MembersThe Path to Peace

The real peace process is quietly taking place at Ziv Medical Center and other hospitals across northern Israel.

By Ryan Jones |
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Photo: EPA/ATEF SAFADI

Alexander Lerner If true peace requires a change of mindset, especially among Arabs raised to view Israel as their eternal foe, then the Western-backed political peace process has been a monumental failure. But at these hospitals, Arab hearts and minds are being changed, and that’s a foundation for genuine peace.

At Ziv Medical Center alone, Israel has treated over 1,100 Syrians badly wounded in their country’s ongoing civil war. Nearly all of them required complex orthopedic surgery for severe blast and shrapnel injuries. Most of those injured in the torso or head are already dead, explained Prof. Alexander Lerner, head of Orthopedic Surgery at Ziv. The hospital appears to be sorely understaffed and underfunded to be handling a situation like this. Nevertheless, Prof. Lerner and his team of doctors are literally working miracles, in many cases reattaching, realigning and lengthening legs that most other doctors would likely write off as lost. And all this on top of the full-time job of...

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