The original story of Jews discriminating against Arab Muslims, was much to do about nothing, that’s why the situation was blown up beyond all proportions, because it plays well in the global media’s 20 second news blurbs 24/7.
‘Arab women ask not to be in the same room with Jews’
By Hezki Baruch
Prof. Drorit Hochner, director of Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital’s OBGYN department, surprised leftist and Arab MKs who took part in a stormy Knesset session Wednesday morning regarding the separation of Jewish and Arab women in maternity wards.
“There are Arab women who after birth ask not to be with Jewish women, they ask bluntly and point-blank,” exposed Hochner.
She further revealed that there are Arab women who are afraid of being in the same room with a Jewish women and say to doctors: “maybe she’ll kill me in the night.”
“We are living in a problematic political reality and medical professionals give completely equal treatment to Jews and Arabs. When it isn’t medical treatment – as in the maternity wards – we do our best to meet all requests,” added Hochner.
The revelation is particularly significant in light of the media uproar since last week, when MK Betzalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) said separate rooms should be an option while noting on noisy Arab post-birth parties.
After his wife was recorded saying she had asked not to be with Arab women, Smotrich said many Jewish women including his own wife “wouldn’t want to lie down (in a bed) next to a woman who just gave birth to a baby who might want to murder her baby twenty years from now.” In response, his party chairperson Education Minister Naftali Bennett condemned him and rejected the idea of “hating Arabs.”
In the Knesset session on Wednesday, Hochner exposed how racism charges over the matter are baseless by providing another example of how new mothers are allowed to request separation.
“We do a separation between haredi women and secular women on weekends. They always ask that haredi women be with haredi women so that they won’t talk on the phone on Shabbat,” she said.
“You can’t call that discrimination. Of course we won’t let an Arab mother lie in the hallway if there’s only one bed left in a room with a Jewish woman.”
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