Well, the Bible doesn’t say hook”s”, so it might be a general statement. The conflict in the Middle East might be ‘the hook.’
I have been watching 3 major ‘hooks’ that the Russians are being pulled in. The other doves might add more:
1) The Turkey shift from pro-West to pro-Islamic has really pulled that country towards Russia for obvious reasons. The reason why this is a hook, is the ability for Russia to get a major port to the Mediterranean sea. This alone will cause Israel to be on a higher security level.
2) If the Russians are working in IRAN when Israel or the US attack, it will be construed as an act of war, especially if Russians are killed at the nuclear sites
3) The oil/gas finds in Israel…it is all about money and Russia needs it.
So, the hook has probably been set and God will tug it, probably firmly, when its time.