“Americans’ stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is as strongly pro-Israel as at any time in Gallup’s three-decade trend,” the polling research company said in the report titled, “Americans Remain Staunchly in Israel’s Corner.”
Sixty-four percent of respondents said that in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, their sympathies lie more with the Israelis while just 19 percent said they sympathize more with the Palestinians instead.
The rising support for Israel was primarily fuelled by the increase in support for Israel from the Republican electorate. In February 2001, only 59 percent of Republicans favored Israel. By the onset of the 2003 war in Iraq, that statistic rose to 77 percent and continued to go up until the current level of Republican support at 87 percent. more …
Opinion: If we Christians don’t get Israel right, we don’t get the OT right. After 18 centuries of allegorizing Scripture, could it be that more Christians have started reading the Bible literally?
The secular left likes to point to Romans 9:6 saying the true Israel is a matter of the heart and not blood:
“… For they are not all Israel who are of Israel.”
But further evidence points to the true Jewish identity as people from the blood line of Abraham (Sarah), Isaac, and Jacob, which would explain why some who claim Jewish identity are not all Israel who are of Israel:
- The descendants of Ishmael, who was turned away (Gen. 21:8-21)
- Abraham’s 6 sons with second wife, Keturah: At opposition to Israelites (Gen. 25:1-5)
- The House of Esau: destined for destruction (Obadiah 1:18)
Zechariah 12:10: “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”
The house of (Hebrew bayith – same household, royalty) David (family/descendants) and the inhabitants of Jerusalem (commoners) who will also flee to the mountains, (Matthew 21:15-16) and will recognize Jesus and be saved just before the end of the tribulation.
These Jews fulfill the prophecy of Hosea 6:1-2 to petition His return just in time to save Jerusalem.
“Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. After two days he will revive (Hebrew chayah – be quickened) us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.”
The third day, the Millennial Reign (Zech 8:1-23; Rev. 20:1-2).