ISRAEL - Jew Refuses to Share Hospital Room with Arab

K. Farmer

A Jewish woman refused to share a maternity room with an Arab woman at a northern hospital, resulting in her roommate moving to another room in the hospital.

The Jewish woman, who had just given birth, was sharing a room at HaEmek Medical Center in Afula with an Arab woman who was accompanied by her partner Dr. Wasim Rock, a doctor in the northern city of Nazareth where the couple resides.

Despite the Jewish woman’s protests, hospital staff refused to give in to the women’s request to move the Arab couple elsewhere, telling her they “don’t separate new mothers,” Channel 13 said.

However, as a result of the bitter atmosphere and tension, the Arab couple agreed to move.

“We felt shocked,” Rock said. “I think there are certain people who have an unjustified fear to be with people that are different, and I have only sympathy for these kinds of people.”

Both the Jewish and Arab women at the Afula hospital were treated by staff comprising both Jewish and Arab doctors, nurses and midwives.

-www.timesofisrael.com, 1 February 2023

Commentary

It is our duty as Christians to be unbiased when examining news events involving a particular group we feel inclined to support; in this case, Jews. Racism can emerge from all races and is often the result of an “unjustified fear to be with people that are different,” as the Arab doctor states.

In another part of the article, he says: “We are all citizens of the same country. We need to live together in peace because we don’t have any other country or place to live in.” This can also be ascribed to our status as born again believers from every nation, yet of one heavenly citizenship: “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20). -By K. Farmer

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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