Dear professors, doctors, young people, future doctors. I have accepted with some hesitation to come and talk with you. It is not a hesitation of moral, religious or political character, but it is because living in a corner of Chile for many years, living and working there, I find it difficult to move suddenly and think of an environment like the one I have here, where You may expect more from me than I can give you. Because this word conference and lecturer always brings understanding, it brings the understanding, I say, of a wisdom or an important knowledge, that is, a deposit of experience that in this case I could hardly give you.
Only the feeling that we identify with each other, the feeling that like so many times in my life, ours and in the lives of others, we need the science and courage of the doctor, the feeling that you can listen to poetry . This feeling made me end my hesitation and come and talk to you.
That Israel is a rogue state has long been beyond dispute in discerning company. In light of the recent revelation that an Israeli official, working for the country’s embassy in London, was plotting ways to “take down” various British politicians over their opposition to Israeli settlements and support for a Palestinian state, it is now becoming increasingly apparent within the mainstream. Or at least it should be given that this latest scandal comes as only the latest exposure of such nefarious activity on the part of a state that has long operated with scant regard for international law at home and overseas.
Torbjörn Björlund, deputy of Sweden, announces the release of the group of 13 women from the Women's Boat to Gaza program were arrested illegally in international waters and return Friday to the city of Stockholm.