INDIA - Israel Helps with Coronavirus Management

Arno Froese

The government of the state of Punjab, located in northern India, has sought the technical support and expertise from Israel in order to manage the ongoing coronovirus pandemic affecting the country, according to a report released by the India-based Deccan Herald.

The Punjab government also coordinated a special webinar with the Embassy of Israel in India, focusing on technological advancements used by Israel in its response to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown. 

The report added that this webinar is part of a series of ongoing engagement between the Punjab and Israeli governments aimed at improving the Indian state’s economy and infrastructure. [Recently], Israeli experts have been involved and working with Punjab state authorities to develop a water management plan.

India and Israel have extensive economic, scientific, military, cultural and strategic bilateral relations which have continued to grow in recent years. Currently, India is the largest buyer of Israeli military equipment, while Israel is the second-largest defense supplier to India after Russia., 1 May 2020

Arno's Commentary

It is not surprising to read about Israel’s assistance to a foreign country—in this case, fighting coronavirus. From the 193 member nations of the United Nations, Israel has diplomatic relations with 162. Thus, we see Israel’s global outreach. 

We read in Daniel that the final Gentile world empire will include the Jews: “And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay” (Daniel 2:43).  

The clay, according to Jeremiah 18:6 and Isaiah 64:8, represents the people of Israel. Yet this is not permanent, because Israel has a promise, as recorded in the next verse: “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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