Tuesday, September 13, 2005

No Good Deed

This is an incredible yet entirely predictable story.

Apparently a group of prominent American Jews, worked their way around several bureaucratic roadblocks to be sure that the Gaza Greenhouses that had provided a living for thousands of Jews could be transferred to the Palestinians. Raising $14M of their own money, after the Palestinian Authority had refused to accept $14M of U.S. aid money and then transfer the aid to the Jewish owners as compensation for the greenhouses, the American's largesse would ensure that 3,500 Palestinians had employment. So what did the Palestinians do?

They looted the greenhouses. Read the story, it is truly incredible.

I'm tempted to say that the Americans got nothing for their generosity, but then I wonder. Maybe they bought something that is hard to find in the world these days. They bought the truth, and we all had a chance to view it.

Did we really see it though?

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