As persons I donīt underestimate even an iota the arabs. As a community as long as you guide yourselves with principles of life that are simply WRONG you will achieve nothing and will be despised (though not overtly for obvious reasons) by every other community in this global village.
You have modified your opinion and your discourse about Israel/Israelis for the mere fact of confronting your ideas with them a further step is in your exclusive personal reach. When I wrote "put your attention" in the details of Askarovīs story I meant for example to an occasion when he recounts how after leaving the hospital the first time he met a group of soldiers and tried to convince them to go to the front, a fellow major answered to him that "you can put me in jail but Iīm not going to this hell". The arab society is a society whose actual foundations are lies, greed, dictatorship (secular and religious) and backward social customs, under this premises the individual tends to skip his personal responsability, while shouting his allegiance to "the cause" in public,but shying away and fleeing when his allegiance is put on test, like in a war. Thatīs why arab soldiers flee repeatedly in every war with Israel and if the outcome is adverse their officers make them advance or hold ground at gun point, while of course never risking their own lives. I repeat the arab soldier is not more or less coward than others, they simply refuse to die for a fake theory once heīs in the battle and alone with his conscience. On the other side Israel is a free and open society where every individual answers first and foremost his own conscience and principles, thatīs why the major who refused to go battle possibly he never confronted a martial court, let alone a firing squad, while a handful of Kahalanis, Askarovs, and Gringolds stopped the arab advance in both fronts.
Force is nothing without inner conviction, and sheer numbers like argues your friend Sayed Zakharia, will never have the upper hand. In the hour of the truth, confronted with death the arab soldier knows that he fights for the wellbeing of some politicians, some mullahs and a lot of chronic (as long as the cause is not removed) poverty and backwardness. The result is historically crystal clear.
You talk about the difference in technology and education and again you hit the nail; the secular and religious arab dictator prevent a true education because this leads to the application of rationality, to the freedom of ideas, which is the tomb of tyrannies. Once again you will never reach Israelīs technological and educational level as long as you donīt throw the veil of lies and deception of your actual (secular and religious) leaders.