August 23: Restoration of the land; the Nations

If the nations believed in the Bible, there would be no question about support for giving the land away, even for the promise of peace.  But in the church and among followers of Jesus, there should be no question.

Joshua 24:13

I have given you a land for which you did not labor, and cities which you did not build, and you dwell in them; you eat of the vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.’



The price of peace for Israel is the ‘land.’ The mantra of the Palestinians is, “Give us land and we will give you peace.”



In August 2005, Israel carried out, unilaterally, another “land-for-peace” operation, uprooting a critical Israeli military presence and 9,000 Israeli civilians from 25 Jewish settlements in northern Samaria and (mostly) Gaza.  As expected, this fueled Palestinian terrorism, bolstered Palestinian firepower in Gaza, led to the Hamas takeover of Gaza, transformed southern Israel into a routine target for Palestinian missiles, incubated three wars (December 2008 – January 2009, November 2012 and July-August 2014), radicalized terrorism and diminished the prospects for peace.


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