GLOBAL HEALTH, TECHNOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT:
1. Operation "Hospitals of Hope": Israel’s contribution to the fight against Ebola
On Tuesday, 11 November 2014, Operation “Hospitals of Hope” was launched. The operation, which cost 1.2 million shekels, is a project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is Israel’s contribution to the global fight against the Ebola virus. Israel will send two containers of medical equipment to each of the affected countries– Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The equipment includes mobile clinics with a capacity of 20 beds each, protective equipment, a treatment cart and everything needed to set up the clinics quickly and start treating patients immediately. After the containers arrive at their destinations, teams will be sent to instruct local teams in setting up the clinics, after which they will assume responsibility for running the facilities. In addition, various NGOs will recruit Israeli doctors to assist the local operators of the clinics.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is also sending medical teams to Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire to advise the local residents on preparedness and prevention. This is in addition to large donations of equipment and medications to Sierra Leone, protective kits to the African Union, and other activities.
"Hospitals of Hope" follows other operations in which Israel has sent aid to disaster-struck regions. In the present case, as in the past, Israel is calling upon its vast experience in the area of field medicine to aid another country in need.
read more http://embassies.gov.il/UnGeneva/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Operation-Hospitals-of-Hope-11-November-2014-.aspx
Un jeune soldat de Tsahal âgé de 20 ans a été poignardé il y a quelques minutes à la gare de Tel-Aviv. Ce jeune soldat se trouve dans un état très grave.
Le terroriste a été arrêté.
photo©rosetelaviv royalties pour magen david adom
Memorandum on the decisions of UN human rights council
The Israel Friendship Associations signing this memorandum are appealing to their Governments:
On November 29th 2012 the General Assembly of the United Nations granted Palestine the status of a Non-Member Observer State. May we remind you that the status of an Observer State does not only contain rights but also duties, especially the one to abstain from threatening violence and the use of violence, as it is prescribed in the charter of the UN.
Unfortunately, since the decision of the UN, there has been no stabilisation of the situation. On the contrary, we are right now witnessing another armed conflict between Israel and the US- and EU- designated terror group Hamas.
In this context, the UN Human Rights Council decided on July 23rd 2014, that Switzerland as depository state of the Geneva Convention should prepare a conference on the ongoing war in Gaza. At the same time, it was decided to establish an independent, international commission of inquiry to investigate “all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the Palestinian Territory“.
In our opinion the two decisions of the UN Human Rights Council, the minutes of its special session from July 23rd, in particular the statements of the represented nations, leave no doubt, as to what purpose the conference and the commission of inquiry are pursuing: they clearly condemn Israel and only Israel by majority decision. Where is the condemnation of Hamas and their use of civilians as human shields to protect their weapons, rockets and mortars? Where is the condemnation of the Hamas terror attack tunnels compromising Israel’s security?
We implore you to change your biased course regarding the conference and the biased mandate for the commission of inquiry. Given the duties the Palestinians, including Hamas, have undertaken when accepting the status of Observer-State, the inquiry must examine their actions as well. Taking a different position would ridicule the decision from November 29th 2012 and the repeated terror attacks from Hamas on Israel would once more remain without consequence by the community of states.
We state that Hamas since the ceasefire in November 2012 and the subsequent decision of the UN General-Assembly on November 29th, has massively increased their missile stocks, rockets and mortars and have built a huge labyrinth under Gaza to tunnel into Israel with the express desire to kill Israeli civilians and to kidnap Israeli soldiers right under the eyes of the community of states.
It is time that the UN Human Rights Council issues a truthful statement regarding the current situation in Israel and Gaza and be seen to be fair and even handed to both Israelis and Palestinians.
- Associacao de Amizade Portugal-Israel
- Anglo-Israel Association
- Česká Společnost Přátel Izraele
- Cultural Friendship Association Romania-Israel
- Dansk-Israelsk Selskab
- Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft (DIG)
- Društvo srpsko-jevrejskog prijateljstva
- Federazione delle Associazioni Italia-Israele
- FRANCE-ISRAEL. Alliance Général KOENIG.
- Genootschap Nederland Israel
- Gesellschaft Schweiz Israel (GSI)
- Ireland Israel Friendship League
- Irish 4 israel
- Les amitiées Belgo-Israélienne
- Magyar-Izraeli Baráti Társaságok és Körök Országos Szövetsége
- Med Israel for fred (Norway)
- Österreichisch-Israelische Gesellschaft (ÖIG)
- Samfundet Sverige-Israel
Les Palestiniens vont subir les conséquences du Boycott (patrons israéliens)
lundi 25 août 2014