Part of the Abrahamic covenant (Genesis 12, 13, some 15 & 17) is that a particular Nation would come from Abraham
thru Isaac, the son of promise - the nation that the promised savior would come from -
so IMO, Israel does have a unique claim to Abraham as their father distinct from the others.
The are the only Nation miraculously created and preserved by God.
The Jewish people calling Abraham their father and maybe viewing him as the first "Jew" to me seems....better, for lack of better word
than the Arab nations calling Abraham their father and considering him an Arab.
Israel also has a claim on the Land per the covenant of Deuteronomy 29&30.
I just don't answer "do you even believe the Bible" type questions, sorry.
I'd bet Del! could
still make it Funk...real good
You don't think that Muslims also believe they have a unique claim as well?
Let's look at some "Islamic" facts............
Muslims believe that Islam is the actual religion practiced by Abraham.....
His name appears in the Koran 69 times.....
The Koran lists all of the events of Abraham that the bible lists and even goes further back listing the smashing of the idols of Abraham's father...
The Muslims consider Abraham the friend of God as well.....
Abraham is credited with establishing the Kaaba in Mecca.....
You might get some arguments from your Arab friends as to who has a more unique relationship with Father Yahweh.
Now.....I personally agree with you that the Nation of Israel (Judah included) has a more profound relationship with The Great God as well because of the unfolding of prophecy that we read throughout scripture........but I also realize that Abraham was to be the father of many nations that would be blessed through him.