Jerusalem On Line: Fathi Hammad, a senior Hamas official, has publicly called upon Palestinians living abroad to kill any Jew they see.
“Our patience has run out. We are on the verge of exploding. If this siege is not undone, we will explode in the face of our enemies, with God’s permission and glory. The explosion is not only going to be in Gaza but also in the West Bank and abroad, if God wills,” Hammad said.
The terrorist leader also warned Israel what would happen if the ‘siege’ does not let up, ”if Israel does not lift the siege by next Friday, we will kill the Jews with explosive belts and knives”.
“But our brothers in the diaspora are still preparing. They are trying to prepare. They are warming up. A long-time has passed with them warming up. All of you 7 million Palestinians abroad, enough of the warming up. You have Jews everywhere and we must attack every Jew on the globe by way of slaughter and killing if God permits. Enough of the warming up,” he added. more …
Opinion: Did you get that last part? Fathi Hammad and his henchmen would like the world to believe that the diaspora, or scattering of the Jewish people in AD 70, was about a made up people group.
It is hard to be scattered from land that was all but abandoned. A land with little or no rain while the Jewish people were gone for almost 2000 years.
Mark Twain visited Israel in 1869 just 13 years before the Jews began to return:
“The Sea of Galilee was, “a solemn, sailless, tintless lake, as unpoetical as any bath-tub on earth.” The Church of the Nativity was “tricked out in the usual tasteless style observable in all the holy places of Palestine.”
Riding on horseback through the Jezreel Valley, Twain observed, “There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent – not for 30 miles in either direction. There are two or three small clusters of Bedouin tents, but not a single permanent habitation. One may ride 10 miles, hereabouts, and not see 10 human beings.”
He continues, “Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery, I think Palestine must be the prince… Can the curse of the Deity beautify a land? “Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes. Over it broods the spell of a curse that has withered its fields and fettered its energies.”
I wonder, where the Palestinians were?
Then, in 1892, the rightful owners of the land of promise began to return. Eliezer Ben‑Yehuda believed it was important for the Jewish people to have their own language if they were to have their own land. In 1881, he said: “In order to have our own land and political life… we must have a Hebrew language in which we can conduct the business of life.”
Hebrew as a language had all but died out after the destruction of the 2nd temple. The first aliyah of Jews back to the land was when Hebrew was once again spoken, in preparation for Israel’s prophesied rebirth in one day on May 14, 1948 (Isaiah 66:7-8). The Hebrew language will be necessary for the high priest when the third temple is built.
One of the most amazing sights on our drive from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea was the dry deserts. We would go for miles and see nothing but an occasional goat herder, weeds, and hard brown ground.
Then, out of nowhere, a massive date palm grove would appear that would go for miles fulfilling Isaiah 35:10:
“The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them,
And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.”