At that time, the Canaanites were in the land. Then the Lord appeared to Abram, and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” (Gen. 12: 7)
How convenient. A Jewish God, spoke in some language understood by Abram, without witnesses, by the way, declaring that his children would be God’s chosen and as proof, God had in mind to give Israel, who did not yet exist, the land of another people.
There are several problems with this narrative.
In the first place, “There is no empirical evidence that any God even exist. In fact, there are no peer-review scientific articles that take God’s existence seriously,” much less a God who spoke of a state called Israel three thousand years into the future.
Zionists love to quote Genesis 12:
And God said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you, I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves. (Gen. 12:1-3)
When they quote this, they hope that you will not remember that when this was written, Abram had no children. There was no person or nation named Israel. The man Israel was born two generations in the future as one of the twelve grandsons of Abram. He certainly was not a state. Yet, 3000 years later Jewish survivors of Hitler’s holocaust moved to Palestine saying, “That’s us.” All this is a long way from God’s promising the land of Palestine as theirs forever.
Israel’s founders claimed to be atheists. Yet, they claimed the land of Palestine to be theirs because a “God” they didn’t believe in gave it to them.
The bottom line is this: The land of Palestine is in the hands of Israel because of military might and terrorism, not some kind of divine donation.
For those who need a book, or holy writ; The Old Testament prophets and the entire New Testament demand peace, not war. There are no exceptions. You cannot find one verse which says, in this case or that, it will be OK to take another person’s life or land.
June 28, 2017