Apr 1, 2012

#BDS: Israeli geneticist in #Qatar on the Doha Debates TV program

"A leading geneticist at Soroka University Medical Center and Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba appeared in Qatar on the Doha Debates TV program over the weekend that was dedicated to the subject of consanguinity -- inbreeding by first cousins that causes genetic disorders in the Arab population.

Prof. Ohad Birk, head of Soroka’s genetic institute and head of the Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics at the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, was invited to appear as a leading expert on the phenomenon, which medical experts and some Arab leaders are trying to prevent due to the human suffering involved. The program was broadcast by the BBC World News several times over the weekend."

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#BDS Israeli theater must be removed from London festival, top U.K. cultural figures say

In open letter published in the Guardian, leading directors, cite what they say is Habima's 'shameful record of involvement with illegal Israeli settlements.' Read more, here