It is impossible to understand Israel and the Jews without basing this on God’s sovereign election of this land and people. The Lord’s promise to Abraham is the basis:
“I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you;And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed (Genesis 12:3).
The generation that experienced the grusome eradication of six million Jews, among them one and a half million children, could support Israel for a long time based on a natural sentimental goodness for this people that has been tested so harshly. But today, the second world war has become distant history, and sympathy and goodness based on the injustice against the Jews 65 years ago, is no longer adequate for the emerging generation of Europeans.
The attitude of Europeans toward Israel needs today to be founded on God’s own Word. If this is to happen, then the leaders of the Church and Christian politicians must dare to speak clearly what the Bible says about the Jews as a people and Israel as a nation. The challenge is to be bold enough to speak biblically about Israel, even when we stand on the pulpit of our Parliament, or when we sit around the tables of Kings and Queens with the council of ministers!