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According to Yair Davidy in "Brit-Am Now"-256 June 15, 2003:

Some famous Believers in Israelite ancestry include:

  • Rashi: Rabbi Shlomoh Yitschaki: Foremost and most revered Rabbinical Commentator

  • Sir Isaac Newton

  • Orde Wingate: soldier, tactician, contributed to foundation of Israeli Defence Forces and to victory of allies over Italians and Japanese in WWII

  • Colonel John Henry Patterson: Commander of Jewish legion in WWI and confidante of Zionist leader Zeev Jabotinsky

  • Billy Hughes: PM of Australia, very important in Australian history

  • Israel Zangwill: Famous Jewish writer

  • Gildas: First Celtic British historian

  • The Venerable Bede: Anglo-Saxon historian

  • Lord Fisher: British Head of Admiralty in WW1

  • Rudyard Kipling

  • Queen Victoria

  • King Edward VII

  • John Sadler: English Parliamentarian and friend of Oliver Cromwell and ...

  • Rabbi Menasseh ben Israel.

In addition many others made statements referring to the British peoples as "Israel" or placing the British peoples in the role of Israel but it is uncertain whether they intended this term to apply in the physical sense or only the spiritual one: e.g. King Richard I, Queen Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, Disraeli, Churchill.




President George Bush, jnr:

"our nation is chosen by God and commissioned by history to be a model to the world" (statement during the 2000 election campaign)

President Ronald Reagan:

"You can call it mysticism if you want to, but I have always believed that there was some divine plan that placed this great continent between two oceans to be sought out by those who were possessed of an abiding love of freedom and a special kind of courage."


Famous speeches:  The Shining City Upon a Hill speech;   Time to Recapture Our Destiny;   What 4th July Means to Me


Sir Winston Churchill:

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"... he must indeed have a blind soul who cannot see that some great purpose and design is being worked out here below of which we have the honor to be the faithful servants" [through the British Empire - Sir Winston Churchill to the US Congress, 1941].


On another occasion he declared:


(Regarding the Exodus) "We may be sure that all these things happened just as they are set out according to Holy Writ; we may believe that they happened to people not so very different from ourselves."
"Vast numbers of people (America and Britain) on both sides of the Atlantic and throughout the British Commonwealth of Nations have felt a sense of Brotherhood." 


On June 18, 1940, Churchill said to England, 

“What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. The Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of civilization. Upon it depends our own British life and our empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy will soon be turned upon us. Hitler knows he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. Let us therefore give ourselves to our duty and so bear ourselves that if the British commonwealth and empire last one thousand years, men will say: ‘This was their finest hour.’ ” 


This indicates that he probably wished for a 1,000 year British Empire (a beautiful vision in opposition to Hitler's wished for a 1,000 year Reich nightmare).


Churchill on the Bible:


"We reject with scorn all these learned and laboured myths that Moses was but a legendary figure. We believe that the most scientific view, the most up to date and rationalistic conception, will find its fullest satisfaction in taking the Bible literally. We may be sure that all these things happened as they are set out in Holy Writ. In the words of a forgotten work of Mr. Gladstone, we rest with assurance upon ‘the impregnable rock of Holy Scripture...' Let the men of science and of learning expand their knowledge and probe with their researches every detail of the records which have been preserved to us from these dim ages. All they do is to fortify the grand simplicity and essential accuracy of the recorded truths which have lighted so far the pilgrimage of man”.


British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin:

"The history of mankind is not a purposeless history. It is a manifestation of the divine purpose"

Abraham Lincoln:

From a Proclamation issued March 30th, 1863, for a national day of fasting and prayer, Lincoln wrote:


"We have been recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown; but we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserves us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own."


Patrick Buchanan:

When Patrick Buchanan appeared at the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston, he warned America of the change that would occur with the election of the Democrats to office. The change he described was a radical change, and as he put it, "not the kind of change we can abide in a nation that we still call God's country." [1] At a later point in his speech, he stated "There is a religious war going on in this country for the soul of America. It is a cultural war as critical to the kind of nation we shall be as the cold war itself, for this war is for the soul of America." [2]


Sir Francis Drake:

Drake composed and said this short but powerful prayer on 19 April 1587 before he attacked and destroyed, in the harbour of Cadiz, a great part of the Spanish Catholic fleet, destined for the invasion of England. Margaret Thatcher read it during the financial crisis of October 1989 and General Montgomery used it during WW2.


O Lord God,

when thou givest to thy servants

to endeavour any great matter

Grant us also to know that it is not the beginning,

but the continuing of the same unto the end

until it be thoroughly finished, which yieldest the true glory:

through Him that for the finishing of Thy work

laid down His life.


Horation Nelson:

May the Great God, whom I worship, grant to my Country and for the benefit of Europe in general a great and glorious victory; and may no misconduct in anyone tarnish it; and may humanity after Victory be the predominant feature of the British Fleet. For myself, individually, I commit my life to Him who made me, and may His blessing light upon my endeavours for serving my Country faithfully. To Him I resign my and the just cause which is entrusted to me to defend. Amen. Amen. Amen. (diary entry on the eve of the battle of Trafalgar, 10/21/1805, in which he died)



What Some Have Observed about the Bible


U.S. President Harry S. Truman:
"I do not think that anyone can study the history of this great nation of ours without becoming convinced that divine providence has played a part in it. I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose."


Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:
(Speaking of the U.S. and Britain) "..It is really like being members of the same family."


Newsweek Magazine: Woodward and Gates:
"Now historians are discovering that the Bible, perhaps even more than the Constitution, is our founding document: ...Only one other nation has ever looked to the Bible to find a warrant for is very existence: Israel,...
"In 1776 Benjamin Franklin proposed to the Continental Congress that the great seal of the United States bear the image of Moses leading the Israelites across the Red Sea. Jefferson ...wanted the new nation represented by an Israel led through the wilderness by the Biblical pillar of cloud and fire."


Conrad Cherry – God’s New Israel: Religious Interpretations of American Destiny:

(The Puritans) "...believed that ...they had been singled out by God to be an example for the nations..."


President of Yale University Ezra Stiles:
"This American Joseph ...has already risen to an acknowledged sovereignty among the republics and kingdoms of the world... we (the Americans) are the object which the Holy Ghost had in view four thousand years ago when He inspired the venerable Patriarch (Jacob) with the vision respecting his posterity..."


U.S. Congress:



PUBLIC LAW 97-280 - OCT. 4,1982

Public Law 97-280 96 STAT. 1211

97th Congress

Joint Resolution


Authorizing and requesting the President to proclaim 1983 as the "Year of the Bible."

Whereas the Bible, the Word of God, has made a unique contribution in shaping the United States as a distinctive and blessed nation and people;

Whereas deeply held religious convictions springing from the Holy Scriptures led to the early settlement of our Nation;

Whereas Biblical teachings inspired concepts of civil government that are contained in our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States;

Whereas many of our great national leaders - among them Presidents Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, and Wilson - paid tribute to the surpassing influence of the Bible in our country's development, as in the words of President Jackson that the Bible is "the rock on which our Republic rests;"

Whereas the history of our Nation clearly illustrates the value of voluntarily applying the teachings of the Scriptures in the lives of individuals, families, and societies;

Whereas this Nation now faces great challenges that will test this Nation as it has never been tested before; and

Whereas that renewing our knowledge of and faith in God through Holy Scripture can strengthen us as a nation and a people: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is authorized and requested to designate 1983 as a national "Year of the Bible" in recognition of both the formative influence the Bible has been for our Nation, and our national need to study and apply the teachings of the Holy Scriptures.

Approved October 4, 1982

America's Religious Roots

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