The whole world is focusing its efforts on bringing relief to the stricken population of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake there last week.
Well, not quite the whole world.
The Arab world isn’t.
The oil-rich Arab world with its multi-billion dollar oil revenues continues to spend its wealth on marketing the world’s tallest building, on disseminating the world’s most hate-filled racist indoctrination against Jews, on waging the bloodiest wars against other Arabs and other Muslims. Haiti is largely a non-event in the Arab world.
As much a non-event, indeed, as it is in the Swedish state-owned media, SR (Swedish Radio) and SVT (Swedish Television).
While the civilised world started immediate plans on how best to aid Haiti, the world’s sole Jewish nation, Israel, immediately packed a number of aircraft with emergency aid and 250 military personnel trained in vital areas such as search and rescue, field surgery, psychological counselling, first aid, logistics, nutrition and more. The team included 40 doctors and 40 nurses and medics. By the time other nations started airlifting aid to Haiti, Israel, population 7 million and beset by aggressive Islamist regimes bent solely on the destruction of the Jewish state, had already set up a 90-bed field hospital, rescued a number of survivors from beneath collapsed buildings, treated more than 100 patients, one-third of them in serious condition, and delivered a healthy baby boy from a young mother who went into labour. The mother, acknowledging a debt of gratitude, named the boy Israel.
All over the world, the media reported at length on the prompt, successful and warmly appreciated Israeli aid effort. There were lengthy – and positive – TV news reports by the internationally acclaimed Sky News and even by the BBC, an organisation usually better known for its tax-funded propaganda campaign against the Jewish state.
The only nation refusing to report on the Israeli aid effort, alongside the usual raft of Islamist dictatorships in the Middle East, was Sweden. Not a single report on Swedish Radio or Swedish TV hinting that Israel had done any work. The Swedish state-run media prefer not to report on the current situation in Haiti, if it involves putting Israel in a positive light. The result – news blackout. Those Swedes who do not monitor the foreign media simply do not know anything about the current emergency aid situation in Haiti.
Both Swedish Radio and Swedish Television are state-funded. As in many other areas, Swedish tax revenues are being used to channel Swedish minds, to carve out a Swedish mindset that is unquestioningly anti-Israel and even anti-Semitic.
Anyone reading this blog will have been able to rely on TV reports in their own countries showing Israel’s massive emergency aid drive. Israel was the first and is still the largest and most successful aid team on the ground. I do not need to supply you with any links because you will already have seen Israel at work.
But for my Swedish readers, I will include three short clips, because they contain information that is earth-shattering news to them. Of course, the clips are in Hebrew and English – there is no question of any Swedish radio or TV reports praising Israel being allowed to air in this country.
And they said Pravda was dead…
The first clip shows the Israeli team deploying and starting its operations on site.
The second clip shows the search and rescue team extracting a survivor from under a collapsed building. The rescue operation took eight hours.
The third clip deals with the birth of baby Israel at Israel’s field hospital in Haiti.
According to state-run Swedish Radio and Swedish TV, while the rest of the world felt fit to show this as news, Sweden along with other nations such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Syria felt such news was unfit for the population.
What’s the expression? “You’re judged by the company you keep“? Sweden would appear to be in fine company.
You don’t need any links to newspaper articles on this subject because if you are reading this in English you already live in a part of the world with a free press, so you can read just how much good Israel has already done in Haiti.
Just tell your Swedish friends – they also have a right to know what’s going on in the world. They simply don’t know what they’re not allowed to know.
To put your Swedish friends in the picture, send them the following link from this website. It’s an article in Swedish, the English title would be “Haiti Bleeds, But in the Arab World it’s Business as Usual“. It was posted yesterday. It will help them take in the wider picture.