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Irwin Mansdorf’s letter in the Brit Med Journal
150 150 Irwin J. Mansdorf

Letter Palestine: the assault on health and other war crimes Summerfield’s outrage is misplaced EDITOR-Summerfield’s jump from psychiatrist to attorney,judge, and jury is a classic example of the inappropriate useof science and medicine to promote specific political views.1 Any reasonable and objective observer of the longstanding conflictbetween Arabs and Jews understands that the situation is…

BMJ: Summerfield’s fictions and agenda of hatred
150 150 Gerald M. Steinberg

Prof. and Director of the Program on Conflict ManagementBar Ilan University, Israel Send response to journal:Re: BMJ: Summerfield’s fictions and agenda of hatred Editors, Derek Summerfield’s article consists of numerous fictitious claims designed to exploit medical and health norms to justify hatred and genocidal violence, while denying Israel the right to self-defense. His narrative erases…

Biased politics masquerading as science: Complicity of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
570 773 Irwin J. Mansdorf

Overview and summary A Canadian Journal of Psychiatry article on the prevalence of psychological morbidity in West Bank Palestinian Children had serious scientific errors and appeared to inappropriately use science in an attempt to further a specific political viewpoint. A letter that outlined some of the scientific issues present was rejected twice by the editor-in-chief,…

Watching the Media: Beware of Prepositions
150 150 Steven M. Albert

The lowly preposition can be a potent agent of spin. Here’s a case in point. On August 24, 2004 undercover Israeli troops captured Adnan and Rateb Abayat, a commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades and his brother. All sources agree on this point. Adnan Abiyat had been sought by Israel’s Shin Bet for some time…

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