Too many ground rules, Dave. You cannot invite an open discussion then tell people what they can’t express, or how they choose to express it. As for our friends Israel God formed their nation from the loins of Abraham. His promise to him was this, “I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great … and in you ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12) This promise was in the form of a covenant and was carried on through Isaac and Jacob. In the NT Paul recognized that this covenant remained in place and looked forward to the day when Israel would indeed recognize Jesus as their Messiah and turn to Him. This will happen and through Israel all the nations of the earth will ultimately be blessed.