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Send Pizza to Our Israeli Allies By: Michael J. Totten
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, December 09, 2002


While surfing the (indispensable) blogosphere, I came across a link at www.blogsofwar.com that said "Send Pizza to the IDF." I found this charming and followed the link. Turns out there is a non-profit organization in Israel with the Web site www.pizzaidf.org. These folks take orders from all over the world for pizza, donuts, and soda pop, and in cooperation with Israeli security forces, deliver food and messages to IDF soldiers. Gifts of more than US$250 are tax-deductible in the United States.

There's something truly heartwarming about this. Such a small and easy thing to do for people who could really use some encouragement and thanks. I'm an atheist/agnostic ex-Christian who has never been to Israel, but sometimes I feel like those folks over there are my countrymen, not just "merely" our
allies.

It costs less than US $20 to send a pizza to a patrol. With so much virulent anti-semitism from nearly all quarters, a small gift to Israeli soldiers from someone outside Israel is a nice little antidote to racism and hate.


Michael J. Totten is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. Visit his Web site at http://michaeltotten.blogspot.com.


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