Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I Guess It's Pride (or Hatred): China turns down aid

According to the latest news reports, at least 12,000 people have died in a terrible earthquake in China. Urgent, overburdened with the need to help those who managed to survive, China has put out a call for help...except from Israel.

That's right. According to several news sources, including Israel National News cited below - the Chinese would rather have their people buried in the rubble than dare to take aid from Israel. Now that's an amazing thing, no? This takes pride and hatred to a whole new level:
China has requested aid from the international community but turned down assistance offered by Israel, Voice of Israel government radio
reported.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Thank you for educating me on this issue. I am the CIO of YOBI, and would be honored if you would make a post in our United Nations discussion forums. We are hoping to create a truly international discussion of the issues that face our global community, and your post here proves that you would be a valued participant in that discussion.