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Economy and Society: January 8, 2013

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The ethics committee of the Israel Medical Association is pointedly refusing to tell doctors that they must treat HIV carriers in all instances. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

 

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January 8th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Closed Society: December 9, 2011

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The Israel Tax Authority told the Peres Center for Peace they could receive tax exemptions on donations only on the condition that they canceled a project for the medical training of doctors from the Gaza Strip in Israeli hospitals. As a result of the demand, which was given in writing a year and a half ago, the center decided to suspend its application for the tax break.

 

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December 9th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Closed Society: November 4, 2011

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A new report by the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel reveals that doctors and paramedics who in recent years treated detainees and prisoners refrained from reporting signs of mistreatment and torture on their patients, thus becoming passive partners in detainee torture.  The report is based on the affidavits of 100 detainees and prisoners, collected since 2007, and determines that the medical professionals acted systematically in violation of their professional ethics codes.

 

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November 4th, 2011 at 11:13 pm