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Israel’s Peculiar Position
The Jews are a peculiar people: things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it, Poland and Czechoslovakia did it. Turkey threw out a million Greeks and Algeria a million Frenchman. Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese and no one says a word about refugees. But in the case of Israel , the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees. Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single one. Other nations when victorious on the battlefield dictate peace terms. But when Israel is victorious, it must sue for peace. Everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this world. Other nations, when they are defeated, survive and recover but should Israel be defeated it would be destroyed. Had Nasser triumphed in June 1967, he would have wiped Israel off the map, and no one would have lifted a finger to save the Jews. No commitment to the Jews by any government, including our own, is worth the paper it is written on. There is a cry of outrage all over the world when people die in Darfur or when China puts down a revolt in Tibet. But, when Hitler slaughtered Jews no one demonstrated against him. The Swedes, who were ready to break off diplomatic relations with America because of what the US did in Vietnam, did not let out a peep when Hitler was slaughtering Jews. They sent Hitler choice iron ore, and ball bearings, and serviced his troops in Norway. The Jews are alone in the world. If Israel survives (and it will because the Bible predicts it), it will be solely because of God. Yet at this moment, Israel is the only democratic nation in the Middle East which is reliable and unconditional ally of the west and democracy. We can rely more on Israel than Israel can rely on us. And one has only to imagine what would have happened in the six day war, 1967 had the Arabs and their Russian backers won the war, to realize how vital the survival of Israel is to the West.
Anyone who loves God has no choice but also to love Israel. Anyone who supports democracy and freedom has no choice but to support Israel. I do not understand Churches which are anti-Israel. How can Churches like the Presbyterian Church in the USA call itself a Church when they promote boycotting Israel. At the end of the day it is us according to Paul in Romans who are grafted into Israel not the other way round. As far as I am concerned, Christians who stand against Israel and are anti-semetic must ask themselves do they really believe in the God of the Bible. The God of the Bible is also the God of Israel and if you hate Israel I take it you also hate most of the Bible. You cannot have it both ways. When I was growing up must Churches publicly stood with Israel but now most Church hardly ever mention Israel. What are we ashamed off. The Jews are God’s chosen people whether you like to admit it or not. A fact is a fact whether you agree with it or not and God doesn’t need your input to decide what is a fact. So I call on all Christians everywhere to stand with Israel throught think and thin. That is what the Bible calls us to do.