Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy (7 December 2017, 20 Kislev, 5778)
If Trump helps Israel kick the Palestinians out of Jerusalem, wouldn't that effectively end the Israel-Palestine conflict, although in an unfair way?
The Israelis do not want to expel the Palestinians from anywhere. In my humble opinion they should both wish to expel the Palestinians and also do so. This however is very unlikely to happen unless survival of the State is at stake. The overwhelming majority of Israelis are against conflict or doing anything to aggravate hostilities. They differ as to what policies should be followed within the parameters of not going to war. Some say compromise is necessary, while others opine that giving way merely invites more pressure. If they thought it would help even the Israeli right wing might too wish to settle for less. This however is probably forbidden according to Torah Law which is just as well. If theoretically all the Palestinians were flown away or alternatively (God forbid) all the Jews left for elsewhere the conflict would still not have come to an end. The Jews would be hunted down wherever they went. At present the Almighty through the State of Israel provides them with some protection. Enemies of the Jews exist all over the world, in all countries of the world. In some places the adversaries are in control and elsewhere perhaps still merely an influential minority. The Judeophobes however exist and they will ALWAYS endeavor to harm the Jews anyway they can, no matter that the Jews do.
7 I am for peace, but when I speak, They are for war
The Jews should wake up to this and adjust their attitude accordingly. There are enemies of the Jews. There are friends of the Jews. There are people in between who may swing either way. The Palestinians comprise only a very small portion of the enemies of the Jewish people. The Palestinians are mostly mere pawns in the game. At present they are useful to enemies of the Jews. The moment the Palestinians stop being of utility in harming the Jews so too will all interest in them wane. There are no easy solutions. The Jews would do best to become more religiously observant and be more serious about their warfare preparedness. Girl soldiers are not a solution! The relevant advantage of the Jews is in their heads and hearts.
Psalm (NASB) 3:
Morning Prayer of Trust in God.
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
1 O LORD, how my adversaries have increased!
Many are rising up against me.
2 Many are saying of my soul,
'There is no deliverance for him in God.' Selah.
3 But You, O LORD, are a shield about me,
My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
4 I was crying to the LORD with my voice,
And He answered me from His holy mountain. Selah.
5 I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the LORD sustains me.
Â 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Â Who have set themselves against me round about.
7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God!
For You [ have smitten all my enemies on the cheek;
You have shattered the teeth of the wicked.
8 Salvation belongs to the LORD;
Your blessing be upon Your people! Selah.
Numbers (NIV) 33:
55 But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live. 56 And then I will do to you what I plan to do to them.
Zechariah (NKJV) 2:8
For thus says the LORD of hosts: He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.
Amos (NASB) 9:
14 "Also I will restore the captivity of My people Israel, And they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them; They will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, And make gardens and eat their fruit.
15 "I will also plant them on their land, And they will not again be rooted out from their land Which I have given them," Says the LORD your God.
Joel 3 (4):
1 "For behold, in those days and at that time, When I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem...
20 ... Judah will be inhabited forever And Jerusalem for all generations.
Isaiah (NASB) 40:
17 All the nations are as nothing before Him,
They are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless....
28 Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
29 He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
30 Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
31 Yet those who wait for the LORD
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.