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By Aviel Schneider | | Topics: BEHIND THE SCENES
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It’s a topic on which people simply cannot agree. Over the past 25 years, I’ve found that people of all generations somehow succeed in finding some excuse for totally discrediting Israel. I’m more aware of this today than ever before. When you think about it, those fighting Israel, be it on the field of battle or in the spiritual realm, are two particular sons from the story of the patriarchs. Two rejected sons, Ishmael and Esau. From Ishmael arose the Arab nation that produced Islam. Esau, in turn, married Ishmael’s daughter, Mahalath. His descendants were the Edomites.

The Jewish sages have long considered Edom and Christianity to be synonymous (along with Rome and Babylon). And now we have Islam fighting to take Israel’s physical inheritance, and Christianity trying to assume Israel’s spiritual inheritance. Interestingly enough, followers of other popular religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, the Bahai faith or Shintoism have no problems with Israel. As such, one could argue that this is a family quarrel, which after more than 3,000 years appears...

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