Saturday, September 26, 2015
Egyptian hiding asks Why do you hate Israel?
Sherif Gaber, a 22-year-old Egyptian university student, is presently in hiding from Egyptian authorities, after making a video, "Why do you hate Israel?” He has been charged with the “dissemination of indecent ideas.” In the video, he said:
“In 50 years, what did Israel manage to do? Doubled its population up to ten times. Its agricultural production has expanded 16 times. Its industrial production has expanded 50 times. Its use of water has decreased by 10 percent… The percentage of Israelis engaged in scientific and technological inquiry, and the amount spent on research and development, is the second highest in the world… Israel is the fifth most clean tech country in the world… Israel was ranked 2nd in space sciences… Israel is the best country for women in the Middle East…”“What then? You won’t develop in science, because you’d already be developed if you could. You Arab countries are the worst in everything… In fact, the controversy between Arabs and Israel is no longer because of the land and who deserves it. Actually, Arabs don’t care so much about that. All this anger and violent resentment has nothing to do with anything but envy…”