web analytics
March 6, 2015 / 15 Adar , 5775
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post


Are Israel and the Settlements Really the Biggest Problems in the Middle East?

Even the United Nations seems occupied with problems in the Middle East much greater than anything going on in Israel.

An Arab woman holding her refugee ration card during a protest outside the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza City, April 8, 2013.

An Arab woman holding her refugee ration card during a protest outside the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza City, April 8, 2013.
Photo Credit: Wissam Nassar/FLASH90

As I was scrolling down the daily “headlines” sent by The New York Times yesterday, I noticed two interesting ones:

U.N. Agency Suspends Food Aid in Gaza After Protesters Break Into Its Compound

and

U.N. Says It Is Running Out of Money to Assist Wave of Refugees From Syria

Even the United Nations seems very occupied with problems in the Middle East much greater than anything going on in Israel including my town of Shiloh.

“There will be no food tomorrow,” said Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesman for the agency, which provides nutrition, education, health and other services to 815,000 Palestinians who are refugees and their descendants, nearly half of Gaza’s population. “The food distribution centers and the relief offices will be closed in the coming days unless there’s a real security being provided to the life of our staff, because there is a great concern about their safety.”

How long will the United Nations support and perpetuate the Arab’s refugee status?

“The needs are rising exponentially, and we are broke,” Marixie Mercado, a spokeswoman for Unicef, told reporters in Geneva. “Across the region, a lot of our operations are going to have to start scaling down unless we get money.”

The warning came as President Bashar al-Assad, in a rare interview with a foreign media outlet, said that if Syria broke up or came under the control of “terrorist forces,” this would immediately spill over into neighboring countries first, and that a domino effect would reach countries across the Middle East.

Shouldn’t the United States, its President Barack Obama and his Cabinet be more concerned about what all the instability mentioned in these articles than what is happening in Israel?

Visit Shiloh Musings.

About the Author: Batya Medad blogs at Shiloh Musings.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

7 Responses to “Are Israel and the Settlements Really the Biggest Problems in the Middle East?”

  1. The UN would go out of business if they didn't blame us for everything wrong in the world.

  2. Charlie Hall says:

    "Shouldn’t the United States, its President Barack Obama and his Cabinet be more concerned about what all the instability mentioned in these articles than what is happening in Israel?"

    Who said that they aren't concerned?

  3. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Obama engages in a massacre in Benghazi; Coptic Christians massacred in Egypt resulting in obama increasing US Aid and weaponry; $100MILLION a year to Hezbollah thru the LAF; calling the ottomans his "closest ally" as they engage in war mongering and try to redo with the Kurds what the did with the Armenians. And through it all, obama has enough time to speak to young Israelis (thankfully they are brighter then their US kool aid slurping counterparts) pushing them to rebel against the DEMOCRATICALLY elected Israeli government.

    Should I continue Charlie?

  4. Charlie Hall says:

    You just accused the President of the United States of mass murder when in fact his policies in Libya resulted in the overthrow and death of a real mass murderer and the installation of a pro-American government. The US does not give money to Hezbollah and in fact is trying to get other states to list it as a terrorist group. The Ottomans have been out of power since the early 1920s (really since 1908). And the idea that Obama wants a rebellion in Israel is ridiculous. You are living in an alternate reality.

  5. Arie – Although you persist in accusing President Obama of "engaging" in a massacre, you provide no evidence in support of your outrageous accusation. You, sir, are an intellectual flea, with no more sense than an amoeba. Other than that, your posts are amusing. Get a life, maybe?

  6. welll no Obama needs his scapegoat and Israel makes a very good one. Someone should tell him to pick on somebody his own size ;-).

  7. Yechiel Baum says:

    compare the survivors who were out of the death camps and integrated into society as postive citizens, the Arab squatters like getting free money and food, without the need to work or educate their kids so they occupation is to throw rocks and be suicide bombers. With so much empty space on this planet, they should be integrated into countries like Scotland, Austrailia where there is much deserted land and squat there. The climate and conditions are the same as what they have in Egypt and Jordan and Turkey where they really come from. The reason they do not go back there is because they cannot get a free life of food and housing.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Iran’s Zarif Paints Iran as a Lamb, Israel as the Lion
Latest Blogs Stories
Faisal J. Abbas, Editor-in-Chief of the English-language Al Arabiya

When evil threatens to conquer the world, it’s the duty of free nations to endeavor to prevent it.

Megillat Esther

There are many questions surrounding Purim, here are a few answers….

Palestinian Authority Funded Terror

The Palestinian Authority, led by the “moderate” Abbas, and murderous terrorism are synonyms.

Obama Bedelia

Kerry…and Bide…and EVERY DEMOCRAT just happened to be unavailable to meet with Netanyahu.

Why is it necessary to be accountable in business and in life? And how does it differ from guilt?

I’d rather you label me a concerned Jew, an Israeli. Someone who cares about the future of my nation

Goldberg chose to believe two impossible things before I had breakfast this morning.

The State Department claims Bibi revealing details of the bad Iranian deal to Americans would be a “betrayal”.

“Please stop shushing me” They kept shushing! Shushing seems to be how Leftists do Israeli politics!

Labor-Livni post-Zionist party’s campaign based on their claim they know how to keep the US happy

Mentioning genocide in the same breath as Susan Rice crosses a redline about Obama’s foreign policy

What are the ramifications of giving up your US citizenship? Would it effect your visiting the US?

Chasidim believe that Metzitza B’Peh (MbP) is an essential part of the circumcision ritual.

AMERICAN INTERFERENCE in ISRAELI ELECTIONS is IMMORAL and 1000% CHUTZPADIK!

Extremism from Jews is considered a “danger;” Arab extremism and anti-Jewish terror is “legitimate”

More Articles from Batya Medad
Palestinian Authority Funded Terror

The Palestinian Authority, led by the “moderate” Abbas, and murderous terrorism are synonyms.

peace in our time iran

Labor-Livni post-Zionist party’s campaign based on their claim they know how to keep the US happy

AMERICAN INTERFERENCE in ISRAELI ELECTIONS is IMMORAL and 1000% CHUTZPADIK!

Extremism from Jews is considered a “danger;” Arab extremism and anti-Jewish terror is “legitimate”

Most Israelis think kowtowing to US demands to get on Obama’s “good side” won’t work and isn’t right

Wednesday evening 25th of February there’s just the event for Anglos to attend, The Anglo Vote!

Not long ago Israelis waited nightly during campaigns for TV broadcasts of election campaign movies

Israelis don’t want anyone but Bibi as Prime Minister, no matter which party they plan to vote for.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/shiloh-musings/are-israel-and-the-settlements-really-the-biggest-problems-in-the-middle-east/2013/04/09/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: