A short post on this topic. The Middle East is once again stirred up with violence, war, and rumors of war. Who do we as Christians side with? Should it be the Israelis since they were persecuted in World War 2 and are surrounded to this day, or the Palestinians who lost their lands when the UN chartered Israel in 1948?
The answer in my opinion is that we side with neither. Both have the right to defend their lands from invasion. We see both sides provoking the other until it is all confusion there. Our government will pick favorites and play sides, but Christians should not. Some point to scripture that we should bless Israel and not curse it. I agree, but both Israelis and Muslims reject Lord Jesus as the savior and actively persecute those who bring the Gospel to their lands. Thus why we do not side with either since neither is for our Lord.
The greatest blessing to give to both sides is the Gospel, and to pray that Lord Jesus shall return. His return shall be the greatest blessing Israel could ever receive, and shall bring peace to that land finally.