Of the nine million people who live in Israel, two million are Arab. Most Jews and Arabs in Israel have learned to live peaceably as neighbors since the State of Israel was founded in 1948. However, the country is now experiencing the worst internal Jewish-Arab conflicts since the last Intifada (“uprising”) in 2000. Here is how Christians can intercede biblically in these tragic days.
This week, amid continued violence in the Middle East, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized fellow Democrat Andrew Yang for his support for Israel in the ongoing crisis with Palestine. She also later re-tweeted a Tweet calling Israel "the occupier."
As much as I love my Jewish and Palestinian friends in the Holy Land, I am convinced that the solution to their conflict lies with neither. Controlling the city of Jerusalem and its Temple Mount or finding a way for both peoples to live in one tiny region will not create the peace each seeks. This is because we cannot have true peace with each other until we are at peace with God.