In 1917, Britain embraced Zionism and supported the concept of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Thirty years later, Britain rejected that commitment. In 1948, the United States picked up the fallen banner of Christian Zionism and has supported Israel ever since. What will America do in the 21st century? Will she continue to back Israel or will she reconsider this role?This book asks, Would Israel have been founded in 1948 if not for British Christian Zionism? Would Israel have survived since 1948 if not for American Christian Zionism?In the 21th Century, will America maintain her commitment to Israel, or will she abandon her support for the Jewish State as Britain did? David Schmidt has captured an important period in Christian history, when godly men in positions of power infused their weighty decisions of governance with faith and wisdom from on high, presenting a responsible brand of Biblical Zionism that still stands as a model for our day as the battle over Israel's restoration looms ever larger on the world stage. David Parsons, Media Director, International Christian Embassy, Jerusalem.David Schmidt's thoroughly researched volume fills a great need for a sympathetic yet scholarly treatment of how Christian belief in the restoration of Israel influenced the birth of that nation and also continues to positively influence support for its right to have a unique place among the family of nations. William Varner, PhD, Professor of Bible and Israel Studies, The Master's College, Santa Clarita, California. David W. Schmidt was born in Ontario, Canada and has lived in Israel with his wife Susan for the majority of the time since 1989. He has an M.A. in Middle East Studies and a Ph.D. in Middle East History. In Israel, Schmidt has taught at Jerusalem University College, The Master's College IBEX program and The University of the Holy Land.