ISRAEL - 74 Years of Global Success

Arno Froese

‘To say the least, at the moment our chances are very weak. To be more frank, we have to admit that the enemy has a huge advantage,” Yigael Yadin, the commander of Haganah operations at the time and a future IDF chief of staff said in assessing Israel’s chances in its battles against its Arab enemies of the day.

Despite the dire forecasts of the newborn state’s imminent demise, [the fact that] Israel heroically withstood that war and everything that has come after it—74 years packed with events, victories and successes—is already notable history.

Even after 74 years, Israel must still face existential threats, all the same fears of society and leadership. However, if at the beginning, our newborn state had to literally fight for its continued existence and solve many internal problems, today Israel is no longer just a local force—we have to think and act globally.

Technology is certainly a part of this process—a sector that has allowed the small Jewish state to become one of the leading economic forces that has gained us prominent international standing. The role of the innovation sector in the Israeli economy can be described just by one fact: since the beginning of 2022, 20 new so-called “unicorn” companies—private start-ups valued at over a billion dollars—have sprouted up and there are more than 60 such companies in the country, second place in the world after the United States. Some 6,400 start-ups per capita represent the highest density of innovative business in the world.

Throughout history, wars have often been waged over water resources. Today, we are doing precisely the opposite—we are making peace and building a common future with the help of water technologies.

We have a lot of hurdles and challenges still to overcome, but looking back every time, it’s hard to believe what an incredible journey we have taken in the past 74 years.

-www.jpost.com, 3 May 2022

Arno's Commentary

Will Israel continue to be successful? Looking back at the relatively short history, the answer is emphatically yes. There are a number of reasons for this confidence. One, the Jewish population of Israel is made up of people from literally around the world, meaning their short historic experience outpaces all other countries.

We must add here that the success of the United States and several other new countries was built on the influx of immigrants, legal and illegal. It’s the accumulation and exchange of experiences and knowledge that leads to superiority. 

But there is more, much more. It is God’s calling upon Israel. The purpose? “And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee” (Deuteronomy 28:10). Verse 13 adds: “And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them.” That’s Israel’s future.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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