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Mr Benjamin Netanyahu has exhibited,
as Prime Minister of Israel, a zest for a peace in the
What however are
As to the Biblical heritage
aspect noted, that is assuredly the case, whatever may be one's political colour. This has been shown intensively in The Shadow
of a Mighty Rock, chapters 8-9 and Appendix A. Equally shown is this:
that she will be progressively assaulted first, will be victorious in this in proportions suggestive of one Israeli being like a thousand (already certainly this has happened in 1948, 1967),
In that political decision,
it is interesting to observe a certain rigour, in
accord with the Bible as to its direction, concerning
The Australian this - the plan: "rejects the Palestinians' demand that
Religious concessions would be made, but no sovereignty leased out... How nearly the situation ended otherwise! This however was not on the books.
Daniel predicts a
"palace" for Biblically judged evil powers between
Also in store (Zechariah 12:10), is the vast turning to the Lord of a substantial part of the Jewish people in Jerusalem, in a time of imminent peril, and "they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced". That is the final liberation, one most productive, when such a populace will regain the greatest national heritage of all, people being awakened by 'the spirit of grace and of supplications' (Zechariah 12:11-14) to their Bethlehem born king (Micah 5:1-3).
Without doubt, one of the most famous of Jews was the Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli, who though at first derided in Parliament, became a notable British Prime Minister in the heady days of Empire. His own realisation of heritage in this respect is striking, for his notable biographer, Brandes, relates Disraeli's view that 'if he dropped the supernatural origin of Jesus, he would be depriving his race of the nimbus which encircles it', in that the Redeemer for the world was born there. 'To him, Christianity was only Judaism completed: "He hate Christ! He is the fairest flower and eternal pride of the Jewish race." ' (Quotations from The Story of the Jews, James K. Hosmer, NY 1889.)
This however is a heritage which each individual must preserve in the heart; only then is the heartland secure (Zechariah 12:10-14:9, Luke 13:34-35, John 10:9-10).