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Muslim Leader & Charity to Help Palestinian Children Attacked…Guess Why

Question: When is a charity to transport ill palestinian children to Israel for treatment objectionable?

Answer: When it has been set up by a Joooooo and involves help from Jooooooooos.

THE NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) has thrown its support behind prominent Muslim community leader Dr Jamal Rifi after he became the target of threats due to his support of the charity Project Rozana.

Rifi is on the board of the organisation, founded by Jewish Australian businessman Ron Finkel, that transports ill Palestinian children to Israel for treatment in addition to facilitating the training of Palestinian doctors at Israeli hospitals.

Rifi, who spoke at the organisation’s Hand in Hand dinner last week, called police after being threatened, attacked online and being called a Zionist collaborator.

The Australian reported on Friday, “In the past two weeks, media outlets backed by the Iranian-aligned Hezbollah have smeared him as an agent of Israel and energised harassment of him in Sydney­’s southwest.”

And according to The Daily Telegraph, Muslims who were seen talking to Jewish leaders at NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s Iftar dinner last week have also been threatened.

JBOD president Lesli Berger told The AJN, “The most disturbing aspect of these reported threats is that they are blatant attempts to quash not only positive Jewish-Muslim relationships, but a medical project which provides life-saving treatment to Palestinian children and elevates the health standards of Palestinian society.

“The over-arching message our dinner and our mission is we are Australians supporting Israelis and Palestinians building bridges to better understanding through health,” he said.

“We’ve had the privilege of working with a lot of people who define themselves as Palestinian by what they’re trying to build and not what they’re against.”

Of those making the threats, he said, “They have no comprehension of what it means for a mother to be denied the possibility of lifesaving treatment for her innocent child.”

Imagine that! A Muslim man decides he wants to help palestinian Arab children and Israel is willing to help as well, yet there are those who viciously oppose such efforts because…well, do the math.

If you believe Hizbullah et al only oppose a so-called occupation of land, you are deluded. This is all about disdain for the Jewish people.

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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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