Matroudi says that the Jews revived their culture and language and that they have had many prominent scientists and scholars.
The culture of revenge is deeply rooted in Arab/Muslim society, he said, although this culture contradicts Islam. "All the people are fanatics. We inherited intolerance. Everyone sees his doctrine as right and others are wrong," he told Elaph.
He notes that the Jewish people went from being reviled throughout history to becoming leaders of the world, culturally and intellectually, today. Should not such a people be studied, rather than shunned?
(H/T Ibn Boutros)