Israel Is Not the Arabs' Enemy, Arab Dictators Are

Ali Alyami
Arab dictators have long blamed external powers for their enormous failures at home. More than any country or historical event, Israel has been scapegoated for Arabs' lack of scientific advancement, human development, political and social reforms, and respect for human rights. Since Israel declared itself a state in 1948, Arab autocracies, their state-run media, and echoing intellectuals have focused on blaming Israel and its small but incredibly industrious Jewish population for the Arab world's own political, social and economic failures. While Arabs have long been mired in wars, poverty, and intolerance, the Israelis have been busy building one of the most vibrant democratic nations in the world. As this courageous former Saudi naval officer correctly stated, "The Arab world has many enemies and Israel should have been at the bottom of the list. The real enemies of the Arab world are corruption, lack of good education, lack of good health care, lack of freedom, lack of...(Read Full Post)

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