WOMEN’S CONGRESSIONAL MISSION VISITS HADASSAH MEDICAL CENTER DURING CRISIS
(Jerusalem -- January 10, 2006) -- “Fighting for the life and the recovery of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is the main item on our agenda these days. He spent his whole life fighting for us, now we are fighting for him,” Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director General of Hadassah Medical Organization, told participants in the Women’s Congressional Mission who visited the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem, where the Prime Minister is hospitalized.
Hadassah National President June Walker, who accompanied the group during their tour, described the exceptional situation for the five congresswomen and echoed Prof. Mor-Yosef’s thanks for their solidarity with the Israeli people and their support during this emotional time.
While at Hadassah, the delegation met with Prof. Benjamin Reubinoff, Director of Hadassah’s Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Center, who provided an in-depth explanation of the promise of stem-cell research and its attendant problems.
The Mission was sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and co-sponsored by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.
In the laboratory, Prof. Benjamin Reubinoff, Director of Hadassah’s Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Center, explains the significance of a slide to, from left: Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL), Hadassah National President June Walker, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL).