Thursday, July 10, 2014

Israel Versus Detroit- Why Aid To Israel Is Important- Israeli Innovations- Video

An actor "friend" shared this on Facebook:

The original poster also added this in the comment section.

The US funds Israel's glittering cities (and brutal occupation) while our own cities rot from decades of neglect.
It's quite obvious where this person stands, as far as his support for Israel goes. And is most decidedly anti-Israel.

A friend of my "friend" called her out on this, but was rebuffed and told that this wasn't about the conflict in the Middle East but rather a city in the U.S. that was dying. Others chimed in saying this was not about the Jews either. But it is.  The use of "brutal occupation" and the fact that they singled out Israel makes it so.  Had they truly only had Detroit's interests in mind, whoever created the poster would have replaced "Israel" with "foreign aid."

And whose fault is it if Detroit is bankrupt and dying? Corruption in local politics which eventually landed Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, a 28 year jail sentence for his part in helping Detroit go broke. And then the feds pumped a heck of a lot of money into the car industry there, which made no difference at all. And it's as much the responsibility of the people of a city to take pride enough in themselves and their environs to not allow it to deteriorate, or to succumb to crime.

We give aid to many foreign countries, including Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan- to name a few- and what have they contributed to the world?  Not much of anything other than terrorists. On the other hand, Israel, the only true democracy in that region, continuously contributes to the betterment of this world.

This video shows some of those amazing innovations, and it's a very small part of what Israelis have invented or created over the years.

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