Any time Israel becomes involved in a war in the Middle East many people, including some non-Christians, want to know if it is in any way related to Bible prophecy. My answer is always “yes and no.” “Yes,” since just about any geo-political event involving Israel relates to Bible prophecy in some kind of stage-setting way. On the other hand, “no,” since almost all end-time Bible prophecy relating to Israel will not start to be fulfilled until after the rapture, during the seven-year tribulation period. Every time something happens in the Middle East relating to Israel it certainly causes me to wonder even more, “Isn’t the rapture about to take place?”
Ice, Thomas D., "The Situation in the Middle East" (2009). Article Archives. 83.