There is a persistent and pernicious myth that maintains that "Jewish money" is the determinant factor shaping all aspects of U.S. Middle East policy. And with Netanyahu's upcoming visit to the U.S., that myth is now front and center.
Chile is one of the top topics trending on Twitter. But Twitter also reveals sentiments that its socially driven donation network is getting tired with some users tweeting "we have to donate to Chile too?"
The impact of social networks and new media on fundraising for emergency relief efforts in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake is a truly inspiring sign that philanthropy has entered the 21st century.