... Promised Land either but His-Storically it was meant to be. (The light of the One True G-d was meant to come into the darkness of pagan beliefs and practices and the physical stage determined to be where this act and play of G-d's salvation for mankind would occur was the Land of Canaan, the geo-strategic Land between three converging continents, the Land of Israel, the Land where a Hebrew strove with G-d and won, not because of any physical strength of his own but because he sought only one thing through faith and was granted it, and that was G-d's blessing alone which meant survival against all odds.) And so was the finality of the 2000 year old dry bones chapter of vulnerable Jewish history (with Jews being forced to live unprotected in the world-power, Roman empire enforced world-wide diaspora where they were subject to the whims of others ruling over them) meant to be. Israel as a Jewish State will tenaciously blossom and bud on its ancient vines and roots embedded deep into its fertile Terra Rosa soil and amongst its cenomanian limestone formations and will not be covetously choked out by the invasive species of weeds spreading around the world by the wishful belligerent breaths of Imperial Islam.
Palestinian stabs three police officers outside Damascus Gate, East Jerusalem (Haaretz)