“I have been in two minds about publishing this, as there is very little information to back up the story online.
There are plenty however, that attempt to discredit or ‘debunk’ it, though it should be noted that these mainly consist of pro Israeli websites and Forums.
I am going to go with my gut on this one as it feels completely plausible, due in no small part to the amount of time and energy that has obviously been spent trying to make the story disappear.”
‘THE SHEPHARDI RINGWORM AFFAIR’
In 1951, the director general of the Israeli Health Ministry, Dr. Chaim Sheba, flew to America and returned with seven x-ray machines, supplied to him by the American army.
They were to be used in a mass atomic experiment with an entire generation of Sephardi youths to be used as guinea pigs.
Every Sephardi child was to be given 35,000 times the maximum dose of x-rays through his head.
For doing so, the American government paid the Israeli government 300 million Israeli liras a year.
The entire Health budget was 60 million liras.
300 million liras would equate to billions of dollars today.
To fool the parents of the victims, the children were taken away on “school trips” and their parents were later told the x-rays were a treatment for the scourge of “scalpal ringworm”.
6,000 of the children died shortly after their doses were given, while many of the rest developed cancers that killed thousands over time and are still killing them to this day.
While living, the victims suffered from disorders such as epilepsy, amnesia, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic headaches and psychosis.
“I screamed, make the headache go away. Make the headache go away. Make the headache go away. But it never went away.”
“I’m in my fifties and everyone thinks I’m in my seventies. I have to stoop when I walk so I won’t fall over. They took my youth away with those x-rays.”
“They brought them in lines. First their heads were shaved and smeared in burning gel. Then a ball was put between their legs and the children were ordered not to drop it, so they wouldn’t move. The children weren’t protected over the rest of their bodies. There were no lead vests for them. I was told I was doing good by helping to remove ringworm. If I knew what dangers the children were facing, I would never have cooperated. Never!”
Because their entire body was exposed to the rays, the genetic makeup of the children was often altered, even affecting the next generation.
The majority of the victims were Moroccan because they were the most numerous of the Sephardi immigrants.
The generation that was poisoned became the country’s perpetual poor and criminal class.
The Moroccans who fled to France however, became prosperous and highly educated.
The common explanation was that France got the richer, thus smarter ones.
The real explanation is that every French Moroccan child didn’t have his brain cells fried with radiation.
This procedure was no accident.
The dangers of x-rays had been known for over forty years.
The official guidelines for x-ray treatment were in place by 1952.
The maximum dose to be given a child in Israel was .5 rad.
There was no mistake made.
The children were deliberately poisoned.
A schoolchild made the point that only Sephardi children received the x-rays:
“I was in class and the men came to take us on a tour. They asked our names. The Ashkenazi children were told to return to their seats. The dark children were put on the bus.”
Was the ringworm operation a eugenics program aimed at weeding out the perceived weak strains of society?
It is certainly starting to look that way.
According to the Israeli Health Ministry, “Almost all the records were burned in a fire.”
United States law in the late 1940’s put a stop to the human radiation experiments conducted on prisoners, the mentally feeble and suchlike.
Did the American atomic program need a new source of human test subjects, and were the Israeli government only too eager to supply it?
And the Israeli cabinet at the time of the ringworm atrocities?
Prime Minister – David Ben Gurion
Finance Minister – Eliezer Kaplan
Settlement Minister – Levi Eshkol
Foreign Minister – Moshe Sharrett
Health Minister – Yosef Burg
Labor Minister – Golda Meir
Police Minister – Amos Ben Gurion
The highest ranking was the Director General of the Defence Ministry, Shimon Peres.
Ben Gurion would have had to have been only too aware and may have even selected his own son to be Police Minister in case anyone interfered with them.
Finance Minister Eliezer Kaplan was rewarded with a hospital named after him near Rehovot.
Chaim Sheba, who ran Ringworm Incorporated, had a whole medical complex named after him.
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