Dear Friends,

During Hadassah International’s Conference in London this past May, Harvard Professor Benjamin Sachs and Professor David Katz of the University College of London, participated in a panel discussion, “Medicine as a Weapon of War”, which described the growing destructive efforts, by some, to use academic and medical boycotts of Israel as a political weapon.

In November of 2002, an enormously successful medical solidarity mission to Israel , “Building a Better World through Medicine”, lead by Ben Sachs, was held in Jerusalem. We are proud to announce that Professor Sachs will be joined, this November 21-25, 2003 by Professor Katz in leading another outstanding medical solidarity mission to Israel. Participants are the international leaders in their specialties. They are volunteering their time and expertise to, in the words of Professor Sachs, “bolster the spirits of their Israeli colleagues, exhausted and bewildered from the more than two years of relentless experience treating victims of terror. Our colleagues in Israel do not mix science and politics….”

We offer you the opportunity to join in this mission. As a healthcare professional, this will be an opportunity to hear from those recognized in their field, as among the best in the world. As a lay leader, you will have the opportunity to not only learn, but to experience the pride in the courage, integrity and perseverance of our Israeli friends.

Come to Israel in November with Hadassah and our partners, the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston (CJP) Massachusetts. For more information on the medical mission and conference, contact via email: or Hadassah International in New York via email: It will be a trip you will remember for many years to come.

Hadassah International, through our mission of building bridges to nations through medicine, understands and is committed to maintaining and protecting the integrity of medicine and science, which must remain free from international political pressure, or we, mankind, will suffer the consequences.

Nancy Falchuk