JEWS FOR JUSTICE

JEWS FOR JUSTICE

Published: 2021-06-10

Two millennia BC simultaneously with the development of the fertile land of the Mesopotamian crescent, city-states in the Middle East developed along the Mediterranean coast. Hittites, Phoenicians, Philistines, Amorites, Jebusites, and many others. These city-states were engaged in maritime trade, agriculture, and crafts. The Jewish tribes of nomadic pastoralists who invaded Canaan waged long-term wars over territory. The Torah mentions bloody wars between Jews and Philistines. The latter worshiped various gods, the main of which was the sea god Dagon. The fight against the Philistines required consolidation under the rule of the king. The first king Saul was killed in battle, and the second king David freed the country from the yoke of the Philistines. After the destruction of Gaza by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, the Philistines disappeared as a people. With the development of civilization, the geography of this narrow strip of land along the Mediterranean coast proved to be a very important junction of trade routes between Egypt, Asia, and Europe. New rulers and new religions that have emerged have fought endless wars for the possession of this land for centuries. The Jews who settled on this land hindered everyone. But these strange people did not want to die. Again and again, they're revived and returned to this earth, clinging to this desert-rocky waterless soil, firmly believing in the covenant between them and God. With this faith, they infected most of the world's population, for which they became even more hated.