This latest skirmish between Israel and its enemies makes one wonder whether this conflict will ever end. More importantly it makes you wonder whether anyone wants it to end. Many polticians seem to need this never ending conflict as political fodder.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. That describes 60 years of Mid-East "peace" proposals. Do the Jews belong in the Middle East? They certainly did 2000 years ago, but maybe this is a different time.
Israel was supposedly founded as a secular state. However, its leaders keep saying that "this is the land God gave to us". You can't have it both ways. We have been applying secular solutions to this problem. Can you apply secular solutions to "The Holy Land"? This is not a secular issue like abortion or gay rights.
Whenever anyone opposes Israel, Jewish Leaders immediately Point To The BIBLE and say that the fact that the land was promised to them is all that matters. There is a however a later passage in that same OLD Testament that few are aware of. It reads:
"Moreover, I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more." 2Samuel 7:10 and 1Chronicles 17:9
This is definitely not referring to the land of Canaan because they were already firmly planted in that land at the time that this was written. To what new promised homeland could it be referring?