Prof. Paul Eidelberg
Countless Jews and even gentiles are appalled and dumbfounded by Israel's government. They cannot understand how any Israeli government, backed by an undefeated army, could surrender Judea and Samaria, the heartland of the Jewish people, to Yasser Arafat, a murderous villain.
The Prophets and Sages of Israel predicted that, in the End of Days, the Jews would have such a government. They foresaw that Israel would be ruled by "scorners" of the Torah, who, said the Prophet Hosea (12:1-3), will fill Israel with lies and deception.
They will strive after wind ("peace") and make alliances with Israel's enemies.
The Prophet Isaiah (28:14-18) chastises these insolent and conceited Jews. He foretells that they will make a "covenant with death," but that this pact will not protect them, indeed, that they will be swept away like refuse. Remarkably, the TARGUM translates this pact with hell as a contract with "terrorists" (Me'chablim)!
Similarly, the Zohar (Exodus 7b) predicts that in the End of Days, certain Jews in Israel will make an alliance with the enemies of the Jewish people. The collaboration of Israel's left-wing politicians with the Arab parties – obviously proxies of the PLO.