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Humanitarian Aid: Is It Really Helpful?

Humanitarian Aid: Is It Really Helpful?

Helping those in need may not always be right (2 min.)


May 20, 2006

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Visitor Comments: 11

(11) Luis, May 25, 2006 12:00 AM

Trans-Jordanians will reap what they sow . . .

Under the Hamas myopic doctrine of "smite makes right", the Trans-Jordanians will continue to reap what they sow: death, disillusionment and distruction. Such is the heresy of Islam and the apostates that follow it. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

(10) Anonymous, May 23, 2006 12:00 AM

Humanitarian help not help.

I agree! Humanitarian help is no help, most of the time abused, and taken for granted too. All consideration has to be taken into account carefully and wisely if the parties are actually in need of help, emotions aside.

(9) A, May 23, 2006 12:00 AM

who's sorry now?

I hope R. Salomon, that you won't be surprised how many DO agree with you, I hope that number is in the 'millions and millions' - This is not a new topic...
Under the guise of being 'politically correct' and/or 'turning the other cheek', have we not allowed the Yetzer HaRa to gain (lots of) ground?!
Could Aish share with us Torah-Talmud information on this very important self perpetuating problem?

(8) sam, May 21, 2006 12:00 AM

There's no contradiction !!!

Being against the terrorism of Hamas doesn't mean making Palestineans suffer , too !!! Many innocent Palestinean people will suffer due to the lack of humanitarian aids !!! That's absolutely wrong !!!
It's exactly the same mistake which the west made with Iraq . Sanctions against Iraq in 1990 s didn't affect Saddam regime , it only caused millions of Iraqis to suffer....
But when you stop aids to Palestineans you'll cause more of them to hate Israel , and this will not bring peace to the region !!!
I sometimes doubt that the major powers in the world REALLY want peace in the Middle East.....I think they just want the conflict to continue as they see instability in the region helping their interests !!!
People in the Middle East , both Israelis and Arabs : Wake up and stop this stupid blood shed....Believe in peace and your region will be one of the most prosperous regions in the world.....!!!!!!!

(7) Margarita, May 21, 2006 12:00 AM

I agree with you

I agree with you 100%. I always listen to you and your thoughts make me think. I am very grateful to you for putting something to think about for us every week.

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