Why we care about Israel
Sadly, for the last three thousand years, the Jewish people have suffered at the hands of others. From the Babylonians to Assyrians to Romans. Christians, or those masquerading as Christians and countless others were also involved. This horrific history culminated in the Holocaust during the middle of the Twentieth Century–a time which many today still remember. But even with that collective memory, anti-Semitism still exists. Most often subtle but increasingly overt, it demands to be answered.
The modern State of Israel, created by a vote of the United Nations in 1947 is a watershed moment for the Jewish people and the world. The tiny nation of eight million citizens has become a “start-up” leader in industry, agriculture, sustainability, technology and medicine. It has transformed uninhabitable land into the agricultural envy of the world. It’s citizens are some of the most highly educated, diverse and traveled people on earth. This is the nation and the people that we need to know. We can accomplish that by building bridges among cultures and introducing a new generation to the “start-up” nation.