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The Conflict — Part 2

Islamic hatred of the Jews is bred and dispensed far and wide by numbers of hate-filled verses in the Qur’an, which in turn motivates the Arabs to completely rewrite the history of the Middle East. Anti-Semitism is what motivates the news media to delegitimatize the Jewish presence in the Middle East; it publishes and broadcasts falsified ‘facts’ and innumerable blatant lies. This writer has been on the receiving end of media anger owing to his documentation of media abuse in a lengthy chapter entitled and devoted to “The News Media” in his worldwide bestselling book, Philistine: The Great Deception, which is an exposé of the deceptions, distortions, and lies which the Palestinians, the Qu’ran, the media, and the United Nations foist upon the world’s masses. The book also reveals and documents the inherent anti-Semitism that motivates Western academics to rewrite the historical records and falsify scholastic textbooks whenever Israel is the subject of an article.

Those responsible for the collection, editing and dissemination of news are intelligent people, just as those who write scholastic articles are. The distorting and manipulating of facts is deliberate. Their aim is to rewrite the history of the Middle East. The news media’s propensity to falsify facts is known as “turnspeak.” Turnspeak is defined as “the cynical inverting or distorting of facts, which for example, makes the victim appear as the culprit.” Regarding academics, the late David Bar-Illan, former executive editor of The Jerusalem Post and former advisor to Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, wrote: “All historians select from that ‘pile of detritus of past facts’ what suits their object, obscuring the remainder. Thus, for example, A history of World War II could be written focusing on the suffering of Germans from Allied bombings and invasions all based on facts. All one need do is distort proportions.” What Bar-Illan wrote 16 years ago as an example has today become the reality – Jewish victims have become Jewish culprits, and their wars of defense have become Jewish wars of aggression.

Being some 4,000 years old, the Jewish nation is one of the most ancient peoples in history. Abraham, the father of the Jewish people, was born around the year 2011 BC. He was a God-fearing man and God made an eternal covenant with Abraham to give him and his descendants all the land of Canaan for posterity.

When Abraham was 100 years old (Genesis 21:5) – approximately 25 years after God made the covenant with Abraham – Abraham’s wife Sarah gave birth to a son named Isaac and when Isaac was 60 years old his wife Rebekah gave birth to son whom they named Jacob (Genesis 25:26). God later changed Jacob’s name to Israel and the descendants of Israel’s 12 sons were called Israelites before finally emerging as the nation of Israel.

In the late nineteenth century BC, Israel and his family, which now numbered 70 members (Genesis 46:27), went down into Egypt and remained in Egypt for 430 years (Exodus 12:40). The Israelites increased mightily in numbers and the Egyptians began to grow fearful of their strength. In time a cruel Pharaoh made slaves of them and they were subjected them to severe bondage. Pharaoh later issued a decree that all new-born Jewish

male babies were henceforth to be thrown into the Nile and drowned (Exodus 1:22); however, one baby boy was hidden by his mother, but after three months, when it was no longer possible to conceal him secretly in the house, she made a small waterproof ark and hid him in some bulrushes on the banks of the Nile (Exodus 2:3).

One day, Pharaoh’s daughter came to the river to bathe and because of the baby’s cries the ark was discovered, but Pharaoh’s daughter had compassion on the baby and named him Moses, which means “drawn out from the water.” Thus Moses was raised in the Egyptian court until he was 40 years of age (Acts 2:23). Moses knew that he himself was an Israelite and became incensed one day when he witnessed an Egyptian beating one of his blood-brothers. Moses killed the Egyptian and buried the body in the sand, but his act of revenge became known to Pharaoh and Moses quickly fled from Egypt. Moses ended up tending sheep in the desert for 40 years (Acts 7:30). One memorable day, when Moses was 80 years of age, he was confronted by God from within a burning bush (Exodus 3:2 12). God then instructed Moses to return to Egypt where he would be used to deliver the Israelites from their bondage and bring them into the land that had been promised to Abraham over 600 years earlier. Moses protested, but obeyed.

Pharaoh refused Moses’ request to let the Israelites emigrate from Egypt 10 times, and in demonstrations of His power, God systematically brought upon the Egyptians ten catastrophic disasters that physically destroyed the nation. The catastrophes were retributive action upon Egypt for afflicting His chosen people and for refusing to release them so that they could go to the land promised to them by God at the time He made the covenant with Abraham (Genesis 15:13 – 14). After the 10th and most terrible catastrophe, Pharaoh backed down and Moses was able to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt toward the Promised Land.

Twelve Israelite scouts were sent into the Promised Land to gather intelligence prior to the upcoming conquest. Some of the inhabitants of the land were giants, and 10 of the spies brought back a negative report which discouraged the entire camp of upwards of 2.4 million people. Disobedience and grumbling on the part of the Israelites kept them out of the Promised Land and they were forced to wander in the desert wilderness for another 40 years – until the entire generation that had grumbled passed away. Disobedience and anger on Moses’ part also caused him to die without entering the Promised Land; he only saw the promised inheritance from the top of a mountain in Sinai.

Joshua, one of the two spies who had brought back a positive report from Canaan, led the Israelites across the Jordan River and into the Promised Land early in the 15th century BC. The conquest of Canaan was all but completed within five years. The Israelites formally became the nation of Israel, and the land of Canaan, which God had promised to give them, became the land of Israel. The land promised by God to Abraham is referred to as the land of Israel 29 times in the Old Testament beginning in 1 Samuel 13:9, which was written in the 10th century BC, and twice in the New Testament (Matthew 2:20, 21), which was written in the first century AD. King David, Israel’s most famous king, as mentioned previously, made Jerusalem his capital in the 11th century BC; Jerusalem was also the city where the God of Israel placed His name forever (2 Kings 21:7; 2 Chronicles 33:7).

Over time the Jews became disobedient and faithless, which prompted God to bring the Assyrians, and later, the Babylonians against them as judgments. Israel succumbed to their armies and the great majority of Israelites were either killed or taken captive to Assyria and Babylon. The city of Jerusalem, and the first majestic temple that King David’s son Solomon had built were both destroyed. God, however, decreed a limited captivity of 70 years (Jeremiah 25:11) for the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem, and true to His word He brought the captives back at the end of the stipulated 70 years. They then rebuilt their nation and a much smaller, much simpler temple.

Apparently, no nation learns from the lessons of history. In Israel’s case it was only a matter of time before the Jewish nation committed further abominations, became no less disobedient than before, and was equally as faithless. As was mentioned in Part 1 of this series, God brought the might of the Roman empire against Israel. The Romans subjugated it and made it a province of the Roman empire in 6 AD. Jewish life in the land, although active, was minimal. Those Jews that remained, together with those that gradually returned after having fled the might of Rome, were brutally and systematically persecuted and murdered – first by the Christians for the supposed “killing of God,” and then by the Muslims because Mohammed had made Jews out to be the enemies of the Muslim god, Allah, who should not be confused with the God of Israel and of the Bible. Allah is the particular name of the demonic spirit that rules Islam; his followers practice the most disgusting, savage forms of barbarity in the name of their god. Our television screens are filled nightly with the news of executions of ‘infidels’ together with heinous video clips of the beheadings of Iraqis, Syrians, Kurds, and journalists –hundreds upon hundreds that did not bow to Islam or even the correct form of Islam. The god of Islam is a demon and it is past time the world woke up to that fact and mobilize itself to exorcise it from this planet.

To be continued

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