Arab who found phone offered to return it to its owner in exchange for 1000 shekels. But when he discovered its owner is the daughter of Baruch Marzel, his tone changed:
"Marzel is the head of your clan, I don't want problems," he said. "This phone will bring me only bad things."
The incident demonstrates the value of his tough approach, Marzel said. "Our neighbors understand the language we speak with them," he explained. "I'm glad that I have such good public relations with the Arabs here that they returned the phone of their own accord,” he added.
When you stand up for yourself and have self-confidence - unlike the Israeli political leadership, which is afflicted with Stockholm's Syndrome - others will respect you as well. If we want others to respect us, we must respect ourselves.
Of course, one crucial aspect of this self-respect is teaching Judaism - authentic Judaism - in the Israeli public schools, as Moshe Feiglin has called for; others cannot respect Israel if Israel does not respect its own history and culture.