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Boycott to do it properly

Posted on 12/12/2004 11:39:02 AM PST by CHARLITE

OK. So I understand that you are ticked off at Israel, and in love with the Palestinians. That's fine with me, as long as you have truly weighed up all the facts.

So, you want to boycott Israel? I'll be sorry to miss you, but if you are doing it - do it properly. Let me help you.

Check all your medications. Make sure that you do not have tablets, drops, lotions, etc., made by Abic or Teva. It may mean that you will suffer from colds and flu this winter but, hey, that's a small price for you to pay in your campaign against Israel, isn't it?

While we are on the subject of your Israeli boycott, and the medical contributions to the world made by Israeli doctors and scientists, how about telling your pals to boycott the following.....

An Israeli company has developed a simple blood test that distinguishes between mild and more severe cases of Multiple Sclerosis. So,! if you know anyone suffering from MS, tell them to ignore the Israeli patent that may, more accurately, diagnose their symptoms.

An Israeli-made device helps restore the use of paralysed hands. This device electrically stimulates the hand muscles, providing hope to millions of stroke sufferers and victims of spinal injuries. If you wish to remove this hope of a better quality of life to these people, go ahead and boycott Israel.

Young children with breathing problems will soon be sleeping more soundly, thanks to a new Israeli device called the Child Hood. This innovation replaces the inhalation mask with an improved drug delivery system that provides relief for child and parent. Please tell anxious mothers that they shouldn't use this device because of your passionate cause.

These are just a few examples of how people have benefitted medically from the Israeli know-how you wish to block.

Boycotts often affect research. A new resear! ch center in Israel hopes to throw light on brain disorders such as depression and Alzheimer's disease. The Joseph Sangol Neuroscience Center in the Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer Hospital aims to bring thousands of scientists and doctors to focus on brain research.

A researcher at Israel's Ben Gurion University has succeeded in creating human monoclonal antibodies which can neutralise the highly contageous smallpox virus without inducing the dangerous side effects of the exisiting vaccine.

Two Israelis received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Doctors Ciechanover and Hershko's research and discovery of one of the human cells most important cyclical processes will lead the way to DNA repair, control of newly produced proteins, and immune defense systems.

The Movement Disorder Surgery program at Israel's Hadassah Medical Center has successfully eliminated the physical manifestations of Parkinson's disease in a select group of p! atients with a deep brain stimulation technique.

For women who undergo hysterectomies each year for the treatment of uterine fibroids, the development in Israel of the ExAblate 2000 System is a welcome breakthrough, offering a non-invasive alternative to surgery.

Israel is developing a nose drop that will provide a five year flu vaccine.

These are just a few of the projects that you can help stop with your Israeli boycott.

But let's not get too obsessed with medical research, there are other ways you can make a personal sacrifice with your anti-Israel boycott.

Most of Windows operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel. So, set a personal example. Throw away your computer!

The Pentium NMX Chip technology was designed at Intel in Israel. Both the Pentium 4 microprocessor and the Centrium processor were entirely designed, developed, and produced in Israel. Voice mail technology was developed in Israe! l. The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996 in Israel by four young Israeli whiz kids. Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R.& D. facilities outside the US in Israel.

So, due to your complete boycott of anything Israeli, you now have poor health and no computer. But your bad news does not end there. Get rid of your cellular phone !

Cell phone technology was also developed in Israel by Motorola, which has its biggest development center in Israel. Most of the latest technology in your mobile phone was developed by Israeli scientists.

Feeling unsettled? You should be. Part of your personal security rests with Israeli inventiveness, borne out of our urgent neccesity to protect and defend our lives from the terrorists you support.

A phone can remotely activate a bomb, or be used for tactical communications by terrorists, bank robbers, or hostage-takers. It is vi! tal that offocial security and law enforcement authorities have access to cellualr jamming and detection solutions. Enter Israel's Netline Communications Technologies with their security expertise to help the fight against terror.

A joint, non-profit, venture between Israel and Maryland will result in a 5 day Business Development and Planning Conference next March. Selected Israeli companies will partner with Maryland firms to provide innovation to the US need for homeland security.

I also want you to know that Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world. Israel produces more scientific papers per capita - 109 per 10,000 - than any other nation. Israel has the highest number of start-up companies per rata. In absolute terms, the highest number, except the US. Israel has ratio of patents filed. Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies outside of Silicon Valley. Israel is ranked 2 in the world! for venture capital funds, behind the USA. Israel has more museums per caita. Israel has the second highest publication of new books per capita.

Relative to population, Israel is the largest immigrant absorbing nation on earth. These immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom or expression, economic opportunity, and quality of life.

Believe it or not, Israel is the only country in the world which had a net gain in the number of trees last year.

So, you can vilify and demonize the State of Israel. You can continue your silly boycott, if you wish. But I wish you would consider the consequences, and the truth.

Think of the massive contribution that Israel is giving to the world, including the Palestinians - and to you - in science, medicine, communications, security. Pro rata for population we are making a greater contribution than any other nation on earth.

We can't be all bad.....

________________________ Eddie Weiss
Wave Worldwide Ltd.
5 Hanevel Str.
Ra'anana. Israel.
Tel: 972-97711223 Fax: 972-9-7742882

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To: IAF ThunderPilot

All the more reason that we should buy Israeli products!

41 posted on 12/13/2004 6:14:06 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (tired of shucking and jiving)
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To: taxed2death

"In the interest of fairness, and in giving credit where credit is due, it is imperitive to list those who make Israels existance possible: The American Tax payer."

Map and Graph: Military: US military exports (Top 100 Countries)

Country Description Amount

1. Saudi Arabia - $4,319,299 thousand
2. Taiwan - $1,662,726 thousand
3. Israel - $1,630,931 thousand
4. S. Korea - $1,016,006 thousand
5. Egypt - $615,240 thousand

Guess what? Saudi Arabia is not exacly what you would call a friendly American country (aham September 11 terrorists).
Same goes for Egypt.

Your money and weaopns are going to much worser countries...

By the way, the 1.5 billion $ dollars aid from the USA compared to the 9-10 billion $ budget of the IDF.

Israel does NOT exist only because of to the US aid!!!!!!

(P.S Until 1967, US didnt give any military aid to Israel, and we did just fine in 1948, in 1956, in 1964-1966, and in 1967).

42 posted on 12/13/2004 8:28:06 AM PST by IAF ThunderPilot (Israel Defence Forces - The IDF are the poeple and the poeple are the IDF)
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To: IAF ThunderPilot

I do not consider Israel a "worse" country. On the contrary, they are our allies. My point was (to which some people on this thread TRY unsucessfully to read between the lines) that Israel owes the US taxpayer a debt of grattitude.

43 posted on 12/13/2004 8:45:48 AM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: taxed2death

The Israeli poeple are very thankful for the US poeple for the great help, however we hate to hear claims that Israel exists only because of the help of the USA, and without this help Israel would not exist. Those claims are not true (check my previous comment), and most of all,
such claims offence the memory of the thousands of Israelis who died in the wars to defend our nation, and thanks to them I can sit here today and write you this message.

44 posted on 12/13/2004 9:49:11 AM PST by IAF ThunderPilot (Israel Defence Forces - The IDF are the poeple and the poeple are the IDF)
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To: IAF ThunderPilot

Well, here is one American who does not mind my tax money going to help Israel. Friends help friends. Israel has valiantly stood alone against radical Muslim terror for many years, and paid a heavy price. The US at large has only just woken up since 9/11/2001 to the danger. A few voices in the US had been warning of the dangers of radical Islam for years and were dismissed as cranks at best and "bigots" at worst.

By me, anything that Israel "owes" the US has been paid over the years by the sacrifices of their armed forces and intelligence people in fighting evil. They'd fight even if the US did not give them a penny, they proved that in 1948-49. Other Americans may think differently, but I feel that my tax money being used to aid Israel is an investment to help a friend, and it is one so-called burden I do not mind bearing at all. If I'd been alive in WW 2 when Churchill and Britain were alone in fighting Hitler, I'd have said the same thing about the USA supporting and helping the Brits and Winston.

There is no monetary price for friends, and the US and Israel have very few friends - so they need to stick together.

45 posted on 12/13/2004 10:12:19 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (tired of shucking and jiving)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

You are right, and thank you my friend!

46 posted on 12/13/2004 10:43:44 AM PST by IAF ThunderPilot (Israel Defence Forces - The IDF are the poeple and the poeple are the IDF)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Note: this topic is from 12/12/2004. Thanks CHARLITE.

47 posted on 03/06/2012 7:10:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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