Palestine1948 (2)“And he said unto me: ‘Thou art My servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.’ Isaiah 49:3

From the Balfour Declaration: “His Majesty’s Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a National Home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine…” British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, James Balfour to Lord Rothchild, November 2, 1917, whom Dr. Weizmann had suggested as addressee

Given their superior position, the Jewish failure to work out an equitable solution, with the Palestinians, manifests an impoverishment of spirit.

GeorgeGrosz1939The question is “are contemporary Jews (traditionalists & secularists) fit for the House of Israel (People of God)”?

“They have chosen their own ways, And their soul delighteth in their abominations…Because when I called, none did answer; When I spoke they did not hear, But they did what was evil in Mine eyes, And chose that in which I delighted not.” Isaiah 66:3-4

The real House of Israel is being erected by the Son of Man, not the Man of Steel.

On this the 66th anniversary of the proclamation of the State of Israel, we hope and pray that Jews recognize that their true identity, redemption and freedom come from being united with, and serving, their Creator and fellow man (not from self-serving nationalism or socialism), so that God may be all in all.

Artwork: George Grosz