A disproportionate response


While politicians and activists lambasted Israel for a “disproportionate” response to terror on the Gaza border, Israel has actually disproportionately responded to some recent incidents around the world.

First, Israeli developed technology has been used to help rescue the Thai schoolboys and their football coach, the Israeli Navy has offered assistance and proposed a plan to help them, and Israel’s ambassador to Thailand visited the site at the request of Prime Minister Netanyahu to see how they could help.

IsraAID, a non-profit, non-governmental organization deployed an emergency response team to western Japan two days after torrential rains and floods began. And Japan accepted Israel’s offer of a 50-member Medical Corps team, which was followed by a cargo plane carrying tons of equipment, including blankets, coats, and portable toilets.

Israeli officials and civilians continue to disproportionately help those in need at the Syrian border and Netanyahu has offered to share Israeli technology with Iran to alleviate their water shortage.

These are just some of the disproportionate responses that too often are ignored in favour of knee-jerk condemnation of the Jewish state. And this doesn’t count the disproportionate contributions to medicine, agriculture, greentech, security, and other industries that come from the tiny nation of Israel or the many other disasters that Israel has helped with around the world.