Israel Will Always Exist

“A politics based on power comes to an end when a nation is defeated and loses power. A politics based on organic development, on the long experience of a people living together in the same land, is destroyed when the people are uprooted from the land and scattered over the face of the earth. Neither of these two forms of national existence can survive defeat and dispersion. Once lost, they are gone, never to return. Israel’s existence as a nation, however, is not based on power or a land (though it longs for and is promised both) but on words – the words of God to Israel and the acceptance of those words by Israel. So as long as the word exists, Israel exists; and because God is eternal and never revokes his word, Israel will always exist.”

Words (Devarim, Covenant & Conversation)