“Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence (hamas). And God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.” – Genesis 6:11-12 (Noah)
A short time ago few ever heard the word Hamas. Today that name is part of the daily vocabulary of populations across the Earth. The term is synonymous with another Islamic term, jihad, which is “holy war” in Arabic.
Here in Israel we are facing the ongoing and relentless hatred of the Arab Islamic world, and recently fought a war of missiles sent from Gaza, the ancient homeland of the Philistines, from which the term Palestinian is derived. Since vacating that area some years ago in an experiment of “Land for Peace,” the Palestinians under the rule of their elected Hamas leadership…
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