Acts of Kindness Require Recognition

That is what Friends of Ziv Medical Center, a medical center in northern Israel, think and why they started to circulate ‘Israeli Doctors Nobel Peace Prize Nomination’ petition to be signed by Judeo-Christian Communities, and others invited to join, from around the world.

Setting politics and/or religion aside, Israeli doctors – Jewish, Christian, Druze, Circassians, Muslims – have been providing, for decades, medical assistance to victims of natural and human-made disasters in over 140 countries, an act of kindness that requires endorsed recognition.

Nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize for What?

Israeli Doctors have helped establish clinics to treat Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea and were recognized by the United Nations Organization for helping to stop the spread of this viral disease;

Israel Ebola field clinic in Africa
Israel Ebola field clinic in Africa

Israeli Doctors have helped establish leper clinics in South Sudan; Israeli Doctors have helped establish a spine clinic in Mekelle, Ethiopia;

Israeli ophthalmologists trained Liberian nurses and established schools for the blind in Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Rwanda.

Nearly 5,000 children from across the globe owe living a life of normalcy and many thanks to free of cost heart surgeries they received from the hands of Israeli doctors in what is now known to be the largest act of kindness program in the world, for children with heart defects and congenital heart conditions who need heart surgery.

Every week, children from across the border of the hostile Gaza Strip and from the Palestinian Authority area arrive in Israeli hospitals for surgery and check-ups, treated with kindness, despite the conflict.

Israeli doctors are part of the global healthcare professionals who, literally, took upon themselves to deal with the mess left behind by a war.

In many cases, Israeli doctors cure and save the lives of people who hate them and their country, perform acts of terror against their fellow civilians, fire rockets at their homes, their schools, their hospitals and have sworn the destruction of their people and country. That is an act above and beyond the simple act of kindness.

Thousands of Syrians, casualties of their country’s civil war, have received life-saving medical treatment in Israeli hospitals.

Israeli Medical Treatment of Syrians

Israeli physicians have treated the daughter of Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of Israel’s foe, the terrorist group Hamas. Israeli doctors have also treated the daughter-in-law of George Habash, who founded the left-wing secular nationalist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the niece of Ayatollah Khomeini who, with her husband, traveled secretly to Israel for a procedure; also Michael Sata, the President of Zambia, and so many others, not mentioned here.

The United Nations Organization ranks the Israel’s field hospital as best in the world. The Israeli military’s emergency medical unit won an unprecedented top grade from the United Nations’ public health agency for the humanitarian relief it provides in disaster zones around the world. In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) granted the Israel Defense Forces’ field hospital the coveted “Type 3″ designation, a label no other country has yet received.

Overview of the IDF emergency field hospital in Nepal. Photo by IDF Spokesperson
Overview of the IDF emergency field hospital in Nepal. Photo by IDF Spokesperson

Haiti: Only the Israelis came to help any of their dying patients.

Acts of Kindness Deserve Recognition

In general, Israelis have chosen a path of kindness and they want to help children and people all over the world, even though these children are not their own and these people are not from their country.

Because Israeli doctors deserve accolades, on December 9, 2018, at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, the ‘Life & Hope’ Project will hold a red-carpet gala to honor and to create awareness about the remarkable humanitarian work of all Israeli doctors, in Israel and throughout the world.

Because Israeli health-care professionals are building one-on-one, people-to-people relationships, no other endeavor is as successful in achieving much needed dialogue and cooperation. They are seeding understanding and prospects for possible peace; for that Israeli doctors deserve the world’s recognition and the Nobel Peace Prize.

Please show your support for the mentioned Israeli doctors’ acts of kindness by signing the petition here.

During the 2006 second Lebanon War, Nurit Greenger, referenced then as the “Accidental Reporter” felt compelled to become an activist. Being an ‘out-of-the-box thinker, Nurit is a passionately committed advocate for Jews, Israel, the United States, and the Free World in general. From Southern California, Nurit serves as a “one-woman Hasbarah army” for Israel who believes that if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.

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