Bible Scholar: 'Palestinian State' Would Violate God's Word
by Jim Brown
(AgapePress) President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have both expressed hope that a liberated Iraq would lead to the establishment of a "Palestinian state" but Dave Hunt, a renowned Bible scholar and Middle East expert, says such a state would be a violation of God's Word because He gave that land to the Jews.
Hunt, of the Berean Call ministry, says contrary to popular opinion, it is the Arabs not the Israelis who are "occupying" Judea and Samaria.
The scholar asserts that talk of a Palestinian state, giving them more land, and moving the borders back to 1967 is all "smoke screen." Hunt says, "I don't know how anyone can continue with that idea when we have Muslim leaders from as far back as King Faud in the 1930s and Gamal Abdel-Nasser in the 1950s and 1960s who have sworn the absolute annihilation of Israel."
According to Hunt, the problem stems from Islam's claim that the land belongs to the Arabs as descendants of Ishmael. He also adds that Muslims believe if Israel has the land, that means the Koran is not the word of god, Allah is a false god, and Mohammed is a false prophet.
Hunt says Israel has offered the Palestinians a state many times, on one condition that he believes is absent from news coverage: "The one condition is: Will you acknowledge our right to exist?' They will not acknowledge Israel's right to exist."
Hunt continues: "I could document this with quotation after quotation from Arab [and] Muslim leaders down through history the fact is that they will not allow Israel to exist."
Hunt says Arabs believe that Israel must not own so much as a square yard of land in the Middle East because that is an affront to Islam. He says the Palestinian Liberation Organization charter that calls for the extermination of Israel has never been changed and will not be changed.
Editor's Note: Pray that President Bush does not lead America on a collision course with God by insisting on a Palestinian State in Israel. Also, didn't President Bush say he would fight terrorism wherever it is found, yet he is seeking to reward those who terrorize Israel by insisting on a Palestinian gvernment within Israel. Pure hypocrisy!