Newspaper Archive of
Heritage Florida Jewish News
Fern Park , Florida
Lyft
June 7, 2013     Heritage Florida Jewish News
PAGE 7     (7 of 48 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
 
PAGE 7     (7 of 48 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
June 7, 2013
 

Newspaper Archive of Heritage Florida Jewish News produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2019. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.




HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 7, 2013 Syrian J0000'fugees quietly treated by Israel while U.N. makes latest 'parody of itself' By Alina Dain Sharon year, according to a report by JNS.org The script reads like this: Israel treats wounded Syrian refugees in its own hospitals. Syria produces a report al- leging an "acute shortage of primary and tertiary health care services" in the Golan Heights region. A United Nations agency, citing the Syrian report rather than acknowledging Israel's ac- tions, condemns Israel. On the surface, this sto- ryline contains several plot twists, but it is not surprising for Dr. Daniel Pipes, president and founder of the Middle East Forum. "The U.N. is a parody of itself," Pipes told JNS.org, noting that a Libyan was once elected the chair of the Human Rights Commission, among other elected repre- sentatives from countries with questionable human rights records over the years. Recently, the Ziv Medical Center in Israel's northern city of Safed treated and released 14 Syrian refugees, most of whom "arrived with gU.N. shot wounds in the stomach and in the lower limbs," the hospital's com- munications advisor, Yael Shavit, told JNS.org. But while Israel quietly treated Syrian refugees, the annual assembly of the U.N.'s World Health Organization (WHO) on May 21 adopted a resolutiOn--based on Syr- ian, Palestinian, and WHO reports--condemning the "deterioration of the health conditions of the Syrian population in the occupied Golan as a result of the suppressive practices of the Israeli occupation." Under the rubric of"Health Conditions in the Occup!ed Palestinian Territory, Includ- ing East Jerusalem, and in the Occupied Syrian Golan," the WHO assembly was presented with four reports scrutinizing Israel, including the report from Syria. The WHO resolution, meanwhile, ignored the thousands of civilians being slaughtered in Syria's ongoing civilwar, according to U.N. Watch, a Geneva-based NGO monitor- ing the UN. Less publicized than the WHO assembly resolution, however, were the 14 Syrian refugees who received treat- Ziv Medical Center A Syrian refugeeis treatedat Ziv Medical Center in Israel's northern city of Safed. ment at Israel's Ziv Medical Center. "There were a few that needed very complicated orthopedic surgeries," Shavit told JNS.org. "There were two-that spent a long time in emergency care, a lot of surgery and orthopedics, because the shooting was probably close, I don't know how they were injured, but therewere a lot of bones [that were hit]." Daniel Pipes said the WHO assembly resolution was "so self-evidently absurd, ritual- istic, meaningless." He said it is noteworthy, however, that only three countries besides Israel, the U.S.,Australia and Canadavoted against the resolution. "This is not new, it's iust dismaying to see these so- phisticated, liberal, modern, western countries like Italy, France, New Zealand, not even take the trouble to vote against it," Pipes said. "It's a sign of their moral weakness." The Syrian report that contributed to the WHO resolution accused Israel of torturing Arab detainees and burying nuclear waste in the Golan. "It's a futility by a [Syr- ian] regime that might well be gone any day... They just make things up, it has no bearing in reality," Pipes said. "This is a regime that's fighting for its life," Pipes added, calling the Syrian report an indication of"weak: ness on the part of Syria and strength on the part of Israel." The government of Israel said in a statement that the "position of the State of Is- rael has always been that a politically motivated debate and resolution.., has no place on the agenda, of the World Health Assembly...The State oflsrael regards the continu- ous World Health Assembly's debate on the 'health condi- tions in the occupied Syrian Golan' as an absurd example of the way the assembly's agenda is cynically abused, World Health Organization's limited resources squan- dered, and will not cooperate with it." Another report used in the WHO assembly resolution, authored by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Pal- estine Refugees in the Near East stated, "The Palesn- Jan health situation faces many challenges under the oppressive Israeli occupa- tion of Palestinian land," even though all residents of Israel have the legal right to medical care. Additionally, all residents of the Golan Heights enjoy "high-quality medical services equal to all other residents of Israel," the Israeli statemenrsaid. In fact, 400 Gaza residents were treated at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa last the Jerusalem Post. In 2012, WHO itself had reported that Israel granted immediate approval to 91.5 percent of Gaza resident applications for medical care in Israel. About 7 percent more were given ap- proval after a security check. More than 200,0000 Arabs received medical treatment inside Israel in 2012. "i've come here to learn from your excellent health system," said WHO Director GeneraIMargaretChanwhile visiting Gaza children being treated at Tel Aviv's Dana- Dwek Children's Hospital, according to the Jerusalem Post. Additionally, an investiga- tion by Palestinian Media Watch this month showed that the official Palestinian Authority daily newspaper, AI-Hayat Al-Jadida, reported that 30 percent of the child patients in Jerusalem's Ha- daSsah hospital are Palestin- Jan. The Israeli hospital is also training "60 Palestinian medical interns and special- ist physicians who will be returning to the [Palestin- ian] Authority areas to carry out their work," including a program training Palestinian doctors to treat children's cancer, AI-Hayat AI-Jadida wrote. Among the Syrian refugees recently treated at Ziv Medi- cal Center, two patients with head wounds were sent for treatment to another Israeli hospital, but since the Ziv center is closest to the border with Syria, the Israel Defense Forces approves the transfer of many of the refugees there, Shavit told JNS.org. "The longest time one of these patients spent at our hospital was two and a half months," Shavit said. Reports surfaced this March that the IDF has also set up a new field hospital on the border with Syria to treat Wounded refugees. "A doctor who receives a wounded patient, he treats him [or] her as a person and not as an identity," Shavit said. Sudoku (see page 19 for solution you could seve 28%" Call "I-866-929-90-f1 to see how much you could save on car insurance. r ....................................................................................... ......... on/.I i i l.d 1.1 corn porl ,,--- -- Answers from 05/31/2013 65 2 3 6 48 8263 7 1 2 9 3 47 2 9134 34 6 7 2 73 , StatcPoint Mcdia Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column.and 3-by-3 box includes all digits 1 through 9. PAGE 7A Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Orlando Weekday Morning Minyan (Conservative/Egalitarian), services Monday-Friday 7.'45 a.m. (9 a.m. - natioflal holidays); 2nd floor Chapel - Jewish Academy of Orlando; 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. For information call 407-298-4650. Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), services and holiday sched- ules shown at ww%JewishCelebration.org; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-87.8-3011, www.jewishorlando.com; services: second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; every Saturday at 10 a.m. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660; www.jewishorlando.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 119) Highway AIA, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd., Maitland, 407-644-2500; www.chabadorlando,org; services: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211; www.betchaim.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Savannah Court in Maitland. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505; www.congbetham.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 MeadowlaneAve., West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401S.R. 200, Ocala, 352-237-8277; bethisraelocala.org; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Shoiom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352-326-3692; www.bethsholomflorida.org; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at Social Hall of Our Lady of Lakes Church, 1310 Maximillian St., Deltona; 386-804-8283;www.mybeth- shalom.c0m; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174; www.mybnaitorah.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation. Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., Orlando, 407-645-0444; www.crjoflando.org: Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st Friday; 8 p.m., 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m., 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Obey Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298-4650; www.ohevshalom.org Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@ hotmail.com; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at vari- ous private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kis- simmee,407-935-0064;www.shalomaleichem.com; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353; congregationsinai@cfl.rr.com; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Healing Service, first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813- 324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386- 445-3006; Shabbat service, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333; www.mytbs.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8th Ave., Ocala, 352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 407-647-3055; www.tiflorida.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321- 631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave., Daytona Beach, 386- 252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800;www.newjewishcongrega- tion.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-789-2202; Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556, www.templeshirshalom.org; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774; www.tc0md.org; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist