NH4Israel Activities October 11th,


On October 11th, NH4Israel hosted Professor Joseph Spoerl of ST. Anselm College, who discussed the timely subject of Hamas and the changes, or lack thereof, that Hamas claimed to have undertaken in May of this year in its “Document of General Principles and Policies”. Professor Spoerl also wrote about this topic in the August 2017 edition of the New English Review, where copious references to his findings are found to his article titled: “Meet the New Hamas, Same as the Old Hamas”.

Professor Spoerl makes the argument that the supposed changes Hamas made are an attempt at an image makeover. Their attempt fails largely because Jew hatred is at the core of Hamas. Although since May Hamas may claim it is not anti-Jew; only anti-Zionist Jew – such a claim in the Middle East is essentially Jew hatred. Corroborating this is the fact that Hamas has yet to change its 1988 charter, which calls for murdering Jews and eliminating the state of Israel.

The Hamas 2017 May makeover document still contends that Zionism impedes Muslim happiness; and that “Hamas rejects any alternative to the full and complete liberation of Palestine ‘from the River to the Sea’”. Voilà! Quoi de neuf?

Actually, there is something new. The very next day after Professor Spoerl’s talk at TIM, the New York Times broke a story with the headline: Unity Deal Offers Hope for Palestinians and a Respite for Gaza.
Under the deal, Hamas and the Palestenian Authority would merge governance. But, as the NYT reported, “Hamas has insisted on its right to maintain control of its arsenal — including thousands of rockets, missiles and drones — as well as its militia and its network of fortified tunnels.
Peace in our time? Hardly.
Paragraph 25 reads: “Resisting the occupation with all means and methods is a legitimate right guaranteed by divine laws and by international norms and laws. At the heart of these lies armed resistance, which is regarded as the strategic choice for protecting the principles and the rights of the Palestinian people.”

Those words referencing divinity would seem to trump all other May 2017 General Principles and Policies and clearly amplify the words of paragraph 23: “Resistance for jihad and for the liberation of Palestine will remain a legitimate right, a duty and an honour for all the sons and daughters of our people…”

Professor Spoerl leaves us with these remarks: “In short, despite its new ‘Document of General Principles and Policies,’ Hamas has not changed at all. It remains committed to the destruction of Israel by any means at its disposal, including indiscriminate attacks on Israeli civilians, and its world-view is still marked by deep Jew-hatred.

More talks and educational films on Israel are planned for the 2017-2018 season. Mark your calendars for April 22nd, 2018 for helping with or participating in NH4Israel’s second annual springtime run-jog-walkathon race in Derry, again for the benefit of Hadassah Hospital in Israel and its programs that reach out and treat all. This year the run will target a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Find out more about NH4Israel and sign up for email updates on guest speakers and hosted events at NH4Israel.org.


Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem.

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine



You are the direct recipients of the heartily thanks of both of one of our patients and the senior surgeon in charge of her.

A few days ago this surgeon, a very skilled one and a very good friend of mine, Dr. Bilal Elyan, called me asking for help. One of his patients on the floor had what we usually call “impossible veins”. The poor lady has been punctured countless times in the unsuccessful attempt to insert an infusion. My colleague told me, exaggerating of course, that “all the Hospital tried and failed”. He finally remembered we have the AV400. He called me, I arrived immediately. He assisted, of course. In a few seconds, REALLY A FEW SECONDS, an infusion was successfully inserted in front of a jaw dropped audience and an emotionally tearing patient. She just couldn’t understand why such a simple device is not commonplace in such a Hospital. She promised my colleague to collect money to buy them one too.

Dear All, you cannot imagine what impact the AV400 we received through your constant work and generosity produced here.

Again thank you All.






This Wednesday, Oct. 25th 6:30PM

The 2018 Run for Healing will raise funds for

ALS (Lou Gehrigs’s Disease)

research at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

Learn about the Israeli developed ALS treatment that is


patients motor decline

and the genetic research we will help fund.

There will be games, door prizes, food and fun!

66 Salmon St. Manchester, NH

Please forward and invite friends and family

who have been affected by ALS

and others who may want to help.

NH4Israel Activities – September 27th

NH4Israel Activities

On September 27th, NH4Israel hosted Dr. Michael Miller of Goffstown, who gave a talk about Jewish veterans whose story would be in time for a Veteran’s Day article in The Reporter’s November edition. He recollected his life growing up in the military as an “Army Brat” (originally a derogatory term, now what children of military members jokingly call themselves) as well as anecdotes of his father’s and uncles’ service in the Second World War. Dr. Miller also retired as Colonel (Medical Corps-Flight Surgeon) from the NH Air National Guard at Pease Base, Portsmouth; so he narrated his own military story to narrate as well.

One of Dr. Miller’s uncles, Henry, found that it was easier for an American Jew to get into medical school in Germany than in the USA which had quotas for accepting Jews in the 1930s. Starting his medical education in Germany, Henry finished it in Switzerland after Germany stopped educating Jews. He joined the MA National Guard as a Medical Officer and was mobilized just after Pearl Harbor in December, 1941 and later saw action with the 1st Marine Division at Guadalcanal.

Dr. Miller’s father, Keven, and Keven’s brother Ted were drafted in 1943, although they were older and new fathers. Serendipitously they went through basic training together and were able to send photos of the pair back to an anxious family looking for news of their wellbeing. Because Keven had some college and could do shorthand and type, he was assigned to an office rather than an infantry unit and went from draftee to MSgt in a record 44 days.

One anecdote that is recounted by the Miller family and is worthy of a comedian’s punch line is the episode when Sergeant Keven Miller received a call from a finishing school close by his base in Alabama. The school was interested in having young men come to a dance with their belles. The school’s headmistress requested Sergeant Miller to “be sure not to send any Jew boys”. Sergeant Miller dutifully obeyed and sent a busload of African American soldiers!

After the War, Sergeant Miller decided to make the military a career and was assigned to various US Embassies in the Defense Attaché Office, completing his career as an ROTC instructor at Penn State. During this time, young Michael Miller went to schools in the Capitals where his father worked and experienced no anti-Semitism.

After Dr. Miller’s talk, an Israeli-American in the audience looked back at some of his experiences in the IDF and with Dr. Miller noted both similarities and differences in the functioning of the Israeli Reserve forces and the American Reserve Units and National Guard.

More lectures and educational films on Israel are planned for the 2017-2018 season. Keep in mind NH4Israel’s second annual springtime run-jog-walkathon race in Derry, again for the benefit of Hadassah Hospital in Israel. Find out more about NH4Israel and sign up for email updates on guest speakers and hosted events at NH4Israel.org.

With the exception of holiday conflicts and summer break, NH4Israel has again begun hosting talks with refreshments at Manchester’s Temple Israel (TIM) at 6:30PM on at least one Wednesday each month. If other venues and weekdays are scheduled, word of the change will be publicized (generally emailed) in advance, as well as posted on the calendar of events at NH4Israel.org. NH4Israel guest speakers address current issues surrounding the state of Israel as well as historical analyses of topics such as the Diaspora, Jew-hatred, and Zionism.


NH4Israel: A New Season of Events

Welcome Back Party
Wednesday, Sept. 13th 6:30PM
Temple Israel 66 Salmon St. Manchester, NH
A handful of people with sufficient faith can move mountains! Help us educate the NH community, and yourself, about Israel and the Middle East.

NH4Israel Book Club – Valley of Strength by Shulamit Lapid

NH4Israel Book Club
On 11/18 at 18:30, at Etz Hayim Synagogue in Derry.
Buy the book, read it, invite your friends and come to discuss:

Valley of Strength by Shulamit Lapid, ISBN – 13 9781592642304

This scenic, moving novel, set at the end of the 19th Century, follows the life-altering trials and experiences of a pioneer woman in pre-state Israel. Fania, a 16 year old survivor of a program in the Ukraine, arrives in Israel with her uncle, her deranged brother, and her unwanted baby – a product of rape. She meets Yehiel, a 26 year old widower and father of two. Fania moves in with Yehiel and throws herself into the life of a peasant woman, trying to squeeze a living out of the stony ground despite hunger and disease. Wearing Arab robes, she breaks into the male-dominated world of commerce, politics, and even defense.

The book is available from different sources among them here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/valley-of-stre…/1014748145…


AccuVein device has been donated by NH4Israel to Hadassah Hospital, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem , Israel.

Thank you letter received from Dr. Daud Abutta

Dear Members of NH4Israel,

Yesterday a common project finally arrived to its final step.
The AV400 device was brought to the Anesthesia Department of The Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital.
Our emotion is evident. The device was presented this morning to all the anesthesia team and the enthusiasm was general.
It is my personal and professional privilege that in the name of all our colleagues and my own one, as Chief of Department, to thank you all and every one of you for the generosity you showed us.
As I have already mentioned in my previous letter, the most important beneficiaries of this device are and will be our patients with difficult veins, who will be spared a lot of pain and sufferance.
A special “Thank you”, goes to our colleague and friend Dr.Paul Zilberman that has been instrumental in keeping this project alive.
Thank you All again,
Dr. Daud Abutaa,
Chief of The Anesthesia Department
Hadassah Medical Center,
Mount Scopus Campus,

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RUN FOR HEALING raises money for Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
This Sunday, May 7th REGISTRATION OPENS AT 1:00 PM & RACE TIME IS 2:00 PM
How to find us: Use GPS address of 23 North Main St. Derry, NH
Pinkerton Academy Senior Parking Lot
We have same day registration! Bring your family and friends!
The William Einhorn Interfaith Education Fund
Etz Hayim Synagogue
Church of the Transfiguration
Christians & Jews United for Israel
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Jewish Federation of New Hampshire
Temple Emanuel
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Israel My Delight
First Baptist Church
First Parish Church
Temple Betenu
Word of Life Christian Fellowship
Temple Israel
New Vision Church, Concord
Portsmouth Believers Church
Congregation Ahavas Torah



Join us this Monday, April 3rd at 6:30 PM to plan for the big race.

Etz Hayim Synagogue 1+1/2 Hood Rd. Derry, NH

Send your ideas to NH4Israel@gmail.com


Click the registration link at NH4Israel.org

Bring the kids!!

Is Peace Possible?

In any good relationship the two sides must be able to listen to each others point of view, communicate respectfully and most importantly there must be trust. People must be able to see the “other” as having a valid point of view.

In the Middle East conflict it seems that none of these things are happening.  But how do you motivate someone to see things differently, going against their upbringing, their community and their very faith?

Perhaps one way is to perform life saving surgery on a baby girl named Ibtihaj (meaning “joy”) from the Arab village of Kfar Kassam. She was born with her intestines outside the abdomen in a sac.

Another way might be to quietly set up a hospital next to the border from Syria and smuggle the wounded into Israel for treatment, a very dangerous mission.

Or training Palestinian medical interns and specialist physicians who will return to the PA areas to carry out their work.

Or volunteering to drive 11 year old Rima, diagnosed with Leukemia from Gaza to her bi weekly post bone marrow transplant treatments, as well as hundreds of others.

And just this year 16 children from Gaza and the West Bank regained their hearing thanks to cochlear implant surgery.

Hadassah Hospital is this place and you have the opportunity to help be a “bridge to peace” by joining Hadassah, NH4Israel, William Einhorn Interfaith Education Fund at Etz Hayim Synagogue, Jewish Federation of New Hampshire, Christians and Jews United for Israel and more than 2 dozen other churches, synagogues and organizations across New England in The Run for Healing.

The 5K Run or 3K walk is a fun, affordable, family event to be held Sunday May 7th at 2 P.M. at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH. (You can come and have a great time even if you cannot run or walk!). Music, food and dancing to follow. Only $18 for adults and $10 for those under 18 years. The number 18 translates to “life” in Hebrew. Sign up at NH4Israel.org before April 21st for your free t-shirt. See you at the starting line!