Monday, February 07, 2005

Cleveland Jewish -- News -Tsunami aid boom raises questions

Cleveland Jewish -- News: "Tsunami aid boom raises questions

Israeli aid workers load supplies for victims of the tsunamis.
Groups mull how to spend more than $13 million in relief funds

By: ADAM DICHTER New York Jewish Week
As contributions for Asian tsunami relief through Jewish organizations soared to $13 million and counting last week, a newly formed alliance with a unified bank account began mulling over who will get the money - and not everyone appears to be on the same page.

Some of the 36 members of the Jewish Coalition for Asia Tsunami Relief are urging that Israeli-based organizations working in disaster-plagued areas get first crack at the funds, helping them carry out operations that have generated positive publicity for the Jewish state and have opened new diplomatic ties"


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