...But Only If You Are Not Jewish
Should be the new motto for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and all over the world women are working for early detection and cures. So when a regional conference in the Middle East was planned it was automatically assumed that Israeli scientists and researchers would be included. They were originally. But then it was remembered that Israelis are Jews, and they were asked not to attend.
A United States-based organization's conference on breast cancer awareness, to be hosted in Egypt, has been touted by international news networks as an example of “unprecedented cooperation” in the region. However, according to Channel 2 news, the celebration of unity may be premature, as Israeli doctors were told at the last minute that their invitations to participate had been rescinded.For the record the number of treatments or cures for Breast cancer that has been discovered in the Muslim world is 0. I will not include the bogus claim by Faten Abdel-Rahman Khorshid that camel urine is the cure for everything.
The conference will be held in Alexandria, Egypt this week, under the auspices of the American group Susan G. Komen for the Cure – the world's largest breast cancer advocacy organization. It is to include meetings between leading researchers from the U.S. and several Mideast countries.
Israeli doctors were invited to the event as well, and several had planned to attend. However, on Sunday night, the doctors received brief notices telling them that they were no longer invited to the conference, by order of Egyptian Health Minister Hatem el-Gabali.
The notices did not include an explanation of Gabali's decision.
Despite the cancellation of the Israeli presence at the event, Egyptian officials continued to praise the event as an example of regional cooperation. “The week's events are a demonstration of the cooperation between countries, governments, civil society, advocates, survivors, and the global community as a whole,” Dr. Mohammed Shaalan of Egypt's Breast Cancer Foundation told Reuters on Monday. “It shows that breast cancer has no boundaries and reveals the beauty of the world's unity in its fight against breast cancer.”
Yet the tiny nation of Israel, with limited funding, but immence talent is on the forefront of Cancer research.
Instead of standing up and doing the right thing by walking out, the Susan G. Komen group did nothing, said nothing, and allowed anti-Semitism to flourish just a little bit.
I know what I will do. I will never donate my money to this group of racists. I will find groups that will not sit idly by and allow their name to be used in such a fashion. And I will speak out and call this behavior by its true name: Anti-Semitism!
I feel after this behavior on their part they should change their logo from a pink ribbon to a pink swastika. It best describes their true feelings.