‘But We Need More Lebensraum!’

Bibi’s thirst for Palestinian property knows no satisfaction.

The Housing Ministry published tenders on Sunday for 1,028 homes to be built in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem, part of a plan to build 6,000 housing units throughout Israel.  According to a statement by the ministry, 500 homes will be built in Har Homa in south Jerusalem, on land occupied during the 1967 Six Day War; 348 in the West Bank settlement of Betar Illit; and 180 in Givat Ze’ev, which lies between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

Perhaps Bibi (and the rest who support this) need to read Isaiah 5-

For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry. Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no room, and ye be made to dwell alone in the midst of the land! In mine ears saith the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant. For ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and a homer of seed shall yield but an ephah.

Bibi’s lust will be his destruction. And there’s no doubt at all that were Isaiah alive, he would excoriate the present government of Israel for its oppression and violence.

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I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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6 Responses to ‘But We Need More Lebensraum!’

  1. arenmaeir says:

    Actually, one of the first things that Isaiah would probably do if he was alive would be to point out that ALMA in Isaiah 7:14 does not mean virgin…

    And Jim – you are treading on thin ice when you use Nazi terminology to describe the actions of Israel! Although you may not agree with the policies of the Israeli government (as I myself find myself doing often), there is NO connection between their policies and actions and Nazi actions! And if you have the lunacy to claim there is – you need to do some serious study of what happened during the 3rd Reich!

    In fact, if you want to find “legal precedents” to much of what the Nazis did during the mid-decades of the 20th cent CE, all one has to do is trace back the 1000 or so years of European Christian (Catholic and Protestant) persecution and oppression, as well as murder, deplacement, rape, etc. of the Jews who lived in Europe. I’m glad that most Christians today abhor these long centuries of moral depravity and darkness by European Christianity, but one cannot make believe it did not occur.

    THAT is the true background of the Nazi crimes, but I doubt that you would dare say that Bibi’s actions are “Christian” in character? That might hurt…

    As we say in Hebrew: הפוסל, במומו פוסל – or roughly translated – he who notes something as wrong, is in fact noting his own wrongdoing, which is equivalent to the English saying: “The pot calling the Kettle black”

    At times I wonder how you passed your exams to become a pastor!



    • Jim says:

      my exam didn’t require any oath of allegiance to a particular ideological point of view which exalted modern israeli politics above all human existence.


  2. arenmaeir says:

    But it did perhaps require you to not make comparisons between true evil and political disagreements…


    • Jim says:

      I think it is at the least immoral to take land that belongs to others. At the very least. Which is exactly the point Isaiah makes.


  3. arenmaeir says:

    The question actually is not that this land belongs to this people or that people. In fact, it belongs to both – each from different perspectives. The problem is reaching a compromise.


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