Jewish Press: I recently came across an article on the always-fascinating topic of “The Real Reason the Left Hates Israel,” by Sharon Goldman. I highly recommend it for its analysis of the intellectual and political origins of the flaming misoziony* of the Global Progressive Left (GPL), although, as we will see, it completely misses the point.
Goldman explains how the popularity of the postmodernism of Derrida and Foucault made it difficult to challenge political narratives on the basis of factual truth. The Jews may say they are the aboriginal inhabitants of the Land of Israel, but the Palestinian Arabs claim a history of thousands of years in “Palestine,” descending from Canaanites or Philistines or whatever. more …
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Joshua 24:4 “To Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. To Esau I gave the mountains of Seir to possess, but Jacob and his children went down to Egypt.”
The sons of Jacob labored in Egypt for 400 years. The Lord had Moses bring them out and saved them from the Egyptian army at the Red Sea. On their way (Exodus) to the land of promise, the Lord brought them against Amorites, then against Balak, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. And the Lord delivered them all into the Israelites’ hand.
Joshua 24:13 “I have given you (Jacob) land for which you did not labor, and cities which you did not build, and you dwell in them; you eat of the vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.”
The Arab people, the descendants of Esau, dwelt in Mt. Seir, modern day Petra. The Edomites remained in Seir until approx. 600 BC when a group known as Nabateans (sons of Ishmael) attacked them and forced them to move to Judea when the Jews were taken to Babylon for 70 years.
There is no record of Edomites in Judea until the destruction of Solomon’s temple in 586 BC Obadiah 1:10-11.
The Israelites dwelt in Israel from the time of Joshua (1400 BC) until two dispersions and two restorations happened. The state of Israel was formed on May 14, 1948.
Before 1948, Jewish businesses had sprung up and prosperity brought Arabs looking for work. Hours after Israel’s statehood was signed, the new country was attacked by an alliance of Arab states in what was called the War of Independence. Prior to the war, the Arabs were warned to leave as they might be mistaken for Jews. After the war 700,000 Arabs were put into camps by Jordan’s king, where the name Palestinian was born.
The Arabs who call themselves Palestinians are a deception conceived by Yasser Arafat after the 1967 war. When the Jews were out of the land it was desolate. When they began to return in 1880 (aliyah) the rains returned and the land began to bloom.
The great deception from the blood line of Esau and his pagan wives is playing out on the world stage. Seemingly knowledgeable men, including heads of state, have bought the lie. I’m convinced most on the left know, but choose the lie anyway.
“And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thess. 2:11-12
See our paper Israel: 50 Year Timeline 1917 – 1967 here