Friday, June 01, 2007

Benjamin Netanyahu on the academic boycott

As you would imagine, I am angered by the latest attempts by British Academics to boycott Israel. This is not the first time they have tried this, and this won't be the first time that this will fail. What makes this time different is that Israel hasn't done a damn thing. Yes there are rockets falling on Sderot, and Israel is retaliating, but there is no war here. We aren't in Gaza, we are out of Lebanon, and what good has it done us? They're still firing rockets at us, and still trying to boycott academically. I could talk to it myself, but no one can talk to it as well as Bibi does in this YouTube Video.

British Academics can do what they will, the only ones who will suffer are them. If Britain doesn't want to work with Israel's brain trust (with the highest per capita percentage of College Grads and PhDs of any country in the world!, then Israel will innovate with the Americans, the Indians, the Chinese, and the Singaporeans. And while Israel and her supporters will reap the benefits of advances in Energy, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Telecommunications and Computing, the Brits, will once again, miss the boat.

I guess they can always sip tea.

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