You said: "So, I'll just mention again that Israel could easily make the same claim" about giving us the bible.
I said: "When did Israel collect and promulgate the New Testament?"
Already clear as a bell.
Maybe they don't actually read the Bible but just play people who do when they post on the Internet.
God gave us the Old Testament by way of Israel. God used the RCC to canonize the Bible. God spoke to Balaam by way of a donkey.
God uses whomever and whatever pleases Him. The mere fact that they are used by Him does not endow them with any justification or right to boast.
Sorry I wasn't clearer about it earlier.