Wednesday, January 20

Haiti & The Israeli Field Hospital: Curb Your Enthusiasm

A cautionary note from a very astute blogger:
"We do not do these things to improve the Israeli "image" or gain the love of the world. Bitter experience taught us that no good deed goes unpunished. African nations that received so much aid from Israel in the 60s broke off diplomatic relations in 1967. Uganda, which had been the recipient of agricultural aid and student exchange programs, repaid us by hosting a plane hijacked by terrorists. Anyone who expects that Haiti will establish diplomatic relations with Israel just because we saved some Haitians will probably be disappointed. As for anti-Zionists, nothing will change with them. It doesn't matter what we do, they still know that we all have horns and tails and eat babies. Don't confuse them with the facts."
Read the rest.

And here's a clever, ironic take on the issue, in the UK Telegraph. So ironic, in fact, that many talkbackers totally misunderstood the point of the sly, British understatement...

My previous post about the Israeli rescue effort is here.


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