Thank you, Raphy...
Rashi states on Torah’s very first verse: “It could happen that
gentiles will claim the Jews stole the Land of Israel from them.
Therefore, G-d related His mighty works in the Book of Genesis to show
that it was He Who created the Land of Israel and gave it to the
And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the
nations that came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to
worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of
tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso of the families of the earth
goeth not up unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts,
upon them there shall be no rain. And if the family of Egypt go not
up, and come not, they shall have no overflow; there shall be the
plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the nations that go not up to
keep the feast of tabernacles. This shall be the punishment of Egypt,
and the punishment of all the nations that go not up to keep the feast
Zechariah 14: 16-19