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EUROPEAN POUTtCS. ——t TWO VIEWS. NORTH AND SOUTH. Yn ths history of the children of Israel we finø. that there were generally two importa-nt aJ'i<6.n communities or kingdoms whose politics Aetted them. It is well known that Babylon -a,,id Egypt, were itMutnally hostile to Oaell =other. and that Israel was much aSected by their varying- aiiii4itioiis and eonnicts. If Is rael had been faithful, the hostility between these rival ina.tions would not have been de- trimental to Js-raeFs welfare. Israel was to be separate And not to be counted amongst the nations (Num.. xxjii. 19). God \vould have prevented the politics of aliens to crush Is- rael's permanein interests. He told them that "in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength" (Is. xxx. 15). But they would nor. heed uus aovice. Josiah is a typical il- iusu'atLun. tie was a mode). King; had been a model chi-ld, was a pattern of iaithtulness in <eiy rfspdCL; out nis mterierence with the pohtics of me Gentiles caused him to lose his tite in the Valley of Megiddo. A hint is tu tile cnudrbn ot But it IS a tiJenH cu,p.th18 01 protitable elaboration. in .yc;n.j.s we hnd that there were two other .kingdoms that ha.d much to do with Israel* fortunes. They were Syria and Egypt. .iney .are (les(;1'i bed iu Daniels later visions as th-p King of the North and the King of the South, tor .Syria lay to .the north and Egypt to the South of the Land of Palestine. In latter yeara these two coumtries have come under the sphere of influence of two great mv.aJs. Russia, claims a political and military in- nuence in Armenia and the Northern parts of AsiT. Minor, while Britain puts an army of occupation in Egypt and nies her nag con- joinS.y vith the Khedive in the Soudaii-the ancient Ethiopia. Their rivalry is a, preli- minary to the coming Armageddon. They are each anxious to get a share of the spoSs of Turkey. They are the Tfnodern coo-nterparts of tlHJSe ancient kings of the nor Eh and kings of the south. RUSSIA AND TURKEY. Wale writes: "TL'e Turks themselves are j .fut.ty p&rsnaaed mat Constantinople will tail inn.) tne hands of Jhe Russians in the latter day.s. Their .great burying ground lie.s on the Asiatic shore, and -it is perhaps the largest cemetery in the world, being full three mites in Jength. and it Js increased to its present size in consequence of the ext1'aOl'dh,J,'Y pre- dilactioh that the Turks of Constantinople entertain for it. Tlr,ey are persuaded that they wiDt! again have to retire into Asia, whence they came, and they wish their bodies to be laid in a place whjare Christian infidcl:i3 cannot disturb them. Th:is impression upon their nunds is connrme'id by ancient prophecies which are current among them. These were current hi the empire, and not modern fabri- caf'ons. On ihe base of a pedestal of an eq'l!stiian figure 'n't the square of Taurus was this prophecy, in':J-reek: 'The Russians will scorm this ei ity-. CMbbon, in his 'Decline and FaM of the Roman 'Empire" and Sir Taul Ry- cant, writtng in flm seventeentli century, and Dr. "Walsh. writing early in the prese-nt cen- tury, tesfify to the same fact." BRITAIN XND THE JEWF:. Haw different is the attitude of the British Govturnmsnt and the bulk of the British press and :1.)eople may be seen by the :fúi!lowing sample from the London "Daily NIH\(S, /'ug. 25th, 1903, -under f(he heading "African Zionism" :— "Ws shall all recog-nise the h.uman'Marian motivt which underlifs the British G'(Jv"JIT1- menrüffer to furnish 'land in East Africa for the:ri'-+:estahlislulltent of a Jewish protedor.ite. It is, we believe, perfectly true that om 'he table4<Knds adjoining Uganda tliere are stretches Of t-ountry which, although t/popi- cal, womid support an .:Wi;i c tilt Li-i-al popuia.tion under decent conditions of climate. More- over. the Hirsh millioHB, whici) were be- queathed for the especial purpose of J ew16h colonizat'ion, may not he devoted to any scheme having for its objective the Holy Land. The Baron's reason 'for inserting so strange a. proviso was his belief that Russia, would ittl't'imatel," impo&e "her sway over Pales- tine, and .that the rule of the Muscovite would a.HHct the Jewish imnugraBfts as severely as has al\vays I)een the case ft11.t'!ler north. We are not sure whether later events have not 'justified t'Ms misgiving. Russia is undoub- tedly encompassing Co'nstantinople in the coils of a stubtie dip'lomacy, 'but Germany is Ü\i,e power 'which has mm:1e lJloot progress 10- cently in Syrta. For several years Dr. Herzl has been negotiating with the Sultan for per- mission to re-occupy what is stHI the Jews proKused land, and at one time it seemed as if a .concession was en the point of being madH. But the ha'btit'ual procrastination of the TM'rk intervened, perhaps because the purses of the Zionists were not STtf&ciently heavy to secure attention; perhaps for the simpler reason t'I)':tt the Oottom.m power is constitutionaHy incapable of arrivi-ng' at any ') decision except under the influence 01 threats. j It remains impossible for & Jew to hold land h-i the country which was once his own by conquest, and to which he chmg with all the I' tenacity of religious faith that centred round Jerusalem, an Mahonnnedanisin looks to Mecca. There arises, therefore, the inter- esting question Y\'hether the Jewish nationality can for ever hope for restoration except around I the city of David. The Argentine settlen'ent is admittedly a failure, for Zionism nourishes even among' the settlers themselves. No one -can now believe that Judea is likely to be re- vived in the New World. Under British aus- pices an experiment might he tried with bet- ter results: but the man who credits pro- phecies will still hold that fate will make Zion the rallying point of the Israelites, whatever be the temporary obstacles." <To he continued, God willing.)