"Unhappy is the land that needs a hero."
-- Bertolt Brecht
Friday, December 3, 2010
Fire in Haifa
The tragedy of death and destruction by wild fire in Israel is deeply distressing. The Israeli government is humiliated because they had to ask the international community for aid in fighting the fire -- this too is deeply distressing. Why should they not be afforded help when their government has so often volunteered to help in other countries' emergencies?