Jewish Press: When an Arab terrorist murdered five Israelis in Bnei Brak by opening fire indiscriminately with an M-16 rifle, Palestinian Arabs in the Gaza Strip and the “West Bank” handed out sweets in celebration and held jubilant rallies.
It made no difference to them that one of the five victims, police officer Amir Khoury, was an Israeli Arab who was gunned down as he shot the terrorist dead. Palestinian Arabs celebrate with sweets and fireworks whenever they murder Jews.
This was the third such deadly terrorist attack in eight days, leaving a total of 11 Israelis dead. Once more, Israeli families have been left devastated and grieving after attacks perpetrated against them simply because they are Israelis.
At the Negev Summit held earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the unprecedented peace agreements between Israel and the Arab world that have followed the historic Abraham Accords “are not a substitute for progress between Palestinians and Israelis.”
What did Blinken mean by “progress”? Did he perhaps mean that the Palestinian Arabs must stop killing Israelis?
Did he mean they must cast aside the mindset that causes them to celebrate wildly whenever Jews are murdered? Did he mean that the Palestinian Authority must abandon teaching its children to murder Jews and steal Israeli land?
No, Blinken did not mean this. By “progress,” he meant Israeli concessions. Read More …
Opinion: I get asked all the time how can a Jew, like Antony Blinken, be against Israel? It is a valid question. Not all of Abraham’s descendants are the same:
6 family lines from Abraham:
“Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now” Galatians 4:28-29.
- Abraham Ishmael – The child of the flesh:
Ishmael was conceived because of impatience and lack of faith in God’s promise. Genesis 16 records that Abraham was without an heir and he and his wife Sarah were at advanced ages.
“So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, the Lord has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.” Genesis 16:2
“And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” Genesis 16:12
Ishmael’s descendants are found today in Gulf Sates principally in Saudi Arabia (Arabian Peninsula to Shur) Genesis 25:18.
2. Abraham Isaac – The child of promise:
“ Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.” Genesis 21:2
Isaac begat Jacob and Esau …
3. Abraham Isaac Jacob: The grandson who will be loved by God:
“Yet Jacob I have loved” Malachi 1:2
Jacob represents Israel today Genesis 35:10.
4. Abraham Isaac Esau: The grandson who will be hated by God:
“But Esau I have hated” Malachi 1:3
Esau represents the Palestinians of the West Bank, and Gaza today Mark 3:8 (Idumea/Edomites)
5. Abraham Esau Amalek: The eternal enemy of Jacob
“Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt, 18 how he met you on the way and attacked your rear ranks, all the stragglers at your rear, when you were tired and weary; and he did not fear God.” Deuteronomy 25:17-18
“Because the Lord has sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” Exodus 17:16
Amalek was first to take Jewish blood and will be last …
6. Abraham Median: The son of Keturah, Abraham’s second wife:
Abraham had six sons by Keturah, his wife after the death of Sarah: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah (Genesis 25:2).
The relations between the Israelites and the Midianites began to sour when the Midianites joined forces with the Moabites in order to hire Balaam to curse Israel (Numbers 22).
6 bloodlines of Abraham – Only 1 chosen …
Genesis 50:2 “And Joseph said to his brethren, “I am dying; but God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”
Exodus 3:15 “Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.”
Acts 7:32 “I am the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ And Moses trembled and dared not look.“