Arab resident from Beit Safafa calls Natali medical services to order a doctor’s visit for feverish husband only to be told ‘No doctor will go to an Arab neighborhood’
Noam (Dabul) Dvir
Are residents of Arab neighborhood expected to go without medical care due to their place of residence? Natali Seculife, a medical and emergency services company refused to send a physician for a house-call in Beit Safafa, a resident of Jerusalem‘s Arab neighborhood said.
A call center representative told the resident that a company doctor will not visit an “Arab area.”
The incident occurred a week ago, when Sonia Alias, a resident of Beit Safafa, called the service and asked for a house-call for her feverish husband. Continue Reading »
Arab protesters claim: ‘They want to expel Arabs from Lod,’
Hundreds protest against religious group’s efforts to strengthen local Jewish community.
By Hassan Shaalan
Hundreds of Arab residents of Lod participated in a demonstration against what they call “Jewish settlement in the city and attempts to expel Arabs from their lands and homes.”
Protest in Lod – Photo: Dan Lustman
The protest was organized the Islamic Movement and other political and social organizations. The residents are protesting against a group of religious Zionists in the city who are engaged in social outreach.
The protesters marched from Lod’s mosque to the city center where they blocked the main road and chanted “Allau Akbar.” Continue Reading »
Irwin Cotler, a Canadian lawmaker has proposed a motion calling for formal gov’t recognition of Jewish refugees exiled from Arab countries since 1948.
A Canadian lawmaker has proposed a motion in the country’s Parliament calling for formal government recognition of some 850,000 Jews forcibly displaced from Arab lands since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.
Jewish refugees from Yemen cross desert – Photo Courtesy: Israeli National Photo Archive
Irwin Cotler, a former Canadian justice minister, noted in his motion that by rejecting the United Nation’s partition plan of 1947-1948, Arab states had “launched their double aggression of a war against the nascent Jewish state and assaults on their own Jewish nationals, resulting in two refugee populations, Palestinian refugees and Jewish refugees from Arab countries.” Continue Reading »
Druze professor appointed ambassador to Norway; Christian-Arab diplomat will serve as his deputy
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman may be trying to shake off Israel’s racist image in Norway by a recent round of diplomatic nominations. Druze professor Naim Araidiwill be appointed ambassador to Norway and Christian-Arab George Deek is to be his deputy, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.
Naim Araidi Photo: Courtesy of the Araidi family
Israel suffers from a particularly bad reputation in the Scandinavian country. A recent poll initiated by Israel’s Foreign Ministry reveals alarming details: Most Norwegians consider Israelis as racist, aggressive, extreme in their views and anti-peace. Continue Reading »
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