Fake News and the End-of-Days
The mainstream media was quick to jump on news predicting the pre-Messiah battle of Gog and Magog, with many outlets misstating facts and misrepresenting the important theological concepts. But Rabbi Pinchas Winston, the victim of this “fake news,” saw the hand of God, using their errors to spread a true message.
On November 12, Breaking Israel News (BIN) published an article titled, “IDF: A Special Army Preparing for Gog and Magog.” The article quoted former Chief Rabbi of the IDF Rabbi Rafi Peretz, spokesman for the nascent Sanhedrin Rabbi Hillel Weiss, and the prominent author and end-of-days expert Rabbi Winston.
The article was picked up by dozens of other media, many of them focusing on Rabbi Winston’s statements that the ultimate end-of-days conflict described in prophecy as the War of Gog and Magog might begin with the type of conflict being seen on Israel’s southern border at present. He put this into the context of history as well as citing classical Jewish sources. As an author and a rabbi, Rabbi Winston was precise in his language and BIN presented his words in as accurate a manner as possible.