A neighbour’s child

Melanie Phillips is, in my opinion, one of the most important voices in the world of blogging.  A staunch supporter of Israel, she provides perspective to a world often turned upside down.


An everyday story from Israel’s hospitals, recorded by blogger Haifa Diarist. The life of a dying child from Gaza who had been stung by a scorpion was saved after he was rushed to hospital in Israel.

Where else would members of an enemy polity that does not stop waging a war of annihilation receive such care and compassion from its targets?

The Arab father of this child got the point:

‘When I stood next to the bed and saw the Jewish hands working to save my son – I understood in that moment that this is the essence of life. We are neighbors and we can live together. Nothing else matters.’

The venomous west, whose media don’t even report this daily reality, do not


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