Israel, Zionism, Apartheid and The Geneva Convention
Israel needs to think about innocent people and The Geneva Convention. Sending armed police into a place of worship with weapons is provocative, that was the spark that led to all this death and destruction on *both* sides. It’s sad when the authorities which preside over our societies seem to incite the violence and terror they are supposed to protect us from.
Why the international community doesn’t bring Israel and Hamas to justice for war crimes is beyond my understanding. The state of Israel as we know it today was formed in violence and perpetuates its existence through violence. This doesn’t excuse the actions of Hamas either, who bomb Israel knowing that they have no way to protect the poor people within their own borders from Israel’s inevitable retaliation.
There are many in Israel and outside of it who believe in re-establishing Israel under some kind of Old Covenant regime of driving out the nations that existed there before them. If you believe in a twisted non-inclusive version of the Old Covenant alone, when even the Old Testament is inclusive (note Isaiah 56:3); and you do not believe in the grace afforded by the New Covenant, then the establishment of Israel as a “state”, 73 years ago, not by Yah, but by England and France (Sykes–Picot) as they divided up that particular part of the world, among many others, is your proof that Israel “exists”.
However, let’s look at some scriptures to examine what we can find about how Yah’s “house” is built, scriptures pertaining to his kingdom, and the scriptural attitude to conflict since the time since Messiah began to establish His kingdom:
Every scripture above teaches us to trust in The Spirit of Yah, not on our man made weapons. Many believers looking on at the conflict in Israel and Palestine are more amazed at the weaponry and The Iron Dome Defense System which is evident, rather than the working of the Yah’s power to bring peace, which sadly is not present. Isn’t the name of Yah and his ways “blasphemed among the nations” when the nation that should be the light of the world practices such provocation, injustice and murder?
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If the Jews didn’t like the Nazi’s who practiced injustice against them, why are they practicing a similar type of injustice against another people? Would the white race not cry in outrage if the black race suddenly became powerful and began to oppress them in retribution for the wrongs committed over the past 400 plus years since Trans Atlantic Slavery started, ended, and was replaced by various regimes of Jim Crow, Segregation, economic and civil and discrimination?
Put quite simply the “light” of apartheid enforced by violence isn’t the light of God’s law that will be a light to the nations and cause people to flood to Jerusalem and our Saviour, The Messiah. The kingdom of heaven isn’t about Jewish superiority, not about war over the right to the land of Israel, but about those who follow Yah from every nation under on earth (note Revelation 7:9), the circumcised of the heart, not of the flesh, those who walk in the way of peace taught by Yeshua the Messiah, not those trying to build a kingdom by force. Notice that Messiah said:
I believe this points to the fact that a kingdom will be established in Israel prior to the return of The Messiah, the subjects of which will be cast out by The Messiah because their actions and imaginations run contrary to his teaching. Whatever they establish by tyranny will be overthrown with true justice.
Article: Al Jazeera
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