Cal Werner (18 Mar 2018)
"Our Moment in Time"

The first part of an excellent article is included below.  Though I don't necessarily agree with all the conclusions, I appreciate the observations. 
 The remainder of the article can be viewed at: 

"Our Moment in Time"
March 12, 2018
Today marks 40 days to the 70th Anniversary of Israel as a nation . Israel was reborn on May 14, 1948, but on the Hebrew calendar it was Iyar 5. This year Iyar 5 is on April 20th. Counting today as day one, day 40 is April 20, 2018. Not only was this fascinating to realize this today of all days, but there is even a bigger picture to take in at this moment. The first significant event this year involved the Temple Mount on July 14, 2017 with a terror attack that would lead to the free worship of Jews on the Temple Mount 3 days later–the first time in over 50 years. If we begin counting from July 14, 2017, we will find that 40 weeks later ends exactly on Iyar 5–April 20, 2018. This is a momentous count...........