I have been thoroughly impressed with the global efforts to aid Haiti. Celebrities, radio and television personalities, various institutions and children have banded together towards one common goal. On television, billboards, through social networking sites and in subway stations I am seeing exceptions relief efforts.
As a supporter of Israel, I was very proud to learn that Israel’s humanitarian efforts in Haiti are sophisticated and critical. The following is a glimpse of the Israeli field hospital in Port Au Prince:
Israel in Haiti
What frustrates me is the response from anti-Zionists claiming that the Israeli intention for this work is an attempt to ‘distract the world from their daily ethnic cleansing of Palestinians’ as Stephanie Guttman writes in this article. While some comments to her article imply that this was written as a parody, that Israel can never do anything with the proper intention, there are many points in her writing that portray the Israeli army in a negative light that the average reader may not understand her angle. In any event, I am proud of the Israeli mission to Haiti and I am hopeful that the positive publicity will outweigh the negative.