So much for the undivided city of Jerusalem
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Hospitals in East Jerusalem don't exist
12/2 there has been a big fuss in the Israeli media these last few days about the grave financial problems of Jerusalem's biggest hospital, Hadassah. In news items on radio and TV, the reporters stress that Jerusalemites have only one other alternative hospital , Shaarei Tsedek. They don not even mention for one moment that there are two other hospitals in Jerusalem, but in East Jerusalem , run and staffed by Arabs , Mokassed and Augusta Victoria . It is presumable beyound the bounds of imagination of Jewish Israeli reporters (and their public) to contemplate the idea of being treated in an ARAB hospital. There might be other issues to be resolved, such as financial agreements between these hospitals and the Israeli health care funds but that is not even raises. It is apparently inconconceivable that the wealthy and successful Jews could need the poor and disorganized Arabs.