The “generation” mentioned here is undoubtedly the Jewish generation, the Jewish people. The Jews will not pass away because God must accomplish His predicted purpose with them. God protects the Jewish people lest they be exterminated from the earth. In the process of protecting them, God blesses those nations that befriend and help Israel, and He curses and punishes those nations that curse and do harm to Israel (Gen. 12:3). This does not mean that Israel is always right about everything, and it does not mean that we should side with Israel if she does wrong. But it does mean that we generally should pray for Israel and stand with Israel and help protect her when she is attacked or mistreated anywhere in the world. God loves the Jew. The Jew is the apple of God’s eye, and He will yet be her God and King when she turns to Him in repentance and genuine faith.