The Gezeirot - Purim Connections
|וְהַמֶּלֶךְ וְהָמָן יָשְׁבוּ לִשְׁתּוֹת|
Source: Flash 90, found here
using the verse כִּי נִמְכַּרְנוּ אֲנִי וְעַמִּי.
In addition, I noticed a commenter on Kikar use the gemara in Megilla 14a:
One could therefore also say:גדולה הסרת טבעת יותר מארבעים ושמונה נביאים ושבע נביאות שנתנבאו להן לישראל שכולן לא החזירום למוטב ואילו הסרת טבעת החזירתן למוטב
Greater is the removal of the ring [of Ahashverosh to Haman] than 48 prophets and 7 prophetesses who had prophesied for Israel - for they didn't bring them back to act in a good way, whereas the removal of the ring brought them back to act in a good way.
Greater is Netanyahu's allowance to Lapid and Bennett and their teams "to do with them as it seemeth good to thee" than any Shabbat Shuva Derasha and Mussar Shmooze in Israel - for they didn't bring Israel to gather together, whereas Netanyahu's allowance brought Israel to gather together.
Speaking of gathering together, that too is a major Purim theme, as Esther told Mordechai: לֵךְ כְּנוֹס אֶת-כָּל-הַיְּהוּדִים.
See more about this unity in Rabbi Pinchos Lipshutz' latest article, where he notes that the unity displayed there mimics the unity at Mt. Sinai, based on קימו וקבלו - where the Jewish people accepted the Torah for the second time out of love. In our day, we are accepting the yoke of Torah and Torah study, showing the world that it is so important for Yeshiva boys who want to learn Torah to do so that we are willing to fight for it.
Unity is also a prerequisite for Geula, as it was during the Purim story. May we only be unified to be saved from this evil decree and greet our righteous Mashiah, speedily in our days, Amen.