I believe in freedom of thought and freedom of speech. I therefore believe people have every right to speak out about their demands to boycott, divest and sanction when it comes to Israel.
But I also believe it is worth knowing what emanates from Israel that would be boyotted, divested (i.e. unfunded) and subject to those sanctions.
Here is another in the series of advances which emanate from Israel, for BDS crowd to clamp down on this one taken from an article at israel21c.org:
At the end of December, we reported on the airlift of a critically ill newborn boy to Sheba Medical Center’s Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital in Israel, just days after he was born to Syrian refugees in Cyprus.
“It was not clear to us if he needed an operation or could be stabilized with proper treatment without the need for surgery. After monitoring the situation closely, it was decided that an operation was needed,” said Dr. David Mishali, chief of pediatric and congenital cardiothoracic surgery at Safra.
“We were able to substantially improve his pulmonary blood flow, which resulted in a quick improvement in his condition. After a period of recovery, we released him from the hospital today [January 24]. He is scheduled to return to Sheba when he is six months-plus old in order to finish the treatment for his condition.
“During the baby’s time in the hospital, we made sure that the family felt at home and we will continue to follow his progress.”
Mishali said the Israeli children’s hospital “constantly receives patients with some of the most complex problems from all over the world in order to fashion the proper treatment in a medically holistic manner within the our special children’s emergency cardiac care and surgical facility.”
Hmmm. Critical surgery for a newborn….Syrian child. And surgery for “patients with some of the most complex problems from all over the world”.
To the people committed to BDS: do you care about health? Especially children’s health? Do you care about a facility that asks “how can we save this patient” rather than “where did this patient come from”?
I hope not. Because BDS would either prevent Sheba Medical Center from functioning this way, or shut it down altogether.
And if you yourself have someone you care about in need, whose life might be saved by such a facility? Be sure to avoid it at all costs, and tell your like-minded friends to do the same.
Hey, a boycott is a boycott.