I was saddened to read Nathan Jeffay ( Israel’s shocking lust for luxury, October 23) denigrating Israeli politicians for their lavish expenses claims. Politicians should be the “brains” and not a “drain” on society.
Today’s spendthrift politicians are in sharp distinction to many Israeli professionals.
I speak from experience of the medical profession. My husband and I have just returned from Israel after almost 3 months stay due to his emergency hospitalization in Bikkur Cholim and Sha’arei Tzedek.
They worked untiringly and unstintingly without expectations of personal benefit or gain. We palpably felt that they had our genuine welfare at heart.
They are the real politicians, fostering peace and goodwill for the greater benefit of society through their life-saving work, without any differentiation between Israelis, Arabs, Christians etc. Their ethical skills and diplomacy are only to be admired.
If only the international community would recognise and appreciate this outstanding attribute more fully. Flora Frank Francklyn Gardens, Edgware