Among the common myths about the Middle East is a belief that only Muslims in the Middle East are religious fanatics. Just take a trip to Israel if one wants to encounter fanatic religious folks who believe that God is on their side. After all, many Israelis believe that God who is responsible for trillions and trillions of life forms has a special love of a group of humans who were living in what we now term Palestine and Israel. West Bank settlers are convinced that God halts all other activities in the entire universe because his love is only for Jews in Israel.
Renee Abramowitz, age 81, who escaped the Holocaust was sitting in her seat on an El Al flight when told by the stewardess to take another seat. An Orthodox Jewish male insisted that God forbade him to sit next to a female. “The man had not other reason to complain other than my gender.” She was informed that sitting next to females is forbidden in the Torah. Now, who can dispute the Torah? After all, this is the actual word of God himself.
Such is MODERN Israel.