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Monday, October 27, 2003

ISRAEL: What's not to like?

Israel is the 100th smallest country with less than 1/1000th of the world's population.

So, nu?
An Israeli company has unveiled a blood test that via the telephone diagnoses heart attacks.

The Israeli-developed Ex-Press shunt is providing relief for American glaucoma sufferers.

An Israeli research team has found that the combination of electrical stimulation and chemotherapy makes cancerous metastases disappear.

Israel has designed the first flight system to protect passenger and freighter aircraft against missile attack.

Israel produces one of the highest percapita rates of patents filed.

In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US.

On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotech start-ups.

Israel has the highest rate in the world of entrepreneurship among women and people over 55.

Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth.

According to industry officials, Israel designed the airline industry's most impenetrable flight security.

Israel has the world's second highest per capita of new books.

In response to serious water shortages, Israeli engineers and agriculturalists developed a revolutionary drip irrigation system to minimize the amount of water used to grow crops.

Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees.

Israel has more museums per capita than any other country.

Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, no-radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.

An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment.

Israel's Given Imaging developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill.

Researchers in Israel developed a new device that directly helps the heart pump blood, an innovation with the potential to save lives among those with congestive heart failure. The new device is synchronized with the heart's mechanical operations through a sophisticated system of sensors.

Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as compared to 85 in the U.S

Most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by Microsoft-Israel.

The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel.

The technology for AOL Instant Messenger was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis.

An Israeli company was the first to develop and install a large-scale solar-powered and fully functional electricity generating plant, in southern California's Mojave desert.

The first PC anti-virus software was developed in Israel in 1979.

The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel. (Well, maybe that's not so good.)

Boycotting Israeli / Jewish products can be dangerous to your health
April 20, 2002

To La Voz de Aztlan
Attention Hector Carreon

Dear Mr. Carreon et al:

I noticed that in your web page in which you urge the boycott of Israeli products, that you also list labels of companies that are Jewish owned or run, but are not Israeli companies.

To strengthen your boycott efforts, I thought of an idea for you. You don't have to like Jews, but if you DON'T, I suggest that you boycott certain other Jewish products, like...

The Wasserman Test for syphilis discovered by Dr August Von Wasserman, a Jew.

The first effective drug to fight syphilis developed by Paul Ehrlich, a Jew.

Digitalis, discovered by Doctor Nuslin, a Jew.

Insulin which gave life to diabetics, discovered by Doctor Oskar Minkowski, a Jew.

The diagnostic skin test for diphtheria known as the Schick test, developed by Bela Schick, a Jew.

Vitamins, discovered by Doctor Funk, a Jew.

The antibiotic Streptomycin, discovered by Doctor Woronan, a Jew.

The Polio Pill known as Sabin Vaccine by Doctor Sabin, a Jew.

Another Polio Vaccine known as Salk Vaccine, by Doctor Jonas Salk. a Jew.

Hepatitis vaccine discovered by Baruch Blumberg, a Jew.

Crohn disease identified by Burrill Crohn, a Jew.

Alfred Hess, a Jew, discovered that vitamin C could cure scurvy.

Casimir Funk, a Jew, was the first to use vitamin B to treat beriberi.

Go on, boycott!

Humanitarianism requires that Jews offer these gifts to all the people of the world, regardless of race, color or creed -- even bigots like you. If you do not want to accept these gifts, you can go ahead and turn them down, but I am warning you: You are not going to feel so good.

Fanatic consistency requires that bigots like you accept Syphilis, Diabetes, Convulsions, Malnutrition, Infantile Paralysis and Tuberculosis . . . as a matter of principal.

You want to be mad at Jews? Be mad! But I'm telling you, you ain't going to feel so good.

Hal Netkin, a Jew.

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