K.S. Rajan (7 Sep 2011)
"Israel-misinformed people"


 
 
The worldwide media, the Arab League, and the United Nations continue to pressure
Israel to stop allowing Jewish people to build homes in Biblical Israel (the land that
God promised to Abraham, as specified in the Bible, as the places where the children
of Israel would live or settle).
The Jewish communities are demonized by the world press as “Occupied Territories,”
leaving the impression that the Jewish people are settling on land that doesn't
belong to them.

In an effort to pressure Israel to bring an end to this so-called occupation, many
misinformed Christian individuals and large denominations such as the Lutherans,
Methodists, Presbyterians, and the World Council of Churches, with hundreds of
millions of members who don't understand the Jewish roots of the Bible or their faith
have joined an international boycott of Israeli products.
Surprisingly, a number of Jewish Israelis also want to put an end to some settlements,
in order to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians; however, the 40-year
history of modern Israel has proved time and again that swapping land for peace
doesn’t work.
Land for peace deals and boycotts don't just hurt Israel as a nation, they hurt everyday
folk who are struggling to build a life for themselves.
Recently, for instance, a local ‘makolet’ (a small, neighborhood grocery and
convenience store) stopped selling organic eggs from the settlements.
The owner of the store explained that a few Jewish individuals raised such strong
protest that she felt forced to stop buying settlement eggs.
An Israeli settlement is a community of Jewish people built on land that Israeli captured
in the Six-Day War in 1967.
International law clearly states that land gained in defense of the country from any
external aggression is considered legitimate spoils of war.
Despite that, the international community generally considers these communities illegal,
and calls them occupied territories, but the real question is “Who’s occupying
whose land?”

There is only one place to find an authoritative answer to this question. That answer
isn't found in the media, but in the Word of God.

A United Nations map of Israel and the so-called
Occupied Territories.
Settlement Borders inside the Biblical Mandate
The Bible is the ultimate authority for resolving all disputes.
Even a quick search of the Scriptures reveals who the disputed land (the so-called
occupied territories) really belongs to.
“The covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac and He
confirmed it to Jacob for a statute; to Israel as an everlasting covenant, saying,
Land Concessions Don’t Lead to Peace
Since ancient times, there has been a Jewish presence in these territories, which
was only interrupted from 1948 – 1967 when Jews were forbidden to reside in the
West Bank and East Jerusalem because the land was occupied by Jordan.
If this land so clearly belongs to Israel, then why are some Israelis so intensely
opposed to the settlements, that they would boycott eggs produced there?
Some secular Israelis who don’t believe the Tanakh (Old Testament) consider the
settlements the major obstacle to peace in the Middle East.
Groups like ‘Peace Now’ have been deceived into thinking that the violence would
end immediately if Israel would just pull out of these areas.
Obviously, this isn't true. After Israel removed its Jewish citizens from Gaza in
exchange for peace, rocket attacks and terrorist activity coming out of this region
didn't stop and still continue to this day.To you, I will give the land of Canaan.’” (Psalm 105:8-11)
All of the disputed Israeli settlements are located within the borders of the land God
decreed in His Word to belong to the Jewish people.
“On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: To your
descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the
River Euphrates….” (Genesis 15: 18)