I always enjoy your posts and encourage you to keep on keeping on. Now I heard an Israeli mother's lament about the kidnapping of her son. However, I was startled (and I shouldn't have been) about her idolatrous response of sending her "mantra" to him in his captivity by some mystical religious process... Until Israel repents of her attractions to idols. the fulfillment of prophecy just won't happen. (Maybe.) Nevertheless I agree with you whole-heartedly. Israel's restoration to a relationship with the living God is key.