When Israel sends a disaster rescue team overseas - it publicizes its exploits and expects to reap a publicity bonanza. Yet when the US government, and its private citizens, expend enormous capital and energy on Israel, since its establishment, Ha'aretz expects no quid pro quo. The reality is that whatever the impact of the Israeli lobby in Washington may be, the US lobby in Jerusalem is more generous, effective, and requests far less in return. So stop kicking the gift horse in the mouth.
UN warns Turkey against calling buffer a 'safe zone' unless guarantees civilians' safety (Reuters)
from the article: A new Jerusalem and Babylon