Syrian Journalist Praises Israel and the Jews
"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." 3 John: 1:2
Syrian journalist Thaer Al-Nashef told Al-Jazeera on 11 Feb. 2020, "Israel is not responsible for the progress or the backwardness of Arabs. Arabs are responsible for themselves. But Arabs may benefit from the extensive Israeli expertise because when we look at today's Israel, which is an advanced country, we must ask ourselves: How come the Jews, or Israel, have excelled? These people lived in Europe for 2,000 years, as exiled refugees, in a diaspora as prisoners, and as slaves. Imagine! They then proved to all of humanity that they are not just refugees or slaves, but a people that was able to make miracles out of the impossible." Earlier this month, Al-Jazeera analyst Faisal al-Qassem raised a storm after he wrote on Twitter that “the Zionist enterprise has succeeded, unlike the failed Arab enterprises.” (VFI News)
Pray for Israel’s increasingly good relationships with Arab nations – also that the Jewish state will be recognized and honored for its widespread contributions to humanity.