In his recent fund raising speech in the King David Hotel in Jerusalem Mitt Romney prompted outrage when he spoke words of honesty and brought up some viable facts about the differences in culture between the Israelis and Arab-Palestinians.
Time to roll up sleeves and support Romney’s position. And the following is why.
Romney spoke to a group of donors, some even flew into Israel to participate; he told a group that the Israeli culture had helped them become more economically successful than the Palestinians. And that is the truth. The failure of the Arab society begins with its zealous to cultivate hate.
Romney said, “I am overwhelmingly impressed with the hand of providence, whenever it chooses to apply itself, and also the greatness of the human spirit, and how individuals who reach for greatness and have purpose above themselves are able to build and accomplish things that could only be done by a species created in the image of God.”
The Arabs appeared on the land of Israel, from the Arabian peninsula, when the first Jewish pioneers arrived there in the 19th century. These Jewish pioneers carried a providence that was given to the Jewish nation with the Ten Commandments, at the foot of Mount Sinai. The Arabs have since tagged to this providence. So long that the Jews had gone from one greatness to another, in the land of Israel the Arabs who chose to, benefitted.
In 1948, the Arab nations waged a war on the nascent Jewish state, in which the Jews lost their ancient land of Judea and Samaria that was legally part of their land. The Arabs left this land desolated, as it was for 2000 years, due to the absence of its legal owners. Missing a limb of their land the Israeli-Jews looked forward with faith and stamina. They built and developed the land they managed to retain and the state of Israel went from strength to strength, this despite the fact that the Arab nations main goal was to destroy it and they have tried to do so on several occasions.
In 1967 Six Day War, when Israel gained back its land which she has lost in the previous war, the Jews did not wait for anyone to inspire them; they went to work to cultivate the land that was stolen from them and made it bloom as their Bible ascribes. The Arabs who lived on that land, illegally, were given another opportunity to tag along the Jewish pioneering spirit. That worked well until the “ingenuity” [sic] of the Oslo Accords came to play. These political agreements, have caused divisiveness in Israeli society and dug a huge rift between the Israeli and Arab societies.
The Arabs developed a ‘feel sorry for us, for the Jews oppress us’ mantra that have brought about a society that has learned to live on the dole. The “enlightened” world has been depositing in the Arab-Palestinians bank accounts billions of dollars in aid, much of it they have squandered or misused. Since the disastrous Oslo Accords of 1993, the Arab-Palestinians have been living on other people’s money. Living on other people’s money only brings about corruption and takes away the human creativity spirit, and that is where the Arabs got stuck. Not only they learned to live with the illusion that some of the land in Judea and Samaria belongs to them, they also expected that some providence and miracles will bring about prosperity. Unfortunately, one cannot prosper when living on land that does not belong to you. As the Jews rolled up their sleeves and went to work, no matter under what political and on the ground conditions, to develop the land they have returned to their ownership, the Arabs stood on the side line and watched the progress the Jews were making and their hatred for, envy to and jealousy of Jews grew.
Jealousy is an negative emotion, typically refers to insecurity, fear, and anxiety over an anticipated loss of something that the person values, particularly in reference to a human connection. Jealousy often consists of a combination of presenting emotions such as anger, resentment, inadequacy, helplessness and disgust. It is not to be confused with envy. The Oslo Accords along which the Israelis conceded to allow Jewish land to become another Arab state produced among the Arabs the sense of jealousy of a loss of something that, in reality never existed. The Land of Judea and Samaria has never been theirs.
Hatred, or hate, is a deep and emotional extreme dislike, directed against a certain object or people. The objects of such hatred can vary widely, from inanimate objects to attitudes, animals, oneself or other people, entire groups of people, people in general, existence, or the whole world. Hatred is often associated with feelings of anger and disposition towards hostility against the objects of hatred. Hatred can result in extreme behavior including violence, murder and war. And that is what the Arabs have cultivated; a culture of violence, murder and war.
Envy, also called invidiousness, is best defined as a resentful emotion that occurs when a person lacks another’s perceived superior quality, achievement or possession and thus wishes that the other lacked it. That produced the culture of delegitimization of the state of Israel.
And that is what the Arab society, in general, and the Arab-Palestinian, in particular, teach their children from birth, envy of, hatred and jealousy for Jews. With such embedded negative emotions, no progress can be achieved, or is possible, let alone living in harmony, in peace and prosperity.
And that is where Romney hit the nail on the head…
Romney went on in his speech to say, “I come to this place [Israel], therefore, with a sense of profound humility, as I look around here at great people who’ve accomplished a great thing, and also a sense of spiritual connection, acknowledging the hand of providence in establishing this place and making it a holy city.”
While the Arabs are taught and are raised on negative traits, it is the Israelis, who, since they have established a sovereign state, have built and are building an amazing and miraculous country; they are building a society that is taught goodness, charity and benevolence of Tikun Olam, that thrives to make the world a better place to live.
And the result of all that, as Romney so well expressed, “As you come here [to Israel] and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel, which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality.”
The Arab-Palestinians called Romney’s remarks their proverbial claim, racist. Last time I looked the word racism, the Jews and the Arabs belonged to the same race, the “Caucasian-white” race. But, to defend their failure, not only economically, but more so humanely, the Arab-Palestinians pin everything that deals with them and Jews as racism and racist and that includes the truth told.
All the ills of the Arab-Palestinian society is the result of their faulty upbringing, which is embedded in a culture of genocidal hate toward Jews, incitement, lies, deception and total detraction from reality and truth.
If the “enlightened” West will continue to conveniently ignore and sanction the Arab culture of anti-Semitism, hate, envy and jealously, which has become de ri
Israel, with its, thus far, ambiguous policies of its legal rights to the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, only helped and is still helping to cause the Arab-Palestinians to be where they are today, economically and emotional.