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Friday, January 23, 2009


Want to help the people of Gaza? Shhh, don't tell anybody.

The Disasters Emergency Committee is a U.K. umbrella group consisting of such organizations as Action Aid, British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Help the Aged, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund, World Vision. Radicals all, no doubt. In an almost (but not quite) impossible-to-believe development, the BBC has refused to broadcast their appeal for emergency humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza, something they have done in other situations in the past, "saying it wanted to avoid compromising public confidence in its impartiality."

If only the appeal had also called for aid to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Sderot, perhaps the BBC could have seen their way clear to broadcast it. Oh wait, there is no humanitarian crisis in Sderot. There is, however an epidemic of inhumanity rampant in Jerusalem. And, evidently, in London as well.

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