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Correspondence Medical ethics in Israel – Author's reply

I thank Zohar Lederman for taking the time to read our Essay1 but am slightly confused by his comments. He mentions the importance of transparency and public scrutiny in bioethical debates but challenges us for alluding to the public debate in Israel on the force feeding of prisoners. Furthermore, in our paper, we did not praise or condemn the practice but simply noted that the ethics committee of the Israel Medical Association is opposed to force-feeding a hunger-striker because they regard it an affront to autonomy and human freedom.
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