Israeli neurologist Dr. Rivka Inzelberg was invited by her Iranian colleagues to lecture on her findings about Alzheimer's during a recent conference in Istanbul, she disclosed.
She said that she was considering the possibility of going to Iran
- whose president recently called for wiping Israel off the map - and would consult with the Foreign Ministry if she received a formal invitation from Iranian researchers.
"If such a visit could promote peace, I would consider taking the risk," she told The Jerusalem Post.
Inzelberg, of the Technion's Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Hillel Yaffe Hospital in Hadera, said her research was conducted entirely with 600 Israeli Arabs
in the Wadi Ara area, which added to the interest of Muslim participants.
The conference in Istanbul, she said, was a rare opportunity for Israeli neurologists to meet with their counterparts from countries hostile to Israel, such as Syria and Lebanon.