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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Differences Between 21 Arab Nations and 1 Israel

Nadene Goldfoot
By 1300 BCE, 2,000 years before Islam was created by Mohammed, Israel became a Jewish nation. 
"Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God that it did 3,000 years ago. You dig the soil and you find pottery from Davidic times, coins from Bar Kokhba, and 2,000-year-old scrolls written in a script remarkably like the one that today advertises ice cream at the corner candy store."
Palestinian Arabs have been actively trying to delete any evidence of Jews ever living in the land as they have been at war with Israel from Gaza and possibly again now from Judea and Samaria. 

Arab countries are mostly monarchies though 7 are  Republics, 2 are Military Regimes, Libya was a dictatorship, and then there are the emirates.  What Iraq will be is questionable.    Israel is the only Democracy. 
Twenty-one separate countries make up the Arab world in the Middle East.  Let's look at one:

Qatar                        11,437 square km and  769,152 population    $15.10 billion GDP

Israel                          20,770 square km and 5,938.09 population:    $18,000 billion GDP

21 Arab Countries
Total                        13,486,861 square km and 292,400,267 population  $1,195.49 billion GDP

Many of the 21 nations have an abundance of oil that they use for their revenue.  Israel has had none, but are beginning to find deposits. 

Both believe in one G-d, but that G-d seems to give different messages along with the similar ones, causing Muslims following Qatar's religious leader, Qaradawai and others like him to want to drive Israel into the sea.  Israel just wants to live and let live.  Moses was the leader of Jews around 1300 BCE while Mohammad was the creator of Islam. around 630 CE.  Both came from Abraham but from different mothers.  Israel has over 1 million Arabs living as citizens in their population, but the Arab countries do not have Jews today in their population.  When there were Jews living in their country before 1948, they were 2nd class citizens only.  The future state of Palestine is to have no Jews at all, even though many Jews are living in Judea and Samaria right now.  This is one of the problems between Israel and the PA.   
As for Jerusalem, "In the Jewish Bible, Jerusalem is mentioned over 669 times and Zion (which usually means Jerusalem, sometimes the Land of Israel) 154 times, or 823 times. The Christian Bible mentions Jerusalem 154 times and Zion 7 times. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran. Jerusalem is also not mentioned in the Palestinian Covenant. "  Jerusalem is central to Judaism, and not important at all in Islam.  The only main reference they have to it is that Mohammed rose to the heavens while on his white horse in Jerusalem, but is not in the Koran.  The most wonderful thing that happened out of the terrible 1967 Six Day War was that Israel was then in a postion to liberate East Jerusalem from Jordan and unite the city once again. 

During 1940's through 1950's nearly ALL the Jews had to flee from Arab countries to avoid persecution and pogroms. The number of Jewish refugees from Arab countries is estimated to be a million. This number is greater than the number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948, estimated as 343,000 (see Peters' book cited below).  Arabs who left at the advice of their leaders are still living in camps supported through the UN and are the longest living group of displaced people in the world doing this.  Jews, who were considered dhminnis (2nd class citizens) living in Arab countries  moved to Israel and found housing and work.  None are in any camps.  It turned out to be a wonderful way to unite Ashkenazie and Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews as they intermarried. 

Resource: http://www.science.co.il/arab-israeli-conflict.asp
  Charles Krauhammer in 1998's quote.


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