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Right again! The google search on the prior page revealed that 1967 was the year of The Six-Day War, when Israeli Jews, Christians, non-Muslim Arabs and others, were saved from being subjugated to the false prophet Muhammad's followers. Another result was that the sovereignty of Jews over Jerusalem was restored for the first time in over 2500 years. There had been times during that period when Jews were tolerated but always at the pleasure of the gentile powers that ruled the area.

Wikipedia article:  "In contrast, a poll of 507 (secular) Arab-Israelis conducted by the Israeli Democracy Institute in 2007 found that 75 percent profess support for Israel's status as a Jewish and democratic state which guarantees equal rights for minorities. Israeli Arab support for a constitution in general was 88 percent.[31]"

Would anyone actually expect they would want the only alternative, which is Islamic Sharia law? There are actually folks in such abject ignorance to the 1400 year history of Islamic imperialistic aggression - as commanded by the false prophet Muhammad - that they blame the problems in the Middle East on Jews. This is actually more of a transparent expression of their hatred for Jews, since they are struck mute when asked what Israelis have to do with the two million innocents killed, displaced and enslaved in the Sudan alone, by Muhammad's followers. Or the thousands of Christians killed, and churches burned, in the ongoing Islamic conquest of Nigeria. Let alone the over 21,000 deadly Islamic terror attacks all around the world just since 9-11.

Yet the information is right there at most everyone's fingertips: " - Sunni Muslim terrorists committed 'about 70 percent' of the 12,533 terrorist murders in the world last year (2011), according to a report by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)."
That percentage doesn't even count Shiite Muslim terrorist murders.
"The report says that in 2011, a total of 10,283 terrorism attacks across the world killed 12,533 people. Terrorism also is blamed for 25,903 injuries and 5,554 kidnappings."

Embellishing a Benjamin Netanyahu quote: "If the (Muslim) Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel."

So let's get back to, and summarize, our journey thus far:

(KJV) Daniel 10:1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing [was] true, but the time appointed [was] long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.

A supportable date of 533 BC.
Next Daniel 12:7 from the Tanach at

(Tanach) Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clad in linen, who was above the waters of the river, and he raised his right hand and his left hand to the heavens, and he swore by the Life of the world, that in the time of [two] times and a half, and when they have ended shattering the strength of the holy people, all these will end.

2Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one {time} [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one {time}

So it was 2500 years from the third year of Cyrus to "when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end" in 1967 when Jews gained sovereign control over Jerusalem, thus completing their restoration to Israel and consolidation of their power. It seems Daniel prophesied it - right to the year - in a prophecy that spans 2500 years! (If you want to get more technical in regard to a "zero-year" please see the note at page bottom.)

Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, [even] to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

Isn't that amazing?!!! The book of Daniel wasn't unsealed by the hand of some self-proclaimed modern day prophet, but by fulfillment of prophecy, through the simple passage of time! And consider how our knowledge was increased, just as prophesied, with answers at our fingertips through the use of modern Bible study tools and the Internet!

So it wasn't until after the year 1967 had passed and Jews regained sovereign control over Jerusalem, that anyone could have confirmed this mathematical miracle, which is even further substantiated textually - in hindsight through the historical record. Please revisit the - perhaps now thrilling - words of Matthew Henry and Isaac Newton on the home page again at this link. Daniel having prophesied the restoration of Jews to Jerusalem, that marked the end of Gentile control, when the "times of the Gentiles" in Jerusalem were fulfilled:

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

The restoration of Jews to their land was of course anticipated by Christians through prophecy, many centuries before that restoration ever began to take place:

Puritan Thomas Brightman (1562-1607): "The restoring of the Jewes and their callinge to the faith of Christ ..... is set forth in livelie colours." "Shall they return to Jerusalem again?" "There is nothing more certain: the prophets do everywhere confirm it and beat upon it."

Zechariah 12:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. 10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for [his] only [son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for [his] firstborn.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727): “Hence I observe these things, first that the restauration of the Jewish nation so much spoken of by the old Prophets respects not the few Jews who were converted in the Apostles days, but the dispersed nation of the unbelieving Jews to be converted in the end when the fullness of the Gentiles shall enter..... Secondly that the prophecies of Isaiah described above by being here cited by the Apostle is limited to respect the time of the future conversion and restitution of the Jewish Nation.....

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

Ezekiel 36:22 ..... Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not [this] for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. 23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I [am] the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. 24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. 25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you.....

But was this "times" problem just some sort of freaky mathematical coincidence? Perhaps a one "time" wonder? Let's take a look at another of Daniel's prophetic dreams.

(KJV) Daniel 7:1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, [and] told the sum of the matters.

Let's google the first year of Belshazzar (with a helpful bump)


Note: There may be a one to two year discrepancy in the dating of the Babylonian period rendering any "zero-year" discussion moot. However you may have noticed the search for the first year of Cyrus rendered some sites that suggest 537-536 B.C. Similarly some sites suggest the third year of Cyrus as 534-533 B.C. So you can take your pick, as to whether you wish to include a zero-year or not, since either way is supportable.

For example from Halley's Bible Handbook: "This last vision (chapters 10, 11, 12), was given two years after the Jews had returned to Palestine (534 B.C.)....."