The tiny State of Israel is America in the Middle East and America is the real promised Land for the Jews not Canaan.
I am only one out of the several millions of tourists and pilgrims from all over the world that have turned the tiny but powerful State of Israel into a Tourist Eldorado all year round.
I went on Pilgrimage to Israel in my twilight years pretty much as a Thomas Didimus in the Bible who did not believe that Jesus had risen from his empty tomb I saw with my own eyes on that trip until Jesus showed him some proof.
I would rather be a Simon Peter or even a Thomas Didimus than a Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus and for that reason his name had become an abomination thru out History.
I am yet to meet any Jew or Gentile or anyone named Iscariot. I have found one or two named Jude but never Judas.
I had some pretty good ideas about Israel from my reading of the Bible and from my first and short visit to Tel Aviv in 1981 when I did not go anywhere beyond the city before I flew out because I was just too scared of the fallout from the endless Arab Israeli conflict.
My recent Pilgrimage to Israel 38 years later in 2019 was different. I went there pretty sure that security-wise that Israel is much safer today than it has been.
I ascribe the credit for that not only to the Covenant relationship God has had with the Jews from the beginning of their History but to the resilience, the survival instincts, the creativity and the resourcefulness of the Jewish people.
I ascribe their survival to the support of the new promised land America has become to Israel dating back to the carving out of the country by the Allied Powers following the Treaty of Berlin which had made it possible for Israel to achieve her sovereignty and her independence in 1948.
There was a point the country had a total population of only 3 million people surrounded by hostile Arab countries with more than 150 million population led by Egypt under Gamel Abdel Nasser.
More than 6 million Jews were living at that point in time in America alone which made the country a standout among nations. There were more Jews living abroad than live at home.
Israel fought and won the 6 days War with the Arab Forces led by Egypt in that environment.
The country has continued to weather the storm of hatred and opposition in the most violent and the most volatile region of the World by turning a Desert country into an Oasis and one of the most powerful nations in the World with Nuclear Power and a digital and agrarian revolution that has become the envy of the whole Universe
I visited the Israeli Kabut Cooperative Farming and their Water Management Engineering Dear and their 5 already completed Desalinization Factories with two new ones now in the pipeline and at different stages of completion to supply clean and drinkable water to meet their needs nation-wide in their mountainous country.
The tiny country is to say the least a marvel. I went there with some preconceived notions and I left the country in less than two weeks with a few hypothesis of my own that I am more than happy to share in this write-up and many more to come.
My first hypothesis is to submit that Israel is America in the Middle East. My second hypothesis is to submit that America and not Canaan is the promised land that was predicted in the Bible.
The promised land cannot be Canaan if it took the Jews 40 years to wander from their bondage in Egypt.
It has to be America separated by more than 7000 miles of Land and Ocean. I could be wrong but that is just my presumption based on empirical facts and other factors.
American Government starting from the FDR Administration from 1933 to 1945 had created the enabling environment for Israel to be recognized more or less as an extension of America. The Arabs like the Crab hunter waiting at the water edge to see the crab take a nap might wait forever hoping to defeat the Jews. It’s not going to happen.
That is why I feel some sympathy for the decision of the worst American President to finally damn the consequence and to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of the Jewish State.
The Jews who have been ostracized in other parts of the world have been welcomed with open arms in America and have prospered and thrived here in America and have been empowered to practice their faith and religion and to maintain their Zionist purity and identity without let or hindrance.
That is not to say that they have not suffered like other minorities some elements of Racism and Anti Semitism in America but compared to how they have been treated in other countries of the World, the Jews have found peace and favor in America if you see what I see and all things considered.
I live in a Jewish neighborhood in New York. I attended the Yeshiva Jewish University of New York. I have had many Jews as friends and loved ones and I have been to their home land with my eyes wide open.
I have done extensive research and readings on Jewish History and I have worked with many Jews as colleagues and bosses on the job so I know what I am talking about.
Most of the multi millionaires in America like Helmsley the owner of Waldorf Astoria and Mike Bloomberg and Mark Zuckerberg to mention a few that readily come to mind are all American Jews.
Most of these Jews never forget their homeland. They invest in Israel as much as they do in America.
I visited the Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem. It is one of the most expensive Hotel chain in the Middle East if not the whole world.
Hollywood and the Entertainment Industry in America are all dominated by the American Jews. If the Jews in America shut up their businesses and industries nation-wide American Economy would collapse in a heartbeat.
America and the tiny State of Israel are joined in the hips if you can believe that. There are some deductions to be made from that assertion but that is going to be a story for another day and another write-up all arising from my recent Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Stay tuned for more. God bless you all, and Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
Dr. Wumi Akintide.