You cannot however separate the two. That is precisely what the pals want, to take Israel and call it palestine, and to remove all Jews so our G-d would be lost as well. Looks like our G-d set up Israel as a center piece to His words and His will. The word Israel is not just one definition; remember, Jacob was renamed Israel after 'wresting' with an angel. ( the definition of Israel is "To wrest." pretty accurate, wouldn't you agree ? ) The heirs of Jacob are also Israeli's and in addition our G-d says He dwell there. The one word "Israel' encapsulates all of Israel, her land, her people, and the Promise of our G-d. Shalom.
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