Mike Fegelman, Executive Director of HonestReporting Canada published an article on September 12, 2013 at Huffington Post titled: In Israel, the Sanctity of Life Trumps Religion and Conflict, in which he discusses an aspect of Israeli Society that indicates to me the difference between the Muslim and the Jew. Below is an excerpt from that article:
This unique ethos explains why as conflict rages in Syria, Israel has taken in hundreds of Syrian refugees who were in need of urgent medical care. Even though Israel is officially at war with Syria, the preservation of life trumps security concerns. Likewise, when Palestinian terrorists try to make a "martyr" out of their children by indoctrinating them to adorn suicide bomb vests in order to maim and murder innocents, Israel remarkably takes painful efforts to save that child's life. After all, a child brainwashed by terrorists to commit murder is a perfect example of innocence being exploited and human life rendered to be lacking value.
Beyond the conflicts that envelope Israel's borders, wherever a natural disaster occurs, be it small or of biblical proportion, Israeli rescue teams are often the first responders whether in earthquake-struck Japan or in Haiti to provide much needed relief, and to save lives.
It might pay some people to read the full article, especially those who constantly like to refer to Israel as a terrorist state and who also constantly like to paint the surrounding Muslims as being possessed of the highest virtues. I have personally had to put up with a lot of crap from one particular Muslim who for all his high sounding phrases is a real nasty piece of work - and he is a relative. When Middle Eastern Arabs can show love and compassion at least equal to that shown in this article, I might be inclined to be more interested in the Muslim viewpoint.
Posted by R.P. BenDedek