Israel & West Hollywood Launch Joint HIV/AIDS Task Force

HIV ribbonWest Hollywood and Israel are launching a joint HIV/AIDS task force.

The city of West Hollywood announced the Israel-West Hollywood HIV/AIDS Task Force on Thursday in a press release that named its objectives as:

  • Establishing intergovernmental communication and cooperation between West Hollywood and relevant Israeli ministries on HIV/AIDS education, prevention and other best practices
  • Connecting clinicians and researchers in West Hollywood and Israel to share clinical best practices
  • Bringing together HIV/AIDS nonprofit organizations operating in West Hollywood and Israel
  • Encouraging professional exchanges from the governmental, nonprofit and medical communities focusing on HIV/AIDS
  • Supporting HIV/AIDS related cooperation between West Hollywood and Israeli educational institutions

The task force’s first event will take place on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Congregation Kol Ami, 1200 N. La Brea Ave. at Lexington. Members of the WeHo City Council will attend the event, which will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“The [Israeli] Consulate is proud to work together with the city of West Hollywood and learn from their experiences producing public health policies and clinical best practices related to HIV/AIDS. We are also eager to show the medical breakthroughs coming out of Israel in the field of HIV/AIDS research,” David Siegel, Consul General of Israel, said in the release. “Israel is working to eradicate the virus and the Consulate is supporting the efforts of the scientists who strive to make this vision a reality.”

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Emilija Torbešic
9 years ago

In launching an AIDS joint task force with Israel we should consider that this is simply an attempt by Israel and it’s supporters to Pink Wash Israeli War crimes against indigenous Palestinians. • Gaza (along with the West Bank and East Jerusalem) is occupied Palestinian territory under international law, determined by the vast majority of the world, as well as the highest court in the world, the UN’s International Court of Justice. Gaza cannot commit aggression against Israel, since Israel is in constant and continual commission of illegal aggression against Palestine by occupying it (illegally and sadistically blockading it and… Read more »

9 years ago

Mazeltov! Good work!

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