NYT reports on Syrian patients in Israel: BBC still mum

We have mentioned the resounding BBC silence on the subject of wounded Syrian nationals receiving medical care in Israel on numerous occasions.

If perhaps one had thought that the reason for that silence was a lack of access to the story for the foreign media (although the Israeli press has been covering it diligently), then a recent report in the New York Times indicates that this is clearly not the case. 

NYT Syrian patients

Read the story you will not find on the BBC News website here

26 comments on “NYT reports on Syrian patients in Israel: BBC still mum

  1. While I expect BBC to ignore any such pro Israel story, fact is it’s been largely ignored by most of the increasingly anti Israel MSM.

  2. The reason the BBC does not report the story is because they know that Israeli Army units are treating Al-Qaeda affiliates, as well as providing them with Israeli Army uniforms and weapons. Israel is fully supportive of Al Qaeda efforts to topple Assad though, as was the case with Israeli support for Hamas, Israel will definitely come to regret their support for other terrorist organisations. Very short-sighted !!

  3. There are many western nations helping to care for Syrian injured. Why should Israel be singled out? One might be inclined to give Israel more credit if it did not show such callous disregard for Palestinian suffering – much of it caused by Israeli government bodies.

    • One might give *you* more credit if you could perhaps mention the not inconsiderable number of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza who receive medical treatment in Israeli hospitals. However, one does not expect balance from you, having experience of your presence here……

      • Saba: I am listening to Nigel Kennedy and the Palestine Strings on playback from the BBC Proms as I write this. What a terrific reception the audience gave them.
        Amazing! The performance is not great but the musicians are all very young.
        I confirm Israeli hospitals and – more importantly – Israeli surgeons provide medical treatment to Palestinians. A pity this sort of caring action cannot be built upon to create conditions for peace and mutual respect between the two peoples, is it not?
        I acknowledge that there are various conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11, some of which talk about conversations within White House staff about needing a Pearl Harbour moment to convince the American people to support the so-called war against terror. I honestly do not know how true the assertions are.
        Other theories revolve around the 5 Israelis seen high-fiving as the aircraft slammed into the World Trade Centres. They were apprehended and 2 of them were found to be Mossad agents. This suggests that Israeli intelligence may have been aware of the plot – may even have helped facilitate it indirectly – and either shared the intelligence with the White House, which permitted the attack to take place or alternatively Israeli intelligence kept the information to themselves and celebrated as it took place, as they anticipated it would result in even greater support for Israel.
        I personally do not attach much credence to any of the conspiracy theories but it does not mean that they are necessarily wrong in all details.

        • I personally do not attach much credence to any of the conspiracy theories but it does not mean that they are necessarily wrong in all details.

          Which means that you belive them.

    • There are many western nations helping to care for Syrian injured. Why should Israel be singled out?
      Sencar Just an idea that your nanobrain never would understand: Because israel and Syria are in war with each other.
      One might be inclined to give Israel more credit if it did not show such callous disregard for Palestinian suffering – much of it caused by Israeli government bodies.
      Like in this case sencar
      Disabled Gaza baby lives in Israel hospital

  4. See http://en.alalam.ir/news/1502466 and related news items.
    See also http://www.infowars.com/israel-rescues-al-qaeda-terrorists-from-syria/.
    This is not the first time Israel has acted in a short-termist way.
    They supported Hamas to weaken Fatah – and look what that lead to……Gaza!!
    Mind you, they had America to learn this stupidity from, as the Americans thought they were being clever in supplying arms to the mujahadeen in Afghanistan, and look what that has led to: unceasing warfare with unknown numbers of American, British, Afghan, Pakistani and many, many other nations’ casualties ever since – with no end in sight for the conflict they unleashed.

  5. EthanP: I have submitted sources for my statements above in response to the polite request from Saba Dennis. We will have to wait and see if the moderator allows the information to be published, won’t we? It may be that my comment will not be published as I have provided hyperlinks to the source of information. An interesting form of control over proper information being provided, would you not say?
    I am not sure what a “truether” is – or if that is a correct spelling. Can you explain and/or clarify?
    Incidentally, everyone is insane; it is all a matter of degree. That, of course, includes you in the same category. Unless you are Doctor Spock (who was half-human) then you too are subject to a lesser or greater extent to irrational fears and beliefs.

    • John; I’m glad to see you were not censored. A ‘truether’ (forgive any spelling errors) is one who believes the Bush 43 and the US Government were behind 9/11. Most of them also believe that all of the Jews were given prior warning as it was all a Zionist plot.

  6. 2 points – I wrote to the Daily Telegraph regarding the Israeli care of Syrian wounded, following a full page ad in the DT by an assortment of Syrian rebel organisations, thanking Turkey for its humanitarian care. The DT didn’t publish my letter.

    2nd point, I went to the Debka file myself, rather than use John D’s link. The story is there and it makes very worrying reading.

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