- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 2, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Close to 150,000 people have died as a direct result of Haiti’s earthquake earlier this month - a number almost twice that of Hiroshima’s death toll during World War II.Even before the quake, a Haitian’s life expectancy was 50 years, and the per-capita income was $400 per year.

We will give Israel $2.7 billion this year while earmarking just $100 million for Haiti.

Think about it. Israel’s per-capita income is $20,000 per year, and life expectancy is an average of 74. Still, in this year of unimaginable grief, trauma and horror, for every dollar we give to Haiti, we will give more than 20 times more to Israel.

Why is no one in Congress speaking up about this or even thinking about redirecting our aid to where it is so desperately needed?

JERRY KROTH

Cupertino, Calif.


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