In the mid to late 1940s the worldwide press had hidden much if the Jews humanitarian efforts because much of the press was and still is very liberal and anti-God. So I believe those of us who support Israel need to make up for this hidden publicity by announcing the great contributions that Israel has and is making worldwide.
For example: My novel Rebirth tells a story about the Jews in Palestine before their miraculous independence, of how they initiated dozens peace talks with the Arab leaders in that region, while there is no record that I could find of Arabs calling for peace meetings. Arabs leaders would either show up late or not at all in many cases.
I find it unthinkable that our American president Obama has not learned this information and fails to see that this an ageless pattern of Arabs in general––not all Arabs, but certainly the majority.
If we don't tell the world they are making a mistake by blackballing this Israel great deeds, who will?
Israel was the first country in the world to send aid to Haiti after the earthquake. Israel was among the most generous countries after the tsunami in Asia. And now, when disaster struck in Japan, Israel was the first to dispatch a to assist in the recovery effort.
The Israelis also ran a pediatric field hospital in Rwanda during the Tutsi genocide, assisted the Albanians during the Kosovo war and helped Turkey following the 1999 earthquake.
However, Israel's amazing altruism never had its legitimate space in the global media, because this radical goodness doesn't fit in with the Zionist stereotype of the colonialist, fascist and apartheid occupier.
(Giulio Meotti - Ynet News)
The writer, a journalist with Il Foglio, is the author of A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel's .
The last half of this article was originally published by Israel Alert.