Geula Update from Rav Fish - Vayelech 5773
Hebrew received via email. My translation to English follows.
The Gog Umagog War will be a religious war between Muslims and Xtians.
I heard in the name of Rav Zamir Cohen Shlit"a:
Why are the revolutions in the Arab countries only in secular countries, and after the revolution, they become religious, while countries that were religious previously had no revolutions?
He inferred from the words of the Malbim (Yehezkel 32:17) that the war between Edom and Yishmael will be a religious war, which is why the Islamic policemen who are not religious will turn into religious policemen as preparation for the religious war of Gog Umagog.
And it is similarly brought in the Abravanel in many places that all who believe in the religion of the Xtians are called "Edom" and all who believe in the religion of Yishmael are called "Yishmael". And the war between Edom and Yishmael will be a religious war.
And we will bring down the inference in the words of the Malbim:
Behold, at the time of the End, after Israel has already settled on the Land of Israel, the nations are destined to gather and capture Yerushalayim, and Gog, the prince of Meshech and Tuval will come from the lands of the North and West, who are the uncircumcised ones who are called "Edom", and Meshech and Tuval are from the children of Yefet who live in Europe, as Yosifon wrote. And there it says that Paras, Kush, and Put are with them, and also the house of Togarma, who are all circumcised, according to the religion of Yishmael, and they will gather with the children of Edom to capture the land from Israel. However, when they come, they will make trouble among them and they will fight with each other - i.e., Edom and Yishmael will fight with each other because their beliefs are different. And there, Hashem will judge them with sword and with blood, as is described there and in Zecharia 14.We see that the war between Edom and Yishmael is because their beliefs are different.
Upon this, [the prophet] is relating here how they will all be destroyed. He first lists Egypt, Assyria, and Eilam, who hold by the religion of Yishmael and are circumcised today. Afterwards, he lists Meshech, Tuval, Edom and its kings, and the princes of the North, who are all uncircumcised. And between them will be the war. And at first, the main downfall is in Egypt, which is close to the Land of Israel - they will come first, and they will fall. And the Assyrians and the Persians will come to avenge them, and they will all fall - both sides.
And we also see from the Malbim that the war will start in Egypt, and later, the Persians will come to avenge the Egyptians.
And we see in these days that a religious war between the Yishmaelites and Xtians is being awakened in the entire world because of a film that mocks Islam. And it was publicized in the newspaper "Hamevaser" (3 Tishri, 5773) that a group of religious people in Egypt announced that they hired production companies to produce films that will mock Xtianity.
And we also see that this war was awakened from a film on the Internet by way of [Youtube which is owned by] Google (גוגל), which hints to Gog (גוג).
And it also appears that it is possible that this is why the troubles started on the 25th of Elul, 5772, when they killed the American ambassador in Libya. As we brought earlier from the Zohar (Balak 212b) that the beginning of the process of the coming of Mashiah, from which wars will be awakened in the world, will occur on the day of the 25th of Elul - which is the first day of the creation of the world. And we will bring the language of the Zohar from the translation:
And it will be seen on the 25th of the 6th month and it will enter on the seventh day at the end of 70 days. On the first day, it will be seen in the city of Rome, and that day, 3 supreme walls from that city of Rome will fall, and the great palace will fall, and the ruler of that city will die.(Perhaps, this hints to the downfall of the ambassador in Libya, which today is a country under the protection of Rome, the ambassador is the "ruler", and the 3 walls are the 3 security guards. [YY - or, perhaps, 1 foreign service information management officer and 2 security guards.])
Then, that star will spread out to be seen in the world. And at that time, strong wars will be awakened in the world - to all 4 corners, and belief will not be found among them.And we see in the Zohar that 70 days after the 25th of Elul, big things will start, and this comes out on the 5th of Kislev, 5773.
And also, the 25th of Elul, 5772 was in Parshat Nitzavim, where we already brought down that [the first word of the Parsha] אתם is the letters of אמת [truth] or the Rashei Teivot of אליהו תשבי משיח [Eliyahu Tishbi Mashiah]. נצבים is the gematria of בקץ [in the End]. היום כלכם is Rashei Teivot כ"ה [i.e. 25]. The gematria of the Rashei Teivot of היום כלכם לפני ה' אלקיכם is אלול [Elul]. למען הקים אותך is the gematria of 772.