Are Jews So Powerful?
There are only 14
million Jews in the world; seven million in the
Jesus of Nazareth
was Jewish. Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time
and TIME magazine's 'Person of the Century', was a Jew. Sigmund Freud --
id, ego, superego -- the father of psychoanalysis was a Jew. So were Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman.
Here are a few other
Jews whose intellectual output has enriched the whole humanity: Benjamin
Rubin gave humanity the vaccinating needle. Jonas Salk developed the first
polio vaccine. Alert Sabin developed the improved live polio vaccine.
Gertrude Elion gave us a leukaemia fighting drug. Baruch Blumberg
developed the vaccination for Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich discovered a
treatment for syphilis (a sexually transmitted disease). Elie Metchnikoff
won a Nobel Prize in infectious diseases.
Bernard Katz won a
Nobel Prize in neuromuscular transmission. Andrew Schally won a Nobel in
endocrinology (disorders of the endocrine system; diabetes,
Over the past 105
years, 14 million Jews have won 15-dozen Nobel Prizes while only three
Nobel Prizes have been won by 1.4 billion Muslims (other than Peace
Why are Jews so
powerful? Stanley Mezor invented the first micro-processing chip. Leo
Szilard developed the first nuclear chain reactor. Peter Schultz, optical
fibre cable; Charles Adler, traffic lights; Benno Strauss, Stainless
steel; Isador Kisee, sound movies; Emile Berliner, telephone microphone
and Charles Ginsburg, videotape recorder.
Famous financiers in
the business world who belong to Jewish faith include Ralph Lauren (Polo),
Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin
(Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna
Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskins & Robbins) and Bill Rosenberg
President of Yale University, is a Jew. So are Henry Kissinger (American
secretary of state),
In the media, famous
At the Olympics,
Mark Spitz set a record of sorts by wining seven gold medals. Lenny
Krayzelburg is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Spitz, Krayzelburg and
Boris Becker are all Jewish.
Did you know that
Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock,
Billy Crystal, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman,
Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant,
William Shatner, Jerry Lewis and Peter Falk are all Jewish? As a matter of
To be certain,
William James Sidis,
with an IQ of 250-300, is the brightest human who ever existed. Guess what
faith did he belong to?
So, why are Jews so
powerful? Answer: Education.
writer is an Islamabad-based freelance columnist
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