Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Friday, 2 March 2012

What's Up, Doc? Anti-Israel Bias Of British Medical Periodical Continues

Baroness ("Jihad Jenny") Tonge, on whom my penultimate post focuses, is, as well-known a doctor of medicine.  She's not the only member of her profession in the UK who's fanatically anti-Israel.

For a number of years one of Britain's premier medical periodicals, The Lancet, has (controversially and to the utter chagrin of many doctors) embraced a politicised anti-Israel position, owing to the leanings of its editor, Dr Richard Horton, who in this video from 2006 rants against the War in Iraq using such phrases as  "the axis of American imperialism" and "the colonialist arm of this [British] government".


In 2010 HonestReporting provided a pungent critique of the anti-Israel stance of Dr Horton and his periodical here.

Last year Pesach Benson of HonestReporting pertinently observed:
"Thanks to Palestinian rockets and mortars, 70 percent of Sderot’s children suffer from trauma of one form or another, while 23 percent of the city’s residents are on medication to fight depression, anxiety or sleeplessness.
Someone could write a book about Sderot’s ongoing battle for public health and well-being, but you wont read about any of these issues in The Lancet. Sderot just doesn’t fit in with the medical magazine’s annual bash-Israel agenda."
 Sadly and outrageously,  The Lancet continues on its Israel-demonising path.  See this article for details:

http://www.ima.org.il/imaj/ar12feb-02.pdf

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