#12 is completely wrong. This guy should try reading the Bible.
I have read the Bible, several times cover to cover. I tossed the commentaries aside and let the Bible speak for itself.
That little country in the middle east is NOT the Israel of God. They don't believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. (see Ephesians 2:12ff) They are not children of God (see John 1). They are not the seed of promise. (see Galatians 3:16, 29)