“Germany has approved the delivery of the fifth of six promised submarines to Israel—amid claims that the sub will be outfitted with nuclear weapons... The six submarines ordered by Israel several years ago have been and are being built by the German shipyard HDW in Kiel. Four submarines have already been delivered to Israel; the last one, the INS Tanin, was handed over to Israel last September. Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg said at the time that it ‘can dive deeper, go farther for a longer time and can operate at a level we have not seen until today’” (Arutz Sheva, April 13, 2015). “Spiegel has quoted former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak as saying that Germans should be ‘proud’ that they have secured the existence of the state of Israel ‘for many years’” (ibid.).
The increasing German support of Israel and growing trust between the two nations is significant at a time when traditional U.S. support of Israel is fading. Bible prophecy states that a German-led European “beast” power will eventually be drawn into the conflict in the Middle East (Daniel 11:40-43), possibly to protect the nation of Israel. Under the auspices of this European power, Jewish sacrifices will temporarily resume on the Temple Mount before being abruptly stopped (Daniel 9:27; 12:11; Matthew 24:15-22). The growing relationship between Germany and Israel gives credence to these ancient prophecies.
To learn more about future events affecting the Temple Mount, read “Five Prophetic Signs for the Middle East.”