Tag Archives: Gilad Shalit

Why I never give money to the Red Cross

Because, for one thing, their executives live much too high on the, er, hog, already. For another, the whole organization is very political.

Shown, for instance, by their preference for visiting legally-convicted Hamas murderers in Israeli prisons while (until recently) ignoring Israelis kidnapped by Hamas, such as the young IDF enlisted man Gilad Shalit. They have asked to visit him but have never urged Hamas to free him. Why not?

When it comes to international charities, I much prefer the Salvation Army. The “Sally” performs its good works impartially, and its executives live modestly. Relative to the big time, big shot, and biased suits of the ICRC, that is.

Unhappy Father’s Day for Noam Shalit

Three years after Hamas kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, the terrorist group that former President Jimmy Carter recently asked be removed from the U.S. terrorist list, still has not provided his family any news of his health. Let alone agreed to release him or even allow him access to the International Red Cross.

Now the Jewish Community Association of Austin is joining in a JTA e-letter campaign to urge President Obama to not forget Gilad’s father, Noam, and his friends praying for Gilad’s safe return as former President Carter apparently has. Especially not on this Father’s Day.