Originally yes, but the Israelites strategies also worked well during their fights, and they<quoted text> What you say underscores what I say about religion as an excuse. It's all about power--military, economic, political. It really has little, at the level of decision-making of those three (where, obviously, the overlap is extensive)--to do with God, or whose God, or the Quran or the Tora. Those are for the masses to consume. And why do you think that Israel is "powerful", as you say? Is tiny, 65 year-old Israel, a segregated nation which covers a territory the size of New Jersey--mostly desert, almost entirely without its own natural resources-- inherently powerful? Are its people? Or did they have help over the past six and one-half decades? Lots and lots and lots and lots of help?
did actually fight on their own. Later to this day now though, they do have independence when
it comes to military hardware.