Can Israel Ever be Praised

Once again Israel is being demonized with the usual apartheid slights, this time relating to the Covid19 vaccine and Israel’s success at firstly obtaining the drugs timeously and distributing it to almost her entire population. Suddenly some newspapers, the UN Human Rights Head and other ‘commentators’ find reason to condemn something positive – no anything positive from Israel or a Jew. Another well publicized fact was that the scientific results of Israel’s quick and efficient vaccination program would be shared with the manufacturers of the drugs – something vitally important in measuring if such a program will reduce the rapid infection rate – so vital to establishing the effectiveness of the vaccine, which would be of invaluable benefit to the rest of the world.

The well documented facts that the vaccine was offered to the Palestinian Authority have been widely published, but ignored by those intent on finding fault and maligning anything from Israel.

It must be the first duty of Israel to immunize its own population, including its Palestinian citizens who comprise over 20% of the population. Clearly it is not Israeli’s responsibility to provide Palestine with the drug. Most civic functions including healthcare fall under the Palestinian Authority in terms of the Oslo Accord, but this is ignored by Israel’s critics.

Again, those hostile reports and NGO’s demonstrate their racism and Jew hatred by demanding that Israel provide vaccine’s to Palestine as they claim its Israel’s responsibility to do so. If so surely its Britain and the other wealthy countries who managed to secure and monopolize sufficient supplies of the vaccines for their own populations to also ensure that those poor African countries received the same stocks as they have, surely if Israel is held responsible to supply Palestine, then the same responsibility must fall upon the wealthy states to assist those poorer countries.

Why is it only Israel’s responsibility to look after its neighbors but not the wealthy European states to look after the poorer African countries. But double standards abound when turning the positive from Israel on its head.

Just how obvious are these vicious attacks of blatant racism and hatred of the Jews when it’s common knowledge that the CEO of Pfiser is a Jew, when the CEO of Moderna (the other manufacturer of the vaccine), a Jew from Israel, and the actual developer of the vaccine also a Jew. So obvious that anything good and positive coming from a Jew and Israel must be demonized, maligned and turned on its head as these hate-filled people cannot do anything but perpetuate anti-Semitism in whatever form they see fit.

Allan Wolman

About the Author
Allan is a member of the South African (SA) Israel Media Team - lobby group that challenges negative reporting about Israel. The SA mainstream press is amongst the most hostile and biased press concerning Israel and supports BDS as is the ANC government of that country. He has been a contributor to combatting the false and sometime fabricated reporting on Israel and has had many letters to the editors published.