With all the attention supposedly now focused on negotiations and “peace talks” between the Israelis and the Palestinians, why is most of the attention going to the ending of the building of new residences on land in towns and villages rightfully belonging to Israel?
Conflict between Jews and Muslims is certainly nothing new. In the Middle East it has been going on for centuries producing war after war and conflict after conflict. Death is always the result. The dead on both sides, both Jews and Muslims, are buried in the ground - the very same ground deeded to the Jews by God Himself in an eternal covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The bodies of the dead, Muslims and Jews alike, ‘rest in peace’ side by side buried in the same ground as their ancestors. Can Muslims only exist peacefully side by side with Jews in death?
Earlier this year the restored, young nation of Israel turned 65 and was marked in Israel by exuberant Independence Day celebrations. We know that when an individual turns 65 in Israel, he or she becomes a pensioner. Of course, that's a special milestone in one's life, so it also has to be considered a special milestone for the nation. With the passing of this Independence Day in May 2013, Israel is now a pensioner.
This is a question resonating throughout and within the Evangelical Christian community. Is it possible, they ask, that God is sitting on the sidelines as a result of America’s practice of complacency, apathy and immorality? One thing is for certain, America is starting to resemble the great civilizations past that fell not as a result of war but from rotting within because they elected to eat, drink and be merry and rebel against God.
Why do so many people in the world hate the Jews? Why is there so much anti-Semitism in the world? Why do so many nations seem to despise Israel? What is the cause of all this negative prejudice? What is the root of all this deep-seated hatred?
I think the answer is plain and clear. The answer is God.
This year in May Israel marked her 65th birthday. As we celebrated the birthday of America’s most valued friend and ally in the Middle East, we also reflected upon the miracle of Israel’s birth. This 65th birthday makes it among the youngest nations on earth, but also one of the oldest.
Have you ever really thought about what a Liberal Utopia would look like? Meaning, the way things would look if every impulse liberals ever had about how to order society was suddenly a reality.
Let’s call it “Liberaltopia”.
Income taxes would be unheard of, as nobody would pay them, except the few productive members of society who would happily work and pay their “fair share” of the excessive taxes that would fund Liberaltopia for everyone else.
The fiscal policies would be totally reckless, resulting in tremendous annual deficits despite (or because of) the draconian tax rates, so it would be forced to borrow from more productive countries. (Sound familiar?)
Israel’s right to exist started long before it became recognized as a modern nation by then President of the United States Harry S. Truman in 1948. Its existence was predestined when God said to Abram “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.” Thus the everlasting covenant was established between Abram the Hebrew and God to go and establish Israel as the “Promised Land.
It took a while to formulate, but it came out just as most Americans expected the Re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. While he was able to construct his new governing coalition from among the many political parties with all different numbers of seats in the Knesset he did not end up with what he wanted. Although he added to his Likud Party's 31 seats the 18 seats of the Yesh Atid Party and the 13 seats of the Bayit HaYehudi Party totaled 62 seats, just a slim majority of two seats.
The Western world has gotten a glimpse into the content of children’s television programs produced by the Palestinians and we have been shocked and appalled at what we have seen. Each day Palestinian children are stuffed full of hate by a counterfeit Mickey Mouse who calls on children to hate Jews and to kill them wherever they are found. Palestinian children’s storybooks as well as text books are filled with the same anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, anti-Western venomous propaganda. Before it is too late we must consider the implications of this brainwashing and ask ourselves a very tough question, “What sort of adults will these children become who have been fed a steady diet of hate?”