Israel returning to God?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

In the midst of their current crisis, a U.S.-born Israeli author and former politician thinks the people of Israel are turning back to God.

On January 22, Israelis will go to the polls to elect the 19th Knesset, which promises to be much more conservative body than the current legislature. The continued threat from Iran and other Islamic states that have grown increasingly hostile toward the Jewish state precipitated the move to the right.

Rubin, DavidDavid Rubin is the former mayor of the Israeli town of Shiloh and author of The Islamic Tsunami: Israel and America in the Age of Obama. He says the Israeli people are also moving back toward the God of Israel.

"We are slowly rediscovering the whole concept of the chosen people, the chosen nation -- that we're supposed to be a light unto the nations," Rubin accounts. "The return of a people to its land after 2,000 years of dispersion, of exile from their land is not a coincidence of nature."

And Rubin believes the United States has had a role in Israel's return to its rightful place among the nations.

"If America loses that connection with Israel, then I think that America is going to be going downhill," the author warns. "And it's going to continue this downhill trend that the re-election of [President Barack] Obama is just a symptom of."

He adds that the right-of-center parties expected to win next year's elections are more respectful of Jewish traditions.

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