• "The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zionism. For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan." -Palestine Liberation Organisation executive committee member Zahir Muhsein
Balfour Declaration• British Mandate of 1920 following WW1.• Allies defeat the Ottoman Empire• Set up Jewish homeland in Palestine• Re-cant several times until 1948 when mandate runs out.
The Birth of a Nation• May 14, 1948 Israel declared independence• Harry Truman acknowledged• 740 year prophecy from Isaiah came true
1 Israeli Arab War st• At midnight on May 14th, 1948, Arabs declare war on Israel• Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Arab Liberation Army• Israel loses Gaza and the West Bank• Israeli army goes from 29,000 to 108,000 in less than 6 months
Six Day War 1967• Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Algeria and others.• Israel takes back Gaza strip, West Bank, Golan Heights and Sinai• Russia instigated by false info to Egypt• Total of 240k vs. 100k
Modern Israel• As of 2011, 185 Jews have won Nobel Peace Prizes, 22% of total. Jews = less than 2/3 of 1% world pop.• Muslims = 20% of world population but produced 9 winners. Math ratio would suggest Muslims to produce 24,920.• 2x more likely to attend college• 5x more likely to attend ivy league college
Accomplishments• Polio Vaccine• Modern Psychology-Freud• Einstein• Music-Irving Berlin• Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Neimann-Marcus, Sears, Saks 5th Ave• 20th Cen, Goldwyn-Mayer, Universal, Warner Bros, Columbia, Paramount.• Every Author of Bible except Luke.
Contributions• The Bible• Jesus• 10 Commandments• Christianity• In 60 years, Israel has gone from a desert waste land to 24th largest economy in entire world and is 15th out of 169 modern countries.• Ranked #1 in world for resilience to a crisis• Of all countries rep in US Stock exchange, Israel is #2.
Why do we care?• These facts reveal the Reality of God, his word and his promises• Shows God’s overwhelming power, influence and authenticity• Shows God keeps his promises• Maintains the certainty of God’s existence• Highlights the urgency of God’s call to us• Establishes God’s claim on our lives