Israel at 66: Not a Pariah, Not Isolated

lhgAs the modern state of Israel turned 66 this week, it is important to realize that, despite the dreary predictions to the contrary, Israel is not a pariah state, nor is it isolated.  However, voices inside and outside of Israel continue to espouse their gloom and doom forecast that failure of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians will increase Israel’s pariah status and/or lead them into isolation.  Yet, we don’t need to search very far to find those voices and examine what constituency they represent – since Tzippi Livni, Israel’s Justice Minister and chief negotiator, repeatedly makes this assertion.

She has said, “peace negotiations are the wall stopping the wave [of international boycott pressure],” and in 2013, “we are at the last minute before isolation.”  In 2010, “Israel is becoming isolated from the world,” and indicted PM Netanyahu saying, “since you took control, Israel has become a pariah country in the world.”

These statements, and other similar pronouncements, are never supported with data or backed up with facts.  However, Livni, other ‘friends’ of Israel and like-minded pundits believe that these types of statements, combined with pictures of fringe groups around the globe supporting BDS, is enough to scare the public into buying into their vision.

But, is Israel really isolated?  Even more so, what is the nature of the isolation which Livni, Kerry and others speak about?  They certainly haven’t elaborated on what they mean since their pronouncements lack factual support.   A country might be considered isolated when most other countries sever relations with them for an extended and indefinite period of time.  This might include a cessation of economic, diplomatic, cultural ties and/or an arms embargo.  This might also be coupled with UN Security Council sanctions (not to be mistaken for UNGA condemnations which carry absolutely no weight).  Since policymakers have made statements warning of isolation, it is important to refute those claims, lest they spread.

Prior to his visit to Israel in 2013, senior Chinese Communist Official in charge of information, media and culture, Liu Qibao, discussed Chinese-Israel relations:

Our bilateral relationship has grown robust and mature over the past 21 years of diplomatic relations…exchange of visits between senior officials is frequent…trade and economic ties grow fast. China is now Israel’s largest trading partner in Asia…Cooperation in science and technology is fruitful. Cultural and people-to-people exchanges are more and more active…China-Israel relationship will undoubtedly embrace a bright future.

Throughout the whole interview the Israeli-Arab conflict was not mentioned once.  And while there might be calls for boycott and divestment in Israel China not only hasn’t joined those calls, but is also going ahead with the Red-Med project to build a railroad from Eilat to Ashdod.

Israel-Indian ties also continue to grow stronger.  Israel is India’s second largest supplier of arms after Russia with bi-lateral arms trade over the last decade estimated at $10 billion.  India’s foreign minister Krishna visited Israel in 2012, and the visit of the Chief of Staff of India’s army, Maj. Gen. Bikram Singh, to Israel in March, 2014, focused on joint cooperation.  Israel currently has more than 27 agricultural projects with India and will be sponsoring more than 100 post-doctoral scholarships for Indians in Israel.  Additionally, Narendra Modi, head of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), and likely the next Prime Minister of India, has long courted political and economic ties with Israel.

Both India and China, as Professor Efraim Inbar wrote, “treat the Jewish State with reverence as they see in it a similar old civilization that reached remarkable achievements.”

Russia is very interested in Israel’s high-tech and especially its UAVs.  [President] Putin has already visited Israel twice and the last four Israeli Prime Ministers, as well as Shimon Peres, FM Lieberman and Defense Minister, Ehud Barak have all been to Moscow in their official capacity.  In 2010, Russia and Israel signed an agreement for bilateral cooperation in industrial scientific-research and design-experimental work, and the following year, Israel and Russia agreed to expand space cooperation, and joint cooperation in the sciences and nanotechnology continue.

In Central Asia, Israel has strong relationships with Kazakhstan, with whom they entered into an agreement for defense exports and joint cooperation in January, 2014.  Azerbaijan, neighboring Iran, is a country with good economic and political relations with Israel, whose foreign minister visited Israel last year. It has even been speculated that Israel might use Azerbaijan airfields to attack Iran.

“Praise to Allah and Israeli doctors” is a phrase that could be commonly heard in Nukus, the capital of Karakalapakstan (an autonomous republic in Uzbekistan), where a few years ago, Israeli surgeons restored eyesight to 150 people who were either blind or had a severe cataract condition.  In Uzbekistan, Israel also has programs in medical training, agriculture and high-tech.  The GMF foreign policy report summarized the relationship saying, “even though they consider Palestinian claims legitimate, the Central Asian states hope for Israel’s increased involvement in the region, especially in terms of state and private trade, and growing security oriented cooperation in the arms and high technology sectors.”

South Korea, whose sees in itself many geo-political similarities with Israel, also has a prosperous relationship with Israel.  Trade between Israel and South Korea is approximately $2.5 billion annually. Additionally, the interactions between the two countries include security cooperation, economic ties, technology cooperation, and exchanges between policy institutes.   Recently, the Korea-Israel High-Tech Network website was launched, which will facilitate connections and the creation of joint ventures between Israeli and South Korean companies.

While Europe might be Israel’s toughest arena, they also have many friends there.  Just last month, 24 leading European Parliamentarians from eleven European countries, including five deputy speakers met with their Israeli counterparts to find out how they can support Israel in the European arena.  On the website of the Polish embassy in Israel, the bi-lateral relations page is titled: “Extraordinary Cooperation Between Poland and Israel.” The article goes on to mention that in 2011, Israel and Polish relations were upgraded to the highest possible government-to-government dialogue.

When David Cameron visited Israel last month, he rejected all calls for boycotts to Israel saying, “Britain opposes boycotts…Delegitimising the state of Israel is wrong. It’s abhorrent. And together we will defeat it.”

In addition to all of the above, Israel’ most important friend and ally remains the United States.  Yet, even its relationship with the United States, only started to blossom during President Eisenhower’s second term when he began to see Israel as a strategic asset, instead of a liability.  As this perspective shift happened, Eisenhower’s rhetoric concerning territorial compromises to the Arabs began to abate.  The following anecdote epitomizes the solid foundations of US-Israel relations.  In May 1998, it was reported that President Clinton had issued an ultimatum to Prime Minister Netanyahu to cede certain territories to the Palestinians. Congressman from all sides of the aisle came out swinging condemning the White House,  called the administration’s initiative absolutely outrageous and extortion.  Other Congressman remarked that regarding the peace process Congress is on Israel’s side, ‘come what may’, and that no matter what pressures the administration applies to Netanyahu, the Israeli leader is on firm ground with Congress.

So, given the strong ties Israel has with many countries, what isolation are Kerry and Livni talking about?  Many of Israel’s relationships with countries worldwide are built on foundations of mutual interest, not capricious, erratic diplomatic support.  One wonders if John Kerry’s statements concerning isolation are a self-fulfilling prophecy, and for Livni, they speak of her frustration at not being received warmly in her favorite European capitals.

Abba Eban, in his book Personal Witness, mentions that as the new President of the Weizmann Institute he was always looking for new initiatives. In 1960, he organized the “Rehovot Conference on the Role of Science and Technology in Developing States.” The purpose of the conference was to organize periodic encounters between leaders in science and technology and those who determine the policies of new states.  Eban believed that science could help accelerate the development of new states, and that the scientists could be challenged to tackle some of the real problems facing society, thus creating a reciprocal advantage.

When Eban proposed the conference, one could truly say that Israel was isolated.  During the greater part of the 1950s the only world leader to visit Israel was the Prime Minister of Burma, U Nu, as most heads of state looked to safeguard their interests in the Arab world, and hence avoided visiting Israel. However, Eban writes, the conference drew, “prime ministers, foreign ministers, economic ministers, directors of development, and leading educators from thirty countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, together with heads of UN specialized agencies, representatives of leading United Nations bodies, renowned scientists and Nobel Laureates.”

The response to the conference was so overwhelming that Prime Minister Ben Gurion, in a speech to the Knesset, wondered how a private citizen (Eban) was able to bring more leaders of states and Nobel Prize winners to Israel than any of the government ministries.  Golda Meir, in her autobiography, remarked that the Rehovot Conference was something of a breakthrough in Israel’s international relations. In Eban’s own words, “The Rehovot Conference helped to take Israel out of diplomatic isolation.”

International relations are driven by common interests, projects, and reciprocal advantages that countries can provide to each another.  Diplomats who think that international relations is based only on cocktail parties, empty slogans, and joint press conferences where government ministers take turns embellishing on their countries “common values and aspirations” have missed the boat.

Israel is not a pariah, nor is it isolated.  Attempts by its own Ministers or by those who pose as friends of Israel to make such a claim is deplorable and self-serving.   As Israel’s economic strength continues to rise, so will its standing worldwide, and as more countries join the war against radical Muslims, Israel will be more sought out.  The future for Israel remains bright!

Gideon Israel is a research analyst for Sohlberg Consulting and the author of a comprehensive policy paper on the US aid to Israel

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  • Martin Ingall

    A fabulous piece. Hope to see more from this excellent thinker.

    • ahad_ha_amoratsim

      “Hope to see more from this excellent thinker.”
      Martin, you can find all Daniel Greenfield all the time at

      Highly recommended.

  • BS77

    Israel is NOT the problem in the middle east


      If Israel were “the problem”, then Arabs/Muslims would be getting along with their non-Jewish/non-Zionist neighbors.

      but Arabs/Islamofascists are at war with EVERYBODY.

      Islamofascists are at war with Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Bahais, Zoroastrians and the wrong kind of Muslim.

      The shiite hate the sunni and vice versa.

      135,000+ Arabs have died in Syria – and the killing goes on – barely on the UN radar.

      The UN only wake up if the US takes out terrorist garbage.

      • Gee

        Or we build an apartment in our capital

  • Raymond_in_DC

    Let’s not overlook the great relations Israel has with Canada, Australia, and its growing ties with many countries in Africa and Latin America.

    The author is correct that “International relations are driven by common interests, projects, and reciprocal advantages that countries can provide to each another.” Even countries whose people and leadership aren’t especially warm toward Israel are hardly reducing ties. Bilateral trade with Norway, for example, continues to grow (and currently runs in Israel’s favor) while even hostile Turkey does a few billion in trade a year with Israel.

    • Gideon

      the article had to be limited to a certain number of words – i couldn’t get it all in!

  • Greg Hamilton

    Israel is the country I most admire in the world. For such a small country to have achieved so much against the background of continuous hostility both near and far is truly astonishing. I’m so glad to read the good news about Israel. It’s wonderful to see Israel defying her enemies!

    • Gee

      I believe that our success is because of and not in spite of the hostility of our enemies. They are making us stronger every day

  • Lanna

    Much to the chagrin of the left, there is a lot of support for Israel….the Jews in Israel, and America, are not the barbarians we see kidnapping and abusing women, burning churches, committing violence against embassies, and in general living in chaos with everyone!

  • 1Indioviejo1

    I always suspected Israel’s impact and attraction for other countries because of Israel’s high value and educated citizenry, but I didn’t know to what extent. This article is a gratifying eye opener.

  • emptorpreempted

    I’m not entirely convinced. International relations depend not just on “common interests, projects, and reciprocal advantages” but on how people feel toward one another, and on moral convictions. And therein lies Israel’s greatest difficulty.

    • Gideon

      you are right in the case of US-Israel relations and that is what makes the relationship so strong – it’s not only politically based but also strong ties between people. But in other places around the world, i dont think public opinion is what leads policy toward Israel. China has a good relationship with Israel because that is what the govt. views as expedient, I don’t think public opinion really plays a big role, same for the muslim states in central asia.

  • Ken Kelso

    Amnesty Researcher Admits That Palestinian ‘Eyewitnesses’ Often Lie
    MAY 9, 2014

    Donatella Rovera, an Amnesty field investigator, wrote an interesting article about the challenges of fact finding in war situations.

    One of her main points is that eyewitnesses are often unreliable. For example:

    In Gaza, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, and other places I interviewed civilians who described what they thought were artillery or bomb strikes being launched by far away government forces and striking near their homes – whereas in reality the loud bangs and tremors were caused by mortars or rockets being launched by opposition fighters from their positions nearby. For the untrained ear it is virtually impossible to distinguish between incoming and outgoing fire, and all the more so for those who find themselves close to the frontlines.

    Another factor she mentions:

    Even if they disregard it, investigators must be alert to the fact that disinformation and misinformation can contribute to shaping the perception of events, the narrative surrounding the events, and the behaviour of people who take it in good faith and internalize it, including victims, witnesses, and others potential sources.

    Here Rovera is referring to lies that spread quickly and then become widely believed – including by “unbiased” NGOs – before anyone has a chance to investigate. How many times have we seen that?

    She gives a specific example from Gaza:

    Fear can lead victims and witnesses to withhold evidence or give deliberately erroneous accounts of incidents. In Gaza, I received partial or inaccurate information by relatives of civilians accidentally killed in accidental explosions or by rockets launched by Palestinian armed groups towards Israel that had malfunctioned and of civilians killed by Israeli strikes on nearby Palestinian armed groups’ positions. When confronted with other evidence obtained separately, some said they feared reprisals by the armed groups.

    Meaning that “eyewitnesses” will often claim that there was no terrorist activity in the area of an airstrike and Israel wantonly and indiscriminately killed people for no reason.

    This gets wholly believed and parroted by the UN and other NGOs. The Goldstone Report has many such examples.

    Unfortunately, in many cases the NGOs themselves are part of the problem. Rovera admits, a little elliptically:

    Conflict situations create highly politicized and polarized environments, which may affect even individuals and organizations with a proven track record of credible and objective work. Players and interested parties go to extraordinary lengths to manipulate or manufacture “evidence” for both internal and external consumption.

    It is a shame that Rovera didn’t include Amnesty International itself as being guilty of this, and she ascribes the lack of objectivity almost only to fake evidence that is created by one side rather than to the ideological desire to find war crimes when none exist.

    They might strenuously deny it, but Amnesty and HRW have systemic biases against Israel. This article, while a step in the right direction, only scratches the surface of how NGOs themselves contribute to the culture of lies in order to issue their reports and maintain their funding without doing basic fact checks.

    And while Rovera notes that some “eyewitnesses” act out of fear, she doesn’t go far enough. At least in the territories, the lies about Israel are repeated so often that the witnesses will often tell Western reporters and researchers what they expect to hear rather than what happened. This isn’t necessarily out of fear; it is part of their culture to ensure that Israel is always blamed no matter what. It saturates their media. I cannot count how many times “eyewitness” accounts were found to be complete fiction, and fear didn’t enter into the equation. However, many of the “witnesses” happen to work for the largest employer in the West Bank – the PA – which lies constantly.

    Not to mention that many anti-Israel activists that will knowingly repeat the most outrageous lies to further their own agenda.

    Lets hope that this article can at least open up the discussion of how inaccurate much of the reporting and research is about Israel, even from NGOs that pretend to be objective.

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  • ObamaYoMoma

    What is happening in Israel is the same thing that is happening in Nigeria, India, and Sudan, throughout Europe, America, Canada, and too many other places to name. The Islamic totalitarian world is waging a stealth and deceptive jihad against the Jewish infidels primarily through their proxies, the so-called Palestinians, to make Islam supreme in Israel and to render the Jewish infidels into Islamic totalitarianism, i.e., harsh and degrading dhimmitude.

    As a matter of fact, since the sole fundamental purpose of mainstream orthodox Islam (the only kind) is the subjugation of all religions and all infidels into Islamic totalitarianism through both violent and non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia (Islamic totalitarian law) to ultimately make Islam supreme, it is impossible for infidels of all stripes to negotiate peace with Muslims.

    However, Israel is not alone in the world with an Islamic problem, as the entire infidel world, whether they realize it or not, faces the same exact Islamic problem as Israel. Thus, any solution to our collective Islamic problem must be comprehensive and it must also involve the entire infidel world acting together in unison.

    • tom

      I suggest you read Obidiah of the so called “Old” Testament, It is two or three pages long and describes the day when the “Sons of Essau” will be extermintated from the face of the earth. every single one of them.

      The Arabs in Prophecy

      Concerning the Arabs, the Bible tells us that they
      will come against Israel in the end times and try to take its land. God
      will respond by rendering the Arab lands desolate (Ezekiel 35:6-7, 15), probably through the military campaigns of the Antichrist.

      But the future for the Arabs is not all bleak. Like
      the Jews, a remnant of the Arabs will emerge from the Tribulation with
      their hearts turned to the one and only true God, Yahweh (Jeremiah 12:14-17).

      The most remarkable prophecy concerning the future salvation of an Arab remnant is contained in Isaiah 19:16-25. Isaiah says that when the Lord strikes Egypt and Assyria, they will turn to Him and He will have compassion on them and “heal them.” Isaiah then presents an incredible picture of Egypt, Assyria, and Israel living together in peace, worshiping the same God!

      A Specific Prophecy Involving Muslim Countries

      With regard to Islam in general, the only clear
      prophecy I see about it in the Scriptures has to do with the end time
      invasion of Israel that will be led by Russia (Ezekiel 38 and 39). The Bible states that Russia will be accompanied by certain specified allies (Ezekiel 38:1-6).
      The allies include Persia (modern day Syria, Iraq, Iran, and
      Afghanistan), Ethiopia, Put (Libya), Gomer (Western Turkey), and
      Beth-togarmah (Eastern Turkey). As you can see, all of these are
      countries with a Muslim majority.

      Ezekiel 39 reveals that these forces will be destroyed supernaturally by God upon the hills of Israel (Ezekiel 38:18-23 and 39:3-6). Even the Jewish people will realize that the forces were destroyed by God (Ezekiel 38:23 and 39:7).

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Uhm…Israel doesn’t have an Arab problem. It has an Islamic problem and so do we and all infidels as well. Are the Iranians Arabs? Last time I checked they were Persians.

  • ProudGoy

    I know Jews are in the habit of lying to everyone else, but I didn’t realize your own self-delusion was so severe. Israel is the most hated country in the world, because people understand Jewish criminality and are sick of it over the centuries. The only people who celebrate you are right-wing Christard Goyim whom you’ve brainwashed with your media. Israel is a hemorrhoid on the rear end of the globe.

    • Notalibfool

      Ant-semitism is a mental illness.

      God bless Israel! Thank God for the countless contributions Jews have made to our world! The fact that Jews continue to exist and be strong despite centuries of discrimination from people like ProudGoy is admirable.

      Israel is a sunny day after weeks of rain.

      • ProudGoy

        I agree anti-Semitism is a mental illness…you catch it from Jews.

        As for “countless” Jewish contributions, you mean like usury, rampant materialism, cultural degeneracy, fiat currency, political correctness, junk psychology, communism, and White genocide? Oy vey, what a cornucopia of Semitic wonders!

        • Notalibfool

          Go get a psychiatrist. You really need help.

          • ProudGoy

            Can you recommend one? Maybe a Horowitz, Finklebaum, or Steinberg? I know Jewish psychiatry has done wonders for the world. It’s true, I saw it on the Talmudvision, and they never lie!

          • Notalibfool

            LOL! So did you get your ides from the media, the Neo N A Z Is, or at some university you attended?

            Just trying to find out where your irrational fear and hatred of Jews comes from.

          • ProudGoy

            Oh, because it’s “irrational” to resent the behavior of the people who are genociding your race? That’s some fine Talmudic sophistry there, Bubbie.

          • Notalibfool

            So where is the proof that Jews are committing genocide? Am I supposed to resent Judaism and it’s followers for a non-existent genocide?

            I hope you didn’t get these ideas from reading the Protocols of the Elders of Zion; it is proven to be a hoax, you know. :)

          • wileyvet

            Look everyone Julius Streicher is alive and well. Taking time out from Der Sturmer to grace us with his insight. Say hello to Alfred Rosenberg will you.

          • Andy_Lewis

            Did your mother have any kids that lived? Oh wait, you weren’t born, you were sh!tted.


            ProudFilth, Your pals declared War on the US on December 11, 1941 – just four days after Imperialist Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

            Your socialist filth did see the error of their ways and surrendered unconditionally on May 7, 1945.

            You will surrender, unconditionally too.

          • johnnie the jew

            Sophistry ay.So, you consider your inconsequential self some sort of intellect do you. You’re not even a philosophy undergraduates ring piece

          • iluvisrael

            it’s always chumps like you that squeal like pigs for a “Jew doctor/lawyer” when you’re sick or get your sorry azz in trouble!

          • johnnie the jew

            Yeah Freud certainly worked you out long ago unlike any of your backward, troglodyte, prating piddle paradise pimps. Dig the alliteration Ahole. All humour is jewish. Get over yourself. You’re a waste of space

        • iluvisrael

          still sore cuz $hitler lost?


            It’s SHlTler.

        • ahad_ha_amoratsim

          Doesn’t it bother you that the computer you used to post this probably uses a chip manufactured in Israel and one or more programs that were developed by Israelis? I think you need to smash your computer. And your cell phone, for that matter.

        • tom

          ProudGay you are talking about the rothschilds and their family tree, are you not?,

          They are the synagogue of satan, they are the people who say they are Jews and are NOT.
          Jews DO NOT W0RSHIP SATAN,

          satanists do,

          satanists claim to be Jews, and you libtards believe them!

          You really need to read your Bible more.
          And then make an effort to understand it.

        • UCSPanther

          Your screams of rage betray your repeated frustration at the numerous attempts to isolate and genocide them, only to end in humiliating failure.


          Go complain in mecca.

      • ahad_ha_amoratsim

        No, if were simply a mental illness, the evil creeps who indulge in it would not be morally culpable.

    • iluvisrael

      You’re a pathetic, Jew envying troll – nothing to be proud of

    • ahad_ha_amoratsim

      “Israel is a hemorrhoid on the rear end”
      That must be why it’s always on your mind.

    • jude newman

      Wow, what’s it like to hate so much that you state your lies so blatantly and expect others to believe them
      Israel is a diamond in a sea of mud. God bless Israel

      • aktussock

        Am Yisrael Chai!

        • kertitor

          Zo artzeinu

    • UCSPanther

      A picture of Proudgoy in front of a synagogue:

    • Wolfthatknowsall


      I thought Israel was 66 years old …

    • kertitor

      Listening too much David Duke and Incogman has a bad effect on your mental health. You are brainwashed by their media.

    • Shmalkandik

      Ah, resentment against achievement.

      Having so little of their own, the Arabs, a resentful people, resent those who’ve got what they have not and can not get – success.

      When China discarded Communism for command capitalism, and grew rich, their ideological bias against Israel was displaced by mutually rewarding trade partnerships. When the international jihad arose, and started killing alot more Arabs than Jews, some Arabs reconsidered their previous opposition to the one place in the Middle East where Shia and Sunni can practice their faith in peace.

      Jihadist violence is a symptom of Arab and Persian decay.
      Ssaudi’es per capita GDP is down one third in the past twenty years alone – and other Arab states are decaying more rapidly.
      Who needs peace with such as these?

      Israel no longer pursues peace negotiations since she no longer needs them.

      So, as time goes by, more parties will see the benefit of ignoring Wogistan and Paleswine, and focus on building goo will with a country that can do some thing for them.

  • Walter Sieruk

    The future of the State of Israel in indeed bright. For inspite if the many enemies of Israel, such as Hezbollah, Hamas, PIJ, the State of Israel will stand. This is because the God of the Bible had declared that this area of land in the Middle East belongs to the Jewish people. As seen ,for example, in the Bible in Genesis 28:13-15. 35:10-12. Deuteronomy 32:48,49. Psalm 105:7-11. 135:4. So eventhough the members of these just named Islamic terror groups may not know it they are striving against the Will of God so that makes them wicked. Thus they are fated to lose and lose hard. For even if they join all their forces together against Israel they will fail and be punished for it. For the Bible in Provebs 11:21. teaches “Though hand join hand the wicked shall not go unpunished.” [KJV] Furthermore, if those Islamic terror groups do join thier forces together against Islam, such as thing as this is described in the Bible in Psalm 83:3-5. which reads “They have taken crafty counsel against they people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come , and let us cut off them form being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee. ” Further in the same chapter it explains just how it will all work out in the end. For verses 16-18 read ‘Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord. Let them be confounded and troubled forever; yea let them be put to shame, and perish: That men may know that thou whose ,name alone is JE-HO-VAH, art the most high over all the earth.” [KJV] That is the One True God Who is Jehovah the God of the Bible Who stands with Israel. Not the false god, Allah, the god of Islam. For inspite of what the apologists for Islam claim the God of the Bible and the god of Islam are not the same. This I have exposed in some of my other postings. In Short, the future of Israel is indeed bright.

  • Dyer’s Eve (with a party hat)

    Happy birthday, Israel!

  • Adam Auach

    You forgot to mention the greatest parts about what is happening in relation to Israel. Manny Pacquiao named his son Israel and said he loves Israel as a good Christian. Christians are joining the Israeli Army in larger numbers than ever. The first baby born after the Philipines disaster was named Israel for the Israeli Doctor who volunteered to help there. Good Arabs and Christians are becoming less hateful, and the Jews likewise, an Arab Christian won Israel the voice, Arab ISraelis are owning bigger and bigger companies with Israeli partnerships, quietly. Filpino Catholic won ISraeli X-Factor by Israeli votes. Muslim female drives for Israeli Formula One. Arabs and Christian Arabs keep winning Israeli cooking shows, and Ethiopian Jews keep placing. etc. etc.