There is a crack – a hopeful sign – in the wall created by the academic boycott
imposed on Israel
against the country’s policies.
Tel Aviv’s Hilton Hotel is the site of an international conference spanning three days in which 55 urologists, among the leaders in their field, are taking part along with hundreds of other physicians.
The event is something out of the ordinary as in recent years medical conferences of this magnitude have not been held in Israel due to the academic boycott. The physicians present at the conference will be introduced to innovative Israeli developments in various medical fields as well as various initiatives.
The conference chairman is Professor Yakov Ramon, director of the department at Sheba Medical Center. “What encouraged me was indeed the difficulty of holding international conferences since the boycott was imposed,” he says.
“I wanted to expose Israel’s significant achievements, as one of the world leaders in development, treatment, and scientific advancement in urology. The response was overwhelming, and the scientists are expressing their astonishment over the burst of development the country has experienced in recent years."