Interesting title. Well, it should be. While the rest of the world looks for any reason to condemn Israel for “disporportionate response” to terror attacks on its citizens and rocket attacks from Gaza they also casually ignore another “disproportionate response.” In this case it’s Israel’s humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti. The American Thinker blog has a wonderful piece detailing Israel’s response to the tragedy in Haiti compared with others in the world. Consider that Israel has sent “[t]wo jumbo jets carrying more than 220 doctors, nurses, civil engineers, and other Israeli army personnel, including a rescue team and field hospital, were among the first rescue teams to arrive in Haiti. In fact, they were the first [emphasis added] foreign backup team to set up medical treatment at the partially collapsed main hospital in Port-au-Prince.”

Let’s compare that to the response by others:

  1. The U.S. has pledged 100 million and sent supplies and personnel
  2. The U.K. pledged $10 million and sent 64 firemen and 8 volunteers
  3. China, a country with a population of 1,325,639,982 sent 50 rescuers and seven journalists
  4. The 25 Arab League nations sent nothing

Hmmm…makes one think, doesn’t it? Even CNN can’t find mud to sling at the Israeli’s with regards to this. In their video the CNN correspondent notes that only the Israeli’s have a functioning hospital and has been taking in patients. Such a “disporportionate response”! Wonder how CNN, Al-Jazeera and The Guardian are going to spin this story against Israel.