GOD calls them "people of my heart . My choosen people". Also I worship CHRIST but I have to be fair . The areas (according to the history channel) you are talking about were barren desert like conditions before Israel was formed and now they grow everything. They have a system of irrigation which controls the flow of water (very important in that part of the world where water is scace) . Finally if you read in the Old Testament you will realize GOD gave them that land.
Kindly don't abuse me and respond to my inquiry in a decent humane way.