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 helpedrepparttar situation or encouraged them to let others do for them what they won't do for themselves? (Asrepparttar 148633 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 servedrepparttar 148634 long-term interests of Africa or merely repparttar 148635 self-interests of burgeoning bureaucracies?

Why doesrepparttar 148636 white world ofrepparttar 148637 West seem more concerned forrepparttar 148638 welfare and security of Africans than do many of Africa's tyrannical leaders? I raise this question becauserepparttar 148639 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 - andrepparttar 148640 orphaned land lies fallow andrepparttar 148641 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 byrepparttar 148642 divided UN).

Visa for David Ben-Ariel

Written 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 obtainingrepparttar necessary visa that I may return to visit Israel without complications or detention atrepparttar 148632 airport due to any unnecessary confusion.

I yearn to return to Zion and truly missrepparttar 148633 Holy Land, having lived throughout it, serving on eight kibbutzim, as well as living in Jerusalem, Israel's eternal capital.

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