ISRAEL - Israel Superior in Education, Innovation and Justice

Arno Froese

Several Arabic-speaking newspapers published articles discussing Israel’s superiority over Arab states and which steps have to be taken in order to improve in comparison, according to a Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) report.

The articles cited Israel’s education, innovation, democratic values, the country’s ability to prosecute corrupt officials and its political stability as the source of its success.

Former governor of Egypt’s Al-Sharqiya province Reda Abd Al-Salam wrote on the Egyptian news site the Nile Press in January that Israeli superiority was due to the country’s continuous investment in education, health and science and technology, as well as Israel’s building a democracy.

“The Arab and Muslim peoples live under regimes that for decades have engaged not in developing their peoples and establishing themselves in economy, society, science, and democracy but in establishing their [own] rule... During this time, those we called ‘the sons of apes and pigs’ engaged in real building. They focused on education, health, economy, and technology, and of course on democratic process,” a MEMRI translation of the article read.

Jordanian politician and intellectual Rahil Ghorayba named Israel’s ability to prosecute corrupt officials as a source of the Jewish state’s success.

Drawing the comparison to Arab states, Ghorayba expressed his concern that “In modern Arab history, there is no [case] of a trial or investigation of this kind of a leader or influential figure [...] This is a highly significant weak point in the Arab homeland and there is no chance of revival and advancement of Arab society until we reach that stage.”

Writing for London-based Arabic-language publication Al-Quds Al-Arabi in February, Palestinian writer Suhail Kiwan expressed similar sentiments: “The [Israeli] judicial system is the final arbiter, because it remains an independent institution, despite all that is said and that we say against the racist apartheid anti-Arab Zionist regime.”, 30 April 2018

Arno's commentary

Arab intellectuals are starting to realize their horrible mistakes when compared with Israel. Geographically speaking, the Arab world stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the country of Oman in the Arabian Sea: a distance of about 9,000 km across. The Arab League, consisting of 22 independent Arab states, occupies an area of 13.1 million square kilometers (5.1 million square miles). With a population of over 423 million, that’s larger than the United States, by about 100 million more.

There is a stark difference between the Jews and the Arabs, but that also applies between the Jews and the rest of the world. For example, the Nobel Prize has been awarded 829 times since its inception in 1901. Of these, 201 were awarded to Jews; that means 20.5%, although the Jewish population of the world is less than 0.2%. That means Jewish Nobel laureates are at least 112 times more successful than the rest of the world.

Looking at Arab Nobel laureates, Egypt is listed with 4, and Arab Palestinians with one, namely the peace prize given to Yasser Arafat.

There are multiple other comparisons when it comes to intellect concerning the Jews and the rest of the world; they are simply outstanding in many fields. That should be sufficient for anyone to realize that the Jew is different. It was the prophet Balaam who made this statement: “For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations” (Numbers 23:9). And, the New Testament proclaims: “Salvation is of the Jews” (John 4:22b).

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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