To the alienated and assimilated Jewish world, Israel is somewhat of an embarrassment. It is too Jewish, too traditional, too conservative, too provincial and parochial for their broad, universal, liberal, hedonistic, pacifist worldview.
The “Arab spring” has turned out to be pretty much of a bust with no real political or economic progress left in its wake. Hundreds of thousands of Arabs have been killed since the “Arab Spring” and almost all of them were killed by their fellow Arabs.
D-Day was as much a moral victory over evil as it was a military expedition that succeeded against most formidable odds. It renewed the belief that good can and will overcome evil and that tyranny and hatred eventually always must collapse from the weight of its own iniquities.
At work or in the army, it is important for an observant Jew to wear something which shows that he is meticulous about fulfilling the commandments and that he is not ashamed to perform them in the presence of people who are liable to make fun of him.