Planning a trip to China? Make it quick. The world’s most populous nation is about to disappear.
That’s just one of the “wild” New Year’s predictions that Israeli news website Ynetnews.com reported from Israeli mystics on September 17. “God will cleanse the world and erase China from the world this year, and there will be rough winds there,” kabbalist rabbi Nir Ben-Artzi told a gathering in the southern city of Tlamim. But don’t get too comfortable just because we’re on the other side of the world. Ben-Artzi, whose followers believe he possesses supernatural powers, predicts “Europe and the U.S. would also ‘fall apart,’” Ynet reported.