Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation Sponsors Judenrein Conference: No Jews Allowed *UPDATE*


(Please note the update at the bottom of this post...)

Apparently, the Susan G. Komen Cancern Foundation is sponsoring a conference in Egypt, yet  according to Maayana Miskin, Israelis are not welcome:  

A United States-based organization's conference on breast cancer awareness, to be hosted in Egypt, has been touted by international news networks as an example of “unprecedented cooperation” in the region. However, according to Channel 2 news, the celebration of unity may be premature, as Israeli doctors were told at the last minute that their invitations to participate had been rescinded.

The conference will be held in Alexandria, Egypt this week, under the auspices of the American group Susan G. Komen for the Cure the world's largest breast cancer advocacy organization. It is to include meetings between leading researchers from the U.S. and several Mideast countries.

Israeli doctors were invited to the event as well, and several had planned to attend. However, on Sunday night, the doctors received brief notices telling them that they were no longer invited to the conference, by order of Egyptian Health Minister Hatem el-Gabali.

The notices did not include an explanation of Gabali's decision.

Despite the cancellation of the Israeli presence at the event, Egyptian officials continued to praise the event as an example of regional cooperation. "The week's events are a demonstration of the cooperation between countries, governments, civil society, advocates, survivors, and the global community as a whole," Dr. Mohammed Shaalan of Egypt's Breast Cancer Foundation told Reuters on Monday. "It shows that breast cancer has no boundaries and reveals the beauty of the world's unity in its fight against breast cancer."

Pamela Gellar wrote to Christine Florez (CFlorez@komen.org) of The Susan G. Komen Foundation (International Office) and received the following response:

Thank you for your inquiry,

“Susan G. Komen for the Cure was planning to have Israeli doctors join us in the collaborative events taking place this week in Egypt, when we learned at the last minute that due to factors beyond our control, the doctors will no longer participate.

As a non-profit, non-governmental organization working to end suffering from breast cancer globally, including countries throughout the Middle East, our founder and global ambassador remain committed to their long-planned trip to Israel next week to begin planning collaborative efforts in a country that has demonstrated great need."
Pamela Gellar continued:
What would Susan Komen say? We are to be sympathetic to a foundation that wants to cure cancer but has no problem with Jewish genocide? Not one dime to Komen.
She said some other things I don't necessarily agree with, but it might be time to at least write to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and consider donations to other organizations that fight cancer, which don't take part in the discrimination of Jews.

**UPDATE**

Apparently, Jews are allowed to be there, now.  The JTA reports:   
Israeli scientists will be allowed to participate in an Egyptian conference hosted by Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The scientists' invitations to the event had been revoked by order of Egyptian Health Minister Hatem el-Gabali.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a prominent advocate for breast cancer research, launched a successful diplomatic effort to reverse the decision.

"Susan G. Komen for the Cure has now received confirmation that all scientists, regardless of their country of origin, are invited to fully participate in events to bring breast cancer to the forefront of public discussion in the Middle East," said the organization's founder, Nancy Brinker.



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