Compared to ancient Israel, Rosh HaNikra’s story happened yesterday.
We walked inside a mountain through a tunnel that once served a railroad that carried freight and passengers to Lebanon and beyond. The middle-east nations of Egypt, Sinai, Palestine, Turkey, Syria and what is now Israel were connected by continuous rail to Europe.
This means of commerce didn’t last long. Completed in 1942 it operated until Israel’s War of Independence in 1947. The Western Galilee was cut off from the rest of the country. Israel feared Arab forces would use the tunnel to bring volunteers and arms by rail to this vulnerable area. An Israeli sabotage team, under cover of darkness, blew up the western portion of the tunnel to Lebanon.
Rosh HaNikra a place for tourists and Israelites on holiday.
The grottoes are the amazing result of the force of the sea. Exiting the opening at the top of the tunnel brings a panorama of beauty to one’s eyes. The words “land of milk and honey” came to my mind.
The large white square in the photo is a covering for banana trees.
The boundary of nations can be seen in the sea.
Instead of commerce Lebanon and Israel remain at war. Fifty years have passed since the tunnel was destroyed. Someday Satan will offer security and peace to Israel. “He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the midst of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to the sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” (Daniel 9:27)
Today Israel remains vigilant knowing that their enemies desire to push them into the sea. Hate will remain between Israel and the nations until Jesus, the Prince of Peace returns. Pray for the peace of Israel.