In a development that threatens the global balance of power, Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, has made several public announcements recently questioning the importance of the alliance between her country and the United States. One prominent End-of-Days scholar believes this development has powerful implications and will culminate in Germany revealing its true identity as Israel’s Biblical nemesis.
As a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Germany is an ally of the United States, its importance underscored by the vast number of US troops stationed there, more than in all other ally countries combined. But the alliance is on shaky ground, as Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel questioned its relevance in several public addresses she made in the last few weeks.
At an election rally in Munich last week, Merkel rejected friendship with the US, stating, “We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands,” adding, “we must fight for our own destiny, on our own”.
Rabbi Pinchas Winston, a prolific author and End-of-Days expert, noted that Germany’s rejection of its Western alliance is an enormously significant turning point in history, reminiscent of German foreign policy before the world wars. He emphasized that this move, albeit anticipated, raises important questions.
“I’ve been wondering for a long time when Germany will reject the West and return to this aspect of their inherent nature,” Rabbi Winston told Breaking Israel News. “Not all Germans, and not necessarily individuals. But as the leader, Merkel is more connected to the spiritual source of the nation and is a tool in the hands of God.”
Rabbi Winston cited Proverbs to make his point.
The king’s heart is in the hand of Hashem as the watercourses: He turneth it whithersoever He will. Proverbs 21:1
Rabbi Winston said that by isolating themselves, Germany will begin to express their unique national character. The rabbi stated that every nation has a unique spiritual nature, noting an obscurity that describes that of Germany.
Rabbi Winston related a portion from the Talmud (Megillah 6b), which discusses “Germamia”, explaining that this is an aspect of the nation of Edom, which, if brought together, would have unlimited power to accomplish their goal of destroying the world. Most notably, the Jewish people’s Biblical nemesis, Amalek, is descended from Edom.
Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki, a medieval rabbinical authority known by the acronym ‘Rashi’, explained that Germamia is a nation which, if unified, would cause the destruction of the world.
Shabbethai ben Joseph Bass, a 17th century Biblical commentator known as the Siftei Chochomim, identified Germamia as Amalek, or in modern terms, Germany.
“This is a form of prophecy, though it only hints at what is to come,” Rabbi Winston explained. “There is certainly an aspect of Germany that is connected to that aspect of Amalek. They sought the destruction of the entire world even at the expense of their own country in World War II, and nearly succeeded.”
This, Rabbi Winston noted, was precisely the nature of the Biblical nation of Amalek: harming others even if it meant self-destruction. During their Exodus from Egypt, Israel requested to pass through the lands belonging to Amalek. Rather than allow them to do so, the Amalekites attacked the Hebrews from behind, targeting the weak stragglers. This is disturbingly similar to the Nazi eugenics program, which sought to improve the human race, by a program of targeted eugenics, weeding out those non-Aryans deemed unfit. This program, referred to as the ‘Final Solution’, was adhered to even when the resources were sorely needed for Germany’s war effort.
Rabbi Winston noted that relations between Germany and the US had been very close under the previous administration.
“What is is about the US that Merkel is suddenly rejecting?” Rabbi Winston. “And more importantly, what are the implications for geula (redemption)?”
Rabbi Winston noted that Trump is not the cause of this alienation, but a catalyst whose very presence causes a powerful reaction.
“Trump’s objectives are old school American, represent the aspect of America that is based on the Bible,” Rabbi Winston said. “This is what Merkel needs to reject.”
Germany, the rabbi notes, is actively involved in trying to fix the world, demonstrated by their open borders to Syrian refugees even at the expense of domestic security, for example. But not all social reform is moral, the rabbi stated, again citing Proverbs.
Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34
The rabbi noted that frequent, destructive movements can be presented in positive, even Messianic, terms.
“Fascism and Nazism were not initially destructive or imperialist,” Rabbi Winston noted. “They were perceived by academics as Messianic movements intended to fix mankind. Merkel is coming in the guise of social justice, but her actions are ultimately destructive.”