Skip to comments.ISRAELI AID TO SOUTHEAST ASIA - UNREPORTED!
Posted on 12/31/2004 10:22:48 AM PST by CHARLITE
The New York Times may be one of the most anti-Israel newspapers this side of any Arab media. Thursday, December 30th the NYT front page is correctly filled with columns and photos showing the effects of the South Asian mega-disaster. But, just turn the page and there is an article more than a third of page 3 speaking about some antiquity forgers in Israel.
However, the NYT hasnt written a word about Israels generous offers of aid to the Muslim communities that were devastated in the Sunday, December 26th 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunamis that washed away whole villages. The death toll is now estimated to be 120,000 and will probably grow as the missing are added in.
Israel gathered her considerable expertise in disaster relief, search and rescue on the first day. Several Muslim communities in Sri Lanka refused her aid. Israel offered over 150 doctors, field hospitals and tonnage of relief supplies. The supplies were accepted but the Jewish doctors and rescue experts were rejected.
The quakes epicenter was just off the coast of Indonesia, a primarily Muslim nation. The tsunami swept across the Indian ocean washing people out to sea and wiping out whole villages in mostly Muslim countries.
Observant Christians and Jews were not surprised at the location. The Muslims have declared a Global War using Terror against those they call infidels, Christians and Jews. Their goal is world domination for Islam. But, the Free World hasnt gotten the point - so far. Add up the Muslim massacres of 9/11, 3/11, Beslan in Russia, airplane hijacking, killing of Americans, bombings of American Embassies in Dar es Salem and Kenya, the USS Cole, Khobar Towers Saudi Arabia, Twin Towers 1993, on-going Terror war against those who freed and are rebuilding Iraq, including burning the bodies and beheading of hostages .... but, the Free West doesnt get the point. Still we await the promised next 9/11 by Osama bin Laden in America and/or Europe.
As for the NYT, this supposedly flagship journal of America, has always been anti-Jewish from its earliest beginnings, hiding the Holocaust during WW2 with increasingly hostile journalism when the State of Israel was born.
The NYT deliberate neglect to tell the world that it was the Jewish nation of Israel who was among the very first to respond with real help, shames that journal, among others - including the TV and radio news, who refused to use the story.
While politicians were jabbering and the media was blabbering, Israel was loading field hospitals, medical supplies, tents, blankets, food and water on cargo aircraft within hours. But, the Muslim nations would not even move to save their own people if it meant acknowledging assistance from the Jews. While Israel reacted and prepared her rescue teams and supplies within hours, the Islamic world was relatively silent and inactive.
The Israelis ignored the rejection of her doctors and rescue personnel trained in finding still living people and bodies trapped in rubble or their expertise in identifying bodies through DNA analysis. The nation of Israel sent the supplies anyway but, without the first 150 doctors.
Newspapers are selling like mad while telling all that polluted water and dead bodies will cause a myriad of diseases which could kill as many as those washed away in the tsunamis.
The Jewish Israelis were coming to administer antibiotics, treat the injured but, the Muslim politicians and clerics would not let that happen. The media, such as the NYT, among others, could have used their pages to shame those Muslim leaders into saving their own people but, instead they remained silent about this latest atrocity against the Muslims own people. Journalists, editors, publishers are as guilty of bias as are the Muslim clerics and politicians who thrive on their anti-Jewish manifesto.
Israel was ready to act for the good of the Muslims within the first vital hours. Everyone else was slowly assembling assistance while Muslims, among others, were dying of their injuries with no one there to administer the help needed. And, the Muslim nations did not respond with aid - so far.
I wonder where the next epi-center of nature's disasters will be? America already had four hurricanes slam into Florida - one after another. Asia had its 9.0 earthquake, accompanied by a vast tsunami. The West Coast of California is being battered by storms. We await Mt. St. Helens - Vesuvius is stirring. No doubt, the 10,000 mile wide "ring of fire" in the Pacific is active.
Are Muslims being sent a message long overdue - to behave as humans, to give and receive humanitarian aid from good people - to drop their goal of World domination by Islam in order for the World to live together peaceably?
Rav Yitzhak Kaduri, over 100 years old, was quoted by Yediot Aharonot December 12th, predicting this disaster from G-d as "natural calamities".
So you learned of it...how?
So we're going to feed the people that bite the hand...
Incidentally, here is something that she just sent me.
They continue to feature a poll that only discusses divesting from Israel- one sided and infuriating. This is a note sent by Roz Rothstein of StandwithUs. Let them know how you feel.....
I just sent this note to the Christian Science Monitor at
and I would suggest that ALL OF YOU DO THE SAME.....
The vote that you have chosen to place on your site TWICE now, (why?) regarding whether or not to divest from one side in a conflict, is infuriating.
I strongly feel that you are sacrificing your relationships with the Jewish world...and with non-Jews who value Israel.
Do you realize how one sided and hypocritical it is to do this, and do it twice?
Please expect more letters like this as your vote is enraging people internationally...I know this because I am receiving e-mails from people all over the globe regarding this vote.
Thank you for considering this view, and how your actions are affecting those of us voting NO to divestment from one side in a conflict....
Particularly, Israel, the only democracy in the region, and MORE particularly, a country as small as one-eighth of one percent of the Middle East, surrounded by Arab countries who would relish her destruction...who have supported her destruction by supporting terrorism.
It may not be your intention to promote divestment in order to promote the destruction of the only Jewish state on the planet... but that is exactly how this effort on your part will be viewed.
Israel is recieving the same treatment that the USA is accustomed to......"Make us well, feed us,...so we can have the energy required to continue our campign of hatred against you"!!!!!!!
Well Israel is not alone in it's negative publicity.Organisations like the BBC & CNN have given very little to no coverage to Indian forces in the Maldives & Sri Lanka who were the first to reach those places with much needed aid.These same organisations pounced on the 1st German or British aidteam(consisting of 16 members) while ignoring the 20 odd ships that the Indian navy has earmarked for Sri Lanka,Maldives & now to Indonesia.
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