This phrase was used in the 1800s and into the 1900s for the return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel. The Jews in the diaspora were a people without a land. The Land of Israel, it was said, was a land without a people. The Palestinian Arabs, including many Arab Christians, are greatly offended by this statement. They say that they were the people inhabiting the Land and that they are the indigenous people who were displaced. In addition, the Palestinians and the Muslim world declare that Israel is a colonial invasion of the West that has displaced the native population. So what is the truth of the matter ...
We live in a world where people pick and choose from the totality of the evidence to create narratives that favor their particular ethnicity, party or group. Very few are willing to take the time to gain a more comprehensive understanding. My intent is to present a helpful summary ...
First of all, it is crucial to note that political and cultural leaders have a deficient definition of justice. Justice is not unqualified equality in every area of life. Rather, justice is an order of righteousness where each person and all peoples can fulfill their God-intended destiny. This may include the inheritance of a particular land for this or that people. God owns all the lands of the world and has the right to allocate these lands as He wishes and sees fit. His first stated land allocation is the Land of Israel for the Jewish people, confirmed throughout the Bible ...
- A Colonial Invasion?
- Jewish Immigration and Settlement from 1948 until today
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For you shall not go out in haste and in flight you shall not walk; for YHVH is walking before you and your rear-guard is the G-d of Israel.