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S4 EP5 | Is the Modern State of Israel a Miracle or a Catastrophe?

You may have heard that 2023 is Israel’s 75th anniversary, but do you know exactly what that’s referring to? In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra explore this topic, filling in gaps you may have about when and how Israel became a nation again, how the Arab world views Israel’s existence and a startling shift in the United Nations’ (U.N.’s) attitude toward Israel in the last 75 years. They discuss:

  • What led to Israel’s independence
  • Why the date changes on the calendar from year to year
  • The State of Israel as a fulfillment of the prophecy found in Isaiah 66:7–8
  • Anti-Semitism – is it really real or just an exaggeration?
  • Nakba Day – what it is, what it means and why it’s a shocking sign of the times
  • Two reasons why this is important to all Believers in Jesus
  • What you can do to make a difference for Israel – two simple things

Along the Way

Along the way, you’ll hear Ezra and Carly talk about other things like:

  • The surprising size of Israel’s Arab-citizen population
  • Where the word Palestine came from
  • “Drunk with rage?” – what does that mean, and rage against who?
  • What government won’t even say the name of Israel
  • As a Christian, your destiny is inextricably connected to what’s happening to the Jewish people
  • Arm yourself with information. Be informed. Be a voice.

Words You Might Learn in This Episode

Yom HaAtzmaut, Iyar, the British Mandate on Palestine, Palestina, Yeshua, Nakba, U.N. Partition on Palestine

Scriptures Referenced in This Episode

Isaiah 66:7–8, Zechariah 14:1–2, Zechariah 12:2–3, Deuteronomy 4:23–25, Exodus 34:14

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