In the past two weeks, a disturbing and deep-seated hatred towards the Jewish people has once again reared its ugly head. The recent terrorist attack by Hamas, a terrorist organization in control of the Palestinian territory of Gaza, against Israel has reminded us that antisemitism is still very much present in our society. This hatred goes beyond political disputes and land conflicts; it is ancient and spiritual in nature.
Throughout history, the Jewish people have faced persecution and near extermination by various empires and regimes. From the Egyptian and Babylonian empires to the Third Reich in Germany, the Jewish people have been targeted and subjected to unimaginable atrocities. This persecution defies logic and rationality, suggesting that it originates from a deeper, unseen realm of hatred.
At the heart of this hatred lies Iran, an Islamic republic ruled by the iron Koran of its mullahs and its supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. Iran has become the embodiment of the ancient hatred towards the Jews, as seen in its support for terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah. Ironically, Iran is also witnessing the fastest-growing church in the world, with thousands of Muslims converting to Christianity and becoming advocates for the Jewish people.
This ancient hatred is not limited to the Middle East; it has also found its way into Western culture. Major cities like London, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, and New York have seen massive protests in support of the Palestinian cause, with chants calling for the destruction of Israel and the extermination of the Jewish people. Politicians, professors, and businesses have shown indifference or even hostility towards Jews, reminiscent of the 1930s in Germany.
Now more than ever, it is crucial to pay attention to what is happening in Israel. The global community’s response to the current situation is irrational, with calls for a “proportionality of response” and pressure on Israel for a cease-fire. We must not be indifferent because the hatred that is fueling these actions could soon reach our own shores.
For those who believe in the Bible, it is clear that Jerusalem and the Jewish people will play a central role in the future. The Bible prophesies that all nations will surround Jerusalem, and there will be a controversy with the Jewish people. As we witness these events unfolding, we must stand in solidarity with Israel, the Jewish people, and all those trapped in a culture of hatred in the Middle East. We need to pray for them, support them, and speak out against antisemitism.
For those who do not share the Christian faith, it is important to recognize that world history is at a tipping point. The events we are witnessing may seem beyond our control, but there is hope in Jesus, who has promised to return and bring peace. The future will revolve around Jerusalem and the Jewish people, with whom God has established an everlasting covenant. When the time comes, what will you do to stand against the ancient scourge of antisemitism?