11-18-2005, 11:06 AM #1
How the Israeli Government Irradiated 100,000 Israeli Kids
The Ringworm Children: How the Israeli Government Irradiated 100,000 Israeli Kids
On August 14, at 9 PM, Israel's Channel Ten television screened a documentary film which exposes the ugliest secret of Israel's Labor party founders: the deliberate mass radiation poisoning of nearly all Sephardi youths of a generation.
"The Ringworm Children" (translated in Hebrew as "100,000 Rays"), directed by David Belhassen and Asher Hemias, recently won the prize for "best documentary" at the Haifa International film festival, and in the past year has made the rounds of Jewish and Israeli film festivals around the world. But it had yet to come to Israeli television screens. The subject is the mass irradiation of hundreds of thousands of young Israeli immigrants from Middle Eastern countries -- Sephardim, as they are called today. The story goes like this:
In 1951, the director general of the Israeli Health Ministry, Dr. Chaim Sheba, flew to America and returned with seven x-ray machines, supplied to him by the American army.
They were to be used in a mass atomic experiment with an entire generation of Sephardi youths to be used as guinea pigs. Every Sephardi child was to be given 35,000 times the maximum dose of x-rays through his head. For doing so, the American government paid the Israeli government 300 million Israeli liras a year. The entire Health budget was 60 million liras. The money paid by the Americans is equivalent to billions of dollars today.
To fool the parents of the victims, the children were taken away on "school trips" and their parents were later told the x-rays were a treatment for the scourge of scalpal ringworm. 6,000 of the children died shortly after their doses were given, while many of the rest developed cancers that killed thousands over time and are still killing them now. While living, the victims suffered from disorders such as epilepsy, amnesia, Alzheimer's disease, chronic headaches and psychosis.
That is the subject of the documentary in cold terms. It is another matter to see the victims on the screen.
To watch the Moroccan lady describe what getting 35,000 times the dose of allowable x-rays in her head feels like. "I screamed make the headache go away. Make the headache go away. Make the headache go away. But it never went away."
To watch the bearded man walk hunched down the street. "I'm in my fifties and everyone thinks I'm in my seventies. I have to stoop when I walk so I won't fall over. They took my youth away with those x-rays."
To watch the old lady who administered the doses to thousands of children: "They brought them in lines. First their heads were shaved and smeared in burning gel. Then a ball was put between their legs and the children were ordered not to drop it, so they wouldn't move. The children weren't protected over the rest of their bodies. There were no lead vests for them. I was told I was doing good by helping to remove ringworm. If I knew what dangers the children were facing, I would never have cooperated. Never!"
Because the whole body was exposed to the rays, the genetic makeup of the children was often altered, affecting the next generation. We watch the woman with the distorted face explain, "All three of my children have the same cancers my family suffered. Are you going to tell me that's a coincidence?"
The majority of the victims were Moroccan because they were the most numerous of the Sephardi immigrants. The generation that was poisoned became the country's perpetual poor and criminal class. It didn't make sense. The Moroccans who fled to France became prosperous and highly educated. The common explanation was that France got the rich, thus smart ones. The real explanation is that every French Moroccan child didn't have his brain cells fried with gamma rays.
The film made it perfectly plain that this operation was no accident. The dangers of x-rays had been known for over forty years. We read the official guidelines for x-ray treatment in 1952. The maximum dose to be given a child in Israel was .5 rad. There was no mistake made. The children were deliberately poisoned.
David Deri makes the point that only Sephardi children received the x-rays: "I was in class and the men came to take us on a tour. They asked our names. The Ashkenazi children were told to return to their seats. The dark children were put on the bus."
The film presents a historian who first gives a potted history of the eugenics movement. In a later sound bite, he declares that the ringworm operation was a eugenics program aimed at weeding out the perceived weak strains of society. The Moroccan lady is back on the screen. "It was a Holocaust, a Sephardi Holocaust. And what I want to know is why no one stood up to stop it."
David Deri, on film and then as a panel member, relates the frustration he encountered when trying to find his childhood medical records. "All I wanted to know was what they did to me. I wanted to know who authorized it. I wanted to trace the chain of command. But the Health Ministry told me my records were missing." Boaz Lev, the Health Ministry's spokesman chimes in: "Almost all the records were burned in a fire."
We are told that a US law in the late '40s put a stop to the human radiation experiments conducted on prisoners, the mentally feeble and the like. The American atomic program needed a new source of human lab rats and the Israeli government supplied it. Here was the government cabinet at the time of the ringworm atrocities:
Prime Minister - David Ben Gurion; Finance Minister - Eliezer Kaplan; Settlement Minister - Levi Eshkol; Foreign Minister - Moshe Sharrett; Health Minister - Yosef Burg; Labor Minister - Golda Meir; Police Minister - Amos Ben Gurion.
The highest ranking non-cabinet post belonged to the Director General of the Defence Ministry, Shimon Peres.
That a program involving the equivalent of billions of dollars of American government funds should be unknown to the Prime Minister of cash-strapped Israel is ridiculous. Ben Gurion had to have been in on the horrors and undoubtedly chose his son to be Police Minister in case anyone interfered with them.
Finance Minister Eliezer Kaplan was rewarded for eternity with a hospital named after him near Rehovot. But he's not alone in this honor. Chaim Sheba, who ran Ringworm Incorporated, had a whole medical complex named after him. Needless to say, if there is an ounce of decency in the local medical profession, those hospital names will have to change.
After the film ended, there was a panel discussion which included a Moroccan singer, David Edri, head of the Compensation Committee for Ringworm X-Ray Victims, and Boaz Lev, a spokesman for the Ministry Of Health.
TV host Dan Margalit tried to put a better face on what he'd witnessed. He explained meekly that "the state was poor. It was a matter of day to day survival." Then he stopped. He knew there was no excusing the atrocities which the Sephardi children endured.
But it was the Moroccan singer who summed up the experience best. "It's going to hurt, but the truth has to be told. If not, the wounds will never heal."
There is one person alive who knows the truth: Shimon Peres. The only way to get to the truth and start the he****g is to investigate him for his role in the mass poisoning of over 100,000 Sephardi children and youth.
But here is why that won't happen. The film was aired at the same time as the highest-rated TV show of the year, the finale of Israel's talent-hunt show: "A Star Is Born." The next day, the newly-born star's photo took up half the front pages. There was not a word about "The Ringworm Children" in any paper, nor on the Internet. Until now.
11-18-2005, 11:50 AM #2
damn it remind me of the Nazi experiments on the Russian , this disgusting , umhuman and evil!! at least the Nazi did it on Russian soldiers those criminals were doing it on innocent children.
"israel" should be dismentaled once and for all!!!!!
11-18-2005, 11:52 AM #3Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
And sadly it was done to the Sephardi Jews, because they were the religious Jews, and the founders of Israel wanted Israel to be a secular Jewish state. The left the Ashkenazi jews alone because most were Eastern European and were secular.
11-18-2005, 11:57 AM #4
I don't know if it is true or not, but the US military back in the 50's did things that make me shudder.
11-18-2005, 01:27 PM #5
same here, CIA conducted experiment in a MOntreal's Hospital.
11-18-2005, 01:29 PM #6
I know first hand that the Ashkenazi Jews consider the Sephardi second class and beneath them so this does not surprise me one bit!
11-18-2005, 01:30 PM #7Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
This is something that happened 54 years ago, and besides if it is true, the real devil in this story is the good ole US Military.
When you take every chance you get to beat the drum against Israel, you really start sounding like a broken record and your message is ignored.
11-18-2005, 01:34 PM #8Originally Posted by Bigen12
11-18-2005, 01:38 PM #9Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
lol, only you and M'Guy loves that message
you guys reminds me of that dude back in university saying everything was the fault of Israel and the US, we called him "Shalom Bin Laden"
11-18-2005, 01:40 PM #10Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
I don't doubt that.
I know how well you two work with each other.
11-18-2005, 01:42 PM #11Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
11-18-2005, 01:45 PM #12Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
I don't think that anyone here will disagree
11-18-2005, 02:19 PM #13
I heard it is true but I will ask one of my professors who is very active in the Labor Party. The only thing that is disturbing about the article is that every site I have visited carries only this same article. No one else has written on it. I'll find out and let you know. If it is true, then of course I will never defend such an act. However, M'guy, don't get all high and mighty...we won't even go into what Arab nations have done to their own. To the rest, I will find out and let you know ASAP.
11-18-2005, 02:35 PM #14Originally Posted by Benches505
You know first hand? And this means that you have spoken to how many Ashkenazi Jews...?
If this statement of yours was true, I would not be alive today. Neither would my father and MANY other Israelis who are a result of "mixed" marriages.
What you wrote is pure bullshit. PURE BULLSHIT!!
11-18-2005, 02:58 PM #15
oh what the hell is a Ashkenazi jews and sephardi
11-18-2005, 03:01 PM #16
I want to make something very clear: There are vast numbers of Israeli academics on the "left" who would love to make this story come true. I know, personally, many anti-Israel Israelis who would jump on this story. I find it strange that 2 film makers are the ones to have discovered all of the story. Furthermore, I have seen absolutely no research by any academics nor statistics. This I find disturbing. The story that is posted is written by one man and his story has been posted on numerous websites but no other story by another writer is available. This, I also find disturbing. Before anyone jumps to conclusions, I think there needs to be more investigative research done. To simply post a story with no real academic base is a bit premature and irresponsible. If the story turns out to be true, I assure you that I will be the first to condemn it.
11-18-2005, 03:07 PM #17
11-18-2005, 03:08 PM #18
oh man, Im looking on the net and its more conspiracy theory on racism,
prevent jews to go to canada
morocan jews must be neutered in Israel
okay, I have enough
11-18-2005, 03:08 PM #19Originally Posted by Rak_Ani
11-18-2005, 03:09 PM #20Originally Posted by 3Vandoo
Ashkenazi are Jews from Germany, but the term is used for all European Jews. Spharadi are from Spain and ME countries.
Regarding the article, this is the first time I hear about it. I looked it up. Seems like the official reason for the radiations was to prevent some sort of skin desease, and sounds like a lot of the truth isn't out yet. There's some law of compensation to people who got sick from the radiations but aparently it's a joke.
I'll talk to my dad tomorrow and ask him what he knows about this.
One last comment. Seems like Causasian will die of boredom if Israel ceases to exist. Every free minute he has he's looking for another scandal and another "proof" that Israelis are monsters. For someone who claims he is the son of a Chechian diplomat, and is interested in working for the Chechian cause and becoming a diplomat himself, I'd say he's spending way too much time on the wrong thing. Since I don't see how spending so much time on Israel issues helps the Chechian cause, I can only assume the drive for this is pure hatered....Now, if the Chechian diplomats are busy worrying about making Israel look bad, no wonder their cause doesn't make it to the world agenda.
11-18-2005, 03:09 PM #21Originally Posted by Benches505
11-18-2005, 03:10 PM #22
This story is true. Some people are in denial, but alot accept it as truth, and try to learn from their mistakes. Because this was a crime against humanity.
11-18-2005, 03:10 PM #23Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
11-18-2005, 03:11 PM #24Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
11-18-2005, 03:14 PM #25Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
11-18-2005, 03:18 PM #26Originally Posted by Rak_Ani
You seem to think Israel can do no wrong, and everything they do is right. But that is far from the truth. You can hide it under the rug if you want, but I wont. I dont see you telling AIZ about his posts making Arabs look bad, showing the Lebanese cutting the heads of the kids. Etc.
For someone who claims he is the son of a Chechian diplomat, and is interested in working for the Chechian cause and becoming a diplomat himself, I'd say he's spending way too much time on the wrong thing. Since I don't see how spending so much time on Israel issues helps the Chechian cause, I can only assume the drive for this is pure hatered....Now, if the Chechian diplomats are busy worrying about making Israel look bad, no wonder their cause doesn't make it to the world agenda.
Secondly my father is a Nationalist. I am not. I put my loyalites on my religion. And to me Jerusalem is more important than Grozny. I want to help Muslims as a whole, instead of just Chechens. Thank you.
11-18-2005, 03:25 PM #27Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
11-18-2005, 03:27 PM #28Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
11-18-2005, 03:32 PM #29
Lets get back on topic please.
11-18-2005, 03:33 PM #30Originally Posted by Rak_Ani
11-18-2005, 03:34 PM #31Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
11-18-2005, 03:41 PM #32Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
As for Jerusalem being important to you: I have no doubt as it is the 3rd holiest site in Islam; even though it is not mentioned once in the Qur'an. Now, think of us: Jerusalem is the holiest site in Judaism and the holiest area is the temple mount...you know, right where you planted a mosque! You need to understand that while we do realize that you have religious passion for Jerusalem, it is and will always be the eternal city of the jews. It is mentioned in our torah over 1,000 times. You also need to respect that.
11-18-2005, 03:59 PM #33
11-18-2005, 04:04 PM #34Originally Posted by Rak_Ani
How many Ashkenazi jews have I spoken to? hundreds and possibly thousands.
11-18-2005, 04:07 PM #35Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
Now, to be fair, I believe that your story that you posted is correct. However, I think the numbers are off. Either way, I condemn it in the strongest terms possible!!!! I would like to find the true numbers and I will begin to do that.
11-18-2005, 04:07 PM #36Originally Posted by Benches505
Please share your experiences with us. Who are these Ashkenazi Jews you spoke to? What is their interaction with Spharadi Jews? And what were the circumstances under which they told you they feel above Spharadic Jews?
11-18-2005, 04:09 PM #37Originally Posted by Benches505
11-18-2005, 04:10 PM #38Originally Posted by AIZ
Do you know the word "Israel", is in the Quran, more than the word "Mecca" or "Medina". Does that mean to Muslims Israel is more important than Mecca or Medina.
I personally would want Jerusalem over Muslim control, but Jews and Christians can pray and practice and go wherever they want. Its not going to happen, but that is what I would like to see.
11-18-2005, 04:10 PM #39
why they are called Ashkenazi?? are they related to nazi or something like that?
11-18-2005, 04:12 PM #40Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
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