The Jewish people are unique in history. By all intents and purposes they should have been extinguished from the face of the Earth long ago like so many other small nations have been through the ages. They have been oppressed by countless nations, Egypt, Persia, Babylon, Assyria, Greece and Rome were some of the first to try to destroy them. Their land was eventually plundered, their Temple destroyed and desiccated later by having a Muslim mosque built on top of it, ensuring that there would always be dissention in Jerusalem, their capital.
Those that stayed in Jerusalem were treated as second class peons by the ruling Muslim Arabs. The rest were scattered to the four winds. They were hated and despised where ever they went. They were never accepted by their host countries. They were systematically slaughtered in the millions in the 20th century yet somehow, through all this and all these centuries they had managed to keep their culture, their religion and their ancestral lineage intact and even their revived Hebrew language. You, Pearl, as a religious woman should recognize the hand of God in all this. God’s not done with these people or the land of Israel. The prophets of old spoke of this time, Ezekiel, Isiaha, Zekariah, Hosea and others.
Eventually most civilized nations began to feel remorse at the way the Jewish people had been treated and devised a plan to return the Jewish homeland, after the Turks who had possession of it were defeated in 1918. The Jews who had already been steadily returning since the last half of the 19th century were beginning to give life back to the land by farming and commerce. After the Nazis had killed six million Jews during the 1940’s there was really no way to stop the Exodus of Jews back into Israel. They of all people needed a place to go and Israel was the logical choice.
Since that time Israel has developed a productive free society with free elections with good living conditions. They have turned the once barren land into productive crop yielding soil. There is no stopping Israel and neither there should be. Israel is peaceful unless threatened. There is no point or gain in opposing Israel. Jews did not look for enemies. They looked only for a place where they would no longer be persecuted. Arabs have many countries and much land. Why not let Jews have this tiny strip of land? Why not say, “Enough is enough!” Why not take the advice from one who said, “Love your enemies” Pearl, and they will eventually love you back.