Israel Dominates the New Middle East


netanyahu-barakWe were warned that the battle between Israel and the Palestinians might spread because we are in a new and much more dangerous Middle East where Islamists are in power. In fact, there is a very low likelihood of a broader regional conflict. It’s true that we’re in a new Middle East, but it’s one in which Israel has become the region’s superpower.

In a thorough 2010 study, The Arab-Israeli Military Balance, Anthony Cordesman and Aram Nerguizian document how over the past decade Israel has outstripped its neighbors in every dimension of warfare. But Israel’s real advantages are in the quality and effectiveness of its military, in terms of both weapons and people. Despite being dwarfed by the Arab population, Israel’s army plus its high-quality reservists vastly outnumber those of the Arab nations. Its weapons are often a generation ahead of those used by its adversaries.

This is why Egypt, despite being under a new Islamist government, is not going to risk war with Israel. Nor are the other Arab states. They will make fiery speeches and offer humanitarian assistance. But they will not fight alongside the Palestinians in Gaza. Read more here.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached the sea of Galillee. The sea was wide and long, and the scorpion stopped to reconsider the situation. He couldn’t see any way across. So he ran up and down the coast, all the while thinking that he might have to turn back.

    Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the rushes by the edge of the sea. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the water.

    “Hellooo Mr. Frog!” called the scorpion, “Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the water?”

    “Well now, Mr. Scorpion! How do I know that if I try to help you, you wont try to kill me?” asked the frog hesitantly.

    “Because,” the scorpion replied, “If I try to kill you, then I would die too, for you see I cannot swim!”

    Now this seemed to make sense to the frog. But he asked. “What about when I get close to the bank? You could still try to kill me and get back to the shore!”

    “This is true,” agreed the scorpion, “But then I wouldn’t be able to get to the other side of the sea!”

    “Alright then…how do I know you wont just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me?” said the frog.

    “Ahh…,” crooned the scorpion, “Because you see, once you’ve taken me to the other side of this sea, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair to reward you with death, now would it?!”

    So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the sea of Galillee. He swam over to the scorpion and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog’s back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog’s soft hide, and the frog slid into the sea. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the sea, his flippers paddling wildly against the current.

    Halfway across the water, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog’s back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs.

    “You fool!” croaked the frog, “Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?”

    The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frog’s back.

    “I could not help myself. It’s the Middle East.”

  2. Since the Arab Spring,the disproportion is greater even

    plus the awareness that Libya,Egypt,Yemen & Syria

    are presently incapable of a large scale offensive

  3. … you will see that it is nothing but yet another anti-Israel propaganda piece about how ‘strong’ Israel (10,000s of terrorist rockets conveniently forgotten about already) is the one stubbornly refusing to make peace. Standard leftist lies, real shame to see them repeated here