Admonishment to ADI

I am a supporter of ADI: The National Transplant And Organ Donor Center in Israel.   The work they do it critical to saving lives.  The organization is involved in education and raising awareness about transplants and organ donation.

This past week, I heard about a 5k run to raise funds in memory of three people who died in a car accident a few years ago.   ADI had previously agreed to participate in the event.  A week before the event, ADI pulled out because they realized that the run was in occupied territory, over the 1949 border.

I am disappointed with ADI.  As a medical organization, they should be oblivious to borders or politics.  The organization supports and provides services to Jews and Arabs alike, regardless of where they live.  By pulling out of the event, they politicized the issue and left a bad taste in my mouth.  As it happens, I am know that many of the people living in that community carry ADI cards and will continue to do so.  The only negative effect is on the ADI organization.  To bad.

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