We the undersigned 725 physicians represent both academic medicine
(114 professors) and clinical practice in 43 countries. A matter of
grave concern to us, and a threat to the public reputation of the World
Medical Association, has brought us together in this perhaps unprecedented
medical initiative. We wish to publicly protest and appeal against
the recent appointment of Dr Yoram Blachar, longstanding President
of the Israeli Medical Association, as President of the World Medical
Association. We believe that his Presidency makes a mockery of the
principles on which the WMA was founded in 1947, which was as a response
to egregious abuses by German and Japanese doctors in World War Two. read
the full letter and signatory list

Read the exchange of
between Yoram Blachar and Derek Summerfied in the Lancet