German Officials Meet Hezbollah Leader to Prevent Attack on Israel

German officials met in Beirut, Lebanon, with Hezbollah’s second-most powerful leader in an effort to persuade the terrorist organization not to attack Israel, the Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper reported Saturday.

  • The meeting was between German Director of Foreign Intelligence Ole Diehl and Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem.
  • The director of Germany’s Intelligence Station in Beirut also attended.
  • The meeting took place two weeks ago and was likely preceded by other Germany-Hezbollah meetings.

This high-level dialogue shows that Berlin is directly involved in protecting Israel.

Main takeaway: Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has speculated since Hamas’s Oct. 7, 2023, attack on Israel that Germany was heavily influential on Hezbollah’s decision not to join Hamas. In November, he wrote:

Many people, perhaps even many Hamas members, expected [Hezbollah] to attack Israel after October 7, but it did not. Hezbollah’s chief terrorist, Hassan Nasrallah, scheduled a speech for November 3, and the world braced itself for him to declare war on Israel, as he had indicated he would do, especially if Israel invaded Gaza. But he did not. Hezbollah did little aside from a few scattered skirmishes. This puzzled people. Why did Hezbollah leaders back down so publicly when they had so many reasons to declare war?

Is it possible they are afraid of Germany?

Some notable statements that supported Mr. Flurry’s argument:

  • “Hezbollah must not intervene in the conflict.” —German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, October 12
  • “I expressly warn Hezbollah and Iran not to intervene in the conflict.” —Olaf Scholz, October 17
  • Berlin will “send [its] own soldiers if necessary [to protect Israel].” —German security expert Roderich Kiesewetter

The Bible foretold thousands of years ago that Germany would play a large role in Middle East relations in the end time, specifically foretelling a partnership it will form with Lebanon.

Saturday’s report lines up with the sure word of Scripture.

Learn more: Read “As You Watch Gaza—Watch Germany.”