Palestinian, Israeli doctors discuss pediatric diseases
"This helps kids reach their full potential."
- Robert Kliegman, Children's Research Institute spokesperson
Jerusalem, Israel - Well aware that children on both sides of the divide have long suffered from the Arab-Israeli conflict, 300 Israeli and 100 Palestinian doctors and other professionals sat, listened, conversed and ate together during the First International Congress on Chronic Disorders in Children on Thursday.
The reasons for the unprecedented participation of Palestinian physicians in an Israeli conference were that the Peres Center for Peace facilitated their getting through security at the border crossings, the subject matter is of great relevance to Arabs and it was completely free for those who registered.