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Border Conflict

Empires, countries, and states since the beginning of time have gone to great lengths to defend and enlarge their borders. Nowhere are borders more controversial and disputed than in Israel.

Since its inception, Israel has had to fight to keep its land, and has more than once been pressured to give up land it claimed when it was attacked. In 1947, prior to Israel’s independence, the U.N. Partition Plan attempted to define the borders of a Jewish and Arab state. The Arabs rejected the plan out of hand, and after Israel subsequently declared its independence, the neighboring Arab countries invaded.

However, Israel emerged victorious – and with an area 50 percent larger than had been allotted to it in the Partition Plan. The state at that time did not, though, include the Golan Heights or East Jerusalem. The Six Day War, in 1967, changed that as Israel annexed the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem, reuniting the divided Israeli capital. Israel began settling the area and creating villages.

Israel defeated Jordan and Syria when the Arab countries attacked, and has kept the land it won in battle (in some cases for defensive purposes). But many have called for Israel to return to “pre-1967 borders” – in other words, a land without East Jerusalem, without the West Bank or Gaza Strip, and without the Golan Heights. Some who believe the land rightfully belongs to Israel have compared this to Britain demanding that the United States return the thirteen original colonies, or Mexico reclaiming Texas. Somehow, though no other country in the world would entertain the thought of returning land it conquered in a war, Israel is expected to do so.

Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005 caused a great deal of concern for Israelis. Many feared – it turns out, realistically – that unchecked Palestinian control of Gaza would lead to more terrorism at Israel’s doorstep. Israel, they contend, needs “defensible borders,” borders which strengthen and protect Israeli citizens, not undermine that security.

Many Israeli leaders have been adamant about not returning to pre-1967 lines, but the pressure from the international community is great, and in the eyes of many, the Gaza withdrawal was viewed as a first step toward capitulating to those demands. Most leaders believe that retreating behind pre-1967 borders would leave many Israeli citizens defenseless.

What do you think?

  • Ajuong
    June 1, 2013
    10:42 am
     

    Israelis were wrong to give the land they conquered back.
    i can say ahead israel no backward inroder to defend your civilians

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  • dave
    January 3, 2013
    6:19 pm
     

    am I wrong in saying that Israel has not surrendered Gaza/lost posession. The UN should negotiate Jordan giving/surrendering enough,
    land for so called Plaestinians Abbas/Hamas and their followers, and much more land than they could
    have gained in Israel, “if” a two state agreement
    were made.Other than that, hold on to every inch that they have won against murderous attacking neighbors.

    Cheers

    Dave/durban SA

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    • Isaac
      April 5, 2013
      12:35 pm
       

      The UN should NOT negotiate. This land has been disputed between the Israelites and the Palestinians since the Land was given up in 2005. Israel and Palestine should peacfully negotiate this problem, with a third party country as witness. Diplomacy and peace is one of the only options for this issue to be resolved. If the countries can lay down thier weapons and forget the past, which won’t happen, and make attempts to resolve the issue, then EVERYONE will be better off.

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  • julea
    December 31, 2012
    6:08 pm
     

    If Abbas turns the keys to the West Bank over to Israel as he threatend, Everyone would be better off. He should just do it with equal citizenship allowed for all people of Israel. Hamas should be evicted from Gaza no matter what else happens. Meshaal will keep War for everafter and Gaza will just be a training ground for Global Jihadists. Very few things are black&white, either or, but this is. Hamas will make word trouble for everafter.

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  • graham
    November 21, 2012
    5:05 pm
     

    “This is what the Sovereign Lord says:”—
    the land that is the inheritance of the twelve tribes of Israel is described in great detail in chapters 47 and 48 of the Book of Ezekiel. Praise the Lord!!

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  • Spirit
    November 21, 2012
    9:27 am
     

    were in possession of land previously. Jordanians were never in possession of any land before Britain gave it to them….

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  • Spirit
    November 21, 2012
    9:25 am
     

    taken during the war with Mexico. This issue is because Britain imposed its will on the Accord in the UN for the creation of Israel and all surrounding nations.Giving land to certain people who never

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  • Spirit
    November 21, 2012
    9:23 am
     

    The conquering nation always keeps the land it conquered. If you ask Israel to return the land, then you must ask Britain to return the islands it took from Argentina, the US must return all land

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    • Gregory
      November 22, 2012
      9:26 am
       

      Germany kept it’s land after ww1 and ww2. Japan still speaks it’s native language also. Nations that have won wars and conqured nations do not always claim title to lands won in those battles.
      I do however feel for the Jewish people and understand, as much as an outsider can, the need for a safe and secure nation. A place for your childeren to call home and sleep in peace.

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  • mary
    November 18, 2012
    6:32 pm
     

    i beleive that God holds Isreal in the palm of his hand and covers it with the other hand it will miraculously be protected. the jews are God’s chosen people and he gave them the land. one would have to be crazy to try and take it away.

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    • Lane
      November 21, 2012
      11:37 am
       

      It was a huge mistake for Israel to give up the Gaza strip back in 2005. No one should give up God’s land that was promised to Abraham, not even Israel.

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    • John
      November 21, 2012
      7:19 pm
       

      We can say amen to that.

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  • guy
    November 8, 2012
    12:41 pm
     

    if Israel gave up any that God gave them,is,nt it now out of God,s hands,? they made their own bed?,are they now in Ishmaels spot and must wander

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  • Bobby
    October 6, 2012
    9:57 am
     

    This land was promised to Abraham by God.

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  • Mel
    September 18, 2012
    9:45 am
     

    Pray for the peace of JERUSALEM: they shall prosper that love thee.

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  • Rachael
    September 6, 2012
    9:10 am
     

    I will not nor ever will be a believer in ‘clean’ vs ‘unclean’ human beings.

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  • Bernyce
    August 27, 2012
    12:30 pm
     

    I feel Israel was justified in obtaining land from the 1967 war. What country has ever given back land they rightfully obtained from a war?
    Doing this certainly did not further peace!!! I pray Israel stands on this issue of never returning anymore land.

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  • WER
    July 16, 2012
    1:37 pm
     

    All I hear from this “nassor” guy is, bla-bla-bla. It’s called common since. You win, you keep. Israel made a big mistake returning what God gave them, to the arabs (small “a”).

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    • Nasser
      August 17, 2012
      4:48 pm
       

      So if Iran overuns israel than its too bad for israel?

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      • Isaac
        October 31, 2012
        1:25 pm
         

        No. If Iran overuns isreal than Iran is in trouble. it States in the bible that Isreal is the promise land. If you Knew what you were talking about, than you would know that isreal has never lost a war. Therefor I believe that this record will still stand. During the Tribulation Force there will be a country from the west (of Isreal) that will try to destroy Israel, AND that fire will rain down from the sky destroying those forces. Some believe that, that this is the rath of God.

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  • augustine
    June 17, 2012
    11:09 am
     

    Give Peace a Chance! Constructive Dialogue with peaceful co-existence by all parties!

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  • Clay
    May 20, 2012
    11:29 pm
     

    Nasser, Before 911 I knew very little about the Muslim faith. After 911, I didnt liked the Mullism religion. Recently I started working with a guy from Morrocco, pretty young fellow 23 maybe. When i heard he was a Muslim, it mmade me feel uncomfortable, because i knew very little about the religion. I could only focus on the act of 911, but as i grow in my faith, i feel that i am not being Christ’like if i let my treatment of this guy be effected by something he had no part of. So gradually we get into a conversation that leads to our diffferent faithes. As i get to know him, i understand him and realize that we are not much different. We care about the same things, we hold the same things sacred. I respect this man more because i got over my prejudice, and just inquired. I have changed my feelings toward the followeres of Islam, except the radical element. The issue cannot be resolved without the Bible or the Koran, because both sides hold this land sacred. The Isrealies won the land in a battle, its tough, but its the rules of war.

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    • Jesse
      March 21, 2013
      2:40 am
       

      Actually the rules of war say that countries can no longer take land as a result of war. This was outlined in UN Resolution 242 directly as the result of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Of course this is a public document and you can read it online. Make sure you also read the preamble.Israel has signed on to this law, although in true form they have since taken on their own interpretation of the law since then. Regardless, according to the UN and most UN nations, Israel does not have rights over the Palestinian territories, to include the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem.

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  • Shannon
    April 22, 2012
    11:28 am
     

    Its unnacceptable that Israel returns to the pre 1967 borders and risk splitting the city of Jerusalem in half. It is also unrealistic that Israel should surrender so much to accomdate the ones who are crying the most.

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  • Ed
    March 26, 2012
    7:11 pm
     

    It is ludicrus to think that Israel should go back to pre 67 borders. They were not the aggressors during that war, they were attacked, responded in kind and the lands they conquered where lands that the Arabs used to mount their raids against Israel. Moving on, Israel did give back the Sinai peninsula, even Gaza has been to some extent given back to the Paslestinians, from which rockets and mortar are fired on Israel weekly. When I hear nations like Iran still calling for the destruction of Israel, it makes no differance if your from Iran, Jordan, Syria, etc., etc., they would all jump in a minute to assist any Arab nation that starts a war with Israel. Keeping the Golan hgts., has prevented a loy of rocket attacks that were beaming down on Israel, keeping the West Bankj has minimized a lot of rocket fire and incursions into Israeli sovereign territory. I’ve been to the middle East, and I have mety a lot of good and decent people, Both Jew and Arab. But unfortunately the Arab governments mentality is to continue unabated in carrying out Jihad against Israel. The way the world looks today, I hope and pray that Israel carry out a pre-emptive strike on all those who menace her, and if it means getting some more land then so be it.

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  • nasser
    October 21, 2011
    12:57 am
     

    ok so can anybody give me any reason why israel has a right to west bank and gaza and golan besides ” its the land god gave them”?

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    • Steven
      October 27, 2011
      8:53 pm
       

      In the beginning God created the heaven and earth. Since God owns the entire heaven and earth, He has the right to give any part of land, to whomsoever He wants at anytime.

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    • Ramoty
      October 29, 2011
      4:59 am
       

      Hi Nasser, how come you live out there that you do not know this fact, I live in Indonesia and I do know that the entire land belongs to the Abraham and his people, as The LORD has promised Abraham about it. You can read the Holy Bible as it is more than Camp David’s Agreement and you will know the fact.
      Thanks you

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      • charlie
        April 22, 2012
        10:44 am
         

        but that doesn’t mean they have a rightful claim just because ‘the lord’ gave it to them! the palestines have a rightful claim to the land aswell as if they didnt the wouldnt have the land!

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    • Joe
      November 3, 2011
      3:57 pm
       

      Because Israel captured the land in a defensive war from Jordan and Egypt in 1967. The so-called Palestinians have never owned that land.

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    • Dan C
      November 4, 2011
      1:15 am
       

      nasser, this aticle really seems to have bothered you- but yes, to answer your question:

      Whenever Israel’s Muslim neighbors occupy strategic positions, they commit acts of terrorism from them. Frankly, I think that Israel should be turned loose to sieze and occupy any positions they think would enhance their security the moment even one rocket, or one raid, or one suicide bomber attacks them from that area.

      “Peace” comes when we destroy the authority that establishes chaos. Shalom.

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    • Ken
      November 4, 2011
      6:28 am
       

      Let’s look at this from a persptecive not necessarilay related to the Bible. There was a war. Israel won. They get to keep the dirt.

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    • Reva
      November 12, 2011
      10:54 pm
       

      I know if the blood of my sons or brothers were spilled in defending or fighting a war for our country and our country won a certain parcel of land there would be no way I would be willing to just give it back.

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      • nasser
        December 23, 2011
        3:07 pm
         

        ok so to start the first two comments are biblical which is exactly what i wanted against. secondly soldiers from america once fought to get rid of the nazi regimes in Germany does that mean germany

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        • nasser
          December 23, 2011
          3:10 pm
           

          should be part of america? what about japan? israel should be turned loose? have you all gone mad why are jewish isrealis seen in your view as so superior to everyone else?? this is pure facism.

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        • Dan C
          December 31, 2011
          5:23 am
           

          Jews aren’t superior, they just have a higher calling. Shalom.

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        • nasser
          January 5, 2012
          8:15 pm
           

          They have a higher calling= they are better and you are facist

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        • Dan C
          January 7, 2012
          8:35 pm
           

          nasser, a higher calling = a difficult job to do; and I’ve been called worse and, frankly, at times deserved it. Not this time, but I can live with it … shalom.

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    • Simon
      January 11, 2012
      1:11 pm
       

      Nasser_The truth is that both sides of the jordan, israel and jordan should all be the land of israel. You were given your state by the british and it was called jordan. You have your palestine and we have our homeland so why not start and claim back jordan.

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      • nasser
        January 17, 2012
        8:54 am
         

        under what pretext should they be the land of Israel?

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        • Chris
          February 7, 2012
          6:01 pm
           

          The truth of the matter is, there will never be peace in the middle east. Only the false peace spoken of in Johns Revelation. God is STILL in control. Israel will always be treasured by Yahwey our GOD. This is a belief that calls for faith. I pray you see the light, and realize that Jesus is the one true son of GOD, and you join us in the family of GOD. It’s touching to see so many comments by people who realize that Israel must be protected and preserved. Trust in Jesus and our GOD, friends. Pray intently for Israel :^)

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        • nasser
          April 10, 2012
          6:14 pm
           

          lolwut? again your bringing religion into this. did you not see my earlier comment for without religion or is there a language problem here?

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    • tim
      June 27, 2012
      4:40 pm
       

      can you tell me what gives the us the right to take land that did not belong to them all nat. take land that has not belong to them but israel we cant let them have what does belong to israel the bible has the most documented artifacts and historical findinds than any other recorded document wipe the mud from your eyes and do your home work

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      • nasser
        July 3, 2012
        1:26 am
         

        i honestly dont know what youre trying to say please fix your grammar

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  • Christina
    October 4, 2011
    8:31 am
     

    It’s curious that the name of Obama isn’t mentioned as one of those advocating a return to the pre-1967 borders. If George Bush had uttered those words,the Jewish community would be all over him!!

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  • Matti Mouth
    September 19, 2011
    11:27 am
     

    g-d gave the land to the jews and as ablessing to all who stand with Israel.Your people will be my people and your G-d my G-d.The lord will destroy Israel’s enemies.Bless ISRAEL

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  • Siobhan
    September 10, 2011
    8:17 am
     

    Defend your borders, Israel, and if you run out of ammunition, give us a call.

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  • tex
    August 12, 2011
    9:04 am
     

    Israel should not move it’s borders back to the 67 lines until obama agrees to move the USA borders back to the 1492 original borders.

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    • Catherine
      August 18, 2011
      5:06 am
       

      I agree with the comment about returning lands won at a War which was started by an aggressor…..why do only Jews have to do that? We wouldn’t be Americans if that were true.

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  • Horst
    August 11, 2011
    5:32 pm
     

    If the Arabs would put down their Weapons,there would be peace tomrrow,in the middle east,if isreal would put down their weapons,there would be no isreal tomorrow.I stand with Isreal!

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  • bruce
    August 9, 2011
    7:07 am
     

    I believe israel has every right to defend their border’s and the jewish people have every right to israel and should be recognized by every nation and country in the world

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  • Paul
    August 4, 2011
    7:18 am
     

    I believe the Holy Bible…this is Israel’s land.
    They should keep what God has given them. God is still alive and He has promised their protection.
    These muslims terrorists are a bunch of cowards and Obama seems to support them.
    Israel, fight for what God has given you. God is on your side…who can stand against God?

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    • Jesse
      August 7, 2011
      2:48 pm
       

      Israel’s land is nobodies to give, the land belongs to God and no one can have it. it was promised to the children of Israel and it must not be divided, whoever tries will pay the price from heaven.

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    • John T
      August 13, 2011
      11:35 am
       

      President Obama is one of them. Let him prove his citizenship and that he is not a Muslim.

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    • Lisa
      October 17, 2011
      1:44 pm
       

      I believe what the Bible says,Israel is GODS CHOSEN LAND AND IF ANYONE THINKS THERE GONNA TAKE IT THEY WILL SEE WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE FOR THEM, I PRAY DAILY FOR PEACE IN ISRAEL, MAY GOD BLESS THE HOLY LAND AND HIS PEOPLE, AMEN

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  • Lous
    July 9, 2011
    5:01 pm
     

    ISRAEL DOESN’T GIVE UP ANY LAND,SHE DOES HAVE A RIGHTS AS A NATION. OVER OBAMA’S OBJECTIONS 67’S BORDERS. GOD WILL BLESS THOSE WHO BLESS ISRAEL.WHERE ARE YOU?

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  • Tamarah
    May 27, 2011
    10:49 pm
     

    How about Israel move her borders to that which was initially given to her by God?

    Those borders are listed in the Torah,
    Old Testament.

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    • Jeannette
      June 25, 2011
      8:44 pm
       

      Since I’ve been saved I have come to understand the beauty and promises from the Lord for Israel.She has been gathered from all four corner’s of the earth to dwell in the land that God has given her,Spiritually she may be asleep but all that will change someday and they will see Him whom they’ve pierced,and they shall mourn for Him as one who mourns the loss of a child.They will recognize and know that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God Creator of man and beast and all that is.Maranatha,Jeannette

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      • L. M.
        July 28, 2011
        2:16 pm
         

        I support Isreal fully and believe she should keep all the land rather than return to the 67 borders

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    • John
      July 2, 2011
      1:07 pm
       

      I totally support the Israelis & their fight for there borders. DON’T GIVE ONE INCH OF LAND THAT THE ONE & ONLY GOD GAVE TO YOU!

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    • Paul
      July 9, 2011
      5:56 am
       

      Amen!

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  • Oge
    May 19, 2011
    12:40 am
     

    Both arabs and jews have to live together in peace. Rather they have to do something for their country’s development instead of fighting against each other.

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    • Steve
      May 22, 2011
      8:43 pm
       

      Read Psalms 83:4-They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
      This is the Arab’s manfesto and always has been. Everytime we (USA) stick our noses in Israel’s businees nothing but bad things happen. We wonder why tornadoes and flooding have taken our nation over in the past month? Our President needs to back Israel thouhg the stars fall. The promise given in Genesis 12:3- And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
      This is the truth wether you belive it or not. God bless Israel and America needs to bless them too.

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  • marlene
    April 7, 2011
    10:27 pm
     

    The issue is NOT about Israel’s borders. It’s about a jealous hatred of the people of G-d and a denial of His son.

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  • Sarah
    April 3, 2011
    5:51 am
     

    The destiny of the Jewish people is intrinsically linked to their land – the WHOLE land of Israel…When the international community pressurises Israel to give up ‘occupied ‘territory, I am constantly reminded of God’s impending judgement of the nations for their anti-semitism and their insisting that Israel gives up her God-given land. (Read Joel 3: 1-2)

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    • Nancy
      May 19, 2011
      8:53 pm
       

      This is beautiful brings tears to my eyes. Obama should be sent these. He is bringing judgement against America in every way. God bless you and lord have mercy on Israel and the U.S.

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      • kim
        July 11, 2011
        10:59 am
         

        Yes God has blessed and given Israel ITS LAND JOEL 3:17, 19 “then you will know that I, the Lord your God, dwell in Zion, my Holy hill. Jerusalem will be holy, never again will foreigners invade her.” “But egypt will be desolate, Edom a desert waste, because of violence done to the people of Judah, in whose land they shed innocent blood.” SHALOM ISRAEL GOD BLESSED you forever!

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  • Nancy
    April 1, 2011
    7:21 am
     

    Isreal, you are my sister in Christ. God gave you the victory in 67 as well as many other victories. HE is bringing you home. Comparing to the amount of land God gave you after the Exodus, you have given up enough. You are the “apple of HIS eye” and I stand FIRM (unwavered) by your side. My life long dream is to walk on your streets. God Bless You Isreal and may God’s light and strength shine on you, forever.

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  • Johnie
    March 31, 2011
    11:29 pm
     

    Israel took nothing from anyone; she reclaimed lands that were hers for thousands of years and had been given her as a heritage by G-d. Jews were literally driven from other countries where they were being slaughtered by the millions, they had no choice except to go ‘home’ to Eretz Israel. It was their only sanctuary and their only hope of survival as a people. Palestinians had been in the land for hundreds of years, it is true. They were given opportunity to stay and become part of the nation building… they did not choose that but added their voices to those calling for the annilhation of Israel. Palestinians have several countries where they could be at home and at peace and rebuild their lives and economies: instead they have chosen to remain and be a thorn in the side of Israel and of the world. No concessions of land for Peace has ever worked; Israel must stand its ground, its survival depends on it. The Arab world must accept and recognize this fact: only then will there be peace in the Middle East. Unfortunately, peace is not what they want: they want the sons of Abraham driven into the sea. And that is not going to happen… not again.

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  • Leonid
    March 31, 2011
    11:26 pm
     

    As surely as God promised Abraham the Land of Israel, he has watched over his word to perform it. Therefore, Israel has every right to defend themselves and their country from fanatics with evil intentions. Stand strong Israel. Be Blessed.

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  • eli
    March 31, 2011
    3:11 pm
     

    Israel belongs to G-d and G-d has chosen the Jewish people to dwell in the land.Peace will not come from a relinquishment of the land by the jews,but by the teaching of civility and respect for the Nation and people of Israel.Until that happens there is nothing to negotiate.May G-D continue to bless Israel and the U.S.A.

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  • Dan
    March 31, 2011
    2:49 pm
     

    As for nasser’s comment back in Nov., the Egyptian Constitution may have a guarantee about freedom of religion, but it sure seems to be ignored a lot, what with all the sectarian violence that’s been in the news-and that’s only what has been reported.

    What I’ve never understood about the Arab-Israeli conflict is, the Arabs/Muslims have several holy cities and probably a host of shrines, the Israelis really only have Jerusalem, and even that is rather hotly disputed by the Muslims. It seems to me that, since the Israelis won Jerusalem fair and square-correct me if I’m wrong, here-as well as the rest of the occupied territories, only after being attacked by a vastly superior enemy in almost every way, why should they be expected to give any of it back?

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    • CHAYO
      April 1, 2011
      1:30 am
       

      YES DAN. I AGREE WITH YOU.
      DO WE NEED MORE PROOF? SATAN IS BEHIND ALL OF THIS! SUCH HATRED ROOTS HAVE ONE NAME: SATAN HIMSELF!!!!

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      • nasser
        April 27, 2011
        11:09 am
         

        your history with the jews hmm? oh ya you mean the history of six million dead in gas chambers which the arabs had no part. you mean all the persecution of jews by christians in europe? and you claim you are the defenders of jews? you know what you are the true obsticles for peace in the middle east i am arab and have many israeli friends we do not hate each other you fundamentalists just want to create hate for your own religious apocalyptic visions. seriously stay out of the middle east you have never lived there and know nothing about it.

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        • brl
          August 16, 2011
          11:00 am
           

          Are you talking about the millions of Jews that Hitler killed and exterminated ? He was not a christian, he was a murderer. Christians love all people, all religions, same as God so loves the world. True believers of Jesus Christ do not hate, we love every one. To hate other people is to murder, that is what the Bible says, God said it. So you are wrong, we love you but you hate Christians, who is the loser her?. Whoe is the winner here? God bless you my friend

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        • Russ
          September 19, 2011
          4:39 am
           

          I’m afraid you have it wrong Nasser. This website represents the Christian community who love the Jewish / Israeli people. By your own comment, it seems your the one inciting hate not us.

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        • nasser
          October 21, 2011
          12:59 am
           

          yes you love the israelis but hate the arabs? again just stay out of the middle east and let us handle our problems if it wasnt for kinds like you we probably would have something worked out by now

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  • Bill
    March 31, 2011
    2:23 pm
     

    Nasser: I believe God gave the land to the children of Abraham. But let’s leave that out for a moment. When Israel was established, by UN decree, the Jews invited the Palestinians to remain and join in building a nation. They left. The surrounding Arab nations vowed to kill the Jews and drive them in to the sea. They have been trying to do that since 1948, but each time they tried, they lost more land due to military defeat to a people determined to survive and build a secure nation for the Jewish people. For the last several decades, the Arab policy has been to commit small scale terrorism within Israel’s borders, while trying to force Israel to give up land to the Arabs they had lost and cannot regain militarily through terrorism, and through coercion diplomatically. Why should the Israelis trust you? If you could, you’d just attack again and wipe them all out. But you can’t. So you whine to the international community hoping they will force Israel to self destruct by giving back land which brings your artillery and rockets closer to their main cities. You rely upon international hatred – or try to stir that hatred up – toward Jews in order to gain what you can’t gain by military action.
    But trust your good will? When have you ever demonstrated that? You assassinated the only Arab leader who did. You cannot be trusted, and your whining falls on deaf ears (or it should, at least) due to your entire history of dealing with the Jews, your stated desires for the extermination of the Jews and their nation, and the Koran’s injunction to “convert or die” to the world. Bah. We stand with Israel and God’s people. To the end.

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    • Nina
      November 16, 2011
      6:36 am
       

      Bill, your comments are eloquent, poignant, and factual. I completely agree.

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  • Joe
    March 31, 2011
    2:04 pm
     

    I do not agree nor believe that Israel should give her land, not for a second!
    I do believe what God said to Abraham and *if* the Bible is true (which I believe it is), then the boundaries God himself gave to Abraham still stand today.
    It is completely irrational for the “international community” to attempt define Israel’s borders. Of course we Christians support Israel, we love them and will always defend her and her people and I fully believe what God said “I will bless those who bless you and I will curse (ouch!) those who curse you…”
    What can we say to that????

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  • Anne
    March 31, 2011
    2:02 pm
     

    Israel is God’s promise to his chosen people. You don’t want to be against Israel when you do this you are going against God. I stand for Israel because no one has the right to take away there land they have fought for for so long. God bless Israel and i pray that America will stand beside Israel if we don’t we will bring the raft of God down upon us.

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  • DALYOP
    March 25, 2011
    5:29 am
     

    We are behind you with prayers,one thing, believe in GOD as promised and remember you are chosen ones dont forget and keep to the LORD Only shall we serve, King of kings and prayer for us too HAUSA’S are killing our people.It shall come to pass Amen.

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  • Michelle
    February 22, 2011
    1:09 am
     

    A warning is written for us the Tanach in Proverbs 22:28 “Do not move back the long-standing boundary marker that your forefathers established.” This warning is also repeated other places in Proverbs. Giving the haters of our people “Israel” even a little land is like giving a treat to a child who lacks discipline, wisdom, and an understanding heart and then dumbly expecting them to actually act in a befitting manner. All that child will do is keep missbehaving more worse than before each time in the expectation that you will give it an even bigger reward the more they missbehave in order to silence them for a moment. In psychology this is called “reinforcement”. The more Israel caves in to the tantrums of their enemies the more they “reinforce” their ememies behavior for further tantrums in the future. The way the enemies of Israel behave is a part of what is called “Classical Conditioning” in Psychology. These “conditioned” behaviors have are instilled in these people by the older generations that came before. Being that people do not come out of the womb hateing others these “conditioned” behaviors can be changed over time. Our people Israel needs to really put their trust In Hashem and sense He is The Big GOD and not a little god there is a Strong need for all of us to ask Him for His advise on what to do, how to do it and when.

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  • iorsaa
    February 18, 2011
    7:34 am
     

    Israel should never and ever submit to the desires of this fanatics.The earth is of our God and the fullness thereof and he has given it to us(christians).Let the fanatics ask their dead gods to give them land that is if he has any.

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  • anthony
    February 17, 2011
    11:23 pm
     

    The land of Isreal is theirs, for them to live within. As such they should not live in the fear that that do today. As a USA citizen I feel that this country and the rest of the world should be supporting the Isreal country policies and providing what ever support is needed for the poeple of the country not just to servive but to thrive and be prosporous. If we let down Isreal by not supporting them we let down the whole world because the enimies of isreal will take over the rest of the world the same way. we al will loose.

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  • Paul
    February 17, 2011
    10:41 pm
     

    God’s word tells us that after a time he will bring all of his children home to Isreal. Isreal is back just aS PROMISED. This with the more and more returning every year. Isreal was scattered because they failed to trust only in the lord their god. Now they are being pressured into trading land for peace. God want;s them to trust in him for their security not land deals. Every time they have made the trade war has followed forcing them to fight and take the land back. When God said you will live in the land I gave your fathers …He Meant It! Isreal in americas only real ally in the middle east.

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  • Harold
    February 17, 2011
    8:29 pm
     

    A map to depict the borders of Israel to understand this issue would be appreciated.My view is every country has a right to its land and that sovereingty must be respected and guarded from incursions to disturb it.Harold fernando

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  • Nadene
    February 17, 2011
    10:55 am
     

    Israel should not give up anymore land. We were compliant before and thought we were giving up land for peace and what happened was that we gave people who wished us to disappear a piece of our land. Egypt was the exception, and I pray that peace continues.

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  • Leonid.
    February 11, 2011
    5:35 am
     

    Long Live Israel. Fight for your borders.

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    • Gwen
      March 31, 2011
      6:31 pm
       

      This is a daY in which we should be very excited and encourage God’s people to NEVER GIVE UP an inch of the land GOd has given them. Do not be afraid, “Fear not: stand still and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you TODAY. For the Egytians you have seen today you shall never see again. THE LORD WILL FIGHT FOR YOU, AND YOU SHALL HOLD YOUR PEACE AND REMAIN AT REST.” EXODUS 14:13-14

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  • nelson
    February 10, 2011
    11:38 pm
     

    If the land alloted to the tribes of Reuben and the half tribe of Mannasse Is now belonging to Jordan, why should Israel again continue to submit a further claim of their land.God Is sending back the Israelites from other countries home, where are you going to settle them If you compromise the land of their Inherritance?Never ever surrender a foot of your land.God Is with you and we shall pray with you on this Issue-Long live Israel

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  • Michael
    January 28, 2011
    4:10 am
     

    I pray for the Peace of Israel. As others have said here, these demands seem very unfair to Israel.

    You have my support!

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  • Wayne
    January 10, 2011
    12:11 am
     

    The Bible tells us that all the nations who interfere and try and divide Jerusalem will be torn to pieces. Jerusalem will become a burdensome stone. Israel is God’s time piece. When Israel was formed Again in 1948 as the Bible prophesised, Jesus said the generation that sees this miracle will not pass away. Jesus is at Heaven’s door. Israel is God’s land. I STAND WITH ISRAEL.

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  • Joel
    December 28, 2010
    12:01 pm
     

    If Israel and the world Jewish community fail to be proactive,rather than reactive regarding their security and rights as a nation, it will crumble. Israel and all Jews must set the terms for secure and fair borders (e.g. annexing Judea and Samaria as well as Gaza) as well as telling the international community that any nation or group which threatens the State of Israel will be destroyed…etc. Only by swift and total punishment will Israel gain respect as a force to reckoned with.The only way Israel and the Jewish people will ever gain the respect of its neighbors is not by giving away its precious land to sworn enemies, but by declaring their plan to annex land west of the Jordan as well as the Gaza strip, period. Peace without justice is coercian and appeasement. It’s our choice.

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  • nasser
    August 26, 2010
    11:45 pm
     

    you are all nutjobs we do not live in a time where conquering land means you have a right to it you claim israel to be a 21st century free nation and you use this mideval reasoning for them to get as much land as they can

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    • Anif
      October 4, 2010
      2:59 pm
       

      israel has all rights to claim and defend the Gaza strip. this land was given to them the jews by the almighty God. How there man to fight or pas legislation against God’s will? Israel will we conquered by its enimies for a short in the future but in the the Lord himself will desend from heaven conquere back the country and establish his throne in Jerusalem with israel been the capital of world. Dont give up or heed to international pressure israel God is by your side U got to keep standidng up for what is rightfully yours

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      • nasser
        November 27, 2010
        12:25 am
         

        this is the same kind of fundamentalism you acuse us arabs of you claim god is the one to give it to them you know nothing of gods will besides israel was founded by atheists.. it dosent matter if your parents beilived in judaism that dosent automaticlally mean god will accept you especially for a god they dont beilive in. im sorry this is the 21st century that argument about god and chosen people is invalid.

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        • Doreen
          April 1, 2011
          7:57 am
           

          Nasser, The Bible is the “WORD OF GOD” and it states that the Israel was given to the Jewish people. This can never be out dated or considered invalid! There is no need for name calling, mabey you just don’t have all the complete facts. Jews were here before Arabs and Christians. Muslims arrived about 600 years after Christians. And Jews were already occupying Israel. Every day more and more archeology proves Jews were there LONG before any Muslim or Palestinian! The only NUT JOBS I see are the ones firing rockets daily and killing innocent civilians in Israel and throughout the world by supposed Islamic extremists!

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        • nasser
          April 27, 2011
          11:04 am
           

          really? i am the extremist when you are the one saying god gave gaza to the jews and therefore they have a right to bomb it? i am the extremist when you are the one saying the arabs should leave because the jews were there 2000 years ago? hey it was people from your religion that killed six million jews in the forties it was people from your religion like martin luther who engraved anti semitism into christianity and i am the extremist? maybe you dont have your facts right about who is the real killer

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    • Leo
      November 28, 2010
      7:19 am
       

      Nasser. Islam conquered Egypt after Egypt was a predominantly Christian nation for roughly 6 centuries. So, tell us truthfully if you are working to free Egypt from Muslim domination since Egypt was militarily conquered by the Mohammadists and see it returned to any former predominate peoples.

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      • nasser
        November 29, 2010
        7:29 pm
         

        well leo i am a muslim and i can tell you islam did not neccessarily conquer egypt as the native inhabitents did not resist much. besids the point when did i bring egypt into this you know you cannot drive a car looking through the rear view mirror you cannot keep crying about the past to justify israels injustices today. also i can tell you the egyptians never left they jsut adopted a diffrent culture. before christianity was there they had their own religion and culture so do not say we are the conquerers. and what muslim domination? the constitution of egypt says all religions have a free stance in egypt if you have ever been there you would know the christian communty in cairo and alexandria is vibratn

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        • steven
          December 3, 2010
          2:12 pm
           

          nasser it dont matter who founded israel according to the bible GOD gave it to the jew,we believe that the bible is the word of god,

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        • nasser
          December 30, 2010
          2:27 pm
           

          steven it dosent matter what makes your bible any more valid than the quran or the books fo other religions you are no better than the people who used islam to attack america in 2001 no diffrence you are using rligion as a pretext to kill

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  • Randall
    August 15, 2010
    6:02 am
     

    Do not give 1 more inch up of israel up.the more you give back the more the ememies of Israel will try to get take back . until israel is not longer. Trust in the LORD!!!

    ROM 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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  • david
    August 14, 2010
    6:52 pm
     

    there are no other options but to keep what land you gain, and to serve the people with actions and gifts to welcom those who join the greater good for prosperity ,and let them secure
    them selves and what they have been given with intell straight to Israels security joining the cause for Israel, and the people who work for this earn the right of land then take more land.

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  • nelson
    August 10, 2010
    8:32 am
     

    Anybody can seek permission from the gov’t of Israel and stay there but nobody should attempt to take their God given portion.I pray that God strengthens the IDF to crush their enemies while people of good will continue praying for their success.

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  • Tribwarrior
    August 5, 2010
    9:15 pm
     

    I would like to know why there is no pressure by American Christians on the President to honor former President Bush’s pact with Israel concerning the weapons and armments that Obama had redirected elsewhere. Of all the evils that America is guilty of Ie. abortion, homosexuality to name only a couple, the one that scares me the most is the fact that the left led by Obama is pulling away from Israel as an ally. This is dangerous for America to literally pull out from under God’s protection as a friend of Israel

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    • K.C.
      August 7, 2010
      5:53 pm
       

      The U.S. has never been an ally of Israel. Only those inside our country who love Israel ever influenced or restrained our various government administrations regarding her. Fortunatel, there are many of us, but let us be realistic. The good news is that of all those who love and support Israel, is God Himself. And if He is for us, no one, absolutely no one, can stand against us.
      Shalom and Maranatha

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  • Jonathan
    July 31, 2010
    8:37 am
     

    When Israel fully returns to the Lord God YHWH, God will fully return Israel and the land He promised to them in covenant. Biblical history bears this out!

    Psalm 122:6 instructs us to: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” and explains that there will be peace within her when their people love God. Then, they will be secure!

    Romans 11:26 promises that: “All of Israel will be saved” when it no longer has a “hardening in part”.

    I love God, and love the Israel He wants to bless when they come to with their “whole heart, their whole soul, and their whole strength” (Deuteronomy 6:4)

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    • Oscar
      January 6, 2011
      8:42 am
       

      I totally agree. The Promised Land given to Israel by God, can not be negocieted. Every inch belongs to the people of Israel.

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      • Chayo
        April 1, 2011
        12:56 am
         

        “‘though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken’ … says the Lord, who has compassion on you” (Isaiah 54:10, NIV). THE LORD BLESS JERUSALEM! AND ISRAEL. THE LORD IS WITH HIS CHOSEN!

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  • Monday Ohireimen
    July 29, 2010
    3:06 am
     

    Isaiah 62:1-5, “Regarding Zion (Israel), I can’t keep my mouth shut, regarding Jerusalem, I can’t hold my tongue, until her righteousness blazes down like the sum and her salvation flames up like a torch. Foreign countries (Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine) will see your righteousness, and world leaders (U.S.A, Russia, Britain, Italy, France et al) your glory and you will get a brand-new name straight from the mount of God. You’ll be a stunning crown in the palm of God’s Hand, a jeweled gold cup held high in the hand of your God. No more will anyone call you rejected and your country will no more be called Ruined…. ” (Message Bible). This prophesy shall come to pass in Jesus Name.

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  • doral
    July 1, 2010
    4:40 pm
     

    my prayers are daily with israel…i also pray for
    myself, that even under the threat of death….
    i will never denounce israel or the chosen ones..shalom….doral

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  • Katherine
    July 1, 2010
    2:24 pm
     

    Why should Israel give up its land? The land was originally given to them by God. God has chosen them as his very own. To stand against them is to stand against God. I for one want no part in anything that goes against God.

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  • Joan
    July 1, 2010
    9:20 am
     

    We (as Americans) had better decide real fast where we will STAND. These are God’s chosen people…I’m on God’s side!! I don’t think Israel should have to give up anything that is hers. They have fought and died for their country just like we have in the support of freedom all over the world. It is EVIL that this one tiny country can’t seem to keep what they have fought for. We should do all we can to help them.

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  • William
    June 25, 2010
    9:37 am
     

    The 12 tribes of Israel given by Father should be rightfully belongs to Israel today. This is the Will of the Father. International Rights watchgroups & authorities should Not be imposing restrictions on Israel just because Muslim countries controls a large portion of Middle East.

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  • James
    March 7, 2010
    7:16 am
     

    Israel seems to always be having to submit to unreasonable demands from a world that will not do the same. I support Israel’s claim to its land. We should heed what is being done to them. We may be next if this is allowed to happen to them.

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    • Sunny
      March 9, 2010
      11:04 am
       

      I fully support the right of Israel to define its borders. Is it easy for any nation to be able to protect its territorial integrity when almost completely surrounded by enemies?

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      • Barbara
        July 3, 2010
        6:41 pm
         

        Isreal belongs to the jews,it is their land, given to them by God, according to the Bible, he will see they keep it. They have fought for it, since the beginning of time and no one has the right to tell them what to do with their own country. i stand with Isreal.

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        • Dave
          August 23, 2010
          9:01 pm
           

          Israel has not received all that God intends her to have, but when she does the world will throw it arms up even more, demanding what I expect will be won as Israel defends herself.

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  • Alan
    February 25, 2010
    2:23 pm
     

    Israel’s enemies are fanatics. They have no intention of giving up. Fanatics such as these do not spend their lives fighting for a bad cause and then decide to quit their war. It took 46 years after WWII to bring down the Soviet Empire– with millions killed in proxy wars during that time.

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    • Gary
      February 17, 2011
      12:25 pm
       

      If it were up to me or in my power I would dispatch all of Israel’s enemies once and for all;I am a Christian and believe all Christians and the United States should stand for the Jewish peolple-they are after all Gods chosen children.

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      • FKAJDS
        March 31, 2011
        1:43 pm
         

        Gary, “dispatch”? What do you mean by this? It could easily mean “kill”. As I am also a Christian, I do not believe God’s heart is to kill those he’s made in his image. Arab Genocide is not how this issue will be solved.

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