Gaza Opulence is an entertaining but important blog post by Benyamin Korn on The American Thinker today. It begins:
It began with an innocent trailer on YouTube — a plug for a club called “Roots.” The scene showed well-fed women wearing traditional Muslim head coverings but otherwise garbed in chic clothing enjoying themselves at the club’s “fine dining restaurant, banquet hall and terrace cafe.” What was startling was the club’s location: in the heart of Gaza City.
You can watch the video. Korn comments:
Gaza, the territory which, to judge from international news media reports, is the most impoverished place on the planet earth. Gaza, which is supposedly suffering from such terrible shortages that “activists” from around the world have no choice but to ram blockades to bring in desperately needed goods. Gaza, which has managed to capture the sympathies of the United Nations, Europe – and even the White House.
He goes on to cite more examples of prosperity in Gaza — modern fishing trawlers, fancy wedding gowns, a traffic jam which includes late-model BMWs. These are from a New York Times photo piece about Gaza.
And on and on it goes, with each photo providing more evidence that the dramatic claims about impoverished Gaza, which are routinely used to bash Israel and justify billions in Western aid to Gaza are, at the least, vastly overstated. See for yourself.
These are the pitiful refugees to whom Obama is sending hundreds of millions in aid. But truth doesn’t matter. The world is on a binge of Jew-hating, and the facts be damned.