Imperialistic Israel

“I will insist that the Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation … fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.” -John Adams (1735-1826)

Europe is an economic mess, the height of the American empire seems to be in the past, and the question of China as the next superpower still remains a question. Israel on the other hand is proving itself to be economically strong and one of the leading exporters of vital technology to the world.

The Jewish nation has continuously astounded the world, both throughout its long Diaspora and more recently since the founding of the State of Israel. Since the destruction of the second Temple two thousand years ago Jews have found themselves at the centers of power and at the forefront of revolution, discovery and imagination. What makes the Jew insinuate himself into the vanguard of society and where is this constructive infiltration leading?

The Ohr Hachayim (on Deuteronomy 7:12) indicates that it is a matter of fate. He claims that in some promised future, the Jewish people are destined to dominate the entire world. I don’t believe it will be in the villainous and fabricated scenario portrayed in the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ and not even in the geographic, financial or military might of previous empires, but rather in a more positive and subtle way, one that the Hebrew nation has been preparing for millennia.

The Jewish empire that has been developing throughout most of history is one of influence, culture, ethics, values and meaning. You see the Jew with an outsized proportion of impact in almost every arena of human activity. With a state of its own, this impact has become a major export business with a clearly defined center and incubator. Much has been written on the subject and much more will be written (and I hope to contribute further on this, so stay tuned for more).

In my opinion, Israel is the next superpower – and I’m glad to be part of it.

Shabbat Shalom,



To all the people and organizations cheerleading Israel (their numbers seem to be growing). We’re on the right track. Anyone with supporting factoids, vignettes and articles, please send them to me for an upcoming book on how Israel is becoming the next superpower.

About the Author
Ben-Tzion Spitz is the former Chief Rabbi of Uruguay and a candidate for the Knesset for the Zehut party. He is the author of three books of Biblical Fiction and hundreds of articles and stories dealing with biblical themes. Ben-Tzion is a graduate of Yeshiva University and received his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University.