The beginning of the End Times started with the birth of the Jewish nation of Israel in 1948.
The word “he” in the passage refers to The Antichrist. The “confirm a covenant” means to strengthen a treaty that already exists.
[Acts 2:17] 17 ” ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see…