I support the State of Israel and its right to exist. The term "unconditionally" has nothing to do with the debate, as I don't even support my own government unconditionally. Supporting the Palestinian Authority unconditionally is just as nonsensical, especially considering their theft of Orthodox property and their launching of missiles at Israeli civilians from Orthodox areas knowing full well Israel will fire back into that area, and thusly blame the Christians.
I agree with everything here.
While I may rail against those who want to call the Jewish people "God's chosen people" as is, I think they have a right to at least have a place of their own, since it's clear not a lot of people want them in "their" countries.
However--I don't think they have any sort of "divine right" from the Scriptures or anywhere else to any certain tracts of land in the Mid East, as all of the prophecies given to "Israel" have been transferred to the Church...WE
are Israel now, and that word no longer has nothing to do w/who yo' Daddy is, as has been mentioned.
So the Jews' "right to at least have a place of their own" that I mentioned doesn't come from God's direct decree, but does (or should) come perhaps from His common movement within human hearts to show a little compassion
, for cryin' out loud. And yeah, there are other holocausts going on in the world, and I think the tribes in the Sudan need their traditional lands back, too! All the dispossessed people in Eastern Europe need a place to call their own, too! EVERYONE needs a place to hang their hat; I think that's just part of being HUMAN.
I also think that's why it's absolutely necessary to work towards a sovereign Palestinian state, as well. They've been injustly kicked off lands their ancestors had lived in for years and are more than justified in their (seemingly unrequitable) frustration and anger.
Have mercy, Oh Lord upon ALL world rulers, that we may ALL live calm and peaceful lives in all godliness and dignity...