The nation of Israel is in the news every single day.  A small piece of land roughly the size of New Jersey sits in the Middle East surrounded by enemies.  Enemies that are set on their demise.  However, the nation still stands.  The roots of Israel go all the way back to a promise made to Abraham.  The promise was a blessing on Abraham’s family and all of his descendants.  From that initial covenant, the nation was born.  Wars have come and gone.  The Hebrew nation has been dispersed on several occasions.  Yet, here they are.  So, what does that mean to us today in America?  Why is Israel so important?