Friday, February 02, 2007

Why do you think Israel should exist?

I would like this post to focus on you, the reader. I am trying for the life of me to understand why anyone thinks Israel should exist if NOT because it is our biblical obligation as Jews to settle the Land of Israel as an eternal inheritance given to us by God.

There are many answers with terrible holes that I will vigorously shred:

1. We need a homeland as a safe-haven from anti-Semitic persecution.

2. It is where Jews historically came from before being dispersed 2000 years ago.

3. We need a homeland to show the world how good and decent of a people we really are.

4. Israel is the only Western-style democracy in the Middle East, so we need it strategically.

5. The Jews deserve something for all that they have been through.

I am really looking forward to seeing what you, the reader, has to say. After all, MZ loves a good debate!


1 comment:

  1. "We shouldn’t have a state. We should be living amongst all the nations as the Jews were doing for two thousand years as loyal citizens, people who are serving God, emulating God with compassion . . . Contrary to what people believe, that it’s a religious conflict, we have been living for hundreds of years among Muslims and Arab communities without any UN human rights groups to watch"-
    Rabbi Weiss


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