Aid for Africa?Written by David Ben-Ariel
Why, after all these years, are so many countries in Africa still dependent upon Western aid? Has such aid truly helped situation or encouraged them to let others do for them what they won't do for themselves? (As saying goes, you can give a man a fish and he'll eat once or you can teach him how to fish and he'll eat plenty of times). Has such assistance truly served long-term interests of Africa or merely self-interests of burgeoning bureaucracies?
Why does white world of West seem more concerned for welfare and security of Africans than do many of Africa's tyrannical leaders? I raise this question because West is usually despised as former colonialists and imperialists and is no longer welcome to rule with its law and order but is begged to bail African countries out once their elected leaders rip them off (bloating foreign bank accounts) and strip their countries bare by grievous mismanagement.
Productive white farmers in Zimbabwe, for example, have viciously been driven off their family farms for black squatters who do just that - squat - and orphaned land lies fallow and country starves. Yet racist Mugabe's still in power (no visits by Jesse Jackson or by an African-American coalition of outraged ministers over this reverse discrimination or threats of sanctions by divided UN).
Visa for David Ben-ArielWritten by David Ben-Ariel
Senator DeWine Senator Voinovich
David Ben-Ariel Toledo, OH
April 27, 2005
Dear Senator DeWine,
The Israeli embassy informed your office years ago that I wouldn't be "eligible for a visa until 2005."
Here we are - NINE YEARS LATER! Can you believe it? And, God knows, my love of Israel is just as strong, and my innocence just as sure, as they surely know.
Please use your good office to assist your constituent in obtaining necessary visa that I may return to visit Israel without complications or detention at airport due to any unnecessary confusion.
I yearn to return to Zion and truly miss Holy Land, having lived throughout it, serving on eight kibbutzim, as well as living in Jerusalem, Israel's eternal capital.