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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?”