Friday, September 26, 2014

Anti-Semitism in a prominent Brit Medical Journal

With each passing week it seems that anti-Semitism and raw hatred for Israel is more permissible and socially accepted in the United States’ and Europe’s mainstream circles.

In fact, anti-Semitism is growing respectable in some quarters. This week’s startling example comes by way of one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journals — Great Britain’s 200-year-old The Lancet.

The Lancet is the UK’s counterpart to The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in the U.S.


Screenshot of The Lancet's website

Last month,The Lancet published “An Open Letter for the People of Gaza” which harshly condemned Israel but made no mention of the war crimes and atrocities perpetrated by Hamas in the recent conflict.

Some controversy followed the publishing of the letter, but The Lancet has refused to retract it — even after it came to light that at least two of the five co-authors seem to subscribe to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about the Jews controlling and manipulating governments and the media.

As the respected British newspaper, The Telegraph, pointed out in a recent article on the controversy, “. . . a cache of emails openly available in Google groups show that two of the authors, Dr. Paola Manduca and Dr. Swee Ang, have sympathies with the views of David Duke, a white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard.”

The truly troubling aspect of this incident is that it is only one droplet in a much larger global flood aimed at isolating, marginalizing, ostracizing, and demonizing Israel. Equally troubling is the evidence that raw hatred for Jews is becoming acceptable in the great institutions of the Western world.

Every day, and in multiple ways, Jewish Voice is fighting this trend. We’re using every channel of communication at our disposal and innovative strategies to counter the lies and distortions about Israel with the truth.

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