In yet another intriguing occurrence in the Iranian-Israeli relations saga, a 16 year-old Iranian boy with a particularly vicious brain tumor has been flown to Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer in a final effort to save his life. Ynet and Ha’aretz reported that the boy arrived at Sheba, widely regarded as one of the most technologically advanced centers in the Middle East, from Turkey on Friday.
Sheba CEO Zeev Rotstein said it wasn’t the first time Israeli doctors have treated children from adversarial states.
“We hope that with the love and affection we give these kids we are paving the way for at least some understanding between people,” he said. “We can’t change the politics. We are not politicians. We do this because we feel it is our job.” Continue reading