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Death over life

Dennis Prager has a simply great column on a fact that has not been given the attention it deserves: The deranged rejection by the mad mullahs of Iran of humanitarian assistance from Israel. Prager’s column is “Iran clarifies the Middle East.”
Prager writes: “If you want to understand the Middle East conflict, Iran has just provided all you need to know. A massive earthquake kills between 20,000 and 40,000 Iranians, and the government of Iran announces that help is welcome from every country in the world…except Israel. This little-reported news item is of great significance. It begs commentary.
“Israel not only has the world’s most experienced crews in quickly finding survivors in bombed out buildings, it is also a mere two-hour flight from Iran. In other words, no country in the world would come close to Israel in its ability to save Iranian lives quickly. But none of this means anything to the rulers of Iran. The Islamic government of Iran has announced to the world that it is better for fellow countrymen and fellow Muslims — men, women and children — to die buried under rubble than to be saved by a Jew from Israel.
“That is how deep the hatred of Israel and Jews is in much of the Muslim world. Hundreds of millions of Muslims — Arab and non-Arab, Sunni and Shi’a — hate Israel more than they love life. Leaders of the Palestinian terror organization Hamas repeatedly state, ‘We love death more than the Jews love life.’ And now, Iran announces that it is better for a Muslim to asphyxiate under the earth than be rescued by a Jew from Israel.”
Don’t miss this one. (Courtesy of Malcolm Smordin.)
UPDATE: See also Hugh Hewitt’s post today on the earthquake and this December 29 article from the Jerusalem Post (also linked by Rocket Man below) about the private Israeli organization persisting in its efforts to provide humanitarian assistance.

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