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Julie McCrossin gets people talking

Julie is renowned across Australia for her warmth, humour, intelligence and commitment to social justice. After 20 years as a broadcaster with ABC Radio, ABC TV and Network 10, she is now a freelance journalist, facilitator, trainer and speaker.

From private workshops with small groups of people to huge public events, Julie has built a reputation for bringing people together, getting them communicating and helping them achieve positive outcomes.

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Understanding Head and Neck Cancers

Healing hands reach across the divide

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by Julie McCrossin, Australian Jewish News, 4 June 2019

From left: Hugh Riminton, Dr Jamal Rifi, Zeina Abdulhadi, Palestinian head of delegation Izzat Abdulhadi, Ron Finkel, Dr A Abdel Rahman, Prof Esti Galili-Weisstub. Photo: Project Rozana

THERE has been media coverage this week about threats reported by Muslim community leader and Belmore GP, Dr Jamal Rifi, targeting him for his cooperation with Jewish community members to support a medical charity called Project Rozana, writes Julie McCrossin.

Rifi is a board member of this charity which supports the transport, treatment and training of Palestinian health workers for the benefit of Palestinian patients, especially children, as a result of limited services in certain medical specialties in Gaza and the West Bank.

There is only one way to respond to people who condemn enabling children to get medical and psychological care: and that is to start advocating for that care yourself.

The supporter of Project Rozana who convinced me to donate was a tiny boy called Abdallah. He lives in Hebron on the West Bank with his four siblings. Every day his mother takes him across a checkpoint into Israel for kidney dialysis. When his mother asks him to explain why he goes to Jerusalem, he says emphatically, “So that I get well. So that I live.”

If Abdallah survives, it will be in part due to the goodwill of two volunteer drivers: one a young Palestinian man and the other an older Israeli Jewish woman. They are two of over 60 Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank and 2000 Israelis who volunteer their time for the charity, Road to Recovery.

They cooperate to transport Palestinian patients to receive medical care that is not always available in the Palestinian Territories. Road to Recovery, which is supported by Project Rozana, was founded by Yuval Roth after he lost his brother in 1993 at the hands of Hamas terrorism. Roth’s response to grief and trauma was to strive... read more