ISRAEL - Not Google, But the Bible Gives Israel Moral Right to Land

Arno Froese

“Defense is important and security is important but the most important thing is the moral claim of Israel.”

Israel’s moral claim to land comes from the Bible, not Google, Communications Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said in Washington at an event held in support of placing West Bank settlements within final borders of the Jewish state.

“Defense is important and security is important, but the most important thing is the moral claim of Israel. We are committed to go forward with living in our ancient land, land that was given us not by Google and Wikipedia, but by the Bible,” he said.

Housing and Construction Minister Yoav Galant (Kulanu) said, “For us, Judea and Samaria is Israel,” adding that continued control of Area C of the West Bank was existentially necessary for Israel.

“There is no way that Israel can exist” without the Jordan Valley and the mountaintops of Samaria, he said. “Of course, it is difficult to have a strong Jerusalem without [the settlements of] Givat Ze’ev, Ma’aleh Adumim and Gush Etzion and all these places.”

“Let me tell you something, if those places are not Jewish, who can tell me that [the modern cities of] Herzliya, Rehovot, Rishon Lezion and Tel Aviv are Jewish,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely. “I always say that the occupation is a myth, because we never occupied other people’s land. This is Jewish land [Judea and Samaria]. This should forever be a Jewish land under Israeli law.”, 28 March 2017

Arno's commentary

Israel stands alone when it comes to the borders of the Promised Land. All countries, without exception, insist that Israel should be divided into an Arab-Palestinian state and a Jewish state. These courageous men and women disagree; they point to the Bible as the authority for them being there. The news media calls them “settlers.” That definition is incorrect and should only be applied to the new countries, such as on the American continent. Israelis are establishing subdivisions on their own land.

History clearly reveals what settlers did: whether it’s Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico, USA, Canada or the other 30 plus countries on the American continent, the settlers came, destroyed the culture of the original population, and settled their land.

But there is more: the reason behind Israel’s taking possession of their land is expressed in Genesis 26:4: “And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.” Taking possession of the Promised Land is one of the conditions for all nations of the earth to be blessed. Interestingly, the nations refuse the blessing.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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