Today is Saturday, June 6. We are 150 days into the grace period effectively declared by the supreme leader of Iran.
It is also the 53rd anniversary of the Six-Day War.
Psalm 83 lists a number of ancient peoples which have their counterparts today. Most of these peoples’ militias are now being supported by the IRGC with their common stated goal of wiping the name of Israel from the pages of history, just as it says in Psalm 83:4 (“let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more”).
The three peoples of the modern state of Jordan didn’t seem to have a link, that is, until now.
The Trump Peace Plan, announced in January 2020, seeks to have Israel annex the Jordan Valley which is the low lying area immediately adjacent to the Jordan River on its west bank. This would result in the land area of the Palestinian West Bank completely encircled by the state of Israel.
In this news article, King Abdullah II of Jordan stated of the annexation coming in July, “If Israel really annexed the West Bank in July, it would lead to a massive conflict with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.”
What would this mean?
This may merely be a political move on the king’s part to keep the millions of displaced Palestinians living in his country from rioting. But it could also lead to Palestinians feeling empowered to make war because the Jordanian king would back them up either monetarily or would at least allow them to make war.
The Jordanian government itself may not be in a place to make war with Israel, but Jordan may foster a militia of Edom, Moab and Ammon, with those militias taking orders from Iran in a future coordinated attack on Israel.
We will see. Keep watching.