Today in the news we hear from the Israel side and Palestine side why Jerusalem rightfully belongs to Israel or Palestine. Or that Palestine is being discriminated or Israel is being discriminated. This is a major political and religious issue that has been going on for sometime.

I have studied this topic deeply like many and have come to the conclusion that Jerusalem rightfully belongs to Israel, not Palestine. The Torah, Book of Jasher, and the Bible gives historical accounts and also supports Israel’s rightfully claim (Even Archeological Evidence). The foundation of this support begins with the (ברית בין הבתרים) covenant between Abraham and God.

The covenant that was made between God and Abraham came with a statute for Abraham and his descendants to follow from God. In Genesis chapter 17 we read the first clear condition of the covenant between God and Abram for his descendants other than Abraham obedience to God. Which is found in Genesis chapter 12:

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.
– Genesis 17:1-2

In the beginning of Chapter 17 introduces the first condition or what we would call today the first term of an agreement which is that Abram and his descendants must walk faithfully and blameless before God in order for the covenant to become into effect. This meant Abraham and his descendants had certain obligations which Genesis 17 states. More obligations added down the road with Abraham and his descendants. This covenant included Ishmael and Isaac and for their descendants.

Before Ishmael or Issac came into the picture God made a promise to Abraham and told him that he and Sarah will have a son. By the time Abraham was 85 and Sarah 75, and they had been married for 60 years without having children. Sarah selflessly decided to give her maidservant Hagar to Abraham so he could have children with her. Sarah was very concerned that her husband will not have an heir. This is how Ishmael came to be.

Abraham considered Yishma’el (Ishmael) as his first born. According to the Book of Jasher it records that Abraham reached out to his son Ishmael and was concerned for his well being as a father after he was sent away. There was reconciliation between father and son. Ishmael and his children ended up later dweling with Abraham many days until his death. So the covenant promise also belongs to Ishmael as long as he and his descendants must walk faithfully and blameless before God. That covenant is tied to the promise land. In which also the portion Abraham purchased and descendants claimed. Ishmael and his sons were part of Israel for a time. Until Ishmael descendants betrayed their kin and left the ways of God. The Torah, ten commandments, and the scriptures are all tied to the covenant.

I believe things would have been different between Ishmael and Issac descendants if it were not for the situation between Sarah and Hagar which began the seed of jealousy and hate that caused problems and still till this day. That jealousy between his mother and Sarah caused Ishmael to corrupt him. When he was about 15, he brought idols into his tent and began worshiping them, mimicking the Canaanite neighbors.

Sarah became aware of Ishmael’s ways and demanded that Abraham send away Ishmael, and Hagar who become arrogant toward her. Abraham felt conflicted about sending away Ishmael, until God intervened and commanded him to listen to his wife Sarah. So Abraham gave Hagar and Ishmael some food and a flask of water and sent them on their way.

Also down the road Ishmael repented and also made up with his brother Isaac, and when it came time to bury their father Abraham, Ishmael honored his brother by letting Isaac go first. This being recorded means that Ishmael recognized that God had chosen Issac to take their father mantle. As we read in the scriptures God usually tests and weights the hearts of man.

Origin of Palestine

The word Palestine derives from Philistia, the name given by Greek writers to the land of the Philistines, who in the 12th century B.C occupied a small pocket of land on the southern coast, between modern Tel Aviv–Yafo and Gaza.

The Philistines were sea peoples, who were a confederation of tribes that, according to Egyptian and other historical sources, appears to have wreaked havoc across the eastern Mediterranean at the end of the Late Bronze Age in the 13th century and early 12th century B.C. Coming from the mainland Greece, Crete, or Sardinia gathered from DNA evidence.

They were an advance technological society. The Philistines were masters at iron technology in the region compared to their surrounding neighbors. Until they were wiped out. Modern day people who call themselves Palestinians are not the original Palestinians based on DNA evidence, but most of them are the sons of Ishmael.

The Palestine name was reintroduced by the Roman Empire due to the continuous rebellion that was going on.During the time of the Romans Palestine people were not in the map. Emperor Hadrian changed the provincial administrative name of Judaea to Palestine. The Romans had enough. Henceforth up till 1948 A.D the region was mainly known as Palestine. Therefore began the Balfour Declaration and the re-establishment of Israel.

Israel Right to Claim Because of the Covenant

From Abraham, Issac, Jacob….. and the 12 tribes of Israel. They are the people who have retained their identity as a nation and most importantly their heritage and honored the laws of God since the time of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. There had been times that Israel has rebelled against God. Yet, there are many in this day continue to honor the first condition of the covenant and the promise that God gave Abraham which is to walk before Him (God) faithfully and be blameless. To honor his laws.

Without God covenant to Abraham being honored and followed no son of Abraham has any right to the land promised by God. This condition to walk before Me (God) faithfully and be blameless is not the only condition that must be followed they are other conditions. The Torah goes more into detail. Where God added more to Issac and Jacob to the covenant.

In the past because of Israel’s unfaithfulness, according to scriptures God removed Israel from the promised land and gave them to their enemies for not honoring the covenant. Just as Ishmael sons were removed because they betrayed their kin and went to their own thing and decided not to honor God’s covenant.

On May 14, 1948 A.D the day that Israel became a nation again. It upset very much the sons of Ishmael. This is why the modern Palestinian exists today because they set it up. Because many of them believe they are the rightful heirs to the land and the covenant.

According to the scripture they can reclaim the promise that was given to Abraham, but only if they acknowledge and honor the covenant. This will take minimum between two to three generations until they begin seeing the fruit and follow the ways dictated in the scriptures given by God. There are sons of Ishmael who have recognized the ways of God and their generations after them have been blessed or will be blessed if they recognize the covenant and walk in the ways of God. The heritage and blessings of the promise grow more as each generation passes.

One law shall be for the native-born and for the stranger who dwells among you.
Exodus 12:49

According the the scriptures Jerusalem rightfully belongs to Israel as long as they honor the covenant and the commandments given by God to them. The sons of Ishmael can also partake in the blessings only if they honor the covenant and the commandments given by God to Israel.

Summary

This post I wrote is a summary of a high level overview that I could write a book about. I just hit the high points to why I believe that Jerusalem rightfully belongs to Israel according to scripture, archeological evidence,  and heritage. I did not even touch upon in more detail the land claim of Jerusalem and other land areas.

And you shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and show them the way in which they must walk and the work they must do.
Exodus 18:20

I believe this dispute between the Palestine State and Israel can only be solved in talks only if the covenant is brought to the negotiating table. It must also be recognized by both sides that Ishmael sons were removed because they betrayed their kin (Issac sons) and went to their own thing and decided not to honor God’s covenant. They missed out.

So what God gave to Abraham, Issac, and Jacob and their descendants Israel.  Are the the statutes and the laws that must be honored to live in the promise land and to receive the blessings of God.

Three days ago on September 4, 2019 President Jair Bolsonaro made a direct political attack against U.N high commissioner for human rights and former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet. On Facebook President Jair Bolsonaro wrote the following in Portuguese: Here is the original link – https://www.facebook.com/jairmessias.bolsonaro/photos/a.250567771758883/1577243422424638/?type=3&theater

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Michelle Bachelet, and Dilma Rousseff

Michelle Bachelet, Comissária dos Direitos Humanos da ONU, seguindo a linha do Macron em se intrometer nos assuntos internos e na soberania brasileira, investe contra o Brasil na agenda de direitos humanos (de bandidos), atacando nossos valorosos policiais civis e militares.

Diz ainda que o Brasil perde espaço democrático, mas se esquece que seu país só não é uma Cuba graças aos que tiveram a coragem de dar um basta à esquerda em 1973, entre esses comunistas o seu pai brigadeiro à epoca.

Jair Bolsonaro

Here is the English translation

Michelle Bachelet, the UN Commissioner for Human Rights, is following Macron’s line in meddling in domestic affairs and sovereignty of Brazil. She attacks Brazil with the agenda of the human rights of (bandits) who are attacking our valiant civil and military police.

He also says that Brazil loses democratic space, but she (Michelle Bachelet) forgets that her country is not Cuba thanks to those who had the courage to put a stop to the left in 1973, among these communists her brigadier father at the time.

Jair Bolsonaro

That was President Jair Bolsonaro’s official Facebook post what you just read. He also went on national television in Brazil on Thursday and said the following:

“She now, on the human rights agenda, is accusing me of not punishing police officers who are killing many people in Brazil. That’s her accusation. She is defending the human rights of bandits. She says more still. She said that Brazil is losing its democratic arena. Mrs. Michelle Bachelet, if the people led by Pinochet had not defeated the left of 1973, including your father, today Chile would look like Cuba.”

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil foreign ministry said the following:

The foreign ministry statement suggested Bachelet should focus her attention on Venezuela’s “unprecedented humanitarian crisis” instead of making “false” comments about Brazil, a democracy where the rule of law prevails.

My Comments

“Mrs. Michelle Bachelet, if the people led by Pinochet had not defeated the left of 1973, including your father, today Chile would look like Cuba.” – Ouch!!!

In other words he counter attacked Bachelet agenda of standing up for the human rights of Brazil (bandits) who are attacking their valiant civil and military police of Brazil. As well as speaking about her father who stood alongside those (the marxists) who committed human rights violations (MIR) against Chileans before the coup. He also accused her subtlety with that same statement of being a marxist following in her father footsteps and in a way supporting the movement of Seção Brasileira da Internacional Comunista who has its roots birthed in Cuba’s training camps just as MIR of Chile.

President Jair Bolsonaro post of his official statement also was posted with the picture of former president Kirchner of Argentina, Bachelet of Chile, and Rousseff of Brazil together. In other words called her a communist and following the agenda alongside her pals too.

I got to say Bachelet must of gotten under his skin with the weight of the United Nations in order for President Bolsonaro to make such a statement. Possibly threatening him with a human rights lawsuit. Who knows.

Regardless of my political position Michelle Bachelet during the coup lost her father. At the same time went thru a traumatic experience because of the decision her father made standing side by side with former President Allende and the communist party. When they were replacing the existing police and military with the militia recruited from Popular Front’s (MIR). During this time she was young and was caught in the middle of the mess she had no control of.

President Sebastian Pinera of Chile made a public statement that day and defended Michelle Bachelet and disagreed with President Bolsonaro in bring up the painful memory of Michelle Bachelet’s father. He also expressed that such opinions should be made with respect to people during the governments of the 1970’s and 1980’s.

I share Pinera’s opinion in regard to when sharing one’s views and opinions during those times it should be done with respect. Also I find that there is nothing wrong with Michelle Bachelet standing up for the human rights and making sure that none are being violated thru the correct process.

I do hope that one day Bachelet discovers the truth and see it for what it is in that if the communist MIR party supporters of Chile would not have done the things they did before the coup. Many people in Chile would have not asked the Chilean military to intervene. It is a painful subject for both sides. Also for the victims of MIR. Yet Chile needs to move forward and stop opening that wound from the past. It will only get worse.

Here is President Jair Bolsonaro on National Television

Right now all eyes are on the European Union because of Brexit, Britain exit from the EU. A few days ago Britain called for a Brexit extension until June 30, 2019. This was a big blow for many who voted to leave the European Union. This vote was a democratic vote that took place in the United Kingdom on June 23, 2016.

Leave won by 51.9% to 48.1%. This vote took place because the country was frustrated with the unfairness that has been going on for quite some time. Specially because of the European Refugee Crisis that took place in 2015 alongside the many incidents that fired up England wanting to leave the EU. This was a wake up call for many in the European Union, especially the European Parliament.

Brexit

England then triggered Article 50 from the Treaty of the European Union (TEU) which states, “Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.” Then all that the European Union asked of England is to pay €60 billion for the divorce bill that will also include laws and projects that England has already committed to in all of Europe. Since mid 2016 there has been two things holding up Brexit which are, 1. a major debate between England and the European Union on how much to pay for the divorce bill and 2. an agreeable trade bill for both parties.

In my opinion the amount of €60 billion for the divorce bill or €30 billion is not a big deal. The United Kingdom has a population of 66.04 million people and for each citizen for example were to contribute to the payment €200.00 each citizen that would amount to around €13.2 billion. If the barons, lords, and businesses would make a charitable contribution to it that would be another couple billion there. The payment is doable or it could be financed.

As for the trade agreement between England and the European Union in my humble opinion would have been a done deal, but intermediaries/special interest groups keep making things complicated. In the United Kingdom, Brexit means to many at the top specially major businesses they are going to lose allot of money because of trade.

To make matters worse because of the prolonged drama free process which has been ongoing…… lol…. The majority in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales do not want to leave the European Union according to a recent poll. They would rather break away from the United Kingdom and it would be just England on the brexit train. Then the talk of a hard brexit if it were to be implemented would mean all contracts, laws, treaties with the European Union and including many individual interconnected (contracts, laws, treaties) between England and member states in the EU those ones would be effected too. Alongside not paying for the divorce bill means in terms of the law the European Union would have rights over the United Kingdom. So paying to leave is important.

I have two suggestions for the EU Parliament before everyone goes more bonkers on the floor and the negotiating table just like how it went with Facebook and the roof caved in. First suggestion is that the United Kingdom does a hard exit and pay the divorce bill (negotiated lower amount if possible) without a trade agreement. Then England on their side make preparations to sustain themselves. My second suggestion would be for Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales to unite. For Wales to lead the United Kingdom instead of England. Thus the United Kingdom stays in the European Union and England exits the EU. Then England makes a trade agreement with the United Kingdom and can only trade with them. Thus this would prevent hardship on the crown and prevent Scotland and specially Northern Ireland from breaking away from the United Kingdom.

I believe for England to stay in the EU would be hazardous specially due to recent events. It would open the door for the same situation to come back haunting Europe. It would be another matter if there was understanding across the board in England to fully understand the repercussions of leaving the EU what it really means. The sooner that this gets nipped in the bud, the better for everyone.

Frexit

As for things in France and the call for a Frexit is not the way to go for them. It would only make matters worse in France specially for the most vulnerable. As well as for Hungary. The way to go for all of Europe is unity and for there to be the continual reformation. Specially with a special focus on the development of Eastern Europe.

Each member state there needs to be a special focus on from within the city legislative to regional to do their part for the people. They need to also carry the weight of governance and for them to stop blaming all their problems on the EU when it is their responsibility and job to get things done for those who voted for them. The same is true in the United States. City councils, mayors, and governors of the 50 states – There are things that can be solved locally and regional. Yet again many blame the federal government. Texas is a great example how business should be taken care off. If Texas were to break away from the United States it can sustain itself.

Due to the economies of the United States, China, and many more for all the member states to break away from the European Union would be a mistake. Unless they are all ready to sustain themselves. Which many are not ready and would push Europe backwards specially relationship wise and economically.

This matter with President Macron, I am saddened when I read about the Yellow Vest movement happen all over France that it has not gotten resolved. Many in France have called for his resignation. President Macron has refused to resign instead he send the goon squad against his own people. He is not doing right with the people of France on many things. I believe France (Ne cédera pas) will not give in until President Macron steps down. We are not talking a couple hundred people protesting. We are talking about thousands of French citizens protesting in the streets. Something not seen since the French revolution (without the guillotines). Marine Le Pen, I am a big fan of hers and hope that she wins the upcoming Presidential race.

The Refugee Crisis

The refugee crises in Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan have displaced more than 11 million people who been forced to flee their own countries. Many refugees have suffered unimaginable loss, whether they are displaced in their own country or seeking safety overseas. What does not help is that terror organizations and extremist have weaponized this crisis to their advantage.

We are also taking a culture clash in Europe. I believe that it is important for each nation state to heavily invest in education specially on the refugee’s on those wanting to learn the language and culture of each member state of Europe. For those who do not want to integrate into the way of life of Europeans, something may have to be done. If this approach is not taken it will only anger many Europeans even more due to the many incidents specially the raping incidents from refugees. It will also put more fire for the member states to break away from the EU.

Conclusion

To conclude my political analysis of Europe at this time. I want to applaud the European Parliament and the many hard working representatives in the EU on its recent reformation. As well as for the tremendous advancements and reforms you have made that will advance Europe as a whole.