Rav Benayahu was talking about how close the redemption is. Now after 2 years have passed, ALL THE MORE SO!
In continuation of what Rav Kanievsky Shlita said about the coming redemption, that by next year Moshiach will be here and we will no longer be fasting 9 Av, HaRav Dov Kook Shlita said in Teveria in his weekly shiur to his students, "Do not leave the borders of Israel between 9 Av till Rosh HaShana because difficult things will occur in the world during this time."
Harav Binyahu Shmueli Shlita said 2 weeks ago that within 80 days the redemption will begin.
Harav Eliezer Berland Shlita told his Chassidim not to purchase flight tickets to Uman this year till further notice. He also said some hair-raising warnings about hostilities that could erupt in the world before Rosh Hashana.
While the fast of 9 Av is still in the air, a resident of Bnei Brak visited the honorable Rav Kanievsky Shila to ask him a few questions regarding the fast. The revered Rav answered him, "The answers I'll give you will not help you. By this time next year, Moshiach will be here and we will no longer be fasting."
The above rare answer from the Rav is extremely extraordinary. All those present in Rav Kanievsky's house were astounded to hear this surprise answer.