Leauki, more you might be interested in from a biblical perspective about Israel and her land...
Ezekiel prophesying in Chap 34 of his book wrote about the false shepherds of Israel. God told him to address them by saying:
"..prophesy against the shepherds of Israel (spiritual leaders) and say to them...woe to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? .....and they were scattered because there is no shepherd and they became meat to all the beasts of the field when they were scattered. My sheep (the Jews) wandered through all the mountains and upon every high hill; yes, my flock was scatttered upon all the face of the earth and none did search or seek after them."
He goes on to say that he's done with these shepherds and that he will search for the sheep and seek them out like a shepherd seeks out his flock. He says this starting in v13:
"And I will bring them out from the people and gather them from the countries and will bring them to their own land and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers....I will seek that which was lost and bring again that which was driven away and will bind up that which was broken and will strengthen that which was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment....Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey...and I will set up one shepherd over them and he shall feed them ....and he shall be their shepherd. And I, the Lord will be their God and my servant David a prince among them. I the Lord have spoken it. And I will make with them a covenant of peace and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods....they shall dwell safely and none shall make them afraid.
This has NOT happened yet. This is still future. Ezek wrote this in captivity to Babylon and there is nothing in history to show us this has been fulfilled.
In Chap 36 he goes on to write about how Israel was scattered because Israel defiled the land by their doings so he kicked them out but then he says this starting in v21:
"But I had pity for my holy name which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen whereever they went....I do not do this for your sakes O house of Israel but for my holy name's sake, which you have profaned among the heathen wherever you went. And I will sanctify my great name which was profaned...and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord...when I shall be sancified IN YOU before their eyes. For I will take you from among the heathen and gather you out of all countries and will bring you into your own land.....I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and I will give you a heart of flesh....and you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be my people and I will be your God.......not for your sakes do I do this saith the Lord God, be it it known to you...In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities and the wastes shall be builded. And the desolate land shall be tilled whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden and the waste and desolate and ruined cities become fenced and are inhabited. "
God made a promise to Abraham and he's going to fulfill it. Not for their sakes but for His holy name's sake. When he makes a promise he keeps it.
So what we see here is not only a spiritual regeneration of those Jews living at that time but we also see included the possession of their land, a renewed relationhip with God, productivity of the land and repentence of past sins.
He then goes on to describe the political and spiritual revival of this nation in Chap 37 which I believe is what we saw in 1948 and continuing today.
When Lula asked the question about who the descendants were she's trying to get across that we, as Christians are also descendants (spiritual) and she's right but she's doing so at the expense of the Jews. The Jews are the natural branches of the Abrahamic tree and we, as adopted children of Abraham are grafted in. That's why part of the promise to Abraham was that "all nations" of the earth would be blessed on account of him.
The root of the tree is the Abrahamic Covenant and we who are branches are included in this promise to Abraham...first to the Jew and then to the Gentile.