I have always believed that a person’s values and beliefs can best beÂ expressedÂ by what they do – not by what they say.
What would you think of an environmentalist who drives an SUV? How about the preacher who can’t stay faithful to his wife? Would youÂ support the politician that campaigns against corruption, but takes money from lobbyists?
Of course, the same goes for the sad-mouthed curmudgeon who secretly gives to the single mother living three doors down. (I know one.)
It’s not what you say, but what you do that impresses us the most.
That’s whyÂ we should be veryÂ impressed by the Arabs.
Not all Arabs, but many of them -Â at least many of the leaders. They preached an anti-semitic message. They said that they were going to throw the Jews into the sea. They called their fellow Arabs to wipe Israel off the map. Yet, the results somehow turned out differently, and it’s those results that count – not the words.
Consider Israel’s War for Independence in 1948. The Arab League spoke aboutÂ wiping outÂ all the Jews in Palestine in an orgy of genocide. And, they did wind up killing many Jews, but in return, Israel doubled her territory and obtained more defensible borders.
In the Suez War, in 1956, Egypt blockaded Israel and moved massive numbers of tanks and artillary and guns and ammunition and… Â into the Sinai. As a result, Israel found itself in possession of advanced Soviet weapons.
In 1967, Syria and Egypt and Jordan mobilized their armies and announced plans for a ‘final solution’ to Israel. The resulting war found Israel with three times the territory that she started with – and even more weapons and material.
And, when Israel wanted to give it all back, the Arabs in 1973 said ‘No Way’. In fact, the 1973 warÂ ushered in Israel’s firstÂ right-wing Zionist government.
And, it didn’t end there.
When Israel tried to help the Palestinians create an indigenous government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip… Yassir Arafat said “Not while I’M head of the PLO.” Even to this day, Palestinians are STILL divided over whether they want Israel to trade territory for peace.
Throughout this time period, Israel felt the need to create a well-trained army, an army inspired by her neighbors. In so doing, they created an institution that has done more to meld Jews from every walk of life, from every country in the world, andÂ turn them intoÂ Israelis. Without the army, Israel would not be the unified country that it is today.
That’s why I say that with all theÂ money given to Israel by Jews and Christians… With all the assistanceÂ granted to Israel by the US and other ecountries…
Â Â …no one has given more than Arabs.
One day, when the history books are finally written, they will record that the greatestÂ Zionists of allÂ will have been the Arabs.