On the sixth day God turned to the angel Gabriel and said, "Today I am going to create a land called Israel.
It will be a land of outstanding natural beauty.
It will have rolling hills and mountains full of goats and eagles, a beautiful, sparkling, clear ocean full of sea life and high cliffs overlooking white sandy beaches."
God continued, "And I shall make the land rich to allow the inhabitants to prosper.
I shall call these inhabitants "Jews" and they shall be known as the Chosen People and the most friendly people on the earth."
"But," asked Gabriel, "Don't you think you're being too generous to these Jews?"
"Not really," replied God, "just wait and see the neighbors I am going to give them."