While the U.S. White house is moaning about why one political party in Israel complained about “droves” of voters being driven by foreigners to polls in a “get out the vote” effort, the racist, apartheid policies of the Promised Land’s neighbors go unspoken.
Forgetting Gaza and the West Bank – where there have been no elections for a decade – and ignoring American apologists, who complain that Israel is never sufficiently democratic, looking around the Mideast one learns that the “Juden Free” movement did not die with our victory in World War II, but has continued unabated in many Arab nations.
For example, Mexico has 1.5 times the population of Egypt, and 5,618 times as many Jews. Even more unbelievable, Afghanistan has one. And there is probably not one Jew alive in either Saudi Arabia or Iraq, except some brave U.S. soldiers entrusted with protecting local human rights that don’t exist in much profusion.
Whenever there is a natural disaster and Israel sends the Israel Defense Force and others to help neighboring nations, even 100 Jewish Israelis would eclipse the Jewish population of places like Bahrain (36 Jews), Lebanon (40 Jews), Yemen (45 Jews), Syria (50 Jews) or Algeria (50 Jews).
Lest you think that Jews live in large numbers only in the U.S. and Israel, justifying these tiny numbers in Arab countries, look at other populations of Jews in not the most Jewish-friendly countries: Turkey (17,300 Jews), Panama (10,000 Jews), Columbia (4,500 Jews), or Costa Rica (2,500 Jews). For a complete list go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_population_by_country.
Where is the outrage when a country with 26.5 million people – Afghanistan – has one Jewish resident, or 0.00000314239% of the population? Instead, the pundits at George Soros’ J Street, NYT and the Christian Science Monitor are obsessed with Israel, where more than 20% of the population are Arabs with full rights as citizens.
If you want the President to treat Israel with the same respect it treats racist Arab nations, end his bickering with Israel, and explain these statistics to his errant State Department, please write:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500