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Try a Different Perspective About the Jewish State of Israel

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 20, 2010 at 18:54

In your latest exchange with Dr. Pipes, Debanjan, you continue in a process that seems to never provide a sense of closure, nor answers that satisfy the perception of your inquisitiveness. A debate such as the one about the standing of Israel amongst her 'neighbors' and the rest of the global community desperately searching for a peace solution becomes circular if the assumptions are based on unsupportable assertions and conclusions derived in contradiction to the facts. Face it, Israel is an enigma that will not be solved with human determination.

There is the question of the 'Jewish State,' that of whether the nation of Israel is a secular parliamentarian democracy, or to the increasing anxiety of those trying to minimize Israel's Jewishness, is it in fact a national entity that has completely defied the world in its existence for the very reason that its Biblical evidence of being is as real as the fact that they are in the land of their heritage, just as their Holy Bible said they would be.

Logic would dictate that Israel should probably have remained an obscure footnote in westernized history books, along with the depleted empires of the Phoenicians, Romans, Persians, or the Greeks. In the modern scheme of things, who would have dared think that the Ottoman Empire would have lost its hold over the region after being the power there for hundreds of years; anyone? Certainly not the British, for whose trouble they dearly paid for in trying to clean up the political morass of the Middle East by playing a hand in promoting a larger Arab self-governing presence after defeating the Turks. But even the great rule of Britannia could not have dealt with the long-running and controversial issue of who does Jerusalem belong to, for they did not recognize the Biblical undercurrent that propelled every miniscule action that led to the rebirth of Israel.

Ask the question again, for the evidence is there; it only just needs to be believed. And that is the central issue; one the world has so hard a time grasping. Israel IS Jewish; it always has been: it will always be. Its form of government has changed (and will again), but its power to govern is controlled, not from a human perspective (so it does not make any difference what a secular viewpoint might be of an individual citizen, or a corporate viewpoint either); instead, the perspective is that of the supernatural power of Him that has controlled the fate of the land all along. Recognizing that is the only way anyone will ever make sense of the enigma that is Israel.

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