America’s leading Christian Zionist politician gives his view on Jews:
He recently recalled a dinner with Jewish friends, “when I was the only goyim in the entire group.”
“If you’ve been around a lot of Jewish people, particularly from New York, they tend to be very opinionated, very animated,” he said. “I felt like I was sitting between Barbra Streisand and Woody Allen — it was really interesting; it was surreal.”
And on the Jewish state:
“We had stopped by to see where Jesus was baptized, and instead there were these great-looking Israeli girls in bikinis, just showing off and flirting,” he recalled.
“The real answer is that there’s an aggressive interest in bringing Jews from around the world to the homeland,” Huckabee said.
And on why there can be no Palestinian state:
“This is not a battle of borders; this is one of worldviews,” he said. “It goes back to Isaac and Ishmael, and it’s not going to be changed by a couple of presidents or prime ministers.”
Huckabee said he views this not as a religious framework but as a historical one.
“Abraham was a very real person, and his sons were, and their offspring have fought from time immemorial to bring it to this day.”
I have no particular view on whether or not Abraham was a real historical person, but trying to view present-day political disputes as mere extensions of events that occurred thousands of years in the past isn’t going to have a happy ending.