Saturday, January 23, 2010
Israel built a field hospital in Haiti. I think it's in our culture, that in a time of need nothing else matters - do what you got to do to help first. So we were the first to build an hospital there and we started to save lives while other volunteers were still arranging. Probably the experience we gained about emergencies helps us in situations like this.
I am aware that we are an easy target for a lot of political organizations, but I was really surprised to see that those voices kept saying terrible thing about us, even in the subject of helping it Haiti. They start by blaming us on helping Haiti to shift the focus from our fight with the palestinians, they say we use US founding for this goal, some even go as far as saying we only went there to still and sell organs.
That really makes me feel bad. I know that people will look bad upon us when we are at war, there is no way out of that, a war is an ugly business. But when we are taking our best efforts to help those in need we get the same responses! What should we do then? Is there any chance that our haters will see that we are not evil? On situations like that I too start to believe some of our critics are nothing more then Anti-semites.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I believe those commercials are unofficial, and made by private people. For some reason it seems that those who made those commercials focus on one aspect - the appearance of Israelis.
I did actually heard tourist talk about the good looks of Israelis, but whether it's true or not, I wouldn't see it as the main reason to come to Israel.
If I would have to make a commercial, I would probably focus on the landscapes of Israel, it's historical value, it's political complexity and diversity in population's point of view.