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:
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:
Over to you Ms. Power.