Why should we encourage elderly people to leave their countries and move to Israel, and why should we specifically help elderly immigrants in Israel?
Is there really enough room for all the Jewish people in the Land of Israel?
Is it not too controversial to bring Jews to Israel, with disputes over territory and the threat of terrorist attacks and war?
Who does the Land belong to anyway?
Israel is God's Land
Joel 3:2 says that the nations ‘have divided up MY land’, and yet God gave the land to Abraham – “for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants FOREVER” (Genesis 12:7; 13:15; 15:18), Isaac (Genesis 26:3) and Jacob (Genesis 35:12) – with no conditions attached.
God will bring His people back
God says many times in His Word that He will bring His people back to the land He gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is the Lord who has put it in the hearts of His people to go to Israel. There is no other explanation as to why so many elderly people would want to uproot from their environment and move far away where they would not know anyone, could not speak the language and were unfamiliar with the culture.
The Duty of Gentiles
The Apostle Paul said in Romans 15:27 that it is the duty of Gentiles to minister to the Jewish people in material things, because we are partakers of the spiritual blessings of the Jews – i.e. Yeshua (Jesus) was Jewish and it is through Him that we are blessed.
All that we have is the Lord’s and it is always a privilege to give it back to Him.