Israeli Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman met Tuesday with mega-GOP donor Sheldon Adelson, to pitch him on sponsoring a revolutionary treatment of pediatric cancer patients for Israeli hospitals.
The 220-ton cyclotron is used for proton therapy, which zaps cancerous tumors while avoiding healthy tissue. It comes at a cost of $60 million.
Also Tuesday, Hamodia conducted a joint interview with Rabbi Litzman and Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations. Danon, a former top Likud official and deputy defense minister, previewed his General Assembly address later Tuesday in honor of the 69th anniversary of the UN vote establishing the state of Israel.
The interview will be published in next week’s weekly edition of Hamodia.
On Sunday morning, Rabbi Litzman visited Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, where he was joined by New York state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker. They were given a tour of the hospital’s Ebola facility which was built in about two weeks’ time, during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
He also visited other medical institutions in the New York City area and in Montreal.