September 2013- Zombie Crazies

 

And what a month that was. The UN meetings, a nostalgic reminder of another September- 1938, Munich. A month in which Putin pens an editorial in the New York Times ending in an exhortation about G-d!

Not to be outdone, Iran’s Rouhani goes on the peace and tolerance tour and also pens an editorial, this time the Washington Post followed by a speech at UN, urging world wide tolerance, espouses his friendship with Jews and promotes Iran’s peaceful nature. And let us not forget Assad- the war criminal, genocidal maniac and pathologic liar- who in a series of prime time interviews on major network first denies having chemical weapons and a week later promises to destroy them. Only in this crazy September and crazy world can a pariah gain legitimacy by becoming a centerpiece of multinational negotiations. But we can rest assured. The guardian of world peace and social justice, The United States of America has now shut down because of the possibility that the country’s poor will get health care.

About the Author
Born in Romania to Holocaust survivor parents, Dr. Gabriel Mayer reached the US, after his family escaped Communism, reaching Italy, and as refugees, was supported by the Jewish Agency. He grew up in New York and attended college and medical school in Boston, at Boston University. He spent the first half of his working life as a medical doctor, professor, clinician and researcher in the USA [Professorships at University of Florida and Boston University medical schools]. A distinguished accomplishment of Dr. Mayer and his team was the introduction of thrombolytic therapy to treat acute myocardial infarction; this was the first team in the world to publish research based on clinical work. These procedures have lasted until the present and have saved millions of lives. In 2013 he began his studies at the University of Haifa, earning back-to-back MA degrees in Holocaust Studies and Israel Studies. Currently, he is focused on Judaism, and Jewish personhood/peoplehood and the Diaspora and Israeli discourse as driven by academic and philanthropical energies. For two years (2015 & 2016) he served as Head Historian of Martef Hashoa Museum, Jerusalem.
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