posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 09:38 AM
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by MrInquisitive
I'm curious.... What about this aid group is driving such interest in proving them to be something negative or other than what they present
themselves as? Is their aid not good? Are they not bringing comfort to suffering people right now?
It just struck me...there is actual time being expended here to figuratively attack these people and beyond their organization having an address in
Israel, I can't understand what makes them stand out in any way to deserve it?
I'll be happy to answer your question. First off, in reading a thread about Iran offering aid and it being turned down, somebody had wondered about
whether or not Israel was sending help. I thought that was a good question since the US provided help with firefighting this summer when Israel had
bad wild fires. So then I saw this thread about Israel sending aid for Hurricane Sandy relief, and I took a look at it to see what was being done.
I then went to the press release that was linked and read it, noting where the aid was actually coming, i.e. the US, from and the comment by someone
with the group that said they were the first or only foreign agency providing aid in this disaster. Seeing that all the aid offered appears to have
come from within the US, I decided to try finding out more about the agency, Israel Flying Aid. When I looked 24 hours ago, there was nothing besides
this press release and the barren front page for it at the Israel Forum for Humanitarian International Aid (or something like that). So then I
started looking at the IsraelNewsAgency site that has this press release, and I just reported what I found. I also noted that I tried googling the
address that donations to IFA should be sent, and couldn't find anything regarding it, which did strike me as suspicious.
I also mentioned that I couldn't find anything about any other disaster relief from foreign countries, via Google, and so I asked that anyone finding
any such information to post it here, because I am truly curious what countries are helping with aid/relief for this disaster.
Hope that answers your question.
That all said, as I explained in another reply, it is very weird that all these sites mentioning Israel Flying Aid didn't show up when I first
googled it about 24 hours ago. I have no explanation for that, but the fact that the press release that is linked in th OP did show up -- and was one
of the two item to (beside a Youtube clip) -- tells me that I didn't mistype it when I did the search.