XX.5. Will There Be Peace in Israel? Part 4

Will There Be Peace In Israel? The answer to this question is “No, not in the dispensation of time we live in today.” The Jewish people today occupy less than 5% of the land God gave to Israel. A review of History of the 20th Century will explain the conflict now taking place.

One of the greatest factors in Israel’s return was the Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917. Toward the end of World War I, when the Allies were fighting with their backs to the wall, victory for Germany seemed inevitable. Then a Jewish chemist, named Chaim Weizman, a British subject, offered to his homeland a newly discovered explosive, TNT, the most powerful known to man at this time. It is believed that this turned the tide of the war, resulting in Germany’s defeat.

Partly in return for this favor, Lord Balfour proposed that in the event of victory, the land of Palestine be set aside and declared a homeland for Israel. After the war, the Balfour Declaration was signed on November 2, 1917, largely through the influence and suggestion of Chaim Weizman. He later became the first president of the Republic of Israel, from 1921 to 1929. (Encyclopedia Americana, Volume 29).

This declaration greatly increased the tempo of Jewish people immigrating to Palestine. At the conclusion of Britain’s Mandate over Palestine, in 1948, Israel was recognized by the United Nations as a sovereign state; but, A BIG MISTAKE was made. It was the dividing of the land of Palestine. The Balfour Declaration had not carried out the full purpose of its original drafters. Instead of giving the land of Palestine as a homeland for Israel, they were only given a PART of the land.

For political reasons; or fear of war between Israel and the Arabs, it was proposed to divide the land between the two. A line was drawn through Palestine, bisecting Jerusalem, giving part to the Arabs and part to Israel. It was hoped this would pacify both sides. The opposite occurred and has resulted in continual fighting and wars. This has become the “trigger spot” of the world.

It is the “trouble in Abraham’s tent” all over again. Ishmael (the Arabs) and Isaac (the Jews) cannot share the same premises that God gave ONLY to Israel. Putting up a “fence” through the middle of Abraham’s tent could not solve the problem of keeping Isaac (Israel) on one side and Ishmael (the Arabs) on the other.

There will never be peace while the Arabs occupy land that God mandated only to Israel.

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