It is extraordinary that many supporters of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ have criticized and condemned the only real ‘Spring’ to have successfully brought democracy and freedom to the Middle East. As of last week, the ‘Jewish Spring’ is 63 years old and showing no signs of weakening.

While many take the reestablishment of Jewish sovereignty in Israel for granted, the details could serve as an inspiration for the region.

Since the expulsion and exile from the Land of Israel by the Romans, the Jewish People have largely only known repression, persecution and massacres. Wherever many of our ancestors lived they yearned for freedom and equality with the nations of the world by returning to the land that they