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Hippocratic Israel; hypocritical world
David M. Weinberg, Israel Hayom

"The U.N. this week slandered Israel with yet another report containing ugly charges of “ethnic cleansing,” “Judaization,” and other make-believe atrocities against the Palestinians. Meanwhile, in the real world, this is what was happening: Israeli doctors continued to treat thousands of Palestinians in Israeli hospitals and did world-class humanitarian medical work around the world.

It is a sign of the hostile times that Israel gets almost no international credit for its manifold humanitarian medical activities, here or abroad.

Little is it known that Israeli hospitals regularly take in patients from countries across the Middle East, including Arab countries that have no diplomatic relations with Israel, and from the Palestinian Authority. No less than one-quarter of the patients in the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer are Palestinian kids from Gaza with cancer or congenital heart ailments. Hadassah in Jerusalem plays a similar role for West Bank Palestinians. Save a Child’s Heart at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon also treats many Palestinian patients.

These Palestinians receive treatment in Israel despite the fact that the Palestinian Authority takes only partial financial responsibility for them and the patients themselves can’t afford to pay. The Peres Center for Peace and the hospitals themselves often end up covering or absorbing the costs..."

Read the whole thing (http://goo.gl/Ceafn)


"More examples: Israeli burn experts were the first to arrive in Romania to treat babies in critical condition after a horrible fire in a Bucharest hospital, and the first to arrive in the Congo after a massive fuel tanker explosion in 2010. Sheba doctors alone have provided international relief and medical training in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Mauritania, Mongolia, Myanmar, Peru, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and more.

...But again, you wouldn’t know any of this from the international press or from U.N. reports. What a shame."

Also, par for the course.
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