A June 26 report in the left-wing Times of Israel lamented: “Israel advances plans for 5,700 settlement homes, breaking annual records in 6 months.” These figures bring the number of new residences for Jews greenlighted in Samaria and Judea so far this year to 13,082.
On Shabbat, July 1, The Jerusalem Post reported: “UK, Australia and Canada want reversal of Israel’s approval of new West Bank settlement units.”
My heartfelt response to Israel was “b’hatslecha! Go for it!” To the UK, et al I said a scornful “get lost.”
I am a Christian – a Gentile believer in Jesus, and I wholeheartedly support the State of Israel’s construction of towns and cities in this place.
If you ask me why, my short (and only truly relevant) answer is, because I believe the Bible. The whole Bible.
Which, in turn, means that the short and tragic answer to why so many Christians do not support Jewish settlement, is that they do not believe the whole Bible; they pick and choose what they want to...
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