Here is a brief comparison of academia in Israel vs. academia in Arab countries. Israeli academics dedicate themselves to investigating difficult scientific problems in order to discover things that can benefit all of humanity. For example, Israel is one of the world's leading centers of stem cell research and is making progress treating severe spinal cord injuries.
Egyptian scholars, on the other hand, dedicate themselves to investigating this sort of thing:
An Egyptian lawyer said on Wednesday he was planning to sue the world's Jews for "plundering" gold during the Exodus from Pharaonic Egypt thousands of years ago, based on information in the Bible.Investigate away, boys.
Nabil Hilmi, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Egypt's al-Zaqaziq University, said the legal basis for the case was under study by a group of lawyers in Egypt and Europe.
"This is serious, and should not be misread as being political against any race. We are just investigating if a debt is owed," Hilmi told Reuters in a telephone interview.