Editorial - Jerusalem, Israel's Capital

by Joseph Hunting

In spite of the popular belief that most Western nations have some Christian background with no lack of churches and ornate cathedrals which owe their origin to a very Jewish book the Bible and a very Jewish Messiah, almost all have condemned Israel for occupying its ancient capital city, Jerusalem, and its historic homeland of Judaea and Samaria.

The name Zion, which is synonymous with the Land of Israel, the People of Israel and their Holy City, Jerusalem, has been denigrated in the world Assembly of Nations as 'racist'.

When Israel proclaimed to the world that Jerusalem was its indivisible capital based on a three thousand year intimate relationship between the Hebrew peoples and this City, the almost unanimous response was the withdrawal of Embassies and diplomatic residences from Jerusalem in a shameful procession.

Prime Ministers, Presidents, Princes and Prelates would do well to remember that the Creator of the heavens and the earth and all that is in them, is also the mighty God of Israel who still honours His promise to Abraham: "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee." (Genesis 12:3)

Again, it would be well for national leaders to listen to Obadiah's warning: "For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations: as you have done, so it shall be done unto you: your reward shall return upon your own head." (verse 15). Britain's Lord Carrington came out in support of the P.L.O. stating that it wasn't a terrorist organization. The British government has supported the P.L.O. and the Arab claim for the return of Jerusalem and the West Bank to Arab control. It is more than a coincidence, when we consider Obadiah's warnings, that violence has rocked Western so-called Christian nations. The Bible makes it abundantly clear that God's warnings to the Gentile nations regarding Israel and Jerusalem are not to be taken lightly.