This question will help us clarify present day misconceptions about God’s people. The key issue here is not a political question or a cultural question, but a spiritual question. Who is Israel in God’s eyes? Was Abraham a Jew? No, he was actually a Gentile from the family of Shem, but because he believed God, he was declared to be Father Abraham, the father of faith. Was Ishmael a Jew? No, he was a son of Abraham, but not a Jew. Was Isaac a Jew? No, he was a Gentile, a physical and spiritual son of Abraham. Was Jacob a Jew? Jacob was first called “Israel” because he wrestled with God—that is, he trusted God like never before. Was the wife of Moses a Jew? No, she was a Gentile. Was Ruth a Jew? No, she was Moabite who was included in the Messianic family. Paul tells us directly that it is not one’s physical relationship to Abraham that identifies them with Israel, but their spiritual relationship: “For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel,” (Rom. 9:6) that is, one is not a Jew or a member of Israel because of a genetic relationship with Abraham. “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh.” In other word, Jewishness is a matter of the heart, not of the flesh!. After decades of hostility, a shared hatred of Iran – and a mutual fondness for Trump – is bringing Israel’s secret links with Gulf kingdoms out into the open.. Three-day battle killed 23 in Gaza, including two pregnant women, and four in Israel.