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May 19, 2016

Israelis Discover Cure for Leukemia - Does the Media Care?

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With the millions of words the New York Times, New Yorker, BBC, et al. have splashed on their pages decrying every new foundation poured in some obscure Israeli settlement or bemoaning the hardship imposed on Palestinians forced to endure delays at security checkpoints, will the legions of journalists and pontificators find space to report on the most extraordinary, life-changing developments coming out of Israel?

Millions have suffered the devastating consequences of Leukemia, a blood marrow cancer that strikes both the young and the old. The disease knows no ethnic or religious boundaries. Until recently, Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia, the most common form, was a death sentence. Despite extensive chemotherapy regimens that left patients tortured by pain and nausea, most of the stricken eventually succumbed to the disease.

But over the past few years, a number of small Israeli medical research firms have devised new compounds and technologies that hold the promise of targeting Leukemic cells with the same incredible accuracy that Iron dome targets incoming Hamas missiles, leaving the rest of the patient's body intact and producing a permanent cure. These developments should they pan out, represent a revolution in medicine and in the battle against cancer.

Will the Times or the BBC take time off from their relentless criticism of Israel to provide their audiences with another perspective of Israel? Will David Remnick, editor of the highbrow New Yorker, which reliably treats its readers to periodic exposures of israel's flaws and alleged injustice toward Palestinians, assign a writer to produce an in-depth report of this story?

Don't bet on it. Providing the world with a cure to a dreaded disease is not the Israel these media organizations care to portray.

Posted by SS at May 19, 2016 12:36 PM


Israel is not supposed to be loved by all nations…

Israel is the Heart of all nations (Yehuda HaLevi)

Israel is the Conscience of all nations, It is the light for all nations.

ISRAEL IS whilst other nations are not!

Posted by: Beni at May 23, 2016 09:56 PM

We must celebrate Israeli accomplishments in every field while understanding it does nothing to diminish anti-semitism or anti-zionism. It is an old story, an ancient story and this is one more verse. It is in our DNA to create, to build and to heal. Haters will hate, but this will not stop the Jew, the Israeli from gifting the world with modern miracles .

Posted by: Armin Sebran at May 23, 2016 11:23 PM

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