Opinion  Giulio Meotti
Israel's handicapped miracle
Giulio Meotti
Published: 03.05.12, 00:12
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1. To Life, To Life, L'Chaim!
The Prophetess ,   SC,USA   (05.03.12)
Bravo! Lovely article, which I am copying the link and sending to the NY Times. Am Yisrael Chai!
2. Meotti
Wulf ,   Ge   (05.03.12)
When you think you have reached the bottom of the sewer Meotti proves he can go deeper. Why is this hack Eytie jourmalist who is Persona non grata in the mainstream Italian press paid to write such racist drivel. Thats 3 op eds in a week each outdoing the next in unresearched mind boggling fantasy. Simply surrealistic
3. Meotti's an idiot
Sam   (05.03.12)
4. Mr. Meotti, thank you
Ruth ,   Ny   (05.03.12)
I cried by reading your article
5. Forcing young girls into marriage,early pregancy, fistula
Dr   (05.03.12)
complications then shunning them as they smell of faeces and urine. Waiting for infidel Drs to fix it up.
6. Inaccurate, plain and simple
Mea   (05.03.12)
It is only in recent years that Israelis have abandoned hiding away the disabled. This article is clearly for the evangelical bleachers out there. Too bad it us simply untrue.
7. The disabled are not less fortunate than us.
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (05.03.12)
They do face different challenges, but they are certainly not less fortunate than others.
8. Correct and useful article.
Alon51   (05.03.12)
9. #1
Hal ,   US   (05.03.12)
Could I suggest you send it to Loon Watch. The NYT will auto delete it.
10. Youth with Down's Syndrome
Yonina ,   Israel   (05.03.12)
People with disabilities prefer to be know as such and not disabled people, because they are people first! So please do not use the phrase "Down people" or Down syndrome youth
11. Giulio, you are simply great! keep up the good work !
Daniela   (05.03.12)
and thanks.
12. True true true
Oren ,   Israel   (05.03.12)
It's different humanity And values. Meotti is right, the disabled are a sign
13. Brilliant
Sarah B. ,   U.S.A./Israel   (05.03.12)
I was moved by reading your text. Todah Rabah, Mr.Meotti, a real menshen.
14. to 11
mother ,   amman   (05.03.12)
i prefer if it is about the support of the disables mainly from the family it will be more preferable to any sociaty .. and a better work to human being .. it is about israil more than about these of people need the support
15. Many accomplishments, but still a long way to go ...
rivkah f. ,   jerusalem   (05.03.12)
While in comparison with other societies, Israel gets a high mark for its work with people with disabilities, we still have a long way to go. Many places are not accessible for those in wheel chairs. Too many people with disabilities do not work and many parents are in denial about their children's disabilities. But so much has happened for the good. Organizations like Yated, Alut, Akim, Micha, Shekel, etc. have contributed and continue to contribute to the welfare of people with a variety of disabilities and in the past decade there has been much greater awareness. Thanks, anyway.
16. Arab voices who understand what Israel can do
Savta Raizel ,   Brooklyn/Eilat   (05.03.12)
I would love for the critics to see this video: http://www.kerenmalki.org/Keren_Malki_5_Min_Video.htm It shows families who try to make best for their handicapped child. Includes one Arab family and I wish we could show it to more Arab families and their angry supporters.
17. #2 Wulf, Ge
Benmara ,   Texas   (05.03.12)
From Germany? That's pretty telling... I'm surprised your 'zieger heiler' [sic] arm wasn't too tired to type.
18. Miracles in Action
smn ,   new york city   (05.03.12)
If you want to see some of this in action, go visit Alyn Hospital in Jerusalem. They truly help each "disabled" child achieve personal miracles.
20. don't know about the rest, but Meotti is not accurate on FDR
Rafi ,   US   (05.03.12)
... Altho it was not routinely highlighted in photos, virtually everyone in the US knew FDR was crippled by polio. In fact some of the most iconic photos show FDR standing with his steel crutches. He strongly supported the March of Dimes polio foundation and frequently & openly visited the Warm Springs, Georgia for re-hab. so Mr Miotti what exactly are you referring to by saying "all photos show..." or the US public "never knew"...?
21. Savta Raizel
Birdi ,   Israel   (05.03.12)
Thank you for the link to the video. My donation is in the post.
22. # 2
Birdi ,   Israel   (05.03.12)
Nobody is forcing you to read Meotti's articles. Why dont you stick with your simple German news sites?
23. Wulf
jay ,   usa   (05.04.12)
Wulfie, I know it hurts you to read anything pro Israel. I know you are oh so politically correct and swear up and down that you are not a racist nor an anti semite, but you seem to have an inordinate fascination for Israel. Much like your poet laureate Mr. Grass or the Peace Studies professor. I understand your fixation with Israel is ONLY out of your humanist concern for the poor downtrodden Palestinians... but when was the last time you went to a rally for the Chechens, the Somalis, the Sudanese, the Chinese. You didn't, because you really don't care about these Untermensschen. Ah, but the Juden, them you care about. Wulfie, what did your father or grandfather do during the war?
24. I liked very much too.
Luiz F Haddad ,   Niteroi, Brazil   (05.04.12)
I may desagree from Giulio Meotti, when he writes exaggerated articles about my Christian church and others. But the text above is excellent. Israel proves to the world her humanism and her good principles. Her many friends, like me, with joy and proud, say again: She will never be destroyed. God Almighty protects her people, and, also, all true Sons and Daughters of Abraham.
25. Handicapped in Bethel Germany
Leif Erik H.Niclasen ,   Faroe Island   (05.06.12)
In Bethel near to Bielefeld Germany a Pastor and politician work out a special place where people help handicapped children and grouwn up men and women with there sicknes of any kind and there were many miracles writer of the book was Edna Hong this book should any person on this planet read they also take care of jewish people during second world war all people that work in this walley of hope are christian loving and caring for the kranken menchen during second world war Frits von Bodelswing save with the help of God the father and the son and the holy spirit all 2000 soul that were living in Bethel, goggle www.bethel.com and read a wonderful story, God bless you all remember all children of Israel you are wery special to GOD HASHEM you are his Bat Ayin with love to all of you
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