Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Why Israel Matters

The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.  I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

Genesis 12:1-3

The fact that this administration has bungled the relationship with Israel, to the point of insulting its leader and ignoring their history, is troubling to me.  Check out this article by Walter Russel Mead, at The American Interest.

Here are some of the (in my opinion) highlights

How Obama handled Israel:

He moved close enough to the Israelis to infuriate the Palestinians while keeping the Israelis at too great a distance to earn their trust.

Why it matters:

The existence of Israel means that the God of the Bible is still watching out for the well-being of the human race. For many American Christians who are nothing like fundamentalists, the restoration of the Jews to the Holy Land and their creation of a successful, democratic state after two thousand years of oppression and exile is a clear sign that the religion of the Bible can be trusted.

H/T Sig94 at It Don't Make Sense

1 comment:

Rev. Paul said...

Everything you've just said ... yes, indeed.