In the World of Charity, Israel Is Still Receiving a Lot More Than It Gives Back

'We know there's a global village, but we're not exactly part of it,' says a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

When the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami claimed 300,000 lives, organizations and individuals around the world made donations while volunteers poured into the region. A quarter of U.S. households contributed money, and Israel sent medical teams, experts and members of the Zaka rescue organization.