Syrian air defences appear to intercept Israeli missiles in Damascus
US officials have also dubbed an open war between Israel and Iran the “most likely” for “live hostility”.
And now Rabbi Pinchas Winston, a prolific end-times theorist who has penned 50 books, has predicted a conflict is on the brink.
He eluded to prophecy predicted by 13th century scholar which said Iran would spark an apocalyptic war.
“Things are about to get Biblical,” Rabbi Winston told Breaking Israel news.
“Some people thought the Bible was dead. They thought they could sit back and relax.
“That is clearly not the case in Syria and soon, that will be clear to everyone.”
He said confrontation between Israel and Iran is not a “normal political crisis” but rather “this is a Biblically based, prophetic crisis”.
And they are thought to be developing permeant military bases in Syria, with the long-term goal of an attack on Israel.
This week has seen a direct clash as Israel pounded Iranian positions in Syria with 70 missiles following an attack in Golan Heights.
And it says the war will “threaten to destroy the entire world” as the nations “fall on their faces and will experience pains like birth pangs”.
Also this week, Israel threatened to kill Assad if Iran continues to use Syria as a base form which to attack them.
“This is a Biblically based, prophetic crisis.”
He accused Iran of having a goal of simply “watching the world burn” and with an “ultimate goal to wipe out all of God’s holiness”.