It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

27 January 2010

IDF Haiti Squad Going Home

The 236 person aid delegation from Israel is returning home from Haiti after wrapping up its operations on Wednesday. Since its arrival the Israeli workers took in more than 1100 patients, performed 319 operations, and 16 births. They also demonstrated to the world how to run an effective and responsive disaster zone field hospital, which every nation should study, and became the world's media darlings, if only for a moment, seemingly appearing to be the best thing that has come out of Israel since the Jaffa Orange.

Flying back to Israel with the crew is a 5 year old Haitian boy who is suffering from a congenital heart defect so that he can receive treatment in a more proper medical facility.

And to help with the continuing rescue and medical efforts in Haiti, Arutz-7 reports that the IDF left behind 30 tons of supplies including:
bandaging materials, surgical kits, two incubators, community medicine equipment, and large quantities of food and water. In addition it is distributing 1,150 blankets, 30 large tents, 500 mattresses, 200 sleeping bags and kitchen equipment. These supplies will be transferred to the tent cities throughout the country.

So the big question is, when will the press start condemning the Israelis for leaving too soon? I'd say sometime tomorrow. And I wager 20,000 quatlumes on the BBC being the first to lodge a complaint.

Kol HaKavod chevre. You made us all so proud.

1 comment:

Mary Ellen said...

Wait...are you telling me that bandaging materials, surgical kits, two incubators, community medicine equipment, and large quantities of food and water are not weapons of mass destruction? 8O

It's amazing how, no matter what wonderful things that Israel does in this world, a good word cannot be said. But that seems to be the way with our media these days...I see it often when there is discussion regarding the Catholic Church. We're all evil, ya know.

God Bless Israel for the love they showed during this horrible disaster in Haiti.