FOLLOWING A DECISION BY THE NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS IN THE UK (A TRADE UNION) TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL , MANY BRITISH JOURNALISTS ACROSS THE BOARD RIDICULED THE DECISION, SOME EVEN CANCELLED MEMBERSHIP, BUT BY FAR THE MOST
INTERESTING ARTICLE TO COME OUT OF ALL THIS IS THE ONE BELOW.
This was in The Daily Sport - British version of New York Post -The View from Here - read below......
SUBJECT: IF YOU'RE GOING TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL - DO IT PROPERLY!
OK. So I understand that you are ticked off at Israel , and in love with the Palestinians. That's fine with me, as long as you have truly weighed all the facts.
So, you want to boycott Israel ????? I'll be sorry to miss you, but if you are doing it - do it properly.
Let me help you. Check all your medications. Make sure that you do not have tablets, drops lotions, etc., made by Abic or Teva. It may mean that you will suffer from colds and flu this winter but, hey, that's a small price for you to pay in your campaign against Israel , isn't it?
While we are on the subject of your Israeli boycott, and the medical contributions to the world made by Israeli doctors and scientists, how about telling your pals to boycott the following.....
An Israeli company has developed a simple blood test that distinguishes between mild and more severe cases of Multiple Sclerosis. So, if you know anyone suffering from MS, tell them to ignore the Israeli patent that may, more accurately, diagnose their symptoms.
An Israeli-made device helps restore the use of paralyzed hands. This device electrically stimulates the hand muscles, providing hope to millions of stroke sufferers and victims of spinal injuries. If you wish to remove this hope of a better quality of life to these people, go ahead and boycott Israel .
Young children with breathing problems will soon be sleeping more soundly, thanks to a new Israeli device called the Child Hood. This innovation replaces the inhalation mask with an improved drug delivery system that provides relief for child and parent. Please tell anxious mothers that they shouldn't use this device because of your passionate cause.
These are just a few examples of how people have benefited medically from the Israeli know-how you wish to block. Boycotts often affect research.
A new research center in Israel hopes to throw light on brain disorders such as depression and Alzheimer's disease. The Joseph Sangol Neuroscience Center in the Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer Hospital , aims to bring thousands of scientists and doctors to focus on brain research.