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Israel’s Past and Future

May 20, 2009

With President Obama and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting recently, it’s worth taking a look at the history of Israel, its strategic and ideological alliance with the US and its prospects for the future. There’s a well-rounded article in Foreign Policy discussing the mythology surrounding the state of Israel and the importance of recognizing the challenges it continues to face, from within and without. An excerpt:

Six decades after its founding, the Jewish state is neither as vulnerable as its supporters claim nor as callous and calculating as its critics imagine. But if it is to continue defying all expectations, Israel must first confront its own mythology.

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  1. May 20, 2009 12:47 pm

    With respect you have missed the point the land belongs to Isreal already and has been since the death of Moses. The problem is the world chooses not to respect Isreal’s point of view. Please read the following for yourself.

    1 Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the LORD showed him the whole land—from Gilead to Dan, 2 all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the western sea, [a] 3 the Negev and the whole region from the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, as far as Zoar. 4 Then the LORD said to him, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it.”

    You can read more at http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=5&chapter=34&version=31

    Blessings,
    AV1

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