Jews in the diaspora had not other way of survival other than essentially culture related fields. If you want a true comparison, you should take Israel, and extrapolate where Israel would be today, without the Diapora's help. But history may test this in another manner. Palestinians, and Arabs in general, start to have a big diapora too. They too are kept apart from central positions of control in Europe or the USA. They also will perceive culturally related fields, as an important open route to success. We will know the results in the future. Meanwhile, some Muslim journalists, already start to say Arabs should not accuse Israel for all their misfortunes. Is the the canary telling an Islamic renaissance? Time will tell.
Some 200 settlers clash with police preparing to demolish illegal Beit El homes (Haaretz)
from the article: 'Jewish gene' theories make waves in Germany, go unnoticed in Israel