Literally, on day 1 of Israel's existance, the 600.000 inhabitants of the baby state were invaded on May 15, 1948 by the armies of four states, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, plus irregular Feddayin from Iraq. Israel suffered terrible losses and yet had a secret weapon: no alternative but to win the war and repel the invaders. And so, with enormous sacrifices, heroism (even if the term isn't trendy in our cynical world of 2012) Israel did prevail. Since then, the following Arab and Iranian heads of state have and terrorist leaders have threatened and/or attempted to destroy Israel and murder its Jewish inhabitants: Hajj-Amin Al Husseini, Naif Hawatmeh, George Habash, Yasser Arafat, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Hafez Al Assad, Saddam Hussein, Moammar Ghaddafi, Khaled Meshaal, Ismail Haniyeh, Ayatollah Khomeini, Mahhmoud Ahmadinejad, Ayatollah Khamenei, Hassan Nasrallah, and the successive leaders of the following terrorist organizations: DFLP, PFLP, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Popular Resistance Committees, Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Hezballah, Al Qaida, IRGC Quds Force, and others (there's no room to name them all). Israel has never used atomic weapons, hasn't threatened any country with being "wiped off the face of the earth", and all the rest of your anti-Semitic accusation onto Jews are the same old milennial crap that Hitler and his proxy client states used. Get over it. Jew-hatred can be cured if you want to. First step is owning your own shadows and stop projecting them onto Jews. The rest is easy and much more comfortable: get to know us better, and see that we are human beings just like anybody else.
Two Turkish journalists jailed over Syria smuggling reports (AP)