Israel is a wonder to behold as a modern reborn nation. What it has achieved in just 75 years far surpasses anything that those involved in the early stages of the Jewish state’s restoration could have imagined.
It is right to recognize these success and achievements, but not necessarily because of what they say about Israel or the Jewish people.
The earliest recorded description we have of Israel as a nation of people is that of being stubborn or stiff-necked. Today we might say obstinate. After living here for more than half my life, I can report that the nation of Israel continues to be characterized by obstinance. In some ways this has helped her endure millennia of hateful persecution. But when God applied that label while looking down from the summit of Mt. Sinai, it wasn’t a compliment.
The trouble with obstinance is that while it can enable you to stand firm in the face of enemies bent on your destruction, it can also result in inflexible and...
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