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Not everyone in Israel gave Carter the cold shoulder

“We have been through some tough times, but the doctors and nurses have been at our side throughout the six months we have been here,” a Palestinian mother from Nablus today told former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Roselyn, at Jerusalem’s Hadassah University Hospital-Ein Kerem. Saad, her 8-year-old son, is recovering from a bone marrow transplant he underwent to save him from a hereditary blood disease. “Save the Children,” a joint project of Hadassah and the Peres Center for Peace, provided much of the support for Saad’s treatment and long hospital stay in the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Department. Pictured with Saad and his mother are, from left: Dr. Michael Weintraub, Head of the Department of Oncology and Hematology; Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director General, Hadassah University Medical Center; and President and Mrs. Carter.