The Land Mine of Lies
by Ari Bussel
What is a person who does not believe in "The Book," the Jewish Old Testament, to do? Jewish people claim God promised them the land of Israel for all eternity. Christians, by and large, support this claim. More recently, the League of Nations granted Jews their land in an official, legal act. Unlike the covenant with God, when drawn on paper, boundaries were changed at will using green, blue or red markers. Diverse interests and powerful influences resulted in splitting the land between a Jewish state and an Arab one. Palestinian Arabs (Muslims) were to get what is today Jordan, refused to recognize the Jewish state-in-formation, and now they want it all.
Decades have passed. Wars have ensued. The League of Nations became the United Nations, and political interests and spheres of influence grew ever stronger and continued to foster aspirations of dominance. Israel today, a tiny country surrounded by enemies acting to destroy it, also suffers attacks from within. Some Israelis erroneously believe if Judea and Samaria and half of their eternal capital Jerusalem were surrendered to the Muslims, peace will be achieved.