They believed in an idea and we focused on material
The Jews: Herzl gathered and united millions of Jews and convinced them all of their right to have their own national home land. Their beliefs were moved into actions: they focused on education and gaining knowledge, they made sure they have a strong economic power and media influence. And hence, they had it all: the idea & the material. They became stronger and they won.
The Arabs: They fell victim of their own disputes and sectarianism. When their ideas gathered with material in the war of 1973, and despite their limited available resources, Syria & Egypt managed to get hold of Bar Lev line in less than 40 hours. And after few years from that day, Sinai was liberated, too.
180 Jews have been awarded the Nobel Prize of a variety of fields,
Do you know what hurts the most? The facts that those who won the prize in the scientific fields haven’t won it under any of our universities or research centers. Ahmad Zwail for instance, won the prize for the researches he made in the states. The Pakistani scientist, Abdulsalam made it in cooperation with Steven Weinberg (who happens to be Jewish)! The rest of the winners were in fields of peace & Art.
|Ada Yonath: The Israeli Scientist Becomes the 4th female Winner of Noble Chemistry Prize|
And zero of the Arab and Islamic universities are in the same list!
Dear educators, parents, Academic & ambitious people....let’s all work on developing education. Let’s put some long run plans to do so and let’s live for a big mission. What’s the use of this precious life that God has granted us if we were with a very narrow ambition?
Sadly, education is becoming more of a business than a need with the majority. People no longer care of the quality of education as long as they get paid by the students at the end of each semester.
The power of the Israeli woman
A lot of people in this part of the world talk about how it’s necessary for a woman to just stay at home and limit her participation in public service and this is actually a big misconception. Women's power and contribution had always been valued and utilized in the past and even in the early stages of islam. Israel has understood the importance of women in social and military services. This can be seen through women's contribution in the Israeli army, where every adult individual is involved either in the front or reserve line.
Do you know the feeling that one gets when s/he’s late in preparing for an exam? That’s exactly how I’d describe our situation now. So, is cooking and raising children is the maximum that you could do? Let’s start a renaissance within ourselves, a renaissance that would change many things. Work, debate, read and never accept the little that we have, for being so content is sometimes a form of laziness.
There’s definitely a hope, and I can personally see the change coming. And in order for us to make that change possible, we really need to figure out what made us so behind in the first place.
Dear all, the equation has changed...and the circumstances have absolutely changed. We will talk about that in the coming posting, god willing.
"The bolded lines are noted from the Tariq Al Suwaidan show "3alamtni Al7ayah
الخطوط العريضة مدونة من حلقة القدس من برنامج د.طارق السويدان علمتني الحياة