We pen this post on the heels of yet another outrage between Israel and their “tenants” the Palestinians.
“How long? How long?”
1. Both Israelis and Palestinians are Semites. It is their common heritage. BTW Jesus was also a Semite.
2. There is strong evidence that both have more ancient common ancestry: they are both Canaanites. (National Geographic). Now, to be clear, this common ancestry includes Jordan, Lebanon and parts of Syria.
So we are witness to Brother against Brother: Cain vs, Able. The disputed land has been home to both. In reality, neither has a greater claim to the land. Israel claims Divine Providence. They call themselves “the chosen people.” What of the Palestinians? Are they not also “the chosen”? And, WHO CHOSE ? God? WHOSE GOD?
The city where history and reality merge is Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the sacred city of Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Instead of using this reality to unite brother & sister, all under the Temple Mount, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, instead of peace and cooperation, this holy site has been the battle field. This is nothing short of insanity!
Thanks for a ceasefire and recognition of the Palestinians – thanks goes to President Joe Biden. We are blessed to have a man of vision, a man of patriotism, a man of integrity leading our country and engaging with the world.
Now, Israel needs to grow up, behave in a humane manner, and work towards a 2-state solution. Palestinians are ready. The world is ready!