Hebron Clashes on Hallowed Ground

26 02 2010

When Did the West Bank Stop Being “Disputed Territory”?

Protests and escalating violence mark the Muslim response to Israeli PM Netanyahu nominating, for national heritage honors, two sites in ancient Judah (now called the West Bank by the world).

The national heritage sites registry designation is only a formality. Hebron has always been on “the list” of Jewish hallowed ground as the tomb of the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the very founders of Judaism.

Since the United Nations voted to allow the Israeli State to be established in 1948, the Arabs have disputed Israel’s right to exist. The UN designated ALL of the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean as Israel.

After several major wars between the parties, the land remains in dispute. In spite of all the peace talks, nothing has actually been legally decided. Yet, most world governments and media consider it a fait accompli that a Palestinian state will be carved out of this UN authorized Israeli land area. They behave as if the dispute is over, but Israel and Christian Zionists beg to differ.

Myopic historians neglect to remind us that the 1948 borders were the result of the first two state solution. The original British Mandate of 1917 was to give Israel three times the land area they eventually received. The Kingdom of Jordan was created to award the Arabs 78% of the original Mandate. This was intended to placate the Arabs who had conducted two intifadas before World War II.

Now, emboldened by the rise of Islam, the Palestinian Muslims demand another two state solution to divide Israel again. All subterfuge is gone. It is not about creating yet another Arab state, it is to eliminate Israel’s existence. Ignoring the irrelevant “Muslim silent majority”, those with the guns and missiles and power publicly call for Israel to be destroyed. This includes Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah and others of Israel’s neighbors.

However, far above all the political bickering, there is a God in Heaven, named Yahweh, who calls the area His land, and He has a very clear position on this “disputed territory. His declaration is recorded by the Bible prophet Joel:

I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. (Joel 3:2)

Les Lawrence

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