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Iran Watch, part 5 - a response to some nonsense from Guido Fawkes.
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Do a quick google search and you will find a clear statement on what Lieberman said about Israeli Arabs.
It does not really matter who said or wrote this quote. SHock!! Horror!! I am going to be prosecuted. I infringed copyright laws. I am going to find myself in the same detention centre as Mr Tapin or Bradley Manning. The key point here is that you my friend, are not fooling anybody.
Keep Digging. Go and trawl the interent for another one of your tedious postiings.
Quite, perhaps you should do a bit of reading on the subject, and perhaps you would understand that Saddam ordered the creation of just such a clandestine project at the end of the 1960s. :)
An excellent book on the subject is, The Bomb in my Garden, by Dr Mahdi Obeidi.
While most Americans think of Churchill as the foe of the Nazis, many right-wing Jews in the United States and Israel revere him for his role in promoting European-Jewish colonisation of Palestine at the expense of the Arabs.
Uncle Sam, the tragedy of the current state of affairs is that it did not have be that way. Iranian Jewish history is very rich and Jews have lived in Iran since ancient times. As is well known, ancient Iran helped Jews to rebuild the ancient temple. Moreover, as may come as a surprise to some, some Shahs were part Jewish! However, this changes with the advent of Islam, or, to be more precise, with the subsequent combination of the ossification and militancy of Islam. Moreover, as the materials that I have adduced make clear, Shiite anti-Semitism, with its emphasis on ritual purity, is different from Sunni anti-Semitisim, so we have to distinguish between these 2 brands of Muslim anti-Semitism.
You are asking why the greatest Jewish community in the Middle East outside of Israel is in Iran. This is hardly surprising. First of all, Iran is a big country, and, considering this and the fact that, as said above, Jews lived there since ancient times, makes it logical that there will be a big community there. Secondly, while some try to put this in religious context, the conflict in Palestine is between Jews and Arabs, not Jews and Muslims, and so it is natural that the Jews in Iran were not subject to the kind of mass persecution, including forced expulsions and worse, that Jews in Arab countries were subjected to. Especially since at the time Israel came into existence Iran was ruled by the relatively benevolent and progressive Shah, who belonged to the dynasty that abolished some of the most odious restrictions and forms of discrimination of Jews.
You can also see, however, that with the arrival of the Nazi Islamic Republic all this changes. Khomeini's propaganda fell on fertile soil, previously cultivated by the Shiite ritual purity and German National Socialism. The advent of the Nazi Islamic Republic sees a huge exodus of Jews from Iran. I would like to say that I, personally, have a great respect for Persian people, who became victims of their Nazi leadership. I know that they are very talented, gave a lot to the world, and is capable of more great deeds had they not been stymied by the Nazis in power. Yet another similar to Germany, where people who gave Bach, Goethe, Kant, and countless other geniuses to the world, allowed Nazis to come to power and engineer the greatest slaughter in the history of the world. We cannot allow the Nazi Iranian leadership to do the same.
America has lost her way and unless we change our leadership we will no longer be a blessing to Israel but a curse.
Don’t ever stop praying for Israel, but do not pray only for their safty but also their salvation. Remembering that most of the Jewish nation does not believe in Jesus as the son of God but rather a prophet; we need to pray that God opens the eyes of more of His chosen people.
Adam & Eve died spiritually the very same moment the turned their back on God after knowing His love, mercy and blessing. America is about to do the same. God help us!!
You made a point about thanking JJ and Alexander for their comments. Is this the same JJ who posted this response when Sir Michael told him about his own mental difficulties. This was JJ's response:
I find Sir Michael's disclosure of his mental health problems distasteful. There should be no room for such a thing here because such a disclosure can be tainted with hypocrisy.
Sir Michael has also insulted people on here, alluded to cognitive deficiencies of those people in his opinion, but heaven forfend that anyone should respond in kind to Sir Michael.
Also, he is a hypocrite in that he isn't sufficiently critical of some posters who have also made such comments to people in the 'opposing' camp. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
I can see why you would agree with JJ. Peas from the same pod, spring to mind???
Conversion is the only way. Aetheists are scum hating trolls.
Mehdi Hassans muddle on Iran - he gets ripped a new one...
What do we do about Iran? In effect, Mehdi Hasan’s answer is nothing. Which may be fine if you’re Mehdi Hasan. But it’s not quite so fine for the rest of us
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile -- hoping it will eat him last. -
Our race the Jewish race is the Master Race. God has deemed it is so. There is no higher authority than God.
Just a few examples of islamist terror against Christians and any who oppose islamofascism;
Let me get this straight. You write on the comments page and that makes you the best commentator. SO you don't write for the NS you just ommentate on Mehdi's articles. Jealousy, must be eating you inside. You post vile, bullshixx craxx. You are a Zionist obsessive who cries foul when it comes to antsemitism but does not extend same outrage to racism directed at Muslims. Most of what you post is copied anyway. Plagiarst, is that why you failed your exams.
Israel has contributed not only to the Middle East region, but to the world, Mariella. Look at its brilliant scientific achievements, for example, under very difficult conditions. If you want to find specific examples, it should not be too difficult
This is what Lox said about Nelson Mandela.
On the contrary, I have a huge amount of respect for Mandela. But he's not a God, you know: and I'm as entitled to disagree with a genuinely great man like him as I am with a clown like you. If you were more intelligent I'd advise you to be more sceptical about what you believe, but I don't think you've the intellectual werewithal to even begin.
SO there you have it Lox has the capacity for greater insight than Nelson Mandela. Applying the argument that there are two sides to every narrative is a cop out. If one side has more power than the other, why is it an equal contest.
I am wondering too is this the same Lox who described other contributors with whom he disagrees as imbecilic beyond belief, a bore and a liar.
Little wonder then that you seek and find solace among like minded companions.
"Conversion is the only way."
whatever it is you represent, i won't be joining you.
The post war reputation of Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is largely based on accounts written by brown-nose sycophants. Any impartial and considered analysis of his life reveals him as a thoroughly unwholesome character. A persistent drunkard who could drink most men under the table he was also your archetypical bungler. The more guileful Josef Stalin out-foxed the fat oaf of the Fifth Remove on every occasion.
Churchill was recently revealed, by none other than television journalist Jeremy Paxman, as having a penchant for wearing expensive female underwear. He also patronised gay orgies attended by members of the aristocracy – and London's underworld including the notorious gangsters, the Kray twins.
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"The first casualty when war comes is truth." - Senator Hiram Johnson, 1917
After sixty-years of World War II indoctrination most people consider themselves reasonably knowledgeable about the events leading to and through this conflict. The most fascinating aspect of this compilation is the revelation that the victor's account of these events is pure bunkum. 'Round One to the Barbarians' rips the victors' propaganda to shreds and surely casts a new perspective on the great European tragedy of 1939 - 1945.
The post war propagandists' role is best summed up by George Orwell's analysis of their function in his satirical account in 1984 of the 'Ministry of Truth.'
"This government department spent its time around the clock falsifying the past. It did so by excising all uncomfortable previous events from the public record and burning them, and reprinting continuously revised editions brought up to date in harmony with the latest twist in the political line of his fictional, but terribly real, in fact, regime."
"The preparation of 'convenient history' has long been a lucrative undertaking. Besides making an Establishment feel comfortable and secure, and justifying its policies, it can result in the reflection upon its authors of official smiles and blessings which converts into such things as secure and generously paid official and academic posts, and many related prebends and benefactions.
You should do a bit of reading yourself...
I suppose you thought that Saddam first became involved with U.S. intelligence agencies at the start of the September 1980 Iran-Iraq war, his first contacts with U.S. officials date back to 1959, when he was part of a CIA-authorized six-man squad tasked with assassinating then Iraqi Prime Minister Gen. Abd al-Karim Qasim.
Science and technology in Israel
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Science and technology in Israel is one of the country's most developed sectors. The percentage of Israelis engaged in scientific and technological inquiry, and the amount spent on research and development (R&D) in relation to gross domestic product (GDP), is amongst the highest in the world. Israel ranks fourth in the world in scientific activity as measured by the number of scientific publications per million citizens. Israel's percentage of the total number of scientific articles published worldwide is almost 10 times higher than its percentage of the world's population.
Israeli scientists have contributed to the advancement of agriculture, computer sciences, electronics, genetics, medicine, optics, solar energy and various fields of engineering. Israel is home to major players in the high-tech industry and has one of the world's most technologically-literate populations. In 1998, Tel Aviv was named by Newsweek as one of the ten most technologically influential cities in the world. Since 2000, Israel has been a member of EUREKA, the pan-European research and development funding and coordination organization, and holds the rotating chairmanship of the organization for 2010-2011.
2 Natural sciences
2.1 Environmental science
2.2 Space science
3 Applied sciences
3.1.1 Aerospace engineering
3.1.2 Agricultural engineering
3.1.3 Computer engineering
3.1.4 Hydraulic engineering
3.1.5 Military engineering
3.2 Health sciences
3.2.1 Medicine and genetics
3.2.2 Biomedical engineering
4 Scientific research institutions
5 Technology transfer
6 Nobel Prize laureates
7 Leading high-tech companies
8 See also
11 External links
WEIZAC - the first modern electronic computer in Israel and the Middle East
Jewish settlement in Mandate Palestine was ideologically motivated. Return to the homeland was perceived as contingent on a return to the soil. To establish the rural villages that formed the core of Zionist ideology and produce self-supporting Jewish farmers, agronomic experiments were conducted. The foundations of agricultural research in Israel were laid by the teachers and graduates of the Mikveh Yisrael School, the country's first agricultural school, established by the Alliance Israelite Universelle in 1870. On a field trip to Mount Hermon in 1906, the agronomist Aaron Aaronsohn discovered Triticum dicoccoides, or emmer wheat, believed to be the "mother of all wheat."  In 1909, he founded an agricultural research station in Atlit where he built up an extensive library and collected geological and botanical samples. The Agricultural Station, founded in Rehovot in 1921, engaged in soil research and other aspects of farming in the country's difficult climactic conditions. This station, which became the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), is now Israel’s major institution of agricultural research and development.
Albert Einstein at the Technion; ca. 1925
In 1912, the first cornerstone of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology was laid at a festive ceremony in Haifa which was then occupied by the Ottoman Empire. The Technion would become a unique university world wide in its claim to precede and create a nation. As Jews were often barred from Technical education in Europe, the Technion claims to have brought the skills needed to build a modern state.
Established before World War I, the Hebrew Health Station in Jerusalem, founded by Nathan Straus engaged in medical and public health research, operating departments for public hygiene, eye diseases and bacteriology. The station manufactured vaccines against typhus and cholera, and developed methods of pest control to eliminate field mice. The Pasteur Institute affiliated with the station developed a rabies vaccine. Departments for microbiology, biochemistry, bacteriology, and hygiene were opened at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, founded on Mount Scopus in 1925. In 1936, Jewish workers in the center of the country donated two-days' pay toward the establishment of the "Hospital of Judea and Sharon," later renamed Beilinson Hospital. In 1938, Beilinson established the country's first blood bank.
The Rothschild-Hadassah University Hospital on Mount Scopus opened in 1939 and was the first teaching hospital and medical center in the country. Since renamed the Hadassah Medical Center, it has become a leader in medical research.
Industrial research began at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, was also initiated at the Daniel Sieff Research Center, (later the Weizmann Institute of Science),established in 1934 in Rehovot. The Dead Sea Laboratories opened in the 1930s.
The first modern electronic computer in Israel and the Middle East, and one of the first large-scale, stored-program, electronic computers in the world, called WEIZAC, was built at the Weizmann Institute during 1954-1955, based on the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) architecture developed by John von Neumann. WEIZAC has been recognized by the IEEE as a milestone in the history of electrical engineering and computing.
IBM Israel, registered on June 8, 1950, was the country's first high-tech firm. The company, located on Allenby Street in Tel Aviv, assembled and repaired punch card machines, sorting machines and tabulators. In 1956, a local plant was opened to produce punch cards, and a year later, the first service center opened, offering computerized data processing services.
Scientific and technological research in Israel was boosted by the appointment of a chief scientist for the Industry and Trade Ministry at the recommendation of a committee headed by Ephraim Katzir, later president of Israel. The Israeli government provided grants that covered 50–80 percent of the outlay for new start-ups, with no conditions, no shareholding and no participation in management. In the early 1980s, Control Data Corporation, a partner in Elron Electronic Industries, formed the country's first venture capital firm.
The world's largest parabolic solar dish at the Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center.
The country’s lack of conventional energy sources has spurred extensive research and development of alternative energy sources and Israel has developed innovative technologies in the solar energy field. Israel has become the world's largest per capita user of solar water heaters in the home. A new, high-efficiency receiver to collect concentrated sunlight has been developed, which will enhance the use of solar energy in industry as well.
In a 2009 report by the CleanTech Group, Israel ranked among the top 10 clean tech countries in the world, behind Denmark, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The Arrow Ecology company has developed the ArrowBio process a patented system which takes trash directly from collection trucks and separates organic and inorganic materials through gravitational settling, screening, and hydro-mechanical shredding. The system is capable of sorting huge volumes of solid waste, salvaging recyclables, and turning the rest into biogas and rich agricultural compost. The system is used in California, Australia, Greece, Mexico, the United Kingdom and in Israel. For example, an ArrowBio plant that has been operational at the Hiriya landfill site since December 2003 serves the Tel Aviv area, and processes up to 150 tons of garbage a day.
In 2010, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology established the Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP). This multidisciplinary task-force brings together Technion's top researchers in energy science and technology from over nine different faculties. GTEP's 4-point strategy targets research and development of alternative fuels; renewable energy sources; energy storage and conversion; and energy conservation. GTEP is presently the only center in Israel offering graduate studies in energy science and technology to bring the energy skills and know-how to address the energy challenges of the future.
According to water experts, pipe leakage is one of the major problems confronting the global water supply today. For Israel, which is two-thirds desert, water-saving technologies are of critical importance. The International Water Association has cited Israel as one of the leaders in innovative methods to reduce "nonrevenue water," i.e., water lost in the system before reaching the customer.
See also: Israel Space Agency
During the 1970s and 1980s Israel began developing the infrastructure needed for research and development in space exploration and sciences. In November 1982, the Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Yuval Ne'eman, established the Israel Space Agency (ISA), to coordinate and supervise a national space program. Because of geographical constraints, as well as safety considerations, the Israeli space program focuses on very small satellites loaded with payloads of a high degree of sophistication, and cooperation with other national space agencies. The Technion Asher Space Research Institute plays a central role in educating the space engineers of the next generation.
Ilan Ramon (June 20, 1954 – February 1, 2003) Israel's first astronaut
Israel launced its first satellite, Ofeq-1, from the locally built Shavit launch vehicle on September 19, 1988 and has made important contributions in a number of areas in space research, including laser communication, research into embryo development and osteoporosis in space, pollution monitoring, and mapping geology, soil and vegetation in semi-arid environments.
Key projects include the TAUVEX telescope, the Tel Aviv University Ultra Violet Experiment, a UV telescope for astronomical observations which was developed in the 1990s to be accommodated on an Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) geo-synchronous satellite GSAT-4, for joint operation and use by Indian and Israeli scientists; the VENUS micro-satellite, developed in collaboration with the French space agency, CNES, which will use an Israeli-developed space camera, electric space engine and algorithms; and MEIDEX (Mediterranean - Israel Dust Experiment), in collaboration with NASA.
Ilan Ramon was Israel's first astronaut. Ramon was the space shuttle payload specialist onboard the fatal STS-107 mission of Space Shuttle Columbia, in which he and the six other crew members were killed in a re-entry accident over the southern United States. Ramon had been selected as a Payload Specialist in 1997 and trained at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, from 1998 until 2003. Among other experiments, Ramon was responsible for the MEIDEX project in which he was required to take pictures of atmospheric aerosol (dust) in the Mediterranean area using a multispectral camera designed to provide scientific information about atmospheric aerosols and the influence of global changes on the climate, and data for the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) and Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments. Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) were responsible for the scientific aspect of the experiment. The TAU team also worked with a US company, Orbital Sciences Corporation, to construct and test special flight instruments for the project.
In 2009 Israel was ranked 2nd among 20 top countries in space sciences by Thomson Reuters agency.
A team of 50 Israeli scientists work full-time at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which operates the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Israel was granted observer status in 1991, but is now in the process of being accepted as a full-fledged member. An Israeli delegation headed by President Shimon Peres visited the particle accelerator in 2011.
Aerospace engineering related to the country's defense needs has generated technological development with consequent civilian spin-offs. The Arava short take-off and landing (STOL) plane manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries was the first aircraft to be produced in Israel, in the late 1960s, for both military and civilian uses. This was followed by the production of the Westwind business jet from 1965–1987, and later variants, the Astra and the Gulfstream G100, which are still in active service.
Israel is among the few countries capable of launching satellites into orbit and locally designed and manufactured satellites have been produced and launched by Israel Aerospace Industries(IAI), Israel's largest military engineering company, in cooperation with the Israel Space Agency. The AMOS-1 geostationary satellite began operations in 1996 as Israel's first commercial communications satellite. It was built primarily for direct-to-home television broadcasting, TV distribution and VSAT services. AMOS-2 was launched in December 2003 and a further series of AMOS communications satellites (AMOS 2 - 5i) are operated or in development by the Spacecom Satellite Communications company, headquartered in Ramat-Gan, Israel. Spacecom provides satellite telecommuncations services to countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Another satellite, the Gurwin-II TechSAT, designed and manufactured by the Technion, was launched in July 1998 to provide communications, remote sensing and research services. EROS, launched in 2000, is a non-geostationary orbit satellite for commercial photography and surveillance services.
Israel also develops, manufactures, and exports a large number of related aerospace products, including display systems, aeronautical computers, instrumentation systems, drones and flight simulators. Israel's second largest defense company is Elbit Systems, which makes electro-optical systems for air, sea and ground forces; drones; control and monitoring systems; communications systems and more.
The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology is home to the Asher Space Research Institute (ASRI), which is unique in Israel as a university-based center of space research. At ASRI, Israeli students designed, built and launched their own satellite: Gurwin TechSat.
Further information: Agricultural research in Israel
Anaerobic digesters at Hiriya waste facility
Israel’s agricultural sector is characterized by an intensive system of production stemming from the need to overcome the scarcity in natural resource, particularly water and arable land, in a country where more than half of its area is desert. The growth in agricultural production is based on close cooperation of scientists, farmers and agriculture-related industries and has resulted in the development of advanced agricultural technology, water-conserving irrigation methods, anaerobic digestion, greenhouse technology, desert agriculture and salinity research. Israeli companies also supply irrigation, water conservation and greenhouse technologies and know-how to other countries.
The modern technology of drip irrigation was invented in Israel by Simcha Blass and his son Yeshayahu. Instead of releasing water through tiny holes, blocked easily by tiny particles, water was released through larger and longer passageways by using velocity to slow water inside a plastic emitter. The first experimental system of this type was established in 1959 when Blass partnered with Kibbutz Hatzerim to create an irrigation company called Netafim. Together they developed and patented the first practical surface drip irrigation emitter. This method was very successful and had spread to Australia, North America and South America by the late 1960s.
Israeli farmers rely heavily on greenhouse technology to ensure a constant, year-round supply of high quality produce, while overcoming the obstacles posed by adverse climatic conditions, and water and land shortages. Technologies include computerized greenhouse climate control, greenhouse shading, irrigation, fertigation, greenhouse water recycling and biological control of plant disease and insects, allow farmers to control most production parameters. As a result, Israeli farmers successfully grow between 3.5 and 4.5 million roses per hectare in season and an average of 400 tons of tomatoes per hectare, four times the amount harvested in open fields.
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (faculty of Computer Science) building
Israel's Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and the Weizmann Institute of Science are ranked among the top 20 academic institutions in the world in computer science.
Israeli companies excel in computer security technologies, semiconductors and communications. Israeli firms include Check Point, a leading firewall firm; Amdocs, which makes business and operations support systems for telecoms; Comverse, a voice-mail company; and Mercury Interactive, which measures software performance. A high concentration of high-tech industries in the coastal plain of Israel has led to the nickname Silicon Wadi (lit: "Silicon Valley"). Both Israeli and international companies are based there. Intel and Microsoft built their first overseas research and development centers in Israel, and other high-tech multi-national corporations, such as IBM, Cisco Systems, and Motorola, have opened facilities in the country. Intel developed its dual-core Core Duo processor at its Israel Development Center in Haifa.
Optics, electro-optics, and lasers are significant fields and Israel produces fiber-optics, electro-optic inspection systems for printed circuit boards, thermal imaging night-vision systems, and electro-optics-based robotic manufacturing systems.
Research into robotics first began in the late 1970s, has resulted in the production of robots designed to perform a wide variety of computer aided manufacturing tasks, including diamond polishing, welding, packing, and building. Research is also conducted in the application of artificial intelligence to robots.
An Israeli, CEO and president of M-Systems, Dov Moran, invented the first flash drive in 1998.
More than 3,850 start-ups have been established in Israel, making it second only to the US in this sector and has the largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies outside North America.
Because rain falls only in the winter, and largely in the northern part of the country, irrigation and water engineering is vital to the country's economic survival and growth. Large scale projects to direct water from rivers and reservoirs in the north, to make optimal use of groundwater, and to reclaim flood overflow and sewage have been undertaken. The largest such project was a national water distribution system called the National Carrier, completed in 1964, flowing from the country's biggest freshwater lake, the Sea of Galilee, to the northern Negev desert, through huge channels, pipes and tunnels.
The Ashkelon seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant was the largest in the world at the time it was built. The project was developed as a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) by a consortium of three international companies: Veolia water, IDE Technologies and Elran.
The Uzi submachine gun
Rejection of requests for weapons and technologies, arms sanctions and massive rearmament of the Arab countries prodded Israel into the development of a broad-based indigenous arms industry. The Israel Defense Forces relies heavily on local military technology and high-tech weapons systems designed and manufactured in Israel. Israeli-developed military equipment includes small arms, anti-tank rockets and missiles, boats and submarines, tanks, armored vehicles, artillery, unmanned surface vehicles, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), air-defense systems, weapon stations and radar.
An impetus for the development of the industry was the embargo on arms sales to Israel during the Six-Day War which prompted Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI), founded as a maintenance facility in 1953, to begin developing and assembling its own aircraft, including the Kfir, the Arava and the Nesher.
Notable technology includes the Uzi submachine gun, introduced in 1954, the country's main battle tank, the Merkava, and the jointly designed Israeli and U.S.Arrow missile, one of the world's only operational, advanced anti-ballistic missile systems.
The Iron Dome mobile air defense system developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is designed to intercept short-range rockets and artillery shells. The system was created as a defensive countermeasure to the rocket threat against Israel's civilian population on its northern and southern borders, and was declared operational and initially deployed in the first quarter of 2011. It is designed to intercept very short-range threats up to 70 kilometers in all-weather situations. On April 7, 2011, the system successfully intercepted a Grad rocket launched from Gaza, marking the first time in history a short-range rocket was ever intercepted.
Israel has also developed a network of reconnaissance satellites. The Ofeq (lit. Horizon) series (Ofeq 1 - Ofeq 7) were launched between 1988 and 2007. The satellites were carried by Shavit rockets launched from Palmachim Airbase. Both the satellites and the launchers were designed and manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), with Elbit Systems' El-Op division supplying the optical payload.
Given endoscopic capsule
Israel has an advanced infrastructure of medical and paramedical research and bioengineering capabilities. Biotechnology, biomedical, and clinical research account for over half of the country's scientific publications, and the industrial sector has used this extensive knowledge to develop pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and treatment therapies.
Medicine and genetics
Israeli scientists have developed methods for producing a human growth hormone and interferon, a group of proteins effective against viral infections. Copaxone, a medicine effective in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, was developed in Israel from basic research to industrial production. Genetic engineering has resulted in a wide range of diagnostic kits based on monoclonal antibodies, with other microbiological products.
Advanced stem cell research takes place in Israel. The first steps in the development of stem cell studies occurred in Israel, with research in this field dating back to studies of bone marrow stem cells in the early 1960s. By 2006, Israeli scientists were leaders on a per capita basis in the number of articles published in scientific journals related to stem cell research. In 2011, Israeli scientist Inbar Friedrich Ben-Nun led a team which produced the first stem cells from endangered species, a breakthrough that could save animals in danger of extinction.
Sophisticated medical equipment for both diagnostic and treatment purposes has been developed and marketed worldwide, such as computer tomography (CT) scanners, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, ultrasound scanners, nuclear medical cameras, and surgical lasers. Other innovations include a controlled-release liquid polymer to prevent accumulation of tooth plaque, a device to reduce both benign and malignant swellings of the prostate gland, the use of botulin to correct eye squint, and a miniature camera encased in a swallowable capsule used to diagnose gastrointestinal disease, developed by Given Imaging.
In 2009, scientists from several European countries and Israel developed a robotic prosthetic hand, called SmartHand, which functions like a real one, allowing patients to write with it, type on a keyboard, play piano and perform other fine movements. The prosthesis has sensors which enable the patient to sense real feeling in its fingertips. A new MRI system for identifying and diagnosing tumors developed at the Weizmann Institute has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is already being used in diagnosing breast and testicular cancer. The new system will replace invasive procedures and eliminate waiting time for the results.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel, is the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world and one of the 20 largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide. It specializes in generic drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients and has developed proprietary pharmaceuticals such as Copaxone and Laquinimod for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, and Rasagiline for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Scientific research institutions
See also: List of Israeli universities and colleges
Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel has seven research universities: Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the University of Haifa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot.
Other scientific research institutions include the Volcani Institute of Agricultural Research in Beit Dagan, the Israel Institute for Biological Research and the Soreq Nuclear Research Center. The Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center at Sde Boker is an alternative energy research institute established in 1987 by the Ministry of National Infrastructures to study alternative and clean energy technologies.
Israeli universities are ranked among the top 100 academic institutions in the world in the following scientific disciplines: in physics (Hebrew University, Weizmann Institute of Science and Tel Aviv University); in chemistry (the Technion, Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University); in computer science (Weizmann Institute of Science and the Technion - in the top 20, Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University, and Bar Ilan University); in mathematics and natural sciences (the Technion, Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University and Weizmann Institute of Science); in engineering (Technion); in life sciences (Hebrew University).
Research conducted at Israeli universities and institutes is shared with the private sector through technology transfer (TT) units. Israel's first university TT unit, YEDA, was established by the Weizmann Institute of Science in the 1950s. Research in such fields as arid and semi-arid zone agricultural engineering was transferred to kibbutzim and private farmers on a gratis basis and agricultural knowledge was shared with developing countries.
In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly's Economic and Financial Committee adopted an Israeli-sponsored draft resolution on agricultural technology transfer to developing countries. The resolution called on developed countries to make their knowledge and know-how accessible to the developing world as part of the UN campaign to eradicate hunger and dire poverty by 2015. The initiative is an outgrowth of Israel's many years of contributing its know-how to developing nations, especially Africa, in the spheres of agriculture, fighting desertification, rural development, irrigation, medical development, computers and the empowerment of women.
Nobel Prize laureates
See also: List of Jewish Nobel laureates
Four Israelis have won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. In 2004, biologists Avram Hershko and Aaron Ciechanover of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology were two of the three winners of the prize, for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. In 2009, Ada Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science was one of the winners for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome. In 2011, Daniel Shechtman of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology was awarded the prize for the discovery of quasicrystals.
Additionally, the 1958 Medicine laureate, Joshua Lederberg, was born to Israeli Jewish parents, and 2004 Physics laureate, David Gross, grew up partly in Israel, where he obtained his undergraduate degree. In the social sciences, the Nobel Prize for Economics was awarded to Daniel Kahneman in 2002, and to Robert Aumann of the Hebrew University in 2005.
Leading high-tech companies
Aerospace and Defense
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
Israel Military Industries (IMI)
Israel Weapon Industries (IWI)
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
Plastro Irrigation Systems
Pharmaceuticals and Medicine
D. Medical Industries
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Camtek Intelligent Imaging
Nova Measuring Instruments
Software and Information
Aladdin Knowledge Systems
Check Point Software Technologies
Magic Software Enterprises
Minicom Advanced Systems
Sapiens International Corporation
Zend Technologies - key developers of PHP
Telecommunications and Computing
Gilat Satellite Networks
RAD Data Communications
Science and Technology Minister of Israel
Economy of Israel
History of IBM research in Israel
List of Israeli universities and colleges
List of Israeli inventions and discoveries
List of Israeli companies quoted on the Nasdaq
^ Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor - Foreign Trade Administration
^ Israel ranks 4th for the number of scientific papers per person, Haaretz
^ BBC country profiles
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I do write elsewhere, you cant you handle the fact that other people have points of view that are contrary to Mehdi's?
Why all the aggression, you sound ready to blow?
It is Mehdi and You who are jealous of Israel and the West as Muslims live in third world countries with terrible Human rights and no progress.
Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik had extensive links to English Defence League
Anders Behring Breivik had extensive links to the far-Right English Defence League, senior members of the group have admitted.
There is something deeply barbaric about holding onto an ideology which mythologises an alleged blibical past.
Anders Behring Breivik had extensive links to the far-Right English Defence League, senior members of the group have admitted.
Thanks for the advice Uncle Sam, but US-Iraq relations is a subject upon which I am very well versed and read.
I was not under the impression that Saddam first became involved with the United States' intelligence agencies during the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war. But thank you for being considerate. :)
Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they can not become conscious."
-I.6 "1984", George Orwell
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise."
Who is this?
Norwegian Killer Linked to Tea Party and EDL
by craig on July 23, 2011 1:09 pm in Uncategorized
Anders Behring Breivik posted links to the Atlas Shrugs website of the Tea Party’s Pamela Geller. Here you can see him under the name of Anders Behring (his middle name) posting links to Geller’s “Atlas Shrugs” site. That cache page is bing translated from Norwegian.
OK, Mariella-is there something deeply barbaric about describing another state as a cancer that must be cut out? Or was Khamenei mistranslated too? Or perhaps he's an Israeli dupe playing the part of a threat to Israel's existence that, according to you, the Israeli state needs?
I'm not an Israeli sympathiser-but I cannot understand why views of Israel from most of the left are completely devoid of nuance or analysis: Israel within it's borders is an inclusive state. Most other countries in the region are not. Sorr, but that's true. You can call Israel an apartheid state until you're blue in the face, and it's still a lie. Tell me-in South Africa under apartheid, would a former white president have been found guilty of a serious offence in a court presided over by a black judge?
Has Israel been guilty of maltreating Palestinians? Yes-some Israelis have. Have the Palestinians been guilty of wanton agression against Israeli civilians? Yes-some have. Does either side consist entirely of bloodthirsty fanatics intent on destroying the other side? Of course not. But to reduce the whole situation to Israel = bad and oppressive, Palestinian = noble and oppressed-as you seem to do-is completely banal. It's a wilful rejection of critical thought, and it turns debate into shouting slogans with your fingers in your ears.
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A "Celebration" in Iran Means Avoiding Arrest - and Death
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I want to share a secret with you: The western world leads a more Islamic lifestyle than countries like the [un-]Islamic Republic of Iran. The reason is quite simple. There are only two rights in the religion of Islam: God's rights (i.e. Haghollah) and the people's rights (i.e. Hagholnas). Western countries are not perfect, but at least most of their governments operate on the concept of acknowledging and respecting the rights of the people. I can't say the same for the Iranian regime.
For example, in many western countries women have the right to wear a hijab or the right to show their hair. In Iran, women have no choice but to cover their hair. For another example, in western countries people of varying religions have equal rights to education and life. In Iran, Baha'is are not allowed to enroll in public universities. Baha'is are forced to operate underground universities not officially recognized by the Iranian government. If Baha'is protest against the violation of their rights, they are locked up behind bars and issued outlandish prison sentences.
In Iran, the oppressive "Islamic" regime has stripped the people of their fundamental rights, and they abuse the name of God and religion to do so. For example, in the context of executions, the Iranian rulers believe that it is their right to kill who they wish because that is what God would want. But the Iranian rulers are ignoring one main point: that person being executed has the right to life.
The Iranian rulers, if they truly are religious, should know that Islam states that God is able to forgive any violation of the Creator's orders against the Creator, but God will not consider a request for forgiveness if one violates the rights of another person. However, Islam states that even the violator of people's rights can be redeemed, if he or she asks for forgiveness from the person they violated.
Tonight the people in Iran and Iranians around the world celebrate Chaharshanbe Soori -- an ancient, non-religious Persian festival where people jump over bonfires to be rid of the bad and invite in the good on the eve of the last Wednesday before Persian New Year (Norouz or Nowruz), the celebration of spring and new life.
It is already nighttime in Iran. The people have headed to the streets to celebrate -- albeit as discreetly as possible. The regime's agents are out in full force and are waiting to crack down on any dissent. Already there are reports of arrests of people who were playing their music "too loud" in their cars.
Last year during Chaharshanbe Soori, Tehran became the scene of numerous widespread anti-government protests. Chants of "Death to Khamenei" echoed through the city, which resulted in severe clashes among the people and security forces. At least 500 people were reportedly arrested. In addition to the arrests, the Iranian regime also beat some people to a pulp until they died.
One of these people is Behnoud Ramezani. He was born in 1992 and was a second-term university student. His body was eventually delivered to his family two days after his death, under the condition that he be buried outside of Tehran. The two initial forensic reports described the cause of death as "multiple blows to the head by a hard object." Regime security forces banned any burial ceremonies for Behnoud Ramezani in Tehran, but allowed him to finally be buried on March 18, 2011.
Following Behnoud's murder, his close friend told a Persian-language student news website: "[Behnoud and I] believed that everything should be based on humanity. Neither of us were particularly religious. In our discussions we would reach the conclusion that we wished to behave like decent human beings without harming anyone. Whenever we had discussions we reached the conclusion that in this country we will never be able to do the things we like. There will always be obstacles and problems. There will always be people who won't allow us to live how we like to live. All in all, it is impossible to do anything here."
The Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the most sorry excuses for Islam I have ever observed in my life. Butwhat is more shameful than the Iranian regime are Muslims around the world who remain silent to the atrocities committed by the Iranian regime in the name of religion.
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Julia, sometimes I wonder if it is not useless to argue with these people. There are some who are able to engage in civilized discourse, but others can only engage in personal attacks and empty sloganeering; they will not listen to reason no matter what you do. If Plato, Kant, and Hegel came to argue against them, they would not listen to them, either.
have a read pls;
weird article no? these people say exactly what i have been telling you for months. so could you answer this simple question;
am i a Jewish Rabbi, or, are all those Jewish Rabbis Islamofascists?
The first thing that sticks out is how Breivik constructs his enemy: the combination of three elements (Marxism, multiculturalism and Islamism), each of which belongs to a different political space: the Marxist radical left, multiculturalist liberalism, Islamic religious fundamentalism. The old fascist habit of attributing to the enemy mutually exclusive features ("Bolshevik-plutocratic Jewish plot" – Bolshevik radical left, plutocratic capitalism, ethnic-religious identity) returns here in a new guise.
hatred is focused on the Muslim threat.
And, last but not least, Breivik is antisemitic but pro-Israel, as the state of Israel is the first line of defence against the Muslim expansion – he even wants to see the Jerusalem temple rebuilt. His view is that Jews are OK as long as there aren't too many of them – or, as he wrote in his manifesto: "There is no Jewish problem in western Europe (with the exception of the UK and France) as we only have 1 million in western Europe, whereas 800,000 out of these 1 million live in France and the UK. The US, on the other hand, with more than 6 million Jews (600% more than Europe) actually has a considerable Jewish problem." He realises the ultimate paradox of a Zionist Nazi – how is this possible?
A key is provided by the reactions of the European right to Breivik's attack: its mantra was that in condemning his murderous act, we should not forget that he addressed "legitimate concerns about genuine problems" – mainstream politics is failing to address the corrosion of Europe by Islamicisation and multiculturalism, or, to quote the Jerusalem Post, we should use the Oslo tragedy "as an opportunity to seriously re-evaluate policies for immigrant integration in Norway and elsewhere". The newspaper has since apologised for this editorial. (Incidentally, we are yet to hear a similar interpretation of the Palestinian acts of terror, something like "these acts of terror should serve as an opportunity to re-evaluate Israeli politics".)
A reference to Israel is, of course, implicit in this evaluation: a "multicultural" Israel has no chance to survive; apartheid is the only realistic option. The price for this properly perverse Zionist-rightist pact is that, in order to justify the claim to Palestine, one has to acknowledge retroactively the line of argumentation which was previously, in earlier European history, used against the Jews: the implicit deal is "we are ready to acknowledge your intolerance towards other cultures in your midst if you acknowledge our right not to tolerate Palestinians in our midst".
Yes, of course, we have won. However, what I find troubling is this incredible resemblance of these times to the 1930's, which has been noted before. The same aspects: deep economic crises, a new Fashism International choosing to align themselves with terrorits and dictators against democracy and Jews. Maybe, Mariella, you are right - a new World War is in the offing? Well, we know who won the last one.
Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12.