Nothing conceivable by human imagination could exceed the miracle of Israel’s astonishing rebirth after centuries of desolation, the worldwide scattering of the Jews, and Hitler’s Holocaust. In the nearly 60 years since then, we have seen that nation’s remarkable preservation in the face of repeated military attempts to destroy her by enemies that outnumber her forty to one, and overwhelming opposition at the United Nations.
Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and has been a member of the UN for more than 50 years. Yet it is the only one of the nearly 200-member nations that is denied the right to take its rotating term on the UN Security Council. Nearly 3,500 years ago, the Bible declared that Israel “shall not be reckoned among the nations” (Numbers:23:9).
There was even a November 1975 UN resolution that equated Zionism (the belief that Jews have the right to live in their own homeland) with racism. In effect, that resolution (reversed in 1991, over the protests of the Arab bloc) condemned the very existence of Israel—yet she will not be intimidated or die. She remains today one of the most phenomenal miracles in human history, in spite of suffering official condemnation by the UN hundreds of times with scarcely a whisper against those who have repeatedly attacked with the intent to annihilate her!