There has been talk lately about peace initiatives between Israel and the Palestinians. But it will never work, and here is why:
1. All true Muslims reject Israel’s claim to their land promises by God. They say…
- The original Bible (the word of God) was corrupted by devious Jews and Christians. Any parts that disagree with the Quran they say have been corrupted.
- They say that the Arab nations through Ishmael are the rightful heirs to the promises made to Abraham.
2. According to Muslim law the Jewish occupation of Israel (gained in 1948) is illegitimate. Why? Because the land was once occupied by Muslims—Allah gave the land to them. And according to Islamic law, “Any territory that was at some time ‘opened’ by a legitimate Islamic authority cannot revert to a non-Islamic authority.” Therefore, they say that by that law of Allah the land cannot be allowed to pass out of Muslim control.
3. All Muslims see the land of Israel as a great prize. And someday, very soon, many Muslim nations, led by Russia, will sweep down upon the land to take the land with all of its riches (Ezekiel 38:9-12). But there will never be any guilt or shame in what they will do, because they believe the land is really theirs. (And, as we know from Ezekiel 38 and 39, the Muslim nations will be soundly defeated by God.)
But they have got it all backwards. The land was promised by God to Israel (Gen. 12:1-3). They are the true heirs of His promises. And soon they (all who choose to believe in Him) will rule with God for a thousand years in the land.
Source: Israel on High Alert, by Ron Rhodes.