I have very recently commenced a friendship with a 61-year-old Jewish woman who was born and raised in France, and then lived for 30 years in Israel before coming to Australia. She is a self-confessed agnostic. She believes that there is some kind of a universal God, but that this God had nothing to do with writing or inspiring the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) She believes these Scriptures are merely the thoughts/ideas of the people who wrote them. However she emphatically believes that the Jewish race are of higher intelligence than other people, and that Jews are entitled to various lands, as set out in the Bible but with ancient names, which are currently occupied by Arabic peoples. I would really appreciate input of any kind regarding the status of the Jews and the nation of Israel.