The Reason for Pro-Israeli Spam?

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    Jun 02, 2010 6:53 AM GMT
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/09/israel-foreign-ministry-media?commentpage=3&commentposted=1
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    Jun 02, 2010 7:08 AM GMT
    You know Hitler had a majority in Germany too.

    Of course Israelis need help. They're a tiny country up against hundreds of millions of raging Muslims foaming at the mouths. It's pretty disgusting, and so are you.
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    Jun 02, 2010 11:38 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidYou know Hitler had a majority in Germany too.

    Of course Israelis need help. They're a tiny country up against hundreds of millions of raging Muslims foaming at the mouths. It's pretty disgusting, and so are you.


    WOW, can you be disgusting for quoting an article from the Guardian ? Best not to waste time with rational debate here!
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    Jun 02, 2010 1:10 PM GMT
    How curious given that the majority of topics on the mideast here are started by a handful of anti-Israel spammers, including the poster of this topic, with this topic itself being a perfect example of such spam propaganda.

    These anti-Israel spammers can't debate the issues substantively (first posting "yellow journalism" - note the topic title, then constantly changing the topic after each point they can't support or defend), for exmple here:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/768425#54845_969277_name

    Thus they now attack the messengers... for speaking out, as if the pro-Israel majority should cower in silence lest they be accused of being part of some media-controlling conspiracy. (Where have we heard that before...?)

    By the way, if memory serves, around the start of the 2nd intifada a Guardian editor stated that the paper would take an anti-Israel stance to make up for all the newspapers that are under Jewish control. Indeed, one prominent journalist quit the paper in protest.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,1094420,00.html

    There's another difference.
    The pro-Israel posters support peace (UNSCR 242, the Oslo Accords, the Clinton compromise, etc.) and argue in its behalf.
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/354843

    The anti-Israel posters seek to vililfy Israel. Not to advance peace, but on the contrary, to argue against making peace with Israel.
    They are war-mongers attempting to rationalize, justify and perpetuate the war to destroy Israel.
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    Jun 02, 2010 1:27 PM GMT
    Caesarea4 saidBy the way, if memory serves, around the start of the 2nd intifada a Guardian editor stated that the paper would take an anti-Israel stance to make up for all the newspapers that are under Jewish control. Indeed, one prominent journalist quit the paper in protest.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,1094420,00.html


    She has written many many articles for the Guardian since. And I would like to see you substantiate your claim that "a Guardian editor stated that the paper would take an anti-Israel stance to make up for all the newspapers that are under Jewish control".

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    Jun 02, 2010 2:47 PM GMT
    Caesarea4 said... the majority of topics on the mideast here are started by a handful of anti-Israel spammers...

    So true, and so ironic. Looking first at the topic title I read it as "The Reason for Anti-Israeli Spam?" for this very reason. I wonder if anyone else had that initial reaction. As for Israel employing its own PR tactics, why shouldn't they? Israel, like the gay community, largely has to take care of and speak out for its own because if they don't, who will?
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    Jun 02, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    I'm a bit confused. Why are we friends with Israel again? I've heard that its because they are a strong ally in a hostile region. But really the region is hostile mostly because we support Israel. What does Israel give us in return? They have no Oil, no resources. We need to consider the good of our nation before a nation that has given us nothing but grief in return for our Billions of dollars in aid.
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    Jun 02, 2010 5:21 PM GMT
    owl975 saidI'm a bit confused. Why are we friends with Israel again? I've heard that its because they are a strong ally in a hostile region. But really the region is hostile mostly because we support Israel. What does Israel give us in return? They have no Oil, no resources. We need to consider the good of our nation before a nation that has given us nothing but grief in return for our Billions of dollars in aid.


    Are you saying that the people and countries in the region would love us/the west if we didn't support Israel? Further, do you advocate a mercantilist policy in general based almost entirely on economic self interest in foreign policy?
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    Jun 02, 2010 6:19 PM GMT
    Another morning. Another one-sided, anti-Israeli thread.... How many calories does this new sport burn?

    Do we get to select a winner at the end of the day?
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    Jun 02, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
    I think the region wouldn't hate us if we didn't support this random country. Second, as an American I believe the interest of the US needs to be considered before the interest of any other nation. I think people who support Israel are anti American or just ignorant. They put Israel's needs first above America's. That's wrong. We need to consider all factors before deciding if we are going to give billions to a country that gives us nothing in return.

    Do you know where the money we give Israel goes to? Most of it comes back to us because they buy weapons from us with that same money. Thats not aid, thats weapons. $56 billion in weapons. Thats a third of all the aid we give to all countries around the world. Meanwhile there are loads of much more stable countries in Africa and South America that need REAL aid and have plenty of resources we could take advantage of. There are even countries in the middle east that need aid and have LOTS OF OIL. If we had better relationships with some of those countries I doubt we'd be in the two wars we are in now.

    I'm not saying Saddam was a good guy, or that the Taliban were fantastic. But those two wars are not worth what we are paying in American blood and money.

    If the defense industry here in the states wants more money I'd rather they just get grants to develop weapons, or we buy the weapons ourselves from them and not be sneaky and try and get money using Israel as a money launder.
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    Jun 02, 2010 7:24 PM GMT
    Why is it always the people on the left, who are always so anti-Israel and seem to support or excuse the actions of terrorist? I mean if the left actually did care about the Palestinian people who are constantly being ruined by Hezbollah which by the way doesn't even care about them either.

    You'd think they'd condemn the people who are actually putting these innocent people in harms way, and speak out more for those who can't really speak for themselves. Because they don't have the little luxury of free speech the people of Israel do, or they do in their nice little homes, on their nice little computers, nice and safe from all of the violence and death.

    Is Israel not supposed to defend itself? It seems as if all of these crazy people on the left, would be very pleased if Israel is destroyed, with the things these wankers say and do. I remember the last time there was conflict between Israel, and Hezbollah the protesters were out screaming and crying against Israel, after Israel retaliated.. Keep in mind before the conflict even happened there was a bunch of Israel hate speech and threats by Hezbollah, bold evil words followed by cowardly evil attacks followed by even more cowardly evil actions when these big bad terrorist began to hide behind innocent men women and children, so that they can show the world just how monstrous Israel is.

    You had the mindless left gobble it up, looking like little Nazi with the anti-Semitic signs, one of em in a protest in Florida said "Jews get back in the oven".

    Hezbollah doesn't care about the people of Palestine, if they did all of the money and aid that has been sent to Palestine over all of these years would, and could have built the people of Palestine up, and they could live in peace. They don't want peace however they only want the destruction of Israel, and they get the weak minded people of the world to feel sorry for them, and rally behind them. Maybe if they stop spending money on rockets, and suicide bombers. They can build their people up, they are the ones who keep their own people mired down in the hell that they are in. Not Israel, the US, or Britain.

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    Jun 02, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    IHG84 saidWhy is it always the people on the left, who are always so anti-Israel


    I'm not anti Israel. I just don't see why America has to support it in any way. Its a huge burden to us.
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    Jun 02, 2010 7:46 PM GMT
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    IHG84 saidWhy is it always the people on the left, who are always so anti-Israel


    I'm not anti Israel. I just don't see why America has to support it in any way. Its a huge burden to us.


    America should support all of its allies, technically it should be the U.N that should be working hard to make things better so that we didn't have to get into everything. However the U.N is nothing more than a huge cesspool of corruption, and are so useless its members probably couldn't even change a light bulb lol. I personally think the U.N should no longer be on American soil.

    Israel is our ally, and the only real peaceful democracy in that region that is a huge part of the world, and contributes to the world, while its neighbors do nothing but celebrate death culture, and keep their own people enslaved.

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    Jun 02, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
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    owl975 said
    IHG84 saidWhy is it always the people on the left, who are always so anti-Israel


    I'm not anti Israel. I just don't see why America has to support it in any way. Its a huge burden to us.


    America should support all of its allies, technically it should be the U.N that should be working hard to make things better so that we didn't have to get into everything. However the U.N is nothing more than a huge cesspool of corruption, and are so useless its members probably couldn't even change a light bulb lol. I personally think the U.N should no longer be on American soil.

    Israel is our ally, and the only real peaceful democracy in that region that is a huge part of the world, and contributes to the world, while its neighbors do nothing but celebrate death culture, and keep their own people enslaved.



    Very well said. Refreshing to see an intelligent message.
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    Jun 02, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
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    Israel is our ally, and the only real peaceful democracy in that region that is a huge part of the world, and contributes to the world, while its neighbors do nothing but celebrate death culture, and keep their own people enslaved.

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    I don't care if Israel is a democracy or not. We have plenty of allies that aren't democracies. Also, isn't turkey a peaceful democracy?

    What has Israel contributed to the world? What is it they have done we can't live without? Their neighbors on the other hand have resources we want. We don't need Israel at all.
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    Jun 02, 2010 8:04 PM GMT
    owl975 said[quote]
    Israel is our ally, and the only real peaceful democracy in that region that is a huge part of the world, and contributes to the world, while its neighbors do nothing but celebrate death culture, and keep their own people enslaved.



    I don't care if Israel is a democracy or not. We have plenty of allies that aren't democracies. Also, isn't turkey a peaceful democracy?

    What has Israel contributed to the world? What is it they have done we can't live without? Their neighbors on the other hand have resources we want. We don't need Israel at all.[/quote]

    Hmm I think you just exposed yourself of being anti-Israel. Because your response basically says "Fuck Israel" lol.

    What part of "America should support all of its allies" did you not understand?

    What do countries ruled by religious extremist, and mad dictators contribute to the world? Why isn't the U.N doing what it was designed to do? These are the questions you should be asking, not what does Israel contribute to the world.. Oh wait I forgot you're anti-Israel.
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    Jun 02, 2010 8:14 PM GMT
    A sampling from just 2009 (part 1 of 4 due to length)

    What's New in Israel?
    10 Scientific Developments in 2009
    (And 10 NEW Gadgets)

    By Nicky Black
    December 30, 2009



    From swine flu to insomnia, bees and gadgets to solar technologies, the
    year's most interesting developments in Israel in health, technology & the
    environment.

    While media coverage of Israel tended to focus on the war in Gaza and
    the controversial Goldstone Report, behind the headlines 2009 was a
    year of significant developments in health, technology, the environment
    and coexistence.

    While other countries struggled in the grip of recession, Israel's economy
    forged ahead. Local companies, researchers, engineers and doctors
    continued to develop and create a series of innovative new products and
    projects of benefit not only to Israel, but the entire world.

    Our most popular stories of the year reflect the huge diversity of work
    going on in Israel, from a new vaccine that could save the world's bee
    population from the ravages of Colony Collapse Disorder, to research
    which showed that soda drinks are bad for your health.

    The focus this year is mainly on health. With fears of swine flu at the
    fore, readers were keen to find out about developments that might
    offer protection, such as the masks developed by Israeli company
    Cupron, which have the potential to defend us from bacteria and flu.

    There was enormous interest in work being carried out by Israel, the
    Palestinians and Jordan to cooperate in dealing with the flu threat,
    despite the very real troubles that continue to plague the region.
    Israel's universities have been hailed as some of the best in the
    world, so it's no surprise that some of this year's most-read stories
    focus on research being carried out at these institutions. The articles
    range from a story about the researcher who accidentally stumbled
    on what could be a major breakthrough in cancer drug development,
    to a doctor who has created a new soundscape language that allows
    the blind to 'see' in the same way a bat does.

    1. Israel, PA and Jordan cooperate as flu threat grows

    Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian health officials are working together
    to diagnose and contain the swine flu virus, as part of a long-term
    mission to fight infectious diseases and pandemics.

    While Israelis and Palestinians may not seem the most likely of partners,
    work actually began six years ago when health officials from Israel, the
    Palestinian Authority and Jordan formed a league - the Middle East
    Consortium on Infectious Disease Surveillance (MECIDS), to stop the
    spread of food-borne illnesses such as salmonella. As fears of first the
    avian flu and then swine flu grew, the researchers expanded their remit,
    with the certain knowledge that pandemic illnesses know no borders,
    and trilateral planning is vital to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

    2. Israeli study: Soda drinks cause liver damage

    In August, a health-conscious Israeli doctor warned that drinking too much
    sweetened soda and fruit juice could cause long-term liver damage.
    Dr. Nimer Assy, an Israeli-Arab working at the Ziv Medical Center in Haifa,
    showed in a study that people who drink more than one liter of sweetened
    soft drinks a day (including carbonated drinks and even freshly squeezed
    fruit juices), have a five times greater risk of developing fatty liver, leading
    to liver cancer, cirrhosis, diabetes and heart disease. Assy found that the
    ingredient in the sodas and juices that causes the damage is a fruit sugar
    called fructose that goes straight to the liver where it is converted to fat.

    3. Closing in on cancer

    In November, an Israeli research scientist at Tel Aviv University
    announced that she had stumbled upon a drug that could kill cancer
    cells without harming normal cells.

    Her discovery, which paves the way for more effective treatment against
    cancer, could prove to be the long-awaited "holy grail" in the search for
    a weapon to combat the deadly disease. Prof. Malka Cohen-Armon
    discovered the compound, which was originally developed 10 years ago to
    treat stroke or inflammation, when she was working with the drugs to study
    how the compound affected signal transmission within the nucleus of cells.
    What she discovered, however, was that the drugs could turn on a
    mechanism in cancer cells that causes them to die within 48-72 hours,
    without harming normal tissue. The first application of the drug could be for
    the treatment of breast cancer, which affects about 1.3 million women in the
    US alone every year.

    4. Israel's top 10 gadgets
    Israelis love technology. They are early adapters and relentless
    innovators. It's no surprise then that some of the world's best gadgets were
    designed and developed in Israel. In November, we consulted the experts
    and put together a list of the top 10.

    Gadgets range from the ubiquitous DiskOnKey, developed by Israeli
    company M-Systems, which was later purchased by SanDisk for $1.6 billion;
    to the Powermat, a power grid that can be embedded into just about
    anything you can think of, from a desk to a kitchen counter. A wireless
    receiver hidden inside a device, the Powermat does away with the need for
    plugs.

    Other top gadgets include Eye-Fi, which lets you upload digital photos to
    the web wirelessly; Epilady, which pulls out unwanted hair; and Ctera, a
    small gadget that connects to a USB hard drive and turns it into a
    cloud-based storage system.
    (SEE END OF STORY FOR LIST OF ISRAEL'S RECENT TOP 10
    GADGETS)

    5. Cupron offers protection from bacteria to flu

    Cupron has been featured twice in the last two years. First for its pillows,
    impregnated with copper, which the company says can reduce wrinkles
    while you sleep, and a second time in August for its new line of latex
    masks and gloves which were proven to be effective against flu bacteria.
    The Israeli company, which is based in Modi'in in central Israel, is
    pioneering ways to integrate the bacteria and virus-killing properties of
    copper into many different textiles and latex products. In addition to
    masks and gloves, Cupron has also developed a nipple shield that will
    enable mothers with the HIV virus to breastfeed their children without the
    risk of passing on AIDS.

    6. New vaccine could save bees from colony collapse disorder

    In July, Beeologics, which has developed a revolutionary new vaccine
    that could solve the problem of Colony Collapse Disorder, a disturbing
    syndrome that has been wiping out bee communities and threatening
    agricultural production all over the world.

    The drug Remembee, developed by Beeologics, was found to be
    successful in clinical trials on millions of bees in North America. Not
    only has it proved effective in maintaining bee health, but it also
    improved the bees' longevity and increased the amount of honey in the
    hives. Based on Nobel prize-winning RNAI technology, Remembee
    helps bees to overcome IAVP virus, also discovered in Israel, which
    has been associated with colony collapse in scientific literature.

    7. Israeli researcher finds natural cure for insomnia

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    Jun 02, 2010 8:16 PM GMT
    IHG84 said
    owl975 said
    IHG84 saidWhy is it always the people on the left, who are always so anti-Israel


    I'm not anti Israel. I just don't see why America has to support it in any way. Its a huge burden to us.


    America should support all of its allies, technically it should be the U.N that should be working hard to make things better so that we didn't have to get into everything. However the U.N is nothing more than a huge cesspool of corruption, and are so useless its members probably couldn't even change a light bulb lol. I personally think the U.N should no longer be on American soil.

    Israel is our ally, and the only real peaceful democracy in that region that is a huge part of the world, and contributes to the world, while its neighbors do nothing but celebrate death culture, and keep their own people enslaved.




    Uh, Turkey is an ally. In fact, its a NATO member. That's why its a big deal in the world since they were also Israel's closest Muslim ally.

    Had it been a Syrian or an Iranian ship, nobody in the world would give two shits because they aren't friends with the U.S. or Israel.

    Everybody knows the UN is useless. They're basically just a world forum.


    This is a rift between former ALLIES.
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    (continued from above, part 2/4)

    7. Israeli researcher finds natural cure for insomnia

    Using research conducted by an Israeli professor, an Israeli company
    has developed a new drug that can work with the body's natural
    processes to induce restful, restorative sleep. Unlike traditional sleeping
    pills which often have serious side effects, the new drug, Circadin, which
    is being produced by Neurim Pharmaceuticals, gradually releases
    melatonin - the hormone that prepares the body for sleep - into the body.
    Melatonin is produced at the onset of darkness, preparing the body
    physiologically by lowering blood pressure and body temperature. As
    people age, they sometimes lose the ability to produce melatonin, which
    can cause problems with sleep.

    The drug has been in development for 18 years, and was approved for
    the European market in 2007. It is now in the process of obtaining
    approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    8. Teaching the blind to see through sound

    An Israeli researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has
    developed a new language composed of sounds that can help
    the visually impaired to 'see' objects.

    The researcher has effectively trained a number of congenitally
    blind people to 'see' by using sounds associated with the basic
    shapes of physical objects. The patients do not 'see' via the optic
    nerve in the eye, but use their visual cortex directly. The sounds that
    Amedi's new software and algorithms teach to the blind are, in effect,
    a new language called "soundscapes." Soundscapes could enable
    those blind from birth, or newly blind, to "see" who and what is in a
    room. The researcher believes that in time, with long-term training,
    blind people would even be able to see objects like paintings.

    9. Seven solar technologies from Israel that could change our planet

    Israel is rapidly becoming a leading force in the solar technology
    industry worldwide. The solar technologies created here help to
    create a cleaner environment and relieve our dependence on oil.
    A recent survey released by the Guardian newspaper in the UK
    and the Cleantech Forum chose five Israeli-based and two I
    sraeli-developed companies among a global listing of 100. That's
    a significant number, considering that Israel is about the size of a
    small US state.

    A list of the top solar technologies from Israel includes BrightSource
    Energy, which is now building and operating some of the world's
    largest solar power plants, to Aora, which bases its technology on
    the shape of a flower, with massive petals that function as solar
    collectors.

    10. Israel presents the world's smallest medical camera

    Medigus, an Israeli company, has teamed up with Israel's Tower
    Semiconductor to develop the tiniest medical camera in the world.
    The camera measures just 0.05 inches in diameter and can be
    incorporated into endoscopes so that doctors receive a direct visual
    of even the narrowest lumens (cavities or channels within tubular
    structures) in the body. This would eliminate the need for invasive
    surgeries, X-rays and other costly and sometimes risky procedures.
    Mounted on a disposable endoscope, the camera is also cheap to
    produce and doesn't have to be sterilized after each use. Mass
    distribution should begin in the first quarter of next year.

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    Israel's top ten must-have gadgets
    By Brian Blum
    November 19, 2009



    They keep your legs smooth, back up your files, upload your photos
    from wherever you may be. Here are the 10 top, recently developed-in-Israel
    gadgets.

    Israelis love technology. They are early adapters, and relentless
    innovators, always looking for ways to improve their lives in every
    possible area. With the country's talent for development, it's so surprise
    that some of the world's top gadgets were designed and developed in
    Israel. We've put together 10 of the best.

    1. DiskOnKey

    Dov Moran, founder of Modu, previously hit the big time with his
    company M-Systems, which developed the very first DiskOnKey
    (or DiskOnChip as M-Systems originally dubbed it).

    The concept is simple enough: Jam up to 64 gigabytes of data onto
    a tiny gadget no larger than a house key. The latest versions actually
    look like a key and can hook onto your keychain. DiskOnKeys were
    part of the "one-two sucker punch" that killed the venerable floppy disk
    (the other being cheap recordable CD-ROMs and later DVDs). Aside
    from being a reliable way to transfer data from computer to computer,
    disk-on-keys are now finding new life, expanding the storage space of
    the latest portable craze, the NetBook.

    In 2005, PC World named the DiskOnKey one of the world's top 10
    gadgets in the last 50 years. In 2006, international powerhouse
    SanDisk purchased M-Systems for $1.6 billion.

    2. Powermat
    How many power cables do you have running under your office desk for
    all your computers, hard drives, modems, routers, etc.? How about
    those kitchen appliances and their connections to the sockets? Wouldn't
    it be great to get rid of the clutter?

    That's what Powermat promises to do. The Israeli company's technology
    lets you embed a power grid in just about anything - from a desk to a
    kitchen counter. Then, with a wireless receiver hidden inside a device,
    there's no need for plugs anymore. Just position the device or appliance
    near a power "hotspot" and away it goes.

    In a demo on the company's website, a salesperson goes so far as to
    pour water all over a "Powermatted" kitchen counter - with no burn-outs
    or electrocutions. Other demonstrations show iPods and Blackberries
    charging when simply placed on a table.

    The company is a joint venture between Michigan-based HoMedics and
    Israel's Powermat. The first products will be available in time for this
    winter's shopping season.

    3. Epilady

    The story of this gadget is fraught with intrigue. We're talking about
    a hair removal product invented in Israel that now has copycat versions
    worldwide. The original Epilady "epilator" was released in 1986. It had
    a rotating spring that worked by catching hair and pulling it out. It isn't
    pleasant but, according to women, it works.

    Newer versions have more of a tweezer action. Either way, the result is
    not unlike a waxing treatment, except that you can do it yourself at home,
    for a fraction of the cost. An Epilady treatment lasts up to four weeks.

    Epilady was the first but has been surpassed by international brands
    including Braun and Remington (Epilady sued Remington over patent
    infringement but lost). Still, the company has sold 28 million units over a
    23-year career and now sports 13 different models from the "Traveler" to
    the youth-marketed "Epigirl." Ironically, when the first Epilady came out
    in Israel it was given the "American" sounding name "Nice and Easy"
    while the company used the "Epilady" moniker overseas.

    4. Modu

    Modu looks something like a cell phone and something like an MP3 player,
    but isn't really like anything you've ever seen before. Essentially, Modu is
    a tiny device with cellular capabilities that can be slipped into any number
    of "jackets" to give it a specific functionality. One jacket transforms Modu
    into a full MP3 player, in another it's a camera. The plan is to create a
    mini-economy around Modu accessories.

    Our favorite Modu jackets: Modu Executive (looks like a Blackberry);
    Modu Love (a stylish cell phone with a big heart); Modu Kids (imagine a
    cute green Nintendo DS); Modu Boombox (a little phone with big,
    built-in bass-enhanced speakers); and the Modu Bicycle Mate (that snaps
    onto your handlebars).

    The company is facing increasing competition from Apple, Nokia, Palm
    and others, which may be why, despite raising nearly $130 million since its
    launch in 2007, Modu recently laid off 80 employees. Still, the news isn't
    all bad. Just a week before the layoffs Modu announced the launch of a
    touch screen jacket using Google's Android mobile operating system.

    5. Boxee
    Boxee isn't exactly a gadget. It's software that's intended to be integrated
    into other companies' gadgets as their Internet media operating system. If
    it were just a TV playback system, Boxee wouldn't be so hot; after all
    Microsoft and Apple have similar solutions. But Boxee excels at playing all
    types of video, audio and even image files. YouTube, NetFlix, Flickr and
    Pandora are all built in. And Boxee also plays well on the Xbox.

    There are also a bunch of nifty social networking features that allow you
    to share what you're watching with friends or tweet in real time (though
    we wonder how you can actually enjoy an episode of Heroes if you've
    got one hand on a remote controlled keyboard).

    6. Eye-Fi
    Here's an idea that's so obvious it's a wonder no one else thought of it.
    You're at a family event, your child says his or her first words and you
    have the good fortune to capture the moment with your digital camera.
    You want to share it with the world but to do that you'd have to get back
    to your house, plug the camera into your computer via a USB cord,
    upload it, and then post it to Facebook or your blog.

    With Eye-Fi you can upload those photos wirelessly from anywhere.
    The company sells a standard SD card (that you need to run your camera,
    anyway) that has built-in WiFi connectivity. That means that anywhere
    there's a hotspot (which these days is just about everywhere) you can
    upload your photos to one of 25 sites that you specify in advance through
    the Eye-Fi software.

    The Eye-Fi works with all the top cameras, from Canon to Kodak. The
    company was founded in 2005 and two of its four founders, Yuval Koren
    and Ziv Gillat, are Israeli.

    But we have to ask: Is there still a market for a wireless SD card? Anyone
    with an iPhone already has the ability to wirelessly upload pictures - and
    even video - immediately. The answer: Standalone cameras with higher
    resolution than a phone-cum-camera haven't gone the way of the
    dinosaurs yet, nor is there any reason to think that they will, which means
    Eye-Fi has plenty of visibility ahead.

    7. MobileEye
    Speaking of visibility, another Israeli high-tech company, MobileEye,
    combines a tiny digital camera with sophisticated algorithms to help
    drivers navigate their vehicles more safely.

    Consider the lane departure warning system. When a driver starts
    drifting out of a lane or doesn't use the turn signals, the system rings
    an alert. The MobileEye application is so sophisticated that it can
    even sense when a driver is "about" to change lanes inadvertently.
    Fused with the car's steering system, MobileEye takes the camera
    that much further. Other applications include a forward collision warning,
    traffic sign recognition and pedestrian detection.

    MobileEye has been around since 1999 and has deals with GM, BMW
    and Volvo, among others. The company maintains R&D in Jerusalem
    but is now headquartered in The Netherlands.

    8. Ctera

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    Jun 02, 2010 8:19 PM GMT
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    IHG84 said
    owl975 said
    IHG84 saidWhy is it always the people on the left, who are always so anti-Israel


    I'm not anti Israel. I just don't see why America has to support it in any way. Its a huge burden to us.


    America should support all of its allies, technically it should be the U.N that should be working hard to make things better so that we didn't have to get into everything. However the U.N is nothing more than a huge cesspool of corruption, and are so useless its members probably couldn't even change a light bulb lol. I personally think the U.N should no longer be on American soil.

    Israel is our ally, and the only real peaceful democracy in that region that is a huge part of the world, and contributes to the world, while its neighbors do nothing but celebrate death culture, and keep their own people enslaved.




    Uh, Turkey is an ally. In fact, its a NATO member. That's why its a big deal in the world since they were also Israel's closest Muslim ally.

    Had it been a Syrian or an Iranian ship, nobody in the world would give two shits because they aren't friends with the U.S. or Israel.

    Everybody knows the UN is useless. They're basically just a world forum.


    This is a rift between former ALLIES.


    Hmm I don't recall saying Turkey wasn't an ally... In another post pertaining to Israel and what happened on the ship, I said that this whole thing was a big mess.. Partly because we are also allies with Turkey who have helped us out in the war.. I'm pretty well aware of that since I served too lol. So I'm not too sure what you're trying to say bro.

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    JakeBenson saidYou know Hitler had a majority in Germany too.

    Of course Israelis need help. They're a tiny country up against hundreds of millions of raging Muslims foaming at the mouths. It's pretty disgusting, and so are you.


    WOW, can you be disgusting for quoting an article from the Guardian ? Best not to waste time with rational debate here!


    I second that one. because I do sit on the fence, as I am neither or either, I'm more into finding the truth, and was into debating it, in a hope of doing that. But to many people here are blind to the truth; not just on this topic, and never want to even try to look at the other side of things either, and all you get is hatred back.

    I am an Aussies, a White Indigenous Australian, with a Swiss background, this does make one naturel on this topic. But I walk away now.
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    8. Ctera

    Israeli company Ctera makes a small gadget that connects to a USB
    hard drive, transforming it into a cloud-based offsite storage system.
    It's a two-step process. First, data is backed up from your main
    computer to the external drive. Next, it's sent to servers "in the cloud."
    The result is that your computer isn't constantly sending data to the
    Internet and slowing down processing speed. With this gadget multiple
    computers can now be connected to a USB drive that used to be
    tethered to just a single machine.

    Ctera's "Cloud Plug" is small enough to fit in an envelope which can be
    mailed from an ISP (Internet Service Provider) to its customers. ISPs like
    the device because it gives them a way to monetize all the online backup
    traffic they're losing to third party services. Ctera also sells the gadget
    direct to the public for $199. Given that it's not a question of if, but when,
    your hard disk will die, cloud storage has a rosy future. Ctera aims to be
    in the thick of it.

    9. Easy-2-Pick

    Airplane travel is stressful. There are the security checks,
    uncomfortable seats, tasteless meals and then, of course, there's the
    fact that you're hurtling through the air at breakneck speeds in a tin
    box. But perhaps the worst party of all is waiting for your luggage.
    You never know when it's coming up the conveyer belt. You grab a
    bag only to discover that it belongs to someone else. Wouldn't it be
    great if you could just sit back and wait for your luggage to alert you
    when it's arrives?

    That's the idea behind a simple device from Easy-2-Pick, a small
    Israeli company founded by two American Express travel agents. The
    gadget has two components. One piece attaches to the luggage, the
    other fits in your pocket. The range between the two pieces is only 15
    meters, so the alert only sounds (it also lights up and vibrates) when
    your luggage is close by.

    The Easy-2-Pick system was red hot when we first wrote about it last
    year. It seems to have floundered since then as the inventors search
    for distributors. Still, it's a wonderful idea and we hope it succeeds.
    Imagine the same technology being applied to your keys... or your car,
    when you can't remember where you parked.

    10. Medical imaging via cell phone
    In the Western world, we take for granted high-tech tools for physicians
    and hospitals such as the handheld ultrasound wand that displays the
    heartbeat of a fetus or detects a tumor. But how would you use that same
    device in a remote village in Africa where there isn’t even any electricity?

    Boris Rubinsky, a professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has
    come up with a novel concept: blend the wand with a cell phone. The
    phone powers the medical imaging device, then transmits the resulting
    data to a central processing facility – perhaps even in Israel - where it’s
    turned into an image which can then be messaged back to the village
    physician’s phone.

    The entire process is not unlike the trend in medicine in recent years
    where X-rays taken in the US are sent to Israeli radiologists for review
    and then returned via the Internet – saving money and time (it’s daytime
    in Israel, while it’s still night in the US when radiologists may not be so
    readily available).

    Rubinsky’s life saving gadget is still just in the prototype stage but it has
    a promising future (and Rubinsky has the patents to back it up).

    Next in line: Rubinsky is working on a gadget that will extract small
    amounts of electricity from potatoes – just enough to charge a cell phone
    in those same far flung third world villages.

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    My bads. I dont read every post, dude.

    But yeah, its a big clusterfuck cuz its like two bros fighting.
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    JakeBenson saidYou know Hitler had a majority in Germany too.

    Of course Israelis need help. They're a tiny country up against hundreds of millions of raging Muslims foaming at the mouths. It's pretty disgusting, and so are you.


    What's disgusting is your hatred towards Muslims.... pretty damn hypocritical.

    If you had a clue, you'd know that the minority of Muslims (extremists) do not represent the Majority of Muslims. But you don't care, or know, or read. You're ignorant - and you make that clear from every single one of your one line responses about how horrible Muslims are.

    Have you ever even been to a Muslim country? Have you even been to a country where the population is predominantly Muslim? I'm curious.