The Jew refused to believe, so God cast them off!
Yet, you hang on to the dispensational premillennial school of eschatology that the New Testament answers to the Old, that modern day Jews
are the people of God first---the church second, and that modern Israel anticipates a thousand year Jewish world empire with Jesus on a Jerusalem throne.
I agree with Paul:
Romans 11:1 I ask then, did God reject his people? May it never be! For I also am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
As to Jesus setting foot on the Mount of Olives, and the mountain splitting, are you saying God's speaking through his prophet Zecharia was mistaken? Why repeat it in the 2nd testament? It is NOT the New Testament as the main text and the entire old testament as a several hundred page preface to the real story. It is ALL one and the same story. The New Testament is not a stand alone story, it is a continuation or culmination of the Old Testament story. In fact, I contend as do many others, we can't understand the NT without a working knowledge of the OT. When I graduated from high school, my hometown church did me a huge disservice and handed me a New Testament. That would be like handing someone pages 301 to the end of a Grisham novel and saying, "the first 300 pages are of no importance, all you need to understand the story is pages 301 to the end. "The Bible is a Jewish book written by Jews about Jews to Jews. It would behoove us to understand historical context and societal idioms of the time to get everything intended. Sure i understand the "church" from the 2nd Century on tried to esponge and sanitize the Bible of any Jewish influence, that is a fact of history. That is why I am pursuing studying the Jewish Roots of Christianity. Not to become a Jewish Proselyte, but to better understand my Jesus who was a Jewish Rabbi with Jewish Talmidim or disciples. He taught in a distinctive Rabbinic style, He ONLY quoted the Old Testament, He knew the Torah and he knew it well. He did not do away with the Law. He filled it up. He more perfectly interpretted it. His "yoke" or Torah interpretation was easy, he said. It didn't have all the burden that the Pharisees et al had added to it. He didn't break the Sabbath, he told the rulers at the time how God intended it to be kept, not as a burdensome stone around the neck but a blessing. If your ox falls in the ditch on the Sabbath, for goodness sake, get him out! The Sabbath was not intended as a burden, it morphed into that with man's help.
I don't believe every Jew that has ever lived will be saved. But I do believe that many Jews will come to Christ and be grafted back on.
Yes, we ARE grafted onto the Root of Israel, or Jacob. That is undeniable if you read Romans 11. That root is the one story begun in Genesis and finishes up in Revelation. It's not a sad story of God's mistake vs the real deal. It is All God's redemption story. God didn't dig up and discard his olive tree. He GRAFTED onto it. CLEARLY. The OT shadow of Joseph's Egyptian sons Ephraim and Mannasseh being "grafted in" to Jacob's family. Jesus is a picture of Messiah, the other 10 brothers are the house of Israel, and late comer Benjamin is a picure of the Messianic Jews. And of as I stated, Ephraim and Mannasseh are a picture of the Gentiles being grafted in to God's family.
God will miraculously bring many Jews to Christ when the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. Like Sir Isaac Newton says, "I know not the manner this happens, but let time be the interpretor.
Are there Jews of the past and living today going to hell? Most definitely. I can't explain Paul's statement in Romans 11 that ALL Israel will be saved. If one equates the word "Israel" with the people of God, then maybe the better translation would have been all who are saved will be Israel (the people of God).
God has not rejected the Jews as Paul clearly says. God offers them the same opportunity to be grafted on as he does to Gentiles. He presumably will remove the blinders that were in place up until that time, as described also in Romans 11.
I have never said every Jew in present day Israel is a man after God's heart. I have said, God has not rejected his people in toto, as Paul says also. Blessing a remnant of a stiff necked rebellious people with salvation is NOT rejecting them. If a remnant were not preserved, THEN it could be said God rejected them.
To the muslims defense, I do believe that God will appropriate a miraculous "coming to Jesus" event if you will for them also. I believe God will smite many of the muslim nations that come against Israel in the end, but he spares 1/6 of them to go back and witness to the rest, that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the one true God, and not the same as Allah.