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Saturday, August 06, 2016
"Daniel Birnbaum, the CEO of SodaStream, accused Netanyahu of “systemically spreading hate” and purposefully nurturing the conflict with the Palestinians “in all its evil manifestations”."
"The head of one of Israel’s most successful companies has issued a blistering condemnation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Daniel Birnbaum, the CEO of SodaStream, accused Netanyahu of “systemically spreading hate” and purposefully nurturing the conflict with the Palestinians “in all its evil manifestations”. His scathing comments come as Israeli authorities move towards a “more aggressive approach” in dealing with Palestinian children accused of crimes, including the minor transgression of riding a bike. SodaStream’s CEO launched his fierce tirade against the Prime Minister after Israeli authorities barred all of the company’s Palestinian employees from working at its factory. reviously situated in the West Bank, the factory moved to Lehavim in the Negev in 2014. The change of location was due to the business needing “considerably more space”. The new location is situated in Israeli, rather than Palestinian, territory, so the company was required to acquire permits for its Palestinian workers." (thanks Brad)
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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