Edom makes its first real strike against Persian assets.
In order to make sense of the End of Days, it is critical to note the distinction between Paras (Persia, Shiite Muslims) and Yishmael (Arab, Sunni/Wahhabi Muslims).
This is especially important because the End of Days conflict is not a religious conflict. Its a familial competition for “chosenness”.
We defend our right to be left alone, because we are confident that we are chosen.
The nations pursue us and don’t leave us alone, because they are not confident that they are chosen. Consequently, they can’t stand to see our confidence and self assuredness (we are “thorns” in their eyes as we were in the Egyptians’ eyes).
Tragically, the nations do not have the merit to know how they, too, could be “chosen” if they learn and live by the Noahide laws.