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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Boycott supported by Susan G. Komen for the Cure

For those who read Hebrew, read this letter from the IMA (Israel Medical Association), to the Israeli Foreign Minister, protesting the boycott of Israeli physicians who were barred from participating in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Middle East Breast Cancer Conference.

Here is the into to the letter:

על רקע החרמתם של רופאים ישראלים בכנס המדעי הגדול על סרטן השד, שהתקיים בשבוע שעבר במצרים, שיגר היום יו"ר ההסתדרות הרפואית איגרת לשר החוץ ובה הוא מביע דאגה מהתופעה המתגברת בעולם, וקורא למדינת ישראל לפעול בתקיפות נגד החרמת רופאים ומדענים ישראלים בעולם על רקע פוליטי.

In light of the boycott of Israeli physicians at the important scientific conference on breast cancer, that took place last week in Egypt, the chairman of the Israel Medical Association dispatched a letter to the Foreign Minister in which he expressed concern about the increase of this phenomenon worldwide, and called on the State of Israel to work resolutely against the boycott of Israeli physicians and scientists in the world due to political motivations. (my translation)

Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,


Henya said...

I guess some would rather die than be treated by a Jew. Let them.
But please remember, that this too is a gift to us from G-d. Because of them we can not forget that we are different, that we are in golys. If it would not be for a rabidly antisemitic "people" in Russia I would not have even known that I was Jewish.

jojo said...

I saw on the Susan G. Komen website that their representatives visited Israel to try and make ammends. I am not very politically savvy but I hope the Komen foundation learned their lesson and will do better in the future. We need all the minds of the world in order to defeat breast cancer.

I am sorry that the Mothers with Cancer website deleted your post. I think it's important that we share information with each other - even if it seems controversial to some.

Keep up the good fight.


RivkA with a capital A said...

Henya -- You wrote: "I guess some would rather die than be treated by a Jew. Let them."

Actually, Arabs come to Israel from all over the Arab world for all sorts of treatments.

The boycott was meant to humiliate and denigrate us. I would describe it as a success.

JoJo -- If the Komen Foundation wanted to "make ammends," they would APOLOGIZE. Instead they continue to deceive the public by claiming that the Israelis were allowed to attend. Yet they cannot produce the name of even one Israeli who attended.

I just posted a detailed description of how I was attacked and penalized for my post by "Mothers with Cancer."