Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by IsawWHATtheyDID
You might have a point about a P.R. stunt.....IF this was an Israeli Government sponsored Organization. It's not.
Israeli Flying Aid (IFA) is a non – for – profit, non governmental aid organization which provides life saving aid to people affected by natural and man made disasters in developing countries worldwide. IFA provides assistance to all who are in need by distribution of relief items, medical assistance and any other life saving methods.
As someone else noted, they have a well earned reputation for being among the best in the world at what they do. They happen to be Israelis and it's based in Israel....but it's a Non-Government group. They don't do this for P.R. stunts..it's what they do full time for a living. It's generally in the 3rd world, but everyone sees Sandy was something just a bit beyond the normal for our needing help.
I didn't even call Iran's offer a P.R. stunt. Not for this one. We probably should have taken it too, looking at that 300,000 gallon fuel spill. Iran has expertise with that. Oh Well... If Bloomers wouldn't let the Guard in without a fight, there is no way under the sun he'd let Iran in to help, even if they had the last help available.
You realize that you posted just about their whole website with that quote? I'm not even sure that is their website; it says its The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid. In the middle of the page it says: "Top Stories", and just below that "No Stories."
As I wrote in another post in this thread, I searched online for this organization and found nothing besides the OP's link and the link you have here. The organization claims to have been around since 2001 and helped Katrina, Haiti and a few other disasters, but they have no website to speak of, and no pictures and stories of their past relief efforts? To say this seems a bit suspicious is an understatement.
And you know they have a well-earned reputation in disaster relief because why? Because of this press release by the israelnewsagency.com ? Go to the topmost page of this website and see how bare it is. The "breaking news" link gives a 403 "not found" error, and the news archive is essentially propaganda articles about Palestinian terrorism and how the US purportedly says that all of Israeli lands obtained by "forced wars". Go to the "about" link and it is all about a Joel Leyden, a self-described native of New York. Yet the website claims to be "Israel's First On-line News Organization since 1995".
Very hinky, if you ask me.
edit on 5-11-2012 by MrInquisitive because: (no reason given)