A group of British doctors is pushing for the World Medical Association (WMA) to expel the Israeli Medical Association (IMA), the IMA’s chairman said on Wednesday during a meeting of the Knesset Science and Technology committee. In a discussion dealing with the academic boycott of Israel, Zeev Feldman said that 71 British doctors recently called on the WMA to remove the Israeli medical group from its ranks due to allegations of torture by Israeli doctors on Palestinians. Israeli doctors in prison facilities have long been accused of standing by or abetting the torture of Palestinian detainees. “The sword of the boycott is being raised on the Israeli scientific-medical community’” Feldman said.
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