A Sure Thing : Israel Has A Future*
...According to Bible Prophecy
the fate of EVERY LIVING
BEING on this planet literally hinges
on the destiny of
the tiny nation of Israel...
...While it is true
that several Arab nations enjoy the wealth that
their BLACK GOLD ( oil ) is giving them
they are for the most
part ignoring a nations true wealth: The Brainpower of their
people...In contrast Israel doesn't enjoy oil wealth but
does encourages its citizens to be all that they can
and history will record that the greatest untapped natural
in this planet is the ingenuity of human beings...
What could a horse with a 38-1 shot of winning, and a small country with only 7 million people surrounded by enemies, have
in common? The answer: They are both longshots and underdogs that have prevailed and flourished despite predictions to the
For those not familiar, the horse Da’ Tara, won Saturday’s running of
Stakes, spoiling Big Brown’s attempt at winning horse
racings triple crown. Big Brown was considered a lock to
be the first
horse to capture the elusive triple crown in 30 years. Instead, he
was upstaged by a horse that
no one had paid any attention to.
Likewise, the tiny country of Israel,
has flourished despite predictions of destruction.
...In a great article in The New York Times, Thomas Friedman
the following question: “Question: What do America’s premier
investor, Warren Buffett, and Iran’s
toxic president, Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, have in common? Answer: They’ve both made a bet
He writes about how Iranian madman Ahmadinejad predicts that
Israel will be wiped off the map. Conversely, he shows how Buffet
as taken a long term approach to his investment
tool maker Iscar, which to remind you is his largest international investment ever.
writes, “I asked Iscar’s chairman, Eitan Wertheimer,
what was Buffett’s reaction when he found
out that he had just
paid $4 billion for an Israeli company and a few days later
Hezbollah rockets were
landing outside its parking lot.
Buffett just brushed
it off with a wave, recalled Wertheimer: “He
said, ‘I’m not interested in the next quarter. I’m
the next 20 years.’ ” So apparently Buffet
is of the opinion that
Israel will still exist in a few decades, and he is willing to put
his money where
his mouth is.
Friedman goes on to talk about many of the statistics
that IOI mentions regularly. The large amount of VC money that comes into Israel, the fact that the world’s largest
companies have already or are planning to have R&D centers in Israel. All of the investion that has taken place in Israel
as opposed to Iran which despite making boatloads of money from high oil prices has double digit unemployment and has invented
nothing of global importance in the last 30 years.
He ends the article
with his handicap of the competition: “Iran’s economic and military clout today is largely dependent on extracting
oil from the ground. Israel’s economic and military power today is entirely dependent on extracting intelligence from
its people. Israel’s economic power is endlessly renewable. Iran’s is a dwindling resource based on fossil fuels
made from dead dinosaurs.
So who will be here in 20 years? I’m
with Buffett: I’ll bet on the people who bet on their people — not the people who bet on dead dinosaurs.”
I’ll place $5 on Israel to win please.