Contemporary analysis of Islamic hatred of Israel ignores historical context. Pundits seize upon Israel’s “occupation and oppression” of innocent Palestinian “victims” or they opine about the poverty in the Muslim world as the reason for anti-semitic violence. Rarely do they admit the unrelenting history of hatred directed at the Jewish people. Consider this verse expressing God’s final judgement of the Edomites who descended from Esau, brother of Jacob (Israel). This region today is part Jordan and part Saudi Arabia.Another name for Edom was Mt Seir.
A Message for Edom: Again a message came to me from Yehovah: “Son of man, turn and face Mount Seir, and prophesy against its people. Give them this message from the Sovereign Yehovah: “I am your enemy, O Mount Seir, and I will raise my fist against you to destroy you completely. I will demolish your cities and make you desolate. Then you will know that I am Yehovah. “Your eternal hatred for the people of Israel led you to butcher them when they were helpless, when I had already punished them for all their sins.” Ezekiel 35:1-5 NLT
This ancient hatred is evident in an unreported statement by Abbas Zaki, a senior leader of the Palestinian Authority this week. He was caught on video tape speaking in Arabic exposing the true goal of the PA to utterly destroy Israel. A video clip of Zaki’s remarks was translated by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, a media watchdog organization that monitors Arabic-language media.
Israel claims that Abbas and numerous other PA Arab officials have made it clear in many ways that the “greater” and ultimate goal has been and continues to be the elimination of the State of Israel altogether, but this was an outright statement to that effect. Zaki made his remarks during an interview on the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite television channel, which reaches millions of Arabs worldwide. He noted that reaching the “greater goal” would be impossible initially, and that revealing it would not be smart: “If we say that we want to wipe Israel out… C’mon, it’s too difficult. It’s not [acceptable] policy to say so. Don’t say these things to the world,” he warned. “Keep it to yourself.” Arutz Sheva, Israel National News. Click for video.
It is critical in these days of great delusion, that we love the truth and stay focused on God’s view of the world. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (READ MORE)