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July 24, 2013

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Birth of the “Mandate for Palestine”

Eli E. Hertz | July 23, 2013
http://www.mythsandfacts.org/Conflict/mandate_for_palestine/MandateN2%20-%2010-29-07-English.pdf

 91 years has passed since the birth of the “Mandate for Palestine,” an historical League of Nations document, that laid down the Jewish legal right to settle anywhere in western Palestine, the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, an entitlement unaltered in international law.

The “Mandate for Palestine” was not a naive vision briefly embraced by the international community. Fifty-one member countries—the entire League of Nations—unanimously declared on July 24, 1922:

“Whereas recognition has been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country.”

It is important to point out that political rights to self-determination as a polity for Arabs, were guaranteed by the same League of Nations in four other mandates—in Lebanon and Syria [The French Mandate], Iraq, and later Trans-Jordan [The British Mandate].

Any attempt to negate the Jewish people’s right to Palestine—Eretz-Israel, and to deny them access and control in the area designated for the Jewish people by the League of Nations is a serious infringement of international law.

Continuous pressure from the “Quartet” [U.S., the European Union, the UN and Russia] to surrender parts of Eretz-Israel are contrary to international law that firmly calls to “encourage … close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes.” It also requires the Mandatory for “seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of the government of any foreign power.”

In their attempt to establish peace between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors, the nations of the world should remember who the lawful sovereign nation is with its rights anchored in international law and valid to this day:

The Jewish Nation.


“Chomsky and the Terror Masters” — The Algemeiner, JANUARY 17, 2013

May 15, 2013

http://blazingcatfur.blogspot.ca/2013/01/chomsky-and-terror-masters.html

http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/01/17/chomsky-and-the-terror-masters/

As a defamer of his fellow Jews, Noam Chomsky is in a class of his own. “Hitler’s conceptions,” he once wrote, “have struck a responsive chord in current Zionist commentary.” Israel, he added, is guilty of planning a “final solution” for humanity, an apocalypse from which “few will escape.” The world-famous MIT professor and far-left intellectual guru has described the PLO as “heroic,” while vilifying America’s Jewish community as “deeply totalitarian.” He has collaborated with Holocaust deniers, allowing them to publish and distribute his books, and he gave hisendorsementto an antisemitic author (the late Israel Shahak) who alleged that observant Jews pray to the Devil.

English: A portrait of Noam Chomsky that I too...

But these efforts pale before the cause that has animated Chomsky for the past decade. That cause is solidarity with the blood-drenched perpetrators of Islamist terror.

The fact that Iran’s rulers want to annihilate Israel is not in dispute among informed people. The ayatollahs and their accessories have characterized the Jewish state as a “cancerous tumor” that must be “uprooted from the region,” a “dried, rotten tree that will collapse with a single storm,” a “filthy microbe,” a “stinking corpse,” a “germ of corruption” that “will be wiped off the face of the world.” But as Chomsky sees it, “Israel and the United States are both threatening Iran with destruction.” Iran, declares Chomsky, would be “crazy” not to build nuclear bombs to counter this threat.

In 2006, Chomsky visited Lebanon, where he basked in the warm affections of Hezbollah. These terrorists, he announced, are perfectly justified in keeping their arms (which include tens of thousands of rockets aimed at Israel’s civilian population) as a “deterrent to potential aggression.” Some may recall the uses to which Hezbollah’s weapons have already been put: the slaughter of hundreds of American peacekeepers, the destruction of American and Israeli embassies, the indiscriminate bombardment of Israeli towns and cities, the massacre of Jews as far afield as Argentina. Was it for this, one wonders, that Chomsky allowed himself to be filmed greeting leaders of Hezbollah as long-lost friends?

Interviewed on Lebanese television, Chomsky gave further insight into his political allegiances. “The policies of Hamas,” he insisted, “are more forthcoming and more conducive to a peaceful settlement than those of the United States or Israel… The policies, in my view, are unacceptable, but preferable to the policies of the United States and Israel.” Viewers may well have been perplexed at the sight of this Jewish academic who apparently considers the demand for the murder of all Jews – clearly stated in the Hamas covenant – preferable to Israel’s official support for the two-state solution.

Evidently unsatisfied with mere apologetics for Hamas, Chomsky has now decided to show his fellowship with the jihadists in person. Visiting Gaza in October – shortly before the latest rocket attacks on Israeli towns and cities – Chomsky spoke at the Islamic University, an institutionestablished by Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and recognized as a training ground for the Hamas leadership. Bestowing intellectual legitimacy on this terrorist front by attending an “international conference on languages and literature,” he also received an honorary doctorate for his anti-Israel activities, and rewarded his hosts by demanding an end to the blockade of the Hamas enclave. His words having met with the approval of the terror masters, Chomsky was granted an audience with none other than the Hamas prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, who hailed his “courageous positions in support of the Palestinian people.”

Even as he consorted with this dispatcher of suicide bombers, a man involved in the murder and mutilation of hundreds of innocent Jews, Chomsky’s traveling companions (most of them linguistics professors) brazenly insisted that nothing was amiss. In a public statement on the situation, they conceded that American academics “are prevented by law from having any contact with the government in Gaza,” and cited “assurances” (worthless, of course) that the Islamic University is not linked to Hamas. But they labored in vain to conceal the truth: that the conference at the university was a mere pretext for assignations with terrorists. “Additional events,” they confessed, “were organized solely for Noam Chomsky,” and among those events were “meetings with Palestinian politicians (including the elected prime minister)” – that is to say, private sessions with figures from Hamas, including Ismail Haniyeh. Here, then, is an admission by his own supporters that Chomsky has been fraternizing with the Hamas leadership, possibly in violation of American law.

Just how important is Chomsky? Why should anyone care that he is rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s most evil terrorists? The answer is that Chomsky was voted “the world’s top public intellectual” by over 4,000 readers of Foreign Policy magazine. His book 9-11, which denied bin Laden’s guilt for the September 11 mass murders, sold 300,000 copies. Wherever he travels, he addresses packed audiences and elicits rapturous applause. In Britain, one of his diatribes wasbroadcast in Manchester city center by the BBC. When he tried to visit Ireland on an expired passport a few years ago, the country’s foreign minister intervened to grant him entry. As a result, cheering crowds were able to watch him denounce the Irish Government for war crimes, confuse the then-presidents of Egypt and Pakistan, and warn that American policies would culminate in an “Armageddon of our own making.”

Over his long public career, Noam Chomsky has plumbed the depths of political iniquity, from support for Maoist China (“quite admirable”) and apologetics for Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge (“may actually have saved many lives”) to the defense of Holocaust deniers (one of whom he labeled “a relatively apolitical liberal of some sort”) and dismissal of bin Laden’s responsibility for 9/11. Now he describes the Iranian ayatollahs as victims of American and Israeli aggression, while embracing terrorist commanders notorious for their skill in murdering Jews.

When his political activities are called into question, Chomsky reacts by comparing himself to the prophets of the Bible. Perhaps, therefore, he should be judged in light of the words of Isaiah: “the wicked are like the troubled sea, which cannot rest, and whose waters cast up mire and dirt.”

https://jdlcanada.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/chomsky-and-the-terror-masters-the-algemeiner-january-17-2013/

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Chomsky Idol Worshipper. Rita Kanarek

Video > “Liberals” and what they believe.

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https://jdlcanada.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/video-liberals-and-what-they-believe/


The *Jewish Defence League* is calling for a BOYCOTT of “York University”. The JDL boycott campaign against York U will start in two weeks.

April 9, 2013

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STOP the lies.

STOP the BDS

The Jewish Defence League of Canada is calling for a boycott of York University.

There are many high profile members of the Jewish Community who donate large sums of money to York University.

The JDL will picket outside the offices of such high profile members of the Jewish Community to demand that they no longer provide material support to York University.

The JDL boycott campaign against York University will start in two weeks.

Terrorist Supporters and Anti-Semitism Permitted at Crime-Plagued York University (VIDEO)

http://www.algemeiner.com/?p=104568

STOP the lies. STOP the BDS !!!!!!!!!!!

Please sign the petition.

https://jdlcanada.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/stop-the-lies-stop-the-bds-please-sign-the-petition/

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York University Professor:

March 27


Terrorist Supporters and Anti-Semitism Permitted at Crime-Plagued “York University” (VIDEO)

April 9, 2013

Where anti-Semitism and racism thrive, it is often symbolic of larger problems at an institution. The student association of York University, Canada’s third largest university, a public university in Toronto with 55,000 students recently passed a resolution endorsing the global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

And while they received attention for this initiative, there’s so much more negative media attention that they have received, even a top crisis PR agencycouldn’t solve things for them.

York University’s Student Association called for universities to divest from holdings in companies that do business with Israel and to cut ties with Israeli academics. Interestingly, they made no mention of the civil war in Syria where tens of thousands have been killed in recent months, laws forbidding homosexuality in much of the Arab Middle East, or any of the other major issues that bleeding heart liberals often jump up and down about.

Of course it’s all part and parcel of recent Anti-Semitic history at York University:

  • Local Aish Hatorah Rabbi, Aaron Hoch accused the University of supporting Anti-Semitism, and regarding previous incidents noted that York’s President “..has again showed his amazing tolerance for anti-Semitism and lack of vigilance regarding the feeling of safety for Jewish students on campus.” An outspoken – yet surely accurate stance.

  • Just before Passover, Jewish students were repeatedly harassed during counter-protests against an anti-Israel rally on campus.  Flaming liberals (who would probably be lynched in Gaza) posted massive banners reading “Zionism is Racism,” as can be seen in the video below:

Meanwhile, also in the video, one can see the flag of an illegal terrorist organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) a designated foreign terrorist organization popularly referred to as the Tamil Tigers,  flying proudly at this rally. Terrorists are permitted to speak out – Jewish students are harassed.

  • In 2009, members of Jewish student group Hillel were threatened by Palestinian students, and the leaders of Hillel have previously condemned anti-Semitism at York University. Quite a troubling environment exists at this so-called institute of higher learning.

A bad environment for Jews isn’t the only problem at York University.

  • In the past month, there have been many serious crimes on campus – two sexual assaults, two armed robberies and a case of assault where a student was struck with a piece of metal. There have been abnormally high rates of crime committed at the school, and police are seeking additional victims related to sex crimes.

  • There were repeated rapes in dormitories in 2007, a security guard was shot in 2009, in April 2010 a student was sexually assaulted walking back to her apartment off campus, resulting in very serious injuries, in April 2011 an international student was murdered at York University Village, and on November 23 2012 a female student was sexually assaulted in Vari Hall, the school’s most iconic building.

Seems like the school has a lot they need to get a handle on.  Even more recent media reports indicate that York University staff were aware of fraud taking place at a key campus division but didn’t alert senior management as they were afraid of reprisals.

Yet, last week on campus, the school showed “Tsar to Lenin”, a movie which they claim “ranks among the greatest documentary films of the twentieth century.”  As university posters proclaimed, “In these troubling times, the working people of the world have seen the interests of the wealthy run roughshod over their rights and liberties…A closer examination of this legacy is a necessity for a new generation of workers and young people.”

Perhaps fitting for a University where Professor Alex Levant of the Political Science Department teaches about the importance of “Rethinking Leninism,” and writes of the need to “re-consider Lenin’s legacy, suggesting new ways of understanding his political thought.” As he wrote, “Rethinking Marxism has won a measure of legitimacy in the academy, but rethinking Leninism continues to exist largely on the margins.”

A school which honors one of the foremost communists in history and is home to rampant crime and anti-Semitism seems like a school in need of help – surely not an institution of “higher learning.”

Ronn Torossian is a New-York based entrepreneur.

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STOP the lies. STOP the BDS !!!!!!!!!!! Please sign the petition.

April 9, 2013

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Please sign the petition

http://spme.net/petitions/26/

The student council at UCSD (University of California at San Diego) recently passed a BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction) resolution against Israel. You can read about it here:

http://www.romirowsky.com/13082/bds-ucsd

Shlomo Dubnov, (a Zionist professor) started an anti-BDS petition.  He is a music professor at UCSD and the representative there for SPME (Scholars for Peace in the Middle East).

Since  BDS has reached Canada please sign Shlomo’s petition and circulate it to others. There’s a place to indicate your university affiliation, but you don’t have to have one in order to be a signer.

You’ll see Shlomo’s message and a link to his petition directly below.

http://spme.net/petitions/26/

YORK UNIVERSITY professor teaching ? political science

David McNally

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“Blog Wrath” Blog Summary of The JEW HATE @ York University – “Students Against Israeli Apartheid” and their LIE “Zionism ISrael Racism”

March 29, 2013

‘Blog Wrath’ Blog

http://www.blogwrath.com/canada-anti-semitism/zionism-israel-racism-a-simple-message-from-york-universitys-jew-hate-fest/4081/

It was another excruciating day at York University. Yesterday I attended there a rally organized by Students Against Israeli Apartheid, called to celebrate the student federation’s endorsement of the boycott of Israel and demand that the university administration comply with it. Plus, I read the local paper, praising John Greyson’s new tranny film project and convincing men to switch to women’s clothing.

Nothing summarized the spirit of the event than the huge sign, in front of which mostspeakers stood. It read: “Zionism-Israel-Racism”.

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Passover *JEW HATE* Festival @ York University

March 28, 2013

Students Against Israeli Apartheid

https://www.facebook.com/events/475800525808958/  

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Sincerely,  

Mamdouh Shoukri  

President and Vice-Chancellor 
York  University 

CANADA.

Students Against Israeli Apartheid

https://www.facebook.com/events/475800525808958/  

Join Students Against Israeli Apartheid as we protest York’s investments in weapons manufacturing companies!

Students Against Israeli Apartheid invites all students, faculty, alumni, and York University community members to Vari Hall on Wednesday March 27 at 1:00 PM to send a message to the York University Administration that enough is enough!

We are also calling on all of our allies across the GTA to join us as we celebrate the passing of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions resolutions by student unions across Ontario.

York University is currently investing large sums of money in military corporations, weapons manufacturers, and other companies that are involved in the violation human rights and the destruction of the environment around the world. Weapons have been sold to the Israeli Defense Forces and used against civilian populations in the Gaza Strip as recently as last fall.

The Endowment Fund, which raises money for student scholarships and bursaries, has been invested in these weapons manufacturers.

York students: if you are on scholarship, a portion of the money used to fund your scholarship was made through the murder and subjugation of your fellow students’ families!

The York University Faculty Association has rightfully been pressing the York Administration to practice responsible investment for several years. Faculty pensions come out of the Pension Fund, which have been invested in these weapons companies.

SAIA has been raising awareness of this issue across campus by lobbying our student unions to pass Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions resolutions, which commits them to support us in our demands.

The time has come for students and community members to stand up and make our demands for responsible investment heard by the York Administration!

We are calling on the York University Administration to divest from all companies implicated in the violation of international law and human rights.

We are demanding that York University implement a Socially Responsible Investment policy.

And we further demand that the York Administration relinquish its control over Vari Hall so that our freedom of speech and assembly be respected and restored in this once politically vibrant space!

Join us!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – Vari Hall!


“Homosexuals and lesbians should be “exterminated in this life” – CANADIAN Imam, Abou Hammaad Sulaiman Dameus Al-Hayiti

March 21, 2013

 

 


Canadian Muslims Cry about their “human rights”  but meanwhile, 

“Homosexuals and lesbians should be “exterminated in this life” – CANADIAN imam, muslim preacher

http://pointdebasculecanada.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=682&catid=7&Itemid=102

https://jdlcanada.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/muslims-in-canada-have-free-speech/

BACKGROUND

On 11 April 2008, I filed a complaint for “hate propaganda” on the Internet before the Canadian Human Rights Commission against a Salafi Imam of Montreal, Abou Hammaad Sulaiman Dameus Al-Hayiti. …

On December 5, I received a letter fom Stéphane Brisson of the Commission informing me that they will not proceed to investigate my complaint. In the opinion of the Commission, the writings of the imam are not likely to expose persons from identifiable groups to hatred or contempt. Below is a translated excerpt of the letter of the Commission, followed by translated excerpts of the book of the Imam that I brought to the attention of the Commission in support of my complaint :

BOOK EXCERPTS

Homosexuals

  • Homosexuality is a “perversion”
  • Homosexuals “spread disorder on earth”
  • Homosexuals and lesbians should be “exterminated in this life”
  • “Homosexuals caught performing sodomy are beheaded”

Infidels

  • Most Infidels “live like animals”
  • “they are evil people, they love perversity”, and “they are our enemies”
  • “sending our sons and daughters to the schools of the Infidels has devastating effects on their beliefs, their behavior and their character. For the children of Infidels are the most pervert children. At a very early age, they adopt the behavior of their parents “
  • “Moreover, attending schools with Infidels may lead to friendship in their heart for Infidel children, which contradicts the foundations of Islam. Because Islam prohibits befriending even the closest relatives if they are Infidels”
  • “there is no doubt that it is not permissible for a Muslim to love or to take as friend whoever follows a religion other than Islam”
  • “Infidels say they are open-minded, but in reality they have opened their mind to garbage and filth, and closed it to all that is pure and right!”

Men are superior to women

  • “men are superior to women and better than them”. In general, “men have a more complete intellect and memory than women”
  • “Infidels acknowledge this reality, but they do not want to accept the truth because they are blinded by their passions”

Muslim women are superior to Infidel women

  • “The veiled Muslim woman is a light in the darkness of the 20th century, she carries the torch of modesty, of chastity and of Islamic values”
  • “She brings the liberating message of “LA ILAHA ILLALLAH” to the poor western woman who has lost her femininity, her dignity and her honor and who is now crying for her savior”
  • The consequences of immodesty are “rape, venereal diseases, AIDS, herpes, single-parent families, crime, poverty, ignorance and many others”
  • “Infidels will never admit that these social problems are the result of their refusal to submit to Allah, because they are consumed with pride”
  • “… male Infidels wanted to liberate women only for economic reasons (cheap labor) and to sexually exploit them”
  • “male Infidels will not be happy with us until our women are in their beds, in their magazines and in their dancing clubs!”
    “If a Muslim woman marries a non-Muslim man … their marriage is invalid, in fact it is adultery”

Ethnic groups are not equal

  • “Can we doubt the superiority of Islamic principles over the corrupt principles of Eastern and Western cultures?
  • Culture is based on the beliefs of a nation. The superior culture is the one closest to the revelation of Allah!”
    “This is the reason why ethnic groups are not equal”

Muslims are superior to Infidels

  • “… a Muslim must never put his brother in Islam at the same level as an Infidel. In fact, to place Infidels at equality with Muslims is one of the greatest form of ignorance and injustice”
  • “The rule is that the most disobedient among Muslims is better than the most virtuous, the most polite, the most honest and the most loyal among the Infidels”
  • “The Muslim nation is actually the most balanced and the most righteous”

Christianity

  • “It is because of this religion of lies, which goes against human nature, that the West is now full of perversity, corruption and adultery”

Jews

  • Jews “spread corruption and chaos on earth”
  • Most Jews “seek only material goods and money, apart from that, they have nothing”
  • Jews “unjustly occupy” Palestine for the sole purpose of “filling this land with corruption and transgress the laws of Allah in the name of secularism”

Slavery

  • “owning slaves is not prohibited”
  • “Allah has allowed men to marry two, three or four women, but one who fears he will not be fair can marry only one or have slaves.”

Democracy is contrary to Islam. Jihad is a duty of sedition

  • “Democracy is a system in total contradiction with Islam”
  • “… freedom is unknown in Islam, it contradicts Islam, therefore it is a false concept”
  • “[freedom] serves to justify corruption” and “stooping to the lowest levels of bestiality”
  • “Freedom of conscience is actually freedom to leave Islam!”
  • “Anyone who leaves Islam, cut his neck””no matter how it is understood and applied
  • … secularism is a pure negation of Islam”
  • “If Muslims are strong and they have the ability to fight the Infidel ruler, to overthrow him from power and replace him with a Muslim ruler, it is mandatory for them to do so. This is part of Jihad in the path of Allah”
  • “injustice will never disappear from the face of the earth before Islam and Sharia are properly applied throughout the world”
  • “Islam commands us to destroy all idols”, i.e. “democracy, human rights, secularism, freedom, equality, and modernity”
  • in an Islamic state, Christians and Jews can keep their religion but they must pay a sum of money, the Jizyah. “The purpose of the Jizyah is to humiliate and punish Infidels to encourage them to accept Islam.” The other Infidels (Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, etc.) have no options but to accept Islam or “be killed”

CONCLUSION

  • If you belong to a minority, you can with impunity propagate hatred and contempt against the majority. You are not held to the same standards of tolerance, respect and civility as the majority. Equality under the law, according to the Commission, does not exist anymore.
  • If you belong to a religious minority, you can with impunity propagate a supremacist ideology that also condones the extermination of other minorities, and of the majority, if this is the doctrine of your religion.
  • If you belong to the majority and you expose the supremacist, totalitarian and anti-democratic ideology propagated by a minority, you risk being sued.

See also: (a link to the original English version is included in each article listed below)

Canada – Pour la Commission des droits de l’Alberta, les chrétiens blancs n’ont pas de “droits humains”

Aimez-vous les minorités visibles ? Oui ? Alors vous êtes raciste, par Jonathan Kay

Québec – Allahu Akbar : “Je veux chasser les koufars du Canada. Seul leur mort fera triompher l’Islam”

Canada – Ils voulaient convertir les Amérindiens à l’islam puis les inciter au génocide des Québécois

Staline, Hitler, Pol Pot… et maintenant Macleans/Mark Steyn ?

“Les musulmans doivent se libérer de leurs vues suprématistes et haineuses” – Maulana Wahiduddin Khan


INVEST in ISRAEL – “Cisco acquired its 11th Israeli company” — by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought”

February 14, 2013

Cisco acquired its 11th Israeli company
Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought”
Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #175, February 14, 2013
http://bit.ly/VhxQPG

1.   “Israeli defense exports for 2012 are expected to show an increase, despite the global economic crisis…. Israeli defense exports for 2012 may cross the $7 billion line…. 10% to 15% higher than 2011 exports, though it will not match the peak of more than $7.5 billion recorded in 2010…. A substantial effort is currently under way to increase sales mainly in countries such as India and several other countries in Eastern Asia, South American countries, Australia, Africa and Canada, where Israeli defense exports have recorded a growth trend (IsraelDefense, Dec. 31, 2012).”  Israel is ranked between fourth and sixth in the world for weapons sales. The US and Europe are Israel’s leading markets.

2.  “Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that even though there is only one Silicon Valley, ‘Israel is among the second tier of innovative places’ — akin to Microsoft’s hometown, Seattle…. Ballmer said that “the range of innovative things that Israel is doing is remarkable. There is such a wide scope of exciting things going on there. Israel is a start-up center, and there is always something to challenge us here, or one that we can acquire.’ A number of MS technologies are ‘Made in Israel,’ Weisfeld explained in a previous interview: These include Microsoft gateway VPN technology; Microsoft Security Essentials anti-virus suite; and the newest product, the recommendation system for Xbox systems…. Israel was the first Microsoft R&D center outside the US, which opened in 1991. Today, the company has centers around the world, but… there are only four places in the world where the R&D centers get involved in general and innovative projects: the US, China, India, and Israel(Time of Israel, Nov. 5, 2012).”

3.  The Swiss-based Institute for Management Development (IMD) has ranked the Bank of Israelin the top five among central banks for its efficient functioning in its 2012 World Competitiveness Yearbook for the third year in a row. The report also ranked Israel’s economy 9th highest for its durability in the face of the global financial crisis (http://bit.ly/Xf6Cr9).

4.  The $110BN Cisco acquired Israel’s IntuCell for $475MN, Cisco’s 11th Israeli acquisition, including NDS which was acquired in March, 2012 for $5BN  (Globes, January 24).  Israel’s Keryx BioPharmaceuticals raised – on NASDAQ – $70MN, its 4th IPO (Globes, Feb. 4). Israel’s MedGenics raised $29MN on NASDAQ (Globes, Feb. 11).  DKPartners hedge fund joined York Private Equity, investing $55MN in Elbit Imaging bonds (January 24).

5.  In 2012, 575 Israeli high-tech companies raised $1.92 billion from local and foreign investors, a 10 percent decrease from $2.14 billion raised by 545 companies in 2011 (Israel Venture Capital Research Center).  The Georgia-based EndoChoice merged with Israel’s Peer Medical, raising $43MN in a round of private placement led by Sequoia Capital (MarketWire, January 4).  Benchmark Capital, Battery Ventures and HPV Investment invested $16MN in Israel’s Panaya (Globes, Jan. 9).  Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Norwest Venture Partners invested $15NM in a round of private placement by Israel’s Ravello (Globes, Feb. 7). The NYC-based Millennium Technology Value Partners invested $12MN in Israel’s WatchDox (Globes, 31).  Orbimed invested $8MN in Israel’s Medigus (Globes, Jan. 7). $5.5MN invested in Jonathan Medved’s OurCrowd (Globes, Feb. 7).

6.  Israel’s natural gas potential.  Jonathan Baron and Dr. David Wurmser, (Forbes, September 27, 2012):  ”With in excess of 25 trillion cubic feet of natural gas discovered since 2009, Israel now enjoys historic opportunities to produce domestic, affordable, and secure energy…. Under any realistic scenario, Israel possesses ample supplies to ensure energy security in the power sector for a generation…. The well-established pattern of such development suggests that the natural gas discoveries to date represent only a fraction of the total recoverable resource. Based on other basins, current discoveries in the Israeli Levant Basin likely are only a fraction of the total technically recoverable resources…. ”

7.  Kinetic Energies – Alternative Electrical Energies, owned by Isaac Sutton, leads a 250MN Euro investment in the construction of 120 megawatt 50 wind-turbines in the Golan Heights (Globes, January 24).

Shabbat Shalom and have a pleasant weekend,
Yoram Ettinger, Jerusalem, “Second Thought”
www.TheEttingerReport.Com

For feedback and speaking engagements – in the US, Canada and Israel:yoramtex@netvision.net.il

 

 


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