ISRAEL - Arms Exports Highest Ever

Arno Froese

Israel’s arms exports over the past four years were the highest ever, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

From 2015-2019, Israeli arms exports accounted for 3% of the global total, the report said. Israel was the world’s eighth-largest arms supplier, and its arms exports were 77% higher than in 2010-2014, SIPRI said.

The SIPRI report found that there was a 5.5% increase in arms transfers over the past decade and a 20% increase from 2005-2009. There was also a continued increase in arms transfers to the Middle East (61%), and the five largest importers were Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Australia and China.

While the top five largest arms exporters in 2015-2019 were the same as in 2010-2014 (the US, Russia, France, Germany and China), their combined total exports of major arms were 9.5% higher than before, accounting for 76% of all arms exports.

Among the top 10 arms exporters outside Europe and North America, apart from Israel’s large rise, South Korea had a 143% increase during the same time period, the report said.

-www.jpost.com, 11 March 2020

Arno's commentary

Weapons are produced to be used. The question is, against whom? Against the enemy. Who is the enemy? The ones we don’t like, who disagree with our own political philosophy. Thus, the question: will there be another major war? Luke 21:10 reports: “Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” How long will that last? Answer: until the Prince of Peace comes and orders an end of all weapons manufacture and military globally.

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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