a caveat in Jewish law that a rule can be broken if it saves a life.”
“9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
10 Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
17 Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.
22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.”
Also many Ukrainian refugees are heading to Israel. Perhaps this is another reason for the bad feelings toward Israel from Russia?