Israel to the U.S.: No, we won’t be sending personnel to help fight Ebola
@shoshido Right, it's a different kind of response they're asking for now–troops, more extensive on-the-ground help, etc.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) October 2, 2014
There’s a little buzz today on this story reporting that Israel has turned down a request from Samantha Power and the United States to provide medical assistance and personnel to Ebola-stricken countries in Africa:
— Israel News (@IsraelNewsNow) October 3, 2014
Yaalon: The hell I'll expose my troops to Ebola: Although the United Nations calls for our replacement with a … http://t.co/2Q3dTlgqS9
— IsraelMatzav (@IsraelMatzav) October 3, 2014
Does Samantha Power not see the double-standard here? To summarize: the United States cancelled flights to Israel earlier this summer because of one errant rocket from Gaza that hit near Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, but now wants Israel to send help to hot-zones in Africa? Israel was somehow unsafe for air travel, but there are no worries flying Israelis to Liberia or Sierra Leone?
Now, we can’t speak for Team Obama and know if they understand the optics of their request, but Twitter noticed and is asking why flights to Israel are different than flights to nations with Ebola outbreaks:
Obama bans travel to & from Israel but not Ebola nations, because liquified organs & bleeding from your eyes is less bad than hurt feelings.
— Chelle Belle (@chelsea_elisa) October 2, 2014
Barack Obama Bans Flights to Israel, But Not Flights From Ebola Affected Countries http://t.co/m4Heb9fhA6
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 2, 2014
Obama grievously suspended flights to Israel during the recent conflict, and now refuses to do it for Ebola http://t.co/SheBV3hefx
— Zach Hanover (@zhanover) October 2, 2014
Pretty much says it all that Obama banned travel to and from Israel, but not Liberia. #Ebola
— Razor (@hale_razor) October 1, 2014
Barack Obama Bans Flights to Israel, But Not Flights From Ebola Affected Countries | RedState http://t.co/DnJwLBeF0r
— ConservativeALLEYCAT (@alleygirl2409) October 3, 2014
— Ron R (@Xti10slr) October 2, 2014
Over to you Ms. Power.