It's time to get all the "boogie men" out in plain sight and deal with the hatred between Arabs and Jews. It all started 4,000 years ago, but I assure you that it will all come to a very drastic conclusion - in the not too distant future.
I speak as one who knows and has studied the history of enmity (hatred/hostility/animosity) between Arabs and Jews, and it all started back in the Biblical days of Abraham. Let’s take a little trip back in time to discover the origin of this enmity, and then we will come forward to the present time, and I will tell you why Israel will always be here on the planet…always. Harm will come to Israel, but only after certain events take place in the not-to-distant future, and I will explain those events by the end of this article.
I am the author of eight books. The story below is taken from one of them – America’s Two Holy Wars, copyrighted in 2004, finished in 2010. I state this because I wish to avoid any semblance of plagiarism in the event that anyone discovers the content online. It’s online because I wrote the book.
The origin of the hatred
I shall use the Old Testament Book of Genesis, but it mirrors the Hebrew Book of Bereishit (meaning “in the beginning”).
Genesis Chapter 16:1 “ Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. 3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. 4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she (Hagar, the Egyptian maid) had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.”
Author - Animosity developed immediately between Hagar, the Egyptian, and Sarah, Abraham’s first wife. God gave Sarah to Abraham as his wife. Sarah gave his second wife, Hagar, to him. Sarah would not wait upon God for her child, so she gave her handmaiden to her husband to bear a child for them. Once Hagar, the Egyptian, conceived and had a son, jealousy developed - hatred developed between the two women…one a Jew – the other an Arab.
6 “But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face. 7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. Hagar had to flee from Sarah…..so she and her son Ishmael disappeared…..and went away from Abraham. 9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, “Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands”.
10 And the angel of the LORD said unto Hagar, “I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude”.
Author - This was the birth of the Arab nations. They had God’s promise that they, too, would become great and multiply upon the earth. Today, Muslims are 1.9 billion strong.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto Hagar, “Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction”.
Author - Ishmael was born when Abraham was 86. God delivered a son to Abraham from Sarah. His name was Isaac. He was born when Abraham was 100,
Abraham lived in an area that would later be called Israel (Canaan land) - (Genesis 16:3). Ishmael would grow up to be a man of the desert wilderness, with a wild and hostile attitude toward people, exactly as God described him to his mother before he was born.
12 “And he (Ishmael) will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. - In other words, “Ishmael shall always be hostile toward Israel, and his generations shall always occupy lands right under Israel’s nose.”
To demonstrate that hostility and jealousy was taking place in the household, read verse 8 and 9 of Genesis 21: Isaac was born of Sarah (finally), and when it came time to wean Isaac, Ishmael his much older brother, began mocking. - 8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.”
Sarah’s hatred toward Hagar and “Hagar’s son” caused Sarah to complain to Abraham. She complained as follows: 10 - “Wherefore she said unto Abraham, ‘Cast out this bondwoman (slave woman), and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.”
Sarah was now telling Abraham, “This slave woman and her son will not inherit a thing from us.”
Author’s note – I can see why the Arabs are a bit ticked off! I can see how they want to treat Jews (the lineage of Isaac), as slaves. Abraham, Sarah and their son, Isaac, created a rift between Abraham, Hagar and their son, Ishmael. I can also see how the devil himself is happy to know that he still causes this kind of division in the world. His goal never changes. He will continue to cause division and strife right up to the very end of time.
11 –“And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son.”
Some of that grief appears to be that Abraham was caught between God and Sarah, and his two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. It’s not my job here to judge either side, but it’s too bad that Abraham disobeyed God in the first place. Maybe it’s a lesson for us to learn, too – about being impatient or not waiting upon God – if we are praying people.
12 –“And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. 13 –“And also of the son of the bondwoman (Ishmael) will I make a nation, because he is (also) thy seed. (The Arab nation is huge).
Author – And this is why God kept His promise to Hagar that from the loins of her son, Ishmael, a great and mighty nation (the Arab world…nation of Islam), would come to pass. Because Abraham failed to trust God, God blessed both children from his loins….Ishmael from Hagar, and Isaac from Sarah.
14 -“And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.”
Isaac and Ishmael didn’t meet again until Abraham died: (Genesis 25:9-10)
Ishmael lived 137 years (Genesis 25:17). He bore twelve sons, and their tribes spread from Egypt to what is now Iraq – formerly Mesopotamia - “the land between the rivers". Mesopotamia (Iraq) is located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
The place where Abraham was buried is known today as the “Tomb of the Patriarchs” in Hebron, where the conflict for control of it still rages between the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael.
Did you know that the Jews control only 18.7% of this tomb, and Muslims control 83.3%. Both claim Abraham as their religious Father. The fight for Abraham’s tomb is ongoing. This is a sacred place of worship for both the Jews and the Arabs. Seems a shame that they both fight over Abraham, who is the father of both the Jew and the Arab. Go figure!
Many of the modern-day Arabs correctly recognize that they are the descendants of Ishmael, while the Jews, and the rest of the Israelites, are descendants of Isaac - but all are descended from Abraham. Ishmael lived in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt - (Genesis 21:20-21).
It might be interesting to know that the Wilderness of Paran is located in the Sinai Peninsula, and is better known in the Bible story as the place where Moses and the Jews were relegated for 40 years - wandering in the wilderness while trying to get to the “Promised Land”.
Jews and Arabs have been hostile with one another for almost 4000 years. Jews claim that Abraham’s son, Isaac, was the true son of Abraham because Sarah had Isaac.
The Qur’an teaches that it was Ishmael that Abraham almost sacrificed to the Lord, and not Isaac. The Old Testament, or Jewish Tanakh, claims that Isaac was the one that God asked Abraham to sacrifice, but withheld killing the child. History reveals that Isaac was the son who Abraham nearly sacrificed.
Many Jews and Arabs today have no clue as to why they fight constantly! Actually, not that many people in the world get it!
You say, “So what! So what is the big deal? Why don’t these people get over it, and become friends?” It’s simple – they can’t – God said they would always hate each other.
Israel is also a target of Osama bin Laden (now dead) and his followers – but not for its oil!
"The creation of Israel is a crime which must be erased." – Osama bin Laden. Osama knew that most Muslims hate the Jews. He plays to that element of hate. It won him allegiance from most Muslims, even those under the rule and authority, for now, of the Arab States - and the 1.9 billion Muslims worldwide.
Israel – A Tiny, Tiny Land – Why All The Fuss?
It is widely believed that the people of the Nation of Israel are the chosen people of God (“Yahweh”), and that God protects Israel from its enemies. So far, that has been proven to be true. Remember the famous “Six-Day War”?
The 1967 Arab-Israeli War, also known as the “Six-Day War” or “June War” was fought between Israel, and its Arab neighbors Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Money was funneled into Arab coffers from Iraq and Kuwait. As a result of the “Six Day War”, Israel gained control of the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights. - Courtesy of Wikipedia
Arabs hate Jews because Jews always seem to win – yet, it is the Arabs who have most of the land and all of the oil and wealth of the Middle East. Why, then, is Israel the focus of all this attention, and why is it that Israel, though attacked by huge Arab forces surrounding it, has not succumbed?
We should begin to wonder how it is that war after war against Israel still leaves Israel standing – and, in fact, Israel has captured more land around them to act as a buffer zone between them and their enemies. I am amazed at how tiny Israel is, and how vast the Arab lands are. Yet, the Bible says that there will always be animosity and fighting between Arabs (from Ishmael) and Jews (from Isaac).
Israel was always the target of Arabs, and will always be the target. It’s been like that since dirt was formed.
People ask, “Then if all that is true, why in the world doesn’t America and the rest of the world simply mind our own business, and let these people kill each other off - and may the winner be declared so we can all go on with our lives”? If the Bible holds true, there will always be “enmity” between Arab and Jew – and there’s nothing anyone can do to prevent it. We did not help Israel during the six-day war – and they still won the war! God wanted to prove a point, I suppose.
Muslim extremists or “Jihadists” are stirring up conflict in the Middle East, and now all over the world. If you are not familiar with why they are doing this, it is only because you are unaware of the goal of Islamic extremists - Jihadists. Most Muslims are good people who do not espouse “Jihad”. When I say that Muslim extremists hate us, it is because they believe they have good reason to hate us. The predominant hatred of Muslim Arabs is that they hate Jews. As pointed out, it stemmed from the birth of Ishmael.
Muslim extremists hate Americans because we have helped the Jews or “Zionists”, and we have aided them and protected them. President Harry Truman signed a proclamation that recognized Israel as a nation back in 1948.
Since then, we have been hated as much as the Jews have been hated by most Arabs/Muslims. You will see that what I say is not my belief – or my words - it is taken from the words of people like Osama bin Laden.
The Muslim Extremist Goal: “Jihad” or “Holy War” for World Dominance.
The MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
Keep in mind while you are reading this, that I wrote it in 2004 – but now – you are hearing a lot about the Muslim Brotherhood…and ISIS or ISIL - especially concerning the attempted takeover of many Muslim countries – like Tunisia and now Egypt….soon Jordan and beyond, It is the start of this global power grab.
Jihad - "As a movement for the establishment of Muslim governance, Islamic radicalism was born in the 1920s with the creation of an organization of Egyptian origin known as the Muslim Brotherhood. From the outset, Islamic radicalism opposed not only colonialism, but also Western modernism and non-Islamic Arab governments. The radicalization process intensified with the formation of the State of Israel and the movement itself gradually internationalized, facilitated by the emergence of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the Gulf War, to the point of reaching its current dynamism." – Source - GlobalSecurity.org
Remember that name…Muslim Brotherhood - and ISIS or ISIL....the major terror group that is radicalizing the youth all over the world to commit murder and mayhem - among their own countrymen!
Jihaddists are also behind the in-your-face building of a mosque at the site of the World Trade Center where Arab Muslim extremists destroyed 3,000 souls on 9//11/2001.
Another name for Jihadist is Terrorist. The words are interchangeable. Jihadist Muslims got their origin from the Arabic word quital, which is found in the Qur’an, the Muslim Holy Book. It means to fight or to commit warfare. Jihad was developed as Islamic fundamentalist extremists - or “Jihadists” (now “terrorists”) began to translate the word fight (originally intended to mean ‘fight to defend’) to outright warfare against the “infidel”. The infidel is any non-Muslim.
This is called “Jihadist teachings” – “Jihad (meaning struggle), is the organized violence against non-Muslims for the purpose of building up the wealth and power of the Islamic community and bringing the world under a single Islamic state.”
Read the above paragraph slowly, and let it sink in.
This premise, this goal, is what Islamic extremists have been trying to do since, in my opinion, the invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
The Muslim extremist goal? To “Bring the world under a single Islamic State” – a “One-World Government” – a one-world Theocratic government.
You will now begin to hear the term “Caliphate”. If you boil it all down, it simply means that Islamic extremists want to rule the world through a dictator regime run by a “Caliph”, and they want to rule with an iron fist using another term that you had better come to grips with – “Sharia Law”.
Please – Google Sharia Law and see what you come up with.
To save lots of time, it is a system of laws whereby everything YOU do is governed by theocratic (in this case Islamic) laws. Adultery is punishable by death by stoning. They would punish, imprison or kill anyone who does not acknowledge Allah as the Supreme Being. I cover that in great depth in my newest book - "Seven Heads Corporation" (release date June 30, 2015), but time and an allotted word count limits my ability to elaborate here.
By the way, I have also studied the Bible since I was eleven years old and I’m now a "senior citizen".
The goal is to have one nation - under Islam - ruled by Islamic Jihadists who are currently led and organized by Imams - don't let anyone tell you differently, the world’s most prominent Islamic, self-appointed leader and sponsor of terrorism. They are in competition for world dominance by the Progressives throughout the world, and I’ll show you how these two factions will merge later.
Muslims are “Monotheistic” - they believe in one God - Allah. They obey the teachings of Mohammed, their prophet. They do not hold to the notion that there is a triune God, nor do they subscribe to the belief by Christians of the Holy Trinity of Father, Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit. They also do not believe in the God of Israel…Jehovah…Yaweh. Their god is Allah. The origin is said that he was the son of a moon goddess....who can say for sure? Notice their crescent moon on their flags.
“Islam is to be imposed by force” - Mohammed said, "I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, "None has the right to be worshiped but Allah, and whoever says, " None has the right to be worshiped but Allah, his life and property will be saved by me." (otherwise it will not). Al-Bukhari vol 4:196. Mohammed, the prophet lived for 62 years - from 570 - 632 A.D.
Muslim extremists want to kill and oppress the Jews, and want to kill Americans as well because we helped Israel in 1948, and we help them to this day. Muslim extremists also target anyone who helps Jews or Americans.
I do not approach this from my perspective, but from the actual words of Osama bin Laden: – He said, “I have to stress the necessity of focusing on the Americans and the Jews for they represent the spearhead with which the members of our religion have been slaughtered. Any effort directed against America and the Jews yields positive and direct results - Allah willing. It is far better for anyone to kill a single American soldier than to squander his efforts on other activities. The American government is leading the country towards hell. We say to the Americans as people and to American mothers, if they cherish their lives and if they cherish their sons, they must elect an American patriotic government that caters to their interests not the interests of the Jews."
ISIL means you harm. They have said so in the above statement from bin Laden that they subscribe to. He has also said so in a written “Fatwah” or “Decree”, which I delve into in the book. You need to read his words so you can see, first hand, what his mission is, and how he intends to carry it out. If we ignore him, and his ideology, he will do you MORE harm.
We will discover that we must stay in the Middle East because to bring our troops home means we agree to allow Osama et al to conquer the Middle East first, own the oil wells there and in Africa, and then he will come after you – stronger than ever – with an army of dedicated followers who will fight to the death to achieve their leader’s objectives. The oil will pay for millions of soldiers (from the pool of 1.9 billion Muslims worldwide), and it will easily pay for weapons, including those of mass destruction.
The Second “Holy War” – against YOU!
There is another “religion’ that has attempted to take over your minds, and your rights under the Constitution, and you and I have let this go on for the last hundred years. That religion is the “system of beliefs held in ardor” by Progressive Liberal Secularists. …aka PROGRESSIVES.
The Progressive Liberal Secularists have been around for over a hundred years, and are now in power in America and throughout the world. Their goal, coincidentally, is also to rule the world through “global governance”.
They will be the ones who carry that goal to fruition, and as strange as it might seem to you, these anti-God Progressives (the ones who want to remove “In God We Trust” from our currency, and who hate the U.S. Constitution) are feverishly jockeying into position to accomplish that objective.
Their only problem now is that we Americans who stand for God, country and freedom are in the way – especially with our Constitution. A One-World or Global Government is their only way to achieve this sought after world dominance – but the Muslims are encroaching into their power struggle as well.
The answer, so you will see by 2013, is that they will unite - yes, the “religious” Islamic fundamentalists - using Jihadist tactics and vying for the world to be run by Sharia Law - will unite with the anti-God Progressives because Progressives have recognized that the ends justify the means to get control over the population of the world.
There will be one currency…and it won’t be paper. Paper money (anyone’s) will become worthless.
Gold will back up the power of the global currency that will be forthcoming, and the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and World Bank will be the financial leaders – replacing what is now known as the Federal Reserve in the United States.
The currency, however, will be this: No person on the planet will be able to buy or sell anything – especially food, without first taking a microchip that will be implanted under their skin. This is being done right now in senior citizens (Florida), and – over time – will be the norm. They will use the guise that pets should have these chips first – in case they get lost. Then, children should have them because of the rash of kidnappings, sex trafficking, murders, etc.. Seniors now have them implanted – you know, in case they wander away from the nursing homes!
I won’t elaborate, but I will tell you that over 4,000 years ago, this was predicted by Daniel, the prophet…and later prophesied or predicted in what we call the New Testament. All details are in two of my books about the “end of days”.
Don’t worry about Israel – they will be around for a long time – forever, actually.
Some wonder if Iran will force Israel into a war. The answer is that Iran is, in fact, trying to goad Israel into a war because their Imams sincerely believe they are the chosen ones to usher in the Islamic “Messiah” – the 12th Imam. Before the Imam can return to the earth, however, “much violence must be perpetrated upon the earth.” How, in your personal observance of current world events, is violence being played out?
Ask yourself if the Irish or Scotch are causing violence throughout the world.
God forbid that I should set “political correctness” aside, but I shall. Muslim extremists – called “Jihadists” are carrying out violence upon the earth with one purpose in mind, and that is to do, as Osama bin Laden (and now his followers) has called for and Jihadist teachings espouse: “Jihad – the organized violence against non-Muslims for the purpose of building up the wealth and power of the Islamic community and bringing the world under a single Islamic state.”
The Bible tells us, in many instances, that Israel will still be around, so don’t worry about them falling by the sword of their Arab enemies that surround them.
Here is what is supposed to happen, according to Biblical prophesy, and the so-called end of days will be upon as the moment this event takes place: An “event” will take place whereby a Holy Temple will be built atop Mount Zion in Israel. The Roman Government then in power destroyed the last Holy Temple on August 4, 70 A.D.
The problem is that Arabs do not own Mount Zion, but they control the “temple mount”. They have two edifices there – The Dome of The Rock and the third holiest Muslim shrine – al Aqsa Mosque.
How then, do the Jews get to build their Holy Temple on that site?
Jesus gave us some insight into this “event” that would take place – just before a horrific event known to many theologians as the “Tribulation Period” comes into play. Literally, at that time, all hell will break loose.
I can say that it is certainly within the realm of possibility, having put Biblical prophecy and world current events into play, that Iran's sole purpose in life is to provoke Israel into a war. Their former president, Ahmadinejad, has stated that on many occasions, including one in front of the United Nations General Assembly last year. Israel, however, is taking the stance that they will never allow Iran to develop nukes.
The “event”, in my calculated judgment, will occur when Israel performs a preemptive strike against Iran – and possibly Syria. Nobody on the planet will blame Israel, although they will be condemned for using their nukes to accomplish their goal.
Once that terrible event occurs, Israel will be emboldened to literally kick the Arabs out of all of Israel, and especially off the top of their Holy Mount Zion.
When that happens, my dear reader friend, then Israel will take that opportunity to do what they have wanted to do for fifty years or more, and that is to build their Holy Temple right where it used to be….under the Dome of The Rock.
It might take three years for them to build this Holy Temple…maybe three and a half (which is exactly what I think will happen because it fits in directly with the prophecy of the New Testament concerning the Great Tribulation period of seven years that will occur during the end times.
Half way through that period of "Tribulaton" or 3.5 years, the Temple will be finished, and God said that He would take His "elect" or those who have believed in the Gospel of Christ - out of the terrible portion of that Tribulation Period. Therefore, it is my contention, that Born-again believers will be "extracted" at the point where the Holy Temple on Mount Zion is finished and becomes desecrated. That's GOOD NEWS for born-again believers.
When the Holy Temple is finished, then the Arab world will have accomplished their mission of waiting patiently in the wings for that day, and they will attack Jerusalem with everything they have.
This is the time spoken of when Jesus said, “When you see the temple being desecrated, look up into the sky for your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:10-28 reveals the story in great detail.
It speaks of Israel having only 144,000 people left alive after that Arab attack, and this will occur at the hand of the Gentiles (non-Jews).
The BAD NEWS for born-again believers is that the Christians (those who follow the teachings of Christ)and this remnant of Jews will be persecuted, tossed into prison and betrayed by parents, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends – for their faith…but the good news is, “Not a hair on your heads will be touched.” This all happens BEFORE the rapture or "extraction" takes place. This means, in my educated opinion, that Islam and the Progressives will be in power just before the Holy Temple is completed on Mt. Zion - The Global Government will already be established. This is where Sharia Law will dictate punishment for all non-belivers in Allah. But no born again believer will be killed.
The reason that no believer will be killed is that a great “taking up” of the saints (believers) will happen just around the time that the Temple is finished and desecrated. Then, people who remain on the earth will go through 3.5 years of absolute hell…a judgment from God Himself.
All of that is in my book, and in another – Heaven – How Do I Get There? and in my newest book - "Seven Heads Corporation".
So, now you know more than you might have wanted to know. The question of why Arabs and Jews will NEVER get along should be answered to your satisfaction.
Some will call me a nut-cake, but leave the verdict on the table until you see the Arabs being kicked out of Israel in the very near future, and if you see that Holy Temple being built - then perhaps you should read my other book real quick!
HERE IS THE EXACT TIMETABLE:
WHEN YOU SEE THE FIRST SHOVEL FULL OF DIRT BEING REMOVED BY ISRAEL - FROM MOUNT ZION -YOU HAVE ABOUT 3.5 YEARS TO MAKE YOUR DECISION TO ASK JESUS TO BECOME YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR.
John Tyler, Author of nine books.
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