Why would God bring all nations against Jerusalem and Israel in order to put an end to them? God gives two very clear reasons: "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with [punish] them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land." (Joel:3:2)
This is a grim prophecy, precise in its language, and once again, it applies only to our day. For twenty-five hundred years, all nations have played their role in persecuting and thereby scattering the Jews around the world. Only within the last eighty years, however, has the land been divided. Israel has been conquered by many nations in the past, from the Babylonians to the Romans to the Turks. Always the conquering power occupied the entire land. Never did they divide the land. That has only recently occurred for the first time in world history—and ALL nations have united to do so.