Iran taunts Israel by testing missile named after medieval Jewish defeat

Iran taunts Israel by testing missile named after medieval Jewish defeat

Iran has unveiled a terrifying new missile and give it a chilling name to taunt Israel. Images showing the long-range rocket being tested were broadcast on state television earlier this week. The weapon has a range of 900 miles, according to Iran, meaning it can hit US bases in the region and reach Israel. The missile has been dubbed the ‘Khaibar-buster’ by Tehran military chiefs, a reference to a medieval Jewish castle.

In 628CE, early Muslim warriors led by Muhammad overran the fortress and won a decisive military battle, cementing the reputation of the religion’s founder. With relations between Tel Aviv and Tehran at a low ebb after decades of hostilities, the provocative move will add to tensions in the region. Iranian media claimed the missile has high accuracy, is manufactured entirely on domestic soil and can evade defence systems.

It is interesting that Iran has named their new missile the Khaibar buster. Jews lived in Khaibar which was an oasis in modern day Saudi Arabia. A war was fought against them by muslims headed up by Mohammed which history says they won. Many muslims see this war as a foretaste of what will become of Israel. However, according to Jewish legend, the Jews of Khaybar remained in their territory and lived there as a nation of mighty warriors free from Muslim rule. Their fantastic survival in the desert attracted the attention of adventurers and travellers to the Orient from the twelfth century to modern times. Whatever the truth of that is we know with Bible in hand that the Jews will survive and Iran will never destroy Israel. In fact we are told that the pricking briers around Israel will be completely removed. All nations will one day worship at Jerusalem….

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you. (Zechariah 8:23)

Andy Walton

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