A Pro-Israel Piece May 17
In the interest of presenting both sides, I am posting an article by a friend and former student, Noel Rabinowitz, that defends Israel's right to expand in the land. It is a short piece and part of a web page run by Michael Brown. Both are messianics who teach at schools in the USA. Mike speaks around the country as well.
I also think you may find the web site this is a part of as interesting as well. The post is a nice short defense of the Israeli point of view.
Here is the link.
and an excerpt:
"Despite extraordinary pressure from the White House, Netanyahu remains resolute regarding Israel’s right to build in East Jerusalem.
There are two reasons for this. First, Israel has a historical claim to the territory, a fact recognized by the international community. Second, Israel fought a series of defensive wars over the territory and the current borders are legitimate under the rules of international law.
Obama and other opponents of Israel’s sovereignty need to acquaint themselves with the history of Jerusalem and international law regarding the annexation of territory captured during a defensive war. If they did, they would discover the following:..."