Israel in Context

A land on fire and the world fans the flames

The world looks on at a loss to understand what is going on. People collect around various opinions as Israel finds itself being attacked from all sides. So how do we find a real perspective and it is there any such thing as justice in a region that has never known peace since the arrival of humans?

It could well be that the original Jews were a Hindu tribe that migrated some 3000 or 4000 years ago, or even further back. After all, Hinduism has been a light to the entire world although for many that’s an inconvenient truth. But it’s clear that those who call themselves Jews

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So what about Israel?

An ongoing Middle Eastern dilemma

The old Testament of the Bible provides a very tenuous and uncertain history about the origins of Judaism. It seems more likely to me that there may have been a tribe or a group of people migrated out of India some 3000 or 4000 years ago, and like other groups migrating from India, they forgot the Dharma and picked up other beliefs that eventually led to the compilation of the Torah.

While there is debate about the legitimacy of title to the land known today as Israel, according to the biblical narrative, there is no doubt that they (Jews) have over different periods of time occupied a portion of the broader region known as Palestine.

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A Middle Eastern Perspective

A great drying

When attempting to piece together the fragments of history, historians we need to take into account the ice ages and climatic changes. So what has been going on?

It is said that the drying out of the Sahara desert began some 20 or 30,000 years ago. In fact much of the region was an inland sea which over time dried out giving way to vast freshwater lakes and rivers. It seems probable that much of the region spreading from North Africa to central and southern Asia was well watered during the ice age and it seems likely that there were many great tracts of forest and wetlands across the region.

It is generally thought that about 5000

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A most fought over region

Old Jerusalem Tumblr

Situated on the Eastern Mediterranean coast in land that has rarely known peace, Israel is a small but fiercely independent Jewish nation that occupies much of the ancient land of Palestine. The land was taken from the Palestinians by the international community (United Nations) after WW11 and given to the Jews who’d been badly treated by the Nazis during WW11.

The Islamic Palestinians were never happy about this arrangement and have never stopped trying to evict the Jews; not because they disagree that this is a Jewish homeland but because they’re non Muslims.

The Israelis have become heavily militarised and based their rights to the land of

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The eugenics debate

Human betterment or deprivation?

When it comes to the dating and mating games, we are instinctively attracted to the stronger and healthier mates. This is natural and no one comments. But if you’re not healthy or have some undesirable genetic trait, should you even bother to reproduce?

In this podcast from Radio NZ, you can listen to a Eugenics debate.

I’m not about to answer this question. But we need to take in some considerations. The world is over populated and we don’t need to breed as profusely as we did ten thousand years ago.

The health of the human population is rapidly declining and we will probably go extinct within a hundred thousand years if we don’t destroy

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