Indiana Jones and the Prime Minister of Doom

From a random email:

Dr. Vendyl Jones, the inspiration for the “Indiana Jones” series, told Israel National Radio that he is sure he will uncover the hidden Ark of the Covenant before the Fast of Tisha B’Av this summer….

Dr. Jones dismisses the current Israeli governments plan to uproot the Jews of Gaza and northern Samaria from their homes, saying “there will not be any disengagement, nor will there be any Palestinian State.” According to Jones, the Sharon government will soon be history and the Sanhedrin (the Jewish High Court of 71 judges) will take its place and lead the Jewish people. “The Sanhedrin was established October the 13th of last year. Now all we have to do is have an election to elect counselors. The Sanhedrin is like a Senate and the elected counselors are like a House of Representatives.”

I like specific predictions of this sort, whether they are market predictions or something rather more esoteric. If it’s correct, we’ll know soon enough. If it’s not, you can safely disregard the source in the future. And yes, I’m talking about you, Abby Joseph Cohen.

While the Sharon government falling would not exactly come as a surprise – it’s a tossup whether his original supporters or George Bush’s are more disenchanted with their former hero – I think its replacement with a ruling Sanhedrin would rock the entire theologically aware world to its core.