The State of Israel may not be at war with its neighbors, but it is clear that there has never been a time when Israel’s neighbors have not been at war with Israel. At this point, Israel must fight to defend itself or suffer the consequences. As for the rest of the world, we must stand together in respect for the rule of law and the right of Israel to defend itself or be prepared to watch as our own laws and our own rights of self-defense are denigrated and disregarded. ~ Texas Patriot, FrontPageMag

Mark Twain visited Europe, the Middle East, and Jerusalem in the 1860’s and from those travels he published a book Innocents Abroad (1869). Not only did he describe how bleak and barren he found the ‘Holyland’ but his description of Europe and the other countries explains why so many millions got on that boat to America looking for a better life.

In light of what is currently happening in the Middle East, and especially following the historic events of last week when the USA Embassy was relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, people need to get their noses into the history of the entire area and begin asking questions of themselves about so many things that just make no sense in light of the narrative we hear today; especially from those migrant Muslims constantly causing havoc within the region.

Mark Twain…

Back in the 1860s when he was traveling to research for his book, Mark Twain described the ‘Holyland’ as: “To find the sort of solitude to make one dreary, come to Galilee for that … these unpeopled deserts, these rusty mounds of barrenness, that never, never do shake the glare from their harsh outlines, and fade and faint into vague perspective; that melancholy ruin of Capernaum; this stupid village of Tiberias, slumbering under its six funereal palms …. We reached Tabor safely …. We never saw a human being on the whole route.”[end]

By the early 20th century, some seventy years on for instance, very little had changed; the entire region was still very sparsely populated, most roads being nothing more than cart tracks across a very parched landscape. The area was very desolate and the few occupants present outside of those in the few cities extant were tribes of Bedouin nomads. Many thought the entire area was a wasteland with little opportunity to do anything with it.

Then everything began to change on November 2, 1917 with the issuance of The Balfour Declaration. And the long-prophesied promise of God: For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.~ Ezekiel 36:24

This all begins to make a little more sense when you bring it up to date with contemporary studies where all sorts of modern day ‘Palestinians’ are interviewed, revealing that virtually none had any relatives who lived in the area prior to a few decades ago. Just about every ‘Palestinian’s’ parents, grandparents, and such, all lived in some other country and the present population are really transplants from elsewhere.

More Mark Twain: “Nazareth is forlorn …. Jericho the accursed lies a moldering ruin today, even as Joshua’s miracle left it more than three thousand years ago. Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and their humiliation, have nothing about them now to remind one that they once knew the high honor of the Savior’s presence. The hallowed spot where the shepherds watched their flocks by night, and where the angels sang, “Peace on earth, good will to men,” is untenanted by any living creature Bethsaida and Chorazin have vanished from the earth, and the “desert places” round about them, where thousands of men once listened to the Savior’s voice and ate the miraculous bread, sleep in the hush of a solitude that is inhabited only by birds of prey and skulking foxes.”[end]

Bibi Netanyahu God’s man in the breach…

Today, if you go to Google maps and look at the area using satellite photos, inside Israel’s borders tends to be green and productive, while on the other side the land is still brown and desolate. Israel has transformed the wasteland into a place where food is grown and the land has become plentiful and useful.

It is time to stop even pretending that there is, or ever has been, a ‘two state solution’. It never existed, and never will. It just takes a US President who is prepared to declare the two state emperor is naked, and not dressed in the robes of solution.

As Daniel Greenfield puts it in the link at the bottom: “Unlike his predecessors, Trump is willing to let Israel do what it needs to do and see what emerges from the crisis. That’s why so much of the foreign policy establishment panicked when he came on the scene.”

“Left to their own devices, the foreign policy establishment would be demanding “restraint” from Israel. But Trump neither demands nor exercises restraint. He knows what so many in America and Israel have forgotten, that you don’t win through restraint, but by doing what you need to do to win.”

“The motto of the 2016 campaign was, ‘Let Trump be Trump.’ Trump’s approach for now has been to, “Let Israel be Israel.”[end]

Mark Twain ‘outro’: “Palestine is desolate and unlovely. And why should it be otherwise? Can the curse of the Deity beautify a land? Palestine is no more of this work-day world.”

President Trump has the Middle East worked out more than all the diplomats on earth.

Semper Fi, Mr. President – MAGA!

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LordOur feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LordFor there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good. ~ Psalm 122


See also Daniel Greenfield and: The First Pro-Israel Administration

As to the prophecies of return to the land see 70 Biblical passages on the return


Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!