Simply amazing. A country beset with Islamic radicalism and under constant threat of terrorist attack is still more concerned with ostracizing Israel.
British doctors are now seeking to ban Israel -- which has contributed more to mankind in terms of medical technology and innovation than countries five times its size -- from the World Medical Association (WMA). The reason for such an absurd, anti-Semitic decision? Apparently some British doctors are actually entertaining claims that Israelis perform medical torture on Palestinian patients.
Clearly they forgot that the real victims of such torture were Jews who survived medical experimentation at the hands of Nazis during the Holocaust.
Israel National News reports:
A group of 71 British physicians have begun to exert pressure on the World Medical Association (WMA) to revoke the membership of the Israel Medical Association (IMA), it was revealed in a Knesset meeting on Wednesday.
IMA representative Dr. Ze'ev Feldman announced the disturbing new step during a Knesset Science and Technology Committee meeting on the subject of boycotts against Israeli academic institutions.
"The sword of the boycott has been raised against the scientific medical community in Israel," he declared, warning that Israel’s medical doctors are “in grave danger."
"The professional British journals have adopted the idea of letters to the editor that libel Israel doctors," he added. "They claim our doctors perform medical torture on Palestinian patients.”
[...] Tellingly, the revelation occurred on the same day British police were called to London university after a violent riot by anti-Israel activists erupted over a speech being given by the left-leaning former Shin Bet chief Ami Ayalon.
Members of the Knesset in Israel are, not surprisingly, deeply disturbed by this revelation.
INN reports that Committee chairman Uri Maklev (of United Torah Judaism party) slammed the British doctors, saying "the phenomenon of academic boycotts is spreading."
MK Nachman Shai of the Zionist Union, is also "troubled by the fact that the BDS movement never stops, and we constantly discover new developments."
But it is perhaps Likud member Anat Berko who made the most astute observation of all, saying that the Israel boycott movement also targets left-wing lecturers who happen to be Israeli, proving that the motivation is anti-Semitism and not political activism.
"Even when left-wing lecturers speak abroad, their lectures get blown up," Berko said. "It’s because they’re Jewish, no matter their political belief."
Who would have ever believed that so soon after the Holocaust, that sacred vow: "never again" would be forgotten by the international community?
Of course these same British doctors are welcome to induct the Palestinian medical community into their ranks... the only problem will be finding it.