Also, my understanding of why Israel is so crucial to not just the Middle East – but to the entire world –the best way to prevent another holocaust from happening again are becoming clearer. When we visited a small town, what appeared to be a grassy field actually turned out to be a stone wall. The remains of a moat from the 1400’s. There was a fire in the town – and the Jews were being blamed for starting it. The King, who loved the Jews, gave them this part of the town and built the moat, thinking it would keep them safe. The safety only lasted while the King was alive.
THAT’S why it’s so important that Israel is allowed and capable of defending themselves, not through charity or any other country or the U.N. – because it WILL NOT LAST.