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What I Saw in Israel

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 8:37 AM
Israel, British Palistine, would be a 3rd world country of barren desert with at most a couple of tourist traps on the Mediterranean Sea if Israel had not been recreated as the Jewish homeland. It can even be argued that the advances of the Palestinians is solely due to the presence of Israeli Jews as otherwise they would still be a poor, backward, apathetic, hidebound group of misogynist Muslim goat and sheep herders. Nothing encourages learning and technological advancement better than an "enemy" smarter and more prosperous than yourselves.

As President Obama prepares for his first trip to Israel, I hope when he gets there he sees what I saw.

Several weeks ago I returned from my first trip to Israel. I went with a delegation headed by Governor Mike Huckabee, who visits Israel at least once every year.

What did I see?

I saw kids, no more than 18 years old, walking down the street, waiting at bus stops, wearing Army green khakis, and carrying machine guns on their backs. One young girl was as black skinned as me.

Kids doing their compulsory army service as part of...