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Quintessential Jewish Racism

Those racist, anti-humanistic Jews/Israelis are at it again. This time, we have the chutzpah to attempt to save the life of an Iraqi infant.

A week-old Iraqi infant arrived Tuesday in Israel to undergo an operation to correct a congenital heart defect, with the aid of the Israeli organization Save a Child’s Heart.

Wrapped in a red and yellow blanket and held by her mother, tiny Bayan Jassem was met by Israeli doctors at the entrance to the emergency room at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon with the Arabic greeting “Salam alaikum,” or welcome. Akiva Tamir, the director of pediatric cardiology at the hospital, took the baby in his arms and carried her to a hospital bed, where he hooked her up to a heart monitor.

The journey would probably have been impossible before the US led military sweep into Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein, a bitter enemy of Israel. Saddam’s forces fired 39 Scud missiles at Israel in the 1991 Gulf war. As early as 1948, Iraqi soldiers took part in the two-year war that followed Israel’s establishment.

Tamir, the Israeli doctor, instructed a doctor in Baghdad over the phone on how to perform a minor operation on Jassem to stabilize her condition before she flew with her parents to Amman, and then traveled by car to Israel.

Moshe Mashiah, director of the Wolfson Medical Center, said that as someone who immigrated from Iraq in 1951, he is very excited by the possibility of aiding the Iraqi infant.

“I hope that the surgery will be successful and that this baby girl will serve as a bridge between the two peoples,” Mashiah said.

Save a Child’s Heart was founded in Israel and receives most of its funding from donations in Israel, the United States, Canada and Germany. It has given medical treatment to almost 1,000 children since it was founded in 1995, including more than 300 Palestinians and several Jordanians.

In the meantime, please keep little Bayan Jassem in your prayers for a speedy recovery.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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