February 16th, 2010
03:21 PM ET

Is Israel-bashing anti-Semitic?

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/01/21/t1.idf.clinic.doc.jpg caption="A medic at the IDF Field Hospital in Port-au-Prince checks on an injured child."]

David Frum
CNN Contributor

Jennifer Tonge is not a lunatic. She is a member of the British House of Lords, appointed to that eminent body in 2005 after a career in politics and medicine.

On February 11, she was asked a question by http://www.thejc.com, the online version of Britain's Jewish Chronicle.

Tonge serves as patron of an online journal based in Gaza, the Palestine Telegraph. The previous week, the Palestine Telegraph accused the Israeli medical teams doing humanitarian work in Haiti of harvesting organs from earthquake victims. TheJC.com asked Tonge for comment. Tonge first commended the Israeli teams for their work in Haiti. She then added these words:

"To prevent allegations such as these - which have already been posted on YouTube - going any further, the IDF and the Israeli Medical Association should establish an independent inquiry immediately to clear the names of the team in Haiti."

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Haiti • Israel • Medical News
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  1. alex lyrics

    This feud just never seems to end.

    two nations both who love and care for their childen and families in the same way, neighbors still cannot just rest the hatred for one year, and begin to live in peace.

    February 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm |