First, let me limit this to Arabs in the West Bank who are not sending missiles into Israel, second, before I tell you why Arabs live better under Israeli rule, consider this:
Interesting facts about the Israeli economy
- In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has more startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).
- Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds, right behind the US.
- Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East. The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500, exceeding that of the UK.
- Israel's $100 billion economy is larger than all of its immediate neighbors combined.
- Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship - and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 - in the world.
Information Technology & Communications
- With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world (outside of Silicon Valley).
- Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin - 109 per 10,000 people - as well as having one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.
- Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25% of its work force employed in technical professions.
- The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.
- Most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by Microsoft-Israel.
- The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel.
- Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.
- Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel. [UPdate - Microsoft has R&D facilities In Denmark, Ireland, China, India but it's first R&D facility was is Israel; Cisco's second biggest non-U.S. R&D facility is in Israel (the Bangalore site is the largest)]
- Four young Israelis developed the technology for AOL Instant Messenger in 1996.
- The first PC anti-virus software was developed in Israel in 1979.
- A small Israel company developed a revolutionary electro-optic processor, which operates one thousand times faster than any known Digital Signal Processor.
- An Israeli-developed algorithm enabled NASA to transmit images from Mars.
- Israel hosts IBM's largest R&D facilities outside the United States.
Agriculture & Environment
- In response to serious water shortages, Israeli engineers and agriculturists developed a revolutionary drip irrigation system to minimize the amount of water used to grow crops.
- A team of Israeli and US researchers has designed a watermelon-picking robot endowed with artificial vision to do the job of harvesting.
- An Israeli company has developed sensors that pick up signs of stress in plants.
- An Israeli company is providing the technology behind an American all-electric bus for urban use.
- Israeli, American and Canadian researchers are working together to develop nanotech-based solutions to the water shortage in the Middle East.
- An Israeli company is developing cotton plants that are resistant to adverse salinity conditions and drought.
- An Israeli two-flush system has the potential to save billions of gallons of water a year.
Security and Defense
- According to industry officials, Israel designed the airline industry's most impenetrable flight security. U.S. officials now look to Israel for advice on how to handle airborne security threats.
- Israel has designed the first flight system to protect passenger and freight aircraft against missile attack.
- Israeli-developed security precautions have been adopted in Maryland and Washington.
- Israeli researchers have developed an engine-less, nano-RPV (remote piloted vehicle).
- An Israeli company has unveiled a blood test that diagnoses heart attacks via telephone.
- The Israeli-developed Ex-Press shunt is providing relief for American glaucoma sufferers.
- An Israeli research team has found that the combination of electrical stimulation and chemotherapy makes cancerous metastases disappear.
- Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, no-radiation, diagnostic tools for breast cancer.
- An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment.
- Israel developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill. Used to view the small intestine from the inside, the camera helps doctors diagnose cancer and digestive disorders.
- Researchers in Israel developed a new device that directly helps the heart pump blood, an innovation with the potential to save lives among those with congestive heart failure. The new device is synchronized with the heart's mechanical operations through a sophisticated system of sensors.
- Israeli researchers are playing an important role in identifying a defective gene that causes a rare and usually fatal disease in Arab infants.
- An Israeli company has been given a U.S. grant to develop an anti-smallpox first aid treatment kit.
- Israeli microbiologists have developed the first passive vaccine against the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.
- Israeli medical research indicates that lycopene - the red pigment found in tomatoes - lowers blood pressure.
- Israeli stem-cell technology is being used in the U.S. to regenerate heart tissue.
- An Israeli company has developed a device that could enable millions of American diabetics to painlessly inject themselves with insulin.
- Scientists in Israel have used strands of DNA to create tiny transistors that can literally build themselves.
- An Israeli company has developed a new device for monitoring coronary disease that will be integrated into future generation of cell phones.
- An Israeli has invented a 'bone glue' that will reduce the need for bone transplants and heal bone defects caused by cancer.
- Israeli scientists have created a DNA nano-computer that not only detects cancer, but also releases drugs to treat the disease.
- Israeli scientists have alleviated Parkinson's-like symptoms in rats.
- Israeli scientists are developing a nasal spray that will provide a five-year flu vaccine.
- Israeli scientists have discovered how to turn mismatched cells into cancer fighters.
- An Israeli-developed device can painlessly administer medications through microscopic pores in the skin.
- Israeli researchers have created a 'biological pacemaker', which corrects faulty heart rhythms when injected into the failing hearts of pigs.
- Two Israelis won the 2004 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their groundbreaking work in cancer research.
- Israeli researchers have proven that Prozac can improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy.
- An Israeli-developed elderberry extract is one of America's best-selling flu prevention medicines.
- An Israeli company has developed a simple blood test that distinguishes between mild and severe cases of MS.
- Israeli research has found that citrus oils may hold the key for asthma treatment.
To put the above in perspective, Israel creates, discovers, invents, and innovates more in one month than Islam and Arabs combined have done in the past 100 years (3).
And when was all the above accomplished?
israelnewsagency.com, Jew Accomplishments in Israel
All the above while the Israeli Jew was engaged in regular wars with an implacable Arab enemy that seeks Israel's total destruction, and an economy continuously under strain by having to spend more per capita on its own protection than any other country on earth.
I would also add despite the divestments and the boycotts against Israel (4).
Certainly if I were an ignorant Muslim Arab living in a neighbor state of Israel's I would look at what Israel has accomplished since 1948 and how Israelis have a higher standard of living of every Arab and Muslim country in the world (5) (excluding the United Arab Emirates) and hate them for making my religion, my country, my nationality, my race, my people look like primitive, goat-herding, Camelfokking, tent-dwelling imbeciles.
A note on why the United Arab Emirates has a high standard of living: only 40% of the UAE's business is oil and gas related and although they partially do not recognize Israel, they do have mutual trade relations and cooperation with Israel. Arabs should take as example that countries which do business with Israel flourish. That's right Ahmed, if Hamas had spent money on infrastructure instead of missiles, on roads instead of tunnels, on butter instead of bullets, there would be no hardship in Gaza today. If Palestinians would only offer peace instead of war, Israel could help them turn Gaza into a paradise.
Don't believe it? First, read this:
Wikipedia, West Bank
Before 1967 there were no universities in the West Bank. There were a few lesser institutions of higher education; for example, An-Najah, which started as an elementary school in 1918 and became a community college in 1963. As the Jordanian government did not allow the establishment of such universities in the West Bank, Palestinians could obtain degrees only by travelling abroad to places such as Jordan, Lebanon, or Europe.
After the region was captured by Israel in the Six-Day War, several educational institutions began offering undergraduate courses, while others opened up as entirely new universities. In total, seven Universities have been commissioned in the West Bank since 1967.
That's right - under Jordanian Arab rule the so-called Palestinians were treated like junk-yard dogs. Under Israeli rule they finally had opportunities most Arabs in Arab countries do not have. But, wait! You probably think that I am excluding Saudi Arabia and the trillion of oil dollars they probably spend on education. Nope, West Bank Arabs have a literacy rate of 92.4% compared to Saudi Arabia's 78.8%. That's right, West Bank Arabs are better educated than Saudi Arabs. And here you you've always heard that Israel treats the Palestinians shabbily. Boy, were you had.
As for Israeli-Arabs (Arabs with Israeli citizenship), there is no doubt that they would prefer to live in Israel than in a Palestinian State of their own (6)
success-and-culture.net, Per Capita Income Around the World
Table 1: National Average Per Capita Income using PPP method
Rank Country Per Capita Income in US$ 1 Luxembourg 54,430 2 Bermuda N/A 36,000 3 United States 37,500 4 Norway 37,300 5 Liechtenstein N/A 25,000 6 Channel Islands N/A 7 Switzerland 32,030 8 Denmark 31,210 9 Ireland 30,450 10 Iceland 30,140 11 Canada 29,740 12 Austria 29,610 13 San Marino N/A 34,600 14 Cayman Islands N/A 35,000 15 Belgium 28,930 16 Hong Kong 28,810 17 Japan 28,620 18 Netherlands 28,600 19 Monaco N/A 27,000 20 Australia 28,290 21 United Kingdom 27,650 22 France 27,460 22 Germany 27,460 24 Finland 27,100 25 Italy 26,760 26 Sweden 26,620 30 Singapore 24,180 33 Macao 21,920 35 Spain 22,020 36 United Arab Emirates 21,040 38 New Zealand 21,120 41 Greece 19,920 42 Cyprus 19,530 43 Slovenia 19,240 45 Israel 19,200
Middle East Forum, "The Hell of Israel Is Better than the Paradise of Arafat"
Palestinians already living in Israel, especially in Jerusalem and the "Galilee Triangle" area, tell, sometimes volubly, how they prefer to remain in Israel.
Jerusalem. In mid-2000, when it appeared that some Arab-majority parts of Jerusalem would be transferred to Palestinian Authority control, Muslim Jerusalemites expressed less than delight at the prospect. Peering over at Arafat's PA, they saw power monopolized by domineering and corrupt autocrats, a thug-like police force, and a stagnant economy. Arafat's bloated, nonsensical claims ("We are the one true democratic oasis in the Arab region")[Link] only exacerbated their apprehensions.
‘Abd ar-Razzaq ‘Abid of Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood pointed dubiously to "what's happening in Ramallah, Hebron, and the Gaza Strip" and asked if the residents there were well off. A doctor applying for Israeli papers explained:
The whole world seems to be talking about the future of the Arabs of Jerusalem, but no one has bothered asking us. The international community and the Israeli Left seem to take it for granted that we want to live under Mr. Arafat's control. We don't. Most of us despise Mr. Arafat and the cronies around him, and we want to stay in Israel. At least here I can speak my mind freely without being dumped in prison, as well as having a chance to earn an honest day's wage.[Link]