At BibleInteract, we were completely taken by surprise to learn that many people, from the age of 50 and younger, including merican Jews, do not know the dramatic story of how Israel became a legally recognized state. That understanding is essential for an accurate view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today. Therefore, this series of engaging conversations between Anne Davis of BibleInteract and her guest, Laura Green, who is an active Jewish advocate for the state of Israel, addresses this untold story of Israel’s return to the land that God has promised to them. The sessions are organized historically, so you can follow the story of Israel’s return from Jewish immigration under the Ottoman Empire, to the United Nations vote to give Israel its own state, and finally to Israel’s struggle to defend its country and its people.
Session 5: Israel's Neighbors and Expanding Borders
In this session, Laura Green and Anne Davis discuss the tiny country of Israel that is located within a large area of surrounding Arab and Muslim neighbors. Israel's greatest threat today is from Iran with its potential development of nuclear power and its control over the Shi'a countries where ISIS is emerging as a serious threat to Israel and the west. Israel has nurtured fragile peace accords with the Sunni countries of Egypt and Jordan, and is now cultivating a relationship with the third large Sunni country of Saudi Arabia.