MembersWalking Israel’s Tightrope Between Tolerance and Terror

There should be no shame in seeking new friends, and there must be no hesitation in striking old foes.

By David Lazarus | | Topics: Terrorism, Abraham Accords
Father of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered 7 people seen outside his home after it was sealed by Israeli security forces.
Father of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered 7 people seen outside his home after it was sealed by Israeli security forces. Photo: Jamal Awad/Flash90

We Jews recite a blessing thanking God “for the miracles we encounter every day,” and surely it is a singular wonder when Muslim countries finalize diplomatic relations with the State of Israel.

 

The blessings of tolerance

The United Arab Emirates, one of these countries, may be the only place in the world where one can openly display their love for Israel without any negative consequences. While it is true that contacts between Israel and the UAE have long been an open secret, now the gates have opened wide, and Israelis are warmly and openly welcomed. There are kosher restaurants and hotels, synagogues, and even a Holocaust Museum. Dubai may very well be the only place on Earth where you can walk down the street wearing an ‘I Love Israel’ t-shirt and waving an Israeli flag, and no one will say one negative word to you.

Morocco, for its part, has a long and exalted relationship with the Jewish people. Jews first came to Morocco as early as 70 CE, after the destruction of the Second Temple, and...

Israel Today Membership

Become a Member

  • Read all member content

    Get exclusive in-depth reports from Israel.

  • Get exclusive in-depth reports from Israel

    Connect with Israel, right from your home.

  • Lift up the voice of truth and hope

    Support Jerusalem-based Zionist journalism.

Already a member? .

Members

Israel Today Membership

Read all member content. Access exclusive, in-depth reports from Israel! Free Zoom events. Connect with Israel right from your home! Raise a voice of truth and hope. Support Faith-based journalism in Jerusalem!

Monthly
Membership

$5
/ month
Full access to Israel Today's Member-only content on all Digital Platforms.
Become a Member

Yearly
Membership

$46
/ year
Full access to Israel Today's Member-only content on all Digital Platforms.
Save 18% Per Month.
Become a Member

Six Months
Membership

$28
every 6 months
Full access to Israel Today's Member-only content on all Digital Platforms.
Save 9% Per Month.
Become a Member

Leave a Reply