(Received via email from a Reb Kaplan...)
17th of Kislev 5708 - State of Israel voted for - UN resolution 181
40 years later - 17th of Kislev 5748 - Intifada I breaks out.
60 years later - 17th of Kislev 5768 - Annapolis "peace" conference
~ 5 Years ago, a Temani rabbi who studied wih a mekubal told me the secret of the threshold mentioned below in the holy Zohar (Vayera I:119a) was the founding of the medina.
When the sixtieth year shall have passed over the threshold of the sixth millennium, the God of heaven will visit the daughter of Jacob with a preliminary remembrance (p'qidah).
BS"D - בסיעתא דשמיא