Christian Zionism or Biblical Zionism is a set of teachings that are based in God's promises to Abraham and confirmed by the New Testament writers. More specifically, it is the belief that Canaan, the land promised to the Jewish people, is their everlasting possession - and was given for the purposes of world redemption. Israel's ownership of the land is eternal, however, her right of domicile, or privilege of living upon it, is conditional upon her reconciled relationship with the God of the Bible. As a result, the Jewish people have twice been exiled from the land and have twice returned to it. With the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, the Jewish people returned to their land a second time and most probably the last time, as promised in Isaiah 11:11.