President of Israel Heart Society

European medical society recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

The Israel Heart Society successfully lobbies the European Society of Cardiology to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while apologizing for previously recognizing only Tel Aviv; president of Israel Heart Society: 'We are happy that we succeeded in correcting this political injustice that has no place in medicine.'

Where Israeli government diplomacy has failed, the Israel Heart Society (IHS)—Israel's association of cardiologists—has succeeded in waging a campaign to have the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recognize Jerusalem—as opposed to Tel Aviv—as Israel's capital.



The recognition came in the form of the ESC approving an official document marking the distinction.


This recognition will be expressed at the European Cardiology Conference next month in Barcelona, when the ESC organizes the "parade of capitals" of the various member and associate countries. One of the lecture halls will even be called the "Jerusalem Hall."


Photo: Eli Mandelbaum (Photo: Eli Mandelbaum)
Photo: Eli Mandelbaum


Roughly 30,000 participants from around the world are expected to take part in the conference.


While the gesture is symbolic, the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital comes with an apology from the ESC for mentioning Tel Aviv as the capital.


President of the IHS, Prof. Ran Kornowski, said, "We are happy that we succeeded in raising the prestige of Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, in the minds of the ESC and correcting this 'political' injustice that has no place in medicine or any other international arena."


פרסום ראשון: 07.04.17, 13:19
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