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Consumer group rejects Israel boycott call

TT/The Local · 12 Apr 2010, 08:21

Published: 12 Apr 2010 08:21 GMT+02:00

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"KF's and Coop's criteria in selecting suppliers pays no heed to nationality. According to KF policy a boycott of trade with individual countries is determined by Sweden's government and parliament or the EU and/or the UN," KF wrote in a statement on Sunday.

Three resolutions urging a ban on Israeli products were approved by a majority of the 425 members in attendance at Saturday's annual meeting in Gothenburg of the consumer cooperative society for western Sweden, Konsumentföreningen Väst (KF Väst). The resolutions cited Israel's role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as grounds for a boycott.

"The board will now push the issue of a boycott to the other Swedish consumer cooperatives," said chairperson Carina Malmer in a statement.

KF Väst is one of the largest of the 47 consumer cooperative societies that make up the Swedish Cooperative Union, which has more than 3 million members.

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The Swedish Cooperative Union owns the Coop chain of supermarkets. According to the union's own figures, the retail consumer cooperative societies and Coop together account for 21.4 percent of the grocery retail sector in Sweden.

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09:32 April 12, 2010 by Lea
Good. Sanity favoured over insanity.
09:41 April 12, 2010 by MIK in Sweden
good bye COOP stores
10:54 April 12, 2010 by xenyasai
Good. They, Palestine and Israel, are equally juvenile. Boycotting will not end this childish bickering.
11:12 April 12, 2010 by mehrdad1111
the only childish people here are the swedish and the muslim people.

the swedish because their country is transformed into a muslim country and they do nothing against it. instead of looking at the great danger for sweden, they get more and more antisemitic against jews and israel.

the muslims because they simply want every jew in the middeleast to be killed or expelled. this islamofacists made their own countries "judenrein" and now they focus on israel.
11:34 April 12, 2010 by Dazzler
Boycotts are useless, much like the people calling for them.
11:41 April 12, 2010 by Tall swede
@mehrdad1111 So its not childish to scream "blood libel" for months? And then quietly complain that "its was just eyes we took... and some other organs..." and no apology in sight from israeli government!
12:01 April 12, 2010 by Mucker
I think the best solution would be to clearly label where produce comes from (this is already the case for most fruit and veg). That way consumers can make up their own mind
12:06 April 12, 2010 by Audrian
Britain's Prime Minister Thatcher refused to answer the calls made to her by the British civil society to change her country's policy towards Apartheid South Africa. She was an ardent supporter of Apartheid South Africa, and refused to impose sanction on apartheid South Africa (British capital was enjoying hefty profit).

Sanity prevailed when British university students boycotted banks that operated in apartheid South Africa. When the ordinary citizen began to follow suit, the banks buckled, and closed their operations in Apartheid South Africa. When other international institutions began to withdraw their capital, the leaders of Apartheid South Africa realized the excuse of insecurity, in order to dominate, did not convince the rest of the world. Under the leadership of Mandela, the ANC reciprocated by taking the high ground.

The policy of sanction and boycott brought sanity in South Africa. There is a high chance it will bring similar result in that part of the world
12:25 April 12, 2010 by Swedesmith
Another example of the Muslim community flexing their political muscle. Only the tip of the iceberg, I'm afraid.
12:26 April 12, 2010 by sweco1
BOYCOTT this rubbish from Israel. Have you every tried one of their avocados one time I bought a Israel avocado because no alternative was available, basically the produce was useless. The avocados from south america are much better quality and taste.

There are many other producer around the world that deserve their product to be in your local store. The only reason we see these Israel product on the shelfs is they have the power to put them there!
13:06 April 12, 2010 by Nemesis
I am glad to see this boycott being rejected.

We support Saudi Arabia and its lunatic ideologies enough by buying oil from them so they can fund extremist islamic fundementalism without adopting there politics as well.
13:48 April 12, 2010 by mehrdad1111
this comparison between south africa and israel is absurd.

you want an apartheid-state? look at iran, pakistan, saudi-arabia, eygpt, lybia, algeria, sudan, kuwait, VAE....all islamic states in which non-muslims have little or even no rights and even arab muslims in this regimes have not the rights which arab muslims in israel enjoy. dont look at the only state in the middleeast in which the number of christians is growing in comparison with islamic states in which christianity is nearly dead.

you want an apartheid-state?

look at all this muslim regimes which were made "judenrein" and 99.9% islamic monocultulal societies and not at israel, in which 20% are arabs and their numbers raised up in the last 50 years from 120.000 into 1.300.000!

this apartheid crap comes from the same people who abuse this absurd word "islamophobia" and "muslims are the new jews" propaganda.
14:20 April 12, 2010 by LailaC1
Mucker I'm with you; let the consumer make their own decision!
15:15 April 12, 2010 by eZee.se
Good for you Sweden, you do have a pair after all!

I dont have a rats @ss about whats happening in that part of the world, because like i said before, the conflict will not be solved via guns and bombs or anything else other than an agreement: neither side is going anywhere, and yes, the Muslims will just have to bear the shame that tiny Israel bashed the crap out of their Arab *combined* forces... more than once.

Its not like Israel is going to get up and just migrate all its citizens to different parts of the world and give back all the land to the Palestinians, nor vice versa.

They HAVE to learn to co-exist or there will never be peace in that area of the planet.

That being said I *dont* want my local supermarket to take sides either, and if they do, I will not support their business models by shopping there.
16:53 April 12, 2010 by vladd777
And look at South Africa now...it's not all that pretty!

I hope Sweden stays sensible because i happen to enjoy the fruit and such from Israel and people can live together in peace if they put there minds to it.

Where there's a will, there's a way!
17:10 April 12, 2010 by mehrdad1111
eZee got the point.

co-exist is the solution.

just remember who caused the conflict (arabs by rejecting the UN-resolution and attacking israel 1948 and several other times by their armies and terrorists). who fuled the conflict (arabs by rejecting all israeli negotiations and offers 1948, 1967, 2000 and 2008 by olmert) and who needs the conflict 8arabs because diverting the attention away from the backwardness of the muslim world is only possible with israel as common enemy).

the conflict brings alot of benefits to the muslims. the pallys got and get more money then anyone else in the world and have their own special UN body (UNRWA). why running a state when others (EU, japan and USA mostly) pay for that? and the muslim countries can divert the pressure of their own people to israel instead of the darkness in their countries about education, science, economy, human rights....

muslims will always fuel up the conflict..even if they get the arab state #23 in westbank and gaza.
17:38 April 12, 2010 by eZee.se

Yes, i do understand what you are saying... if its not Israel then its something else thats wrong with the world (and will be so until the whole world is one religion (no prizes for guessing which)) i do agree with you there.

but us taking sides over here is just going to go where countless other threads have gone... in the gutter- without solving anything.

Lets face it, for some, no matter what you say/show/or do, Israel is the devil and no amount of anything including logic is going to change that fact... and for others, no amount of showing them that not all muslims are bad is going to change their fear of Islam in the slightest.

The worst problem:

'Some people' have a different perspective of history... and refuse to change that perspective even when shown proof - which is why arguing about it, is...as logical as explaining algebra to an ant and then wondering why he "doesnt get it"
18:18 April 12, 2010 by Swedesmith
eZee, you have your opinion and (according to you) the world will be okay only when everyone sees things your way. That's the logic of a two year old.
18:18 April 12, 2010 by reason
I agree with Coop's decision that it's not their decision to make. Just mark everything clearly (and this applies regardless of where the product comes from, there's no knowing which country a customer might have an issue with) and let the end consumer make the moral distinctions.
18:22 April 12, 2010 by israeli
i wonder how many swedish poeple will boycott israeli life saving drugs if they needed them.? how many will chose to die for the Hammas cause?
19:16 April 12, 2010 by Newyork-Växjö

it is nice to see you are proud of your so called nationality Israeli unlike others mehrdad111 or so many more who are hired by Mossad propaganda machine.

But it is unfair to kick out the Muslims out of their lands and then make business. Lets be honest . remember what Hitler did to you guys and who gave you guys a place to stay in peace. But you guys are unfaithful.

In Islam Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said, anybody who occupy a land his and then starts praying his praying would not be accepted on the occupied lands.

I would boycott anything if I find it is from Israel because this money would support Israel to kill more children and sell their body parts on the global market.
19:28 April 12, 2010 by Rahelli
long live israel
20:20 April 12, 2010 by mehrdad1111
"In Islam Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said, anybody who occupy a land his and then starts praying his praying would not be accepted on the occupied lands. "

we have a typical muslim here:

-praising a child abuser and mass murder as his prophet.

-ignoring that muhammads and his followers conquered whole continents.

-ignoring that the main export of the tiny israel is vital for the world in medical, science, economy and cultural aspects while the only exports from the ummah are hate, intolerance and terror.

and last but not least nameing everyone who disagree with his little "islam is peace" phantasy world as mossad agent.

you know what? i am from iran, ex-muslim and proud of both. unlike you. i use my own brain instead of following a ugly book like "mein kampf" or a mass murder and child abuser.
20:36 April 12, 2010 by calebian22
I love that if one is a supporter of Israel, then one is hired by the Mossad propaganda machine. Long live Israel! Where is my paycheck? No? Okay, Long live Israel anyway!
21:05 April 12, 2010 by nukeiran
Newyork-Växjö! Go suck on a Jaffa orange!

(Mossad agent #73)
22:53 April 12, 2010 by eZee.se
@Swedesmith, My apologies, I was using logic, something that seems to be way past your abilities to understand or even recognize.

But I am open to being enlightened.. so please do explain, how would peace come to that part of the world without both sides learning to coexist?

By wiping out the Israelites?

The state of Isreal should just pack up and move?

Allah come down personally and carry every muslim into Isreal?

We argue on this board and it magically creates peace in the middle east?

23:09 April 12, 2010 by Alma
There is no one who can make me buy goods produced on occupied and stolen lands. I am not even talking about Israel in general here, but actual land taken away from Palestinians by force in the recent decades. This is just not right, end of the story. I would do the same if any other country/nation was in question. Morally, I have a huge problem with this.
23:16 April 12, 2010 by mehrdad1111
"There is no one who can make me buy goods produced on occupied and stolen lands. "

you mean malmö, right?
00:21 April 13, 2010 by bugz
@mehrdad1111 #23

Sorry to say so, but do not consider yourself ex-muslim, cuz u never been so!! same applies on all Shiaa. Why? - Cuz Shiaa DID NOT exist when Islam first showed up...clear?
00:35 April 13, 2010 by jaradat_omar
Honestly, and after reading most of the above comments I discovered that %90 of you are completely sick and unlearned specially those idiots who mix everything together Saudi Arabia and Israel, Muslims and Jews..... etc

The highlight was clear and doesn't need you to show all these hatred against anybody. who mentioned the Saudi oil and Muslims .... ??

Most of you need to learn more how to contribute in any blog or discussion and need to know how respect others because hiding behind unreal names and abuse others is not wise and indicates how poor are you !!

Regardless of what are you going to type think more and more before showing others your animal behaviors ...

In 1948 the Jews claimed the establishment of a state for themselves over the land of Palestine and called it Israel. Hundreds of thousands of the land lords were forced out of Palestine under the military pressure of Jewish terrorist groups such as the Irgun, Levi, and Haganot, which were financed and armed by the British army as well as US Jewry then and In 1967 Israel attacked Egypt, Jordan and Syria and occupied more lands.

BTW, Most of the fruits exported to Sweden from Palestine which is Israel now have been picked up from trees cultivated by the Palestinian hands...and stolen by the world force ... before becoming angry and unbalanced see the Arabs treatment over the past.

For example when crusaders campaigns moved to Palestine they killed hundred thousands of Arabs in a barbarism way but later when they discovered that they were dealing with real men they preferred to live peacefully in Jerusalem by a clear vow never been broken by Arabs but when it has been broken by crusaders side then they had to leave after a big war became the reason to evacuate them out though both leaders were FRIENDS and respected each others.

This is a big evidence that the problems never made by Arabs and all what they need are their Oranges...
00:50 April 13, 2010 by injusticeworld

All enemies can live peacefully together in the last except if one of them was Jew
00:56 April 13, 2010 by honorable
Boycotting Israel is a silly and counterproductive idea. But if you really want to boycott Israel, here is a guide towards a successful boycott:

w w w . y o u t u b e . c o m /watch? v=s a e k y 9 I 5 T 9 c

(Please link the above lettes together)
01:31 April 13, 2010 by jaradat_omar
US and Israel Behind it:

A grim report prepared by the Russian Northern Fleet for Prime Minister Putin is stating today that the catastrophic earthquake that has devastated the Island of Haiti was the 'clear result' of a United States Navy test of one of its 'earthquake weapons' planned to be used by the Americans upon the Persian Nation of Iran but had gone 'horribly wrong'.

The Northern Fleet has been monitoring US Naval movements and activities in the Caribbean since 2008 when the Americans announced their intention to re-establish their Forth Fleet that had been disbanded in 1950, and which was responded to by the Motherland when later that year a Russian flotilla led by nuclear powered cruiser Peter the Great began their first exercises in this region since the ending of the Cold War.

Though virtually unknown to the American people, the use, and perfection, of earthquake weapon technology has a decade's long history that began with the former Soviet Unions exploding of a 10 megaton nuclear bomb in September, 1978 and then 'redirecting' its shockwave towards Iran where it resulted in a catastrophic 7.4 magnitude earthquake, an event which hastened the downfall of the US backed regime headed by the Shah.

This attack upon Iran by the Soviets was countered by the Americans in April, 1979 when they unleashed one of their newly developed 'atomic powered' earthquake weapons against the former communist Nation of Yugoslavia which resulted in a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

Since the late 1970's, the United States has 'greatly advanced' the state of its earthquake weapons and, according to these reports, now employees devices employing a Tesla Electromagnetic Pulse, Plasma and Sonic technology, along with 'shockwave bombs' they have previously been accused by Russia of employing in their war against the Afghan peoples when one of these 'devices' was exploded in Afghanistan in March, 2002 triggering a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
02:00 April 13, 2010 by saab
It's funny (and tragic) that the paranoid ones always seem to come out when the subject is Israel.

Tall Swede and Newyork Vaxjo believe that the Israelis are killing Palestinians and selling their organs. Gee, you mean the blood libel?

Personally, I would venture to guess that they have the Protocols of the Elders of Zion on their bookshelves. Maybe even two copies. They make nice conversation pieces during fika.

Jaradat Omar has read all the history books and tells us that Israel attacked its Arab neighbors in 1967. Was that before or after the Arab naval blockade and military buildup? And is that why they pleaded with King Hussein to stay out of the war?

I guess Israel also attacked its Arab neighbors during the Yom Kippur War, which would explain why Syrian and Egyptian tanks were putting the pincer action on Israel.

But I must say that The Local has topped the schizophrenic charts with our new friend Jaradat Omar's claim that the Americans and Israelis are using earthquake weapon technology.

Is there a haldol deficit again in the drinking water? Or has Sweden adopted even more liberal "de institutionalization" rules than ever before?

Correction: "even more liberal immigration rules". Sorry about that misstatement... I think Swedish medicine is still (nearly) world class.
02:24 April 13, 2010 by mehrdad1111
the best way to see the ugly face of islam is to let muslims simply speak.

paranoid muslims like vaxjo or omar....it seems that this are the side effects of beeing part in a facistic blood and sword ideology of a mass murder and child abuser.:)

you can not integrate such subjects in a free and western society. its simply a "mission impossible" and letting this fools speak is the best way to understand why muslims will never integrate in sweden, dänmark, france, germany, austria, spain, italy, NL...nowhere in europe.
03:15 April 13, 2010 by jaradat_omar
Hey everybody lets welcome Mr.Saab who is erudite and cultured well I don't know if he is assured or the insurance is expired as his information.

I wanna tell you something Mr.Jew it was easy to fake the truth in the past specially when Israel had and still have a strong Media to fake everything even its illegal existence as a prickle in the way.

You are poor in real and your comment reflects your shallow or faked knowledge because all Arab leaders helped Israel to establish its state and they granted their sister even logistically and King Hussain was the first supporter so nobody blockaded Israel and all tragic wars between Arabs and Israel were a tragedy to convince their nations that they are defending Palestine specially "Yom Kippur War". if you remember Arab troops defeated Israelis and crashed their defenses but they didn't go deeply in Palestine "Israel" because they received an order to return back to Egypt and Syria because this was the deal with US!!

They could recuperate Palestine and end the "Jews Dream" but later they will lose their chairs that's why they killed all free army leaders or expelled them to another countries to not reveal the secret and talk about their conspiracies.

So Mr.saab you lied and only you who believed the falsehood, you and Israel can't lie here anymore because Sweden has a free media and all Swedes pay monthly fees to not make people like yours to usurp it.

Go back to your books authors and tell them don't fake the history as you faked your holy books!!!

Perhaps your plans to alienate Palestine to Israel succeeded but be sure that the darkness will not be the prevalent and someday the sun will rise again to clear people mind from your lies forever.


haba haba haba who is talking from there sounds like mosquito!!!

I realized what did you mean:

1. facistic blood ... ISRAEL

2. sword ideology .... ZIONIST

3. child abuser...someone lives in Vatican maybe...

Muslims, Christians and Jews are already integrated ...but they can have more comfortable life when you keep your mouth shut and when you fix up your racial mentality otherwise you will be despised in the society, so do what I am telling you and shut up whenever everything will be OK !!
03:21 April 13, 2010 by honorable
Today, by the way, is Shoah commemoration day in Israel. Have you ever searched "shoah" on google in Arabic? Here is what you will find:

2nd entry: "The myth called Shoah"!

3rd entry: an article on Hamas questioning the Shoah!

4th entry: jokes on the Shoah!

6th entry: links to the "shoah of Gaza"!

7th entry: another link to the "shoah of Gaza"!

8th entry: a complaint directed at UNESCO because UNESCO commemorates the Shoah.

9th entry: a video on whether Moroccans should learn or not about the Shoah!

No wonder most muslims or arabs that comment on The Local Web site look like profound and uncultured lunatics: they have no acces to truthfull information.

Compare now with what you will find by searching Shoah in english or in french on google.
04:02 April 13, 2010 by Nordic Prince
@jaradat_omar #36

"haba haba haba who is talking from there sounds like mosquito!!!"

hahahahahaha - That is freakin' hilarious. Thank you dude for making me laugh till my ribs hurt at the putz (@mehrdad1111).

You're 112% absolutely accurate in describing him :)
04:05 April 13, 2010 by jaradat_omar

Hello again Mr.dishonorable

I did what you typed and it was the same.


"paranoid muslims like vaxjo or omar"

Paranoid means:

Relating to, characteristic of, or affected with paranoia which means psychiatry. a mental disorder characterized by systematized delusions and the projection of personal conflicts, which are ascribed to the supposed hostility of others, sometimes progressing to disturbances of consciousness and aggressive acts believed to be performed in self-defense or as a mission.

baseless or excessive suspicion of the motives of others.

So, Mr.mehrdad1111 how did you conclude that both of vaxjo or omar are paranoid???

You who proved you ugly monkey face!!

w w w . y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = R C F d J Z i J i k M

Link them together!!
05:49 April 13, 2010 by injusticeworld
@dishonorable #37

Did you go to school ? have you ever heard about logic ?!!

Are you sure that you made a search in Arabic?

I did what you have mentioned and I got 15,300,000 results when I used the English keyword and got 1,080,000 when I used an Arabic keyword and 402,000 by the Swedish keyword and 434,000 in French.

Conclusion 1:

You are not honest and give faked results or you can't use the translator well !!

But it's your turn to tell me what can you know about Israeli massacres against Palestine?

I just want to know how they faked this terrible massacres? I bit that they modified it using photoshop application and added the Jewish hat on the victims heads to look like Jews and made Palestinians guilty - as what they did with Mohammad Aldura,

Oh google it by the way.

Conclusion 2:

It doesn't matter how many book you have, the most important is how many book you read and how many book you trust!!

I can put 10,000,000 books on a donkey back but will it read a single word?

I can help you with the third conclusion if you could not conclude it!!

Don't forget to handle me your report soonest!
09:53 April 13, 2010 by calebian22

"baseless or excessive suspicion of the motives of others"

NY-V claimed that anyone who supports Israel is a paid member of the Mossad propaganda machine. By your own posted definition, he is paranoid, as I am not a paid Israel supporter.
12:26 April 13, 2010 by mehrdad1111
i bet this muslims like omar look under the bed and search there for a mossad agent before they do all the perversity to their little aishas what their "prophet" did.

but thats the typical mental illness of muslims like them. they say to themself "islam can not be wrong, so the reality must be wrong".
13:14 April 13, 2010 by nukeiran
@ jaradat_omar

You are so full of c#%p!

Where the hell do you buy your books from!!??

Seriously! you have no idea how wrong your facts are!

And the Mr. Jew comment... It's called antisemitism!

I thought you had a problem with Israelis?... So is every

muslim a terrorist also? You have been brainwashed dude.

You live in Sweden now. Grow up and get an education!

A real one!

"The Irgun, Levi (Lechi), and Haganot, which were financed and armed

by the British army"

"Earthquake weapon" :-D :-D :-D

That was so funny! :-D

I have to show this to my wife :-D
13:33 April 13, 2010 by honorable
injusticeworld: I gave you entries 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 9 from google. Not all of them, of course, and certainly not entry 284 305! (Entry 1 is the arabic wikipedia article on shoah). I've read stupid people. But as stupid as you seem to be, it almost beats omar and his entry #33.
18:02 April 13, 2010 by Iraniboy
I agree that it can be up to people's decision to buy or not to buy a thing. The discussion about Israeli crimes or crimes committed in Saudi Arab or Iran is ridiculous. The funny thing is that some of us find ourselves committed to the one side of the conflict an support it to our bones! Nobody can ignore nor forget how Iranian or Saudi Arabia government humiliate and limit the freedom in their countries and no one can deny how Israeli government ordered to systematically kill Lebanese/Palestinians women and children by non-conventional weapons.
20:01 April 13, 2010 by injusticeworld

"Holocaust" and "Shoah" redirect here. For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation).

You are so stupid when an Arabian wants to seek for a the proud shoah then he will use Holocaust and see it translation in Arabic you are very silly in real.


What the matter of you?!!

You are silly also, do you really think that they will be scared from Mossad in real while their children face the armed soldiers by a small stones!!
08:20 April 14, 2010 by saab
Friends, if anyone is still conscious after those interesting riffs from the likes of "injusticeworld" "jaradat omar" and other assorted hate filled revisionist Arabists, I would just like to share some observations.

1. Take the oil out of Saudi Arabia et al, and what do you get? Not Intel, Teva, Google, and a zillion start ups. No, they are in Israel.

2. We can thank nutjobs like Jimmy Carter for some of this mess

3. Most Israeli Arabs I have met, while not necessarily enamored with their government, will admit over tea that the educational and health care system in Israel affords opportunity and a safety net unparalleled in the Arab world (unless you are filthy rich, in which case, anything goes). A boycott of Israel would hurt them immeasurably. And speaking of hurt, if Hamas and Hizbullah and Islamic Jihad et al get a dirty bomb and explode it in Israel, how many Muslims would die? Oh never mind... they would be called martyrs so all is justified.

Buy Jaffa oranges and Ahava soaps and enjoy, my friends, enjoy!

-Saab or as my friend Omar calls me "Mr. Jew" (my priest might find that rather humorous)
11:49 April 14, 2010 by mehrdad1111
to all who want to boycott the jewish state:

http://www.y o ut u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = s a e k y 9 I 5 T 9 c
14:25 April 14, 2010 by rthomasson
This was published in the Dutch 'De Telegraaf' and Belgian 'De Morgen' today:

Black man arrested after racist attack

LIEGE BELGIUM - A black man was arrested in Liege on Tuesday (April 13 2010). He allegedly abused a white woman. The 44-year-old suspect had been already due to violence in contact with the justice system.

The victim was with her daughter in a Liège mall. The two women stepped aside so the man could walk past them, but he neglected the signal. He shouted that he could not walk between two white women, he spat at the mother in the face and gave her a kick in the stomach. She was in hospital for surgery.


EUROPE WAKE UP!. This is our business. This is what we have in short notice to deal with!.

Let the everlasting Palestinian 'stakkers' and the Middle East for what they are. They are not important to us.
20:05 May 28, 2010 by AbeBird
Iranboy, I deny all your allegations. I presume you represent Eeichmanijad here..... start eating Jaffa oranges and you will be solved !
20:17 May 28, 2010 by AbeBird
What is the Israeli contribution to humanity?

Here I wrote in a rush just less them 1%....

•• Agricu lture: Drip irrigation systems

•• Humanatarian: Tsunami detection systems

•• Medical: Clear Light Acne treatment, Copayone treatments, Mirabel breast cancer detection, GiVen Pill Cam for GI imaging, Computerized Prescription systems

•• Military applications: UZI machine Gun, Desert Eagle Pistol, pilotless drones, advanced missiles and aviation electronics.

•• Computer & Telecommunications: Intel Pentium Chips, Core components of MS Windows, XP and Vista, Firewall software (by the IDF); Google's search algorhtym (sp?), the first instant messaging platform

Camera phone chip technology. Cell phone which was developed in Israel by Motorola.

• ICQ, the technology for the AOL Instant Messenger, was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis from Mirabilis.

• Intel Israel's Haifa, Petah Tikva, Jerusalem and Kiryat Gat centers forms the major component of Intel's global product pipeline. The Pentium 286 and 386 microprocessors… and most of the 486 were designed at Intel Israel. The MMX technology was launched by Intel in early 1997. The MMX chip was designed for speeding up multimedia applications such as audio, video, and communications. The Centrino Mobile Technology, launched in early 2003, which gives computers Wi-Fi access and greatly enhanced mobility, was designed in Intel-Israel. The Intel-Dual Core innovation for laptops drew upon expertise and experience garnered during the Israeli development of the Centrino processor. The Intel Core 2 Quad processor for desktop PCs, designed to handle massive computer and visualization workloads enabled by powerful multi-core technology, was developed by Intel-Israel. Intel's Core7 was developed by Intel-Israel. Intel says it is a faster, intelligent, multi-core technology that applies processing power where it's needed most. New Intel Core i7 processors deliver an incredible breakthrough in PC performance. Most of the Windows NT and XP operating systems were developed by Microsoft Israel.

• Voice mail technology was developed in Israel. Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technology was pioneered in Israel by two Israelis who founded VocalTec. Vonage, Skype and other companies use VoIP.

• AOL Instant Messenger was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis. An IBM invention disclosure RPS8-2001 (Sep. 1999) invented by the Israeli Shimon Shmueli at el. Is the earliest known USB-FD. Dov Moran invented the USB Flash Drive in 1996.

• Israelis developed airplane cell phone technology at Qualcomm Israel

• The first PC antivirus program was developed in Israel in 1979 by the same company that developed the Melissa antivirus program.

• M Systems was the first to offer Disk-on-Key and Disk-on-Chip flash memory products, changing the way people store and handle information.

• Two professors at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology developed zip compression technology.

• EZchip Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company that provides Ethernet network processors. EZchip network processors provide the flexibility and integration that enable triple-play data, voice and video services in systems that make up the new Carrier Ethernet networks.

• The world's most predominant company Firewall safety system is Check Point. It is a leader in network security software, firewall solutions, VPN solutions, endpoint security, network protection and security management. The Israeli company was founded in 1993 in Ramat-Gan, Israel, and controls 40 percent of the world's market.

• Scientific American magazine has selected the work in artificial intelligence done by two Israeli academics as being among the greatest advancements in science in 2007. The scientists from Tel Aviv University conducted experiments to simulate human intelligence by creating an organic memory chip using neurons from the brains of rodents. Their ultimate goal is to make computers think creatively.

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Sweden can extend border controls, EU says
A police officer carrying out a check at Sweden's border with Denmark. Photo: Emil Langvad/TT

EU countries including Sweden should be granted permission to extend temporary border controls by a period of a further three months, the European Commission has decided.

Nobel Prizes
'I'd say he's arrogant but I'd be lying': Swedes on Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan performing in France. Photo: David Vincent/AP

Almost two weeks have passed since Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and he has yet to acknowledge the win. The Local asked Swedes what they think of the singer's silence.

Sweden cuts 2016 refugee forecast by thousands
A Swedish migration authority office in Stockholm. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

The country has also slashed its prediction for 2017.

Swedish researchers plan new trucks for women drivers
File photo of trucks in Sweden. Photo: Thomas Johansson/TT

Could vehicles adapted for women attract more female truckers to the profession?

These stats show Swedish driving isn't so gender equal
File photo of a Swedish woman driving a car. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

A new survey shows that few Swedish women get behind the wheel when driving with their male partner.

Revealed: Game of Thrones could be coming to Sweden
Game of Thrones cast members at the Emmy Awards in September. Photo: Jordan Strauss/AP

The producers of the hit show have asked for three rounds of location pictures of Swedish island Gotland.

Prime Minister to meet Swedish troops in Iraq
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his Kurdish counterpart Nechervan Barzani. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Sweden's Prime Minister Löfven is set to meet Swedish troops in Iraq on Tuesday.

Swedish politicians wage war on winter time
Soon it will look like this on your way home from work in Sweden. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Should Sweden stick with summer time all year round?

'Don't turn the Pope into a global teddy bear'
Sweden's Queen Silvia and Princess Leonore visiting Pope Francis in the Vatican last year. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

It's time to hold the Pope to account and make sure he turns his words about reform into action, argues a minister of the Swedish Church ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Sweden.

Löfven: 'Sweden will double its number of troops in Iraq'
Stefan Löfven and Haider al-Abadi during the visit on Monday. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has promised to double his country's number of troops in Iraq following a meeting with Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi on Monday.

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