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“Jews It's YOUR land; when will you JUST SAY SO!”
by Jerusalem Watchman - Stan Goodenough   
October 1st, 2008

It is true, Israel, that:

The entire world insists you surrender your historic heartland to which untold millions of Jews prayed and longed to return to through the centuries.

The world’s 1.2 billion Muslims believe Allah has ordained that no sovereign Jewish state can exist in Dar-el-Islam (the world of Islam)

Great numbers of Islam’s adherents hate you with an unquenchable hatred and are ready to sacrifice their lives to destroy yours.

It is true that:

The European Union has leaders and members who consider the 1948 rebirth of the State of Israel as the worst thing to have happened in the 20th Century.

The majority of polled Europeans believe that Israel poses the greatest threat to world peace today.

Belligerent, resurgent Russia plans to assist your Middle Eastern enemies in eventually squeezing you out of the region and out of existence.

The United Nations has voted for more resolutions condemning Israel than all its other condemnations combined.

It is true that:

Your own media, and not only left-wing newspapers like Ha’aretz and Yediot Ahronot (Ynetnews) but even the centrist The Jerusalem Post – have either enthusiastically embraced or reluctantly succumbed to employing the epithet “West Bank” that delegitimizes the Jews’ claim to their heartland – even though Israel’s mountain spine has for millennia been known as Samaria and Judea (Judea – From which you get your national designation, JEW!)

You have only got one friend in the community of nations and but for Washington’s veto in the UN Security Council and its numerous acts of support for your nation you would – barring Divine intervention – have already been erased from the map of the world.

As a result you feel obligated to jump as high as the Americans “ask” you to; after all, you feel, you do OWE them.

It is also true that:

Most of your leaders going all the way back to David Ben Gurion and, before him, to the great Zionist visionaries Theodore Herzl and Chaim Weizmann have been avowed secularists or agnostics and not G-d-fearing Jews.

Many (most?) of you are like them, and you do not believe there is any way on earth you can defy, or stand against, all these overwhelming odds. And there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY you can win support for any claim you might make to actually OWNING the land everyone is breathing down your neck to surrender.


If you truly love your people, then it is your clear DUTY to say so.

I want to ask you something, dear Am Yisrael

Do you know of any other nation that has ever existed in ALL OF HISTORY that has so globally and for millennium after millennium massively and positively impacted mankind?

Do you know of any other nation that can claim to have survived EVERY EFFORT the mind of evil man could conceive to eradicate them?

Do you know of any other nation that has been decimated by war, its survivors driven into exile, then rendered repeatedly homeless over thousands of years, driven out of country after country, forced en masse to convert or die, made the scapegoat for every major national ill, ultimately devoured in an industrial death machine leaving a pitiful few million remaining, and has still SURVIVED?

And not only survived, but returned to their original country and there been reconstituted as a nation, restoring thriving life to their destitute land, resurrecting their original language, withstanding overwhelming and unrelenting efforts to militarily crush them, indeed becoming a nation “in a day” and rapidly racing to the frontlines of hi-tech and other industrial development that never stops and cannot be outdone?

Let me tell you, NO NATION COMES CLOSE TO YOURS. Israel, you are one amazing M-I-R-A-C-L-E.

And behind every miracle is one amazing G-D.

He is YOUR G-d. The L-rd G-d of ISRAEL. He has named Himself after you. With Him on your side you CANNOT BE OUTNUMBERED and YOU WILL NOT BE UNDONE.

G-d foretold everything that you would experience as a nation; everything I have listed above, and more. He promised to preserve you among the nations and to return you from exile TO THE SAME LAND FROM WHICH YOU WERE DRIVEN 2000 years ago.


He has promised to keep you in this Land, to go to war against Your enemies on your behalf, and to wipe out all those who seek to destroy you. He has sworn to bless those who bless you, and He has vowed to curse those who curse you. This is the pledge and the commitment of your Father in heaven, the Creator of all things.

He does not lie. He is not impressed by numbers. He is not fearful for your future. In fact, as He sits enthroned high abovethe earth your G-d, dear Israel, is laughing to scorn all nations and allreligions that hate you.

Hear what your great King David said of Him:

“The L-RD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
The G-d of my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation,
My stronghold and my refuge;
My Savior, You save me from violence. …

“For You are my lamp, O L-RD;
The L-RD shall enlighten my darkness.
For by You I can run against a troop;
By my G-d I can leap over a wall.
As for G-d, His way is perfect;
The word of the L-RD is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him…”
(2 Samuel 22:2,3, 29-31)

David also says:

For who is G-d, except the L-RD?
And who is a rock, except our G-d?
It is G-d who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
And sets me on my high places.
He teaches my hands to make war ,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
(Psalm 18:31-34)

As asG-d messaged you through His prophet Jeremiah:

Thus says the L-RD, your Redeemer,
And He who formed you from the womb:
“I am the L-RD, who makes all things,
Who stretches out the heavens all alone,
Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;
Who frustrates the signs of the babblers,
And drives diviners mad;
Who turns wise men backward,
And makes their knowledge foolishness;
Who confirms the word of His servant,
And performs the counsel of His messengers;
Who says to Jerusalem, ‘You shall be inhabited,’
To the cities of Judah, ‘You shall be built,’
And I will raise up her waste places…”
(Isaiah 44:24-26)
And as He promises you through Zechariah:

“The L-RD will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall not become greater than that of Judah. In that day the L-RD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like G-, like the Angel of the L-D before them. It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem….” (Zechariah 12:7-9)

Israel, if you look around you, you may have much reason to fear. And if you put your trust in man, or in a nation, you will surely be let down.

But if you look to the One who still gazes onyou with love, to Whomyou remainHis special treasure and the apple of His eye, and if you put your trust in Him, your fear will leave you and your hope will be restored.

Trust in your G-d, Israel, and lay claim to the land He has given to you, EXCLUSIVELY AND FOREVER.

From the River to the Sea, and more: THIS LAND IS YOURS.

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