If you want to get religious with it - the reality is that the Israeli/Palestinian situation is political interest with a religion costume on it.
Here is the reality from two perspectives:
As Chrisitians - the New Testament (Galatians Chapter 3) clearly defines the "Seed of Abraham" to be Christ. Those who believe in Christ are the Church (or Israel), and heirs to the Promises made to Abraham. Is this the Holy Land? No, it is everlasting life. That is our Israel and this is clearly defined.
YET, Churches teach that we must support Israel (the Zionist State) because.....well, I don't know why - but it sure isn't Biblical.
With respect to Judaism, even Zionism - I will leave it up to my Jewish friends here to expound on what is promised to them since I don't feel I am knowledgable enough to your teachings to say. However, I know what Zionism says - but I don't equate that to true Judaism.
So, I believe there is a lot of brainwashing going on, and Dispensational "Christianity" welcomes armageddon because they long for the return of Christ - despite Christ Himself instructing us that "Only My Father in Heaven" knows when that day will come. Yet they still try to figure it all out.
The fact is, the struggle is more about power and control than it is about God and Faith and religion.
The solution? Respect. Respect for differences. Christians and Muslims (Arabs) should respect the Jewish beliefs of "the Promised Land," even though Jews and Arabs have and can live in relative peace. Jews should also respect that the Holy Land is and was home to people of other faiths (Arabs).
This post was edited on 11/22 at 10:58 am