Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Israel

I always wonder why Christians support Israel when a huge number of the victims were Christian. (Palestinian Christians).

Can anybody answer this?

 
jcsscfam5

Asked by jcsscfam5 at 1:18 AM on Nov. 18, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

Level 5 (87 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (33)
  • "The rise of fundamentalist Christianity as a political force in the United States, has allegedly had an influence upon political decisions on the global stage. The majority of fundamentalist Christians in America subscribe to dispensationalist theology and biblical literalism, which predicts that at the second coming Jesus Christ will commence his reign over a re-established Jewish nation in the Middle East. The belief that the Jews must be returned to the Biblical lands of Judaea and Samaria before the world can end has, according to some, driven up American support for an aggressive Israeli approach to its neighbors in the Holy Land."
    CluelessCarrie

    Answer by CluelessCarrie at 5:40 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • Well, in the Bible it says that the Israelites were Gods chose people. So with this said, you don't mess with His babies, let Him deal with them and their shortcomings.
    jimmyntrina4eva

    Answer by jimmyntrina4eva at 1:42 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • If God is supposed to deal with them, then why did the US and Europe have to create Israel for them?
    jcsscfam5

    Answer by jcsscfam5 at 1:45 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • um jcsscfam5... Israel existed LONG before the US ever did... did you miss World History class?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:58 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • I believe Americans support Isreal because according to the Bible they are God's chosen. I believe our government supports Isreal because they are our only reliable ally in a strategically crucial region of the world. Why did the US and Europe have to create Isreal if God is supposed to deal with them? Well the Bible teaches that God uses people, cities, governments, countries to do His work.
    pinkink

    Answer by pinkink at 1:59 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • Isreal was destroyed and rebuilt. Indeed the Jews have been around since the beginning of time. Americans have not.
    pinkink

    Answer by pinkink at 2:02 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • I'm in total agreement with you, jcsscfam5. The US and Britain created a clusterfuck when they created a Jewish state right in the middle of and on top of an already existing country. Yes, I understand the biblical significance of this area but that's not why these governments created it. They did it to try to appease the world's Jewish population after the holocaust and to create an ally in the Middle East.
    It is baffling to me that everyone in the US seems to support Israel even when they commit terrorism.
    But here is a theory on why Christians are in support of Israel.
    cont'd.
    CluelessCarrie

    Answer by CluelessCarrie at 5:39 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • I think it's tragic that the Palestinians have been treated so horribly, just as I think it's tragic that Israelis have been the victims of so much violence. I feel terrible for both of them. It's a no win situation. One group believes with all their hearts that this land was given to them by God and the other group has been displaced and made refugees from a land they have called home for generations.

    And all the while, Christians (some Christians) just want the Jews in place so that they can be judged and killed when Christ returns.
    CluelessCarrie

    Answer by CluelessCarrie at 5:47 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • They did it to try to appease the world's Jewish population after the holocaust and to create an ally in the Middle East.

    Actually the creation of the current state of Israel in an already existing country started after WW1and the collapse of the ottoman empire. Britain were the ones who made conflicting promises to both Israelites and Palestinians, which led to the country being split into two provinces,one for Arabs and the other to establish the Jewish Homeland. During and after WW2 however the influx of Jewish citizens to the Mandate. Add into this Nationalism on either side and you get a giant clusterfuck that is the war today.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:11 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • The issue becomes that right now the Israeli government have been guilty of several war crimes which have been ignored by the UN and United States and we are financially backing the Israeli government. Neither side is willing to make peace, both want all the lands for themselves. The Israeli government because it is the land "promised" to them by God. The Palestinians because it was the homeland of their fathers or their homes themselves. Hence the reason the U.S. and Britain have been made targets of terrorist attacks. It all ties back to the war between Palestine and Israel.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:11 AM on Nov. 18, 2008