An Interest in Israel, Part II

It’s clear that world history never really deviates from it’s focus on the Middle East.

Here's a good old wikipedia map: Dark green shows the area defined by the term Middle East“East”, as opposed to “the West”, refers to the Old World: Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia. China, Japan and the other countries of eastern Asia can be called the Orient or the Far East because they are the furthest east. Israel, Egypt and the Arab nations however form the middle of the eastern world and that is where we get the term Middle East. (As maybe you’ve guessed, there is no Western East!—except to say that Europe as a whole is generally referred to as western because of its culture and its languages.) Note also that the Middle East is not far from the middle of the Land Hemisphere, that half of the globe which encompasses the most land area.

Philippines map from the World Fact Book which is handy online reference under While Britain, Canada and the United States have always displayed an interest in Israel it was news to me when I heard of the interest shown in the Orient. Here is an encouraging report on the interest in Israel that has been sparked in the Philippines. I’ve been blessed by many such reports from the Joshua Fund and I hope that you will enjoy it also. (By the way, it was this small but reputable nation, the cluster of islands called the Philippines, that cast the deciding vote for Israel’s statehood in 1948).

One Comment

  1. Michael February 16, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    Wow that is a wonderful report!!! Praise the LORD!!! David Ortiz’s testimony sounds just incredible! Praise the Lord for the hundreds who came to trust Him, for the tens of thousands who came to hear the messages, and for the interviews on the Filipino talk show! It is also thrilling to know that Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pro-Israel.

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