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Originally posted by UKDavidUK
Hope this is useful as an update, published within this hour.
Turkey's deputy prime minister says economic and defense cooperation with Israel will be reduced amid tensions after the killing of nine Turkish activists by Israeli commandos on an aid ship.
Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc says all deals with Israel are being evaluated. He said Friday "we are serious on this issue. New cooperation will not start and relations with Israel will be reduced."
Originally posted by charlie_the_loafer
reply to post by john124
I believe that they used the word "serious" because they are aware that they made these kind of statements almost monthly but never they decrease in doing businesses with Israel
Originally posted by thedeadtruth
Please tell me why Israel does not have a free press and has filtered internet.
Last time I checked, only regimes based on propaganda and fear need to do this.
Your balanced and unbiased view would be interesting.
Main article: Broadband Internet access in Israel
The Internet companies market are divided into two: infrastructure providers and service providers. The infrastructure providers are Bezeq and Hot. The biggest Internet service providers are Bezeq international, NetVision 013 Barak, 012 smile, in addition to 35 smaller companies. The highest speed available nowadays to the domestic Israeli internet user is 100MBit in download and 1MBit in Upload - which is provided by Hot and NetVision, and other providers are expected to follow.
 Wireless Internet
The future of broadband Wireless Internet will be decided towards two possible directions - one possibility would be the takeover of the Cellular companies' third generation and fourth generation systems and the second possibility would be the other communication companies with their WiMax technologies.
Israel is not categorized by ONI and is not on RSF's internet enemy list. The Orthodox Jewish parties in Israel proposed an internet censorship legislation would only allow access to adult-content Internet sites for users who identify themselves as adults and request not to be subject to filtering. In 27/02/2008 the law passed in its first of three votes required, however it has been rejected by the government's legislation committee on 12/07/2009.
Originally posted by hippomchippo Originally posted by Mobius1974 reply to post by vagabondrobb
Brave and inspirational???? OMFG.. Our planet is doomed. I hope they charged that guys family for the clean up of his flat butt. Then make them clean the tank treds. If you feel strongly about something.... What good will you do for the cause after you are dead? Live to fight another day.. Laying down in front of heavy equipment = S-T-U-P-I-D
That's honestly a disgusting statement. The tiananmen protests are some of the biggest inspirations for anti-war protests and anti-war activists today, and for you to say it's stupid, because of the fact that this man could have died by being crushed is honestly revolting. This man didn't even die from that, he apparantly was executed by the chinese government afterwords, would he live if he hadn't have done it? Sure, but would he have lived with himself after he let tanks go and murder innocent people? [edit on 3-6-2010 by hippomchippo] Agreed, some things are better left unsaid. That man had more guts than 100,000 of your average American and he is nothing short of a hero in my book.
Vagabondrobb, please think before you speak. [edit on 3-6-2010 by UndergroundMilitia]
The guy didn't get ran over, the tanks stopped and he even chatted to the tank commander, he was eventually yanked away and never again seen by the secret police. Executed probably. You can either call him stupid, as you would, or you can regard the man as a man of incredible bravery, somebody who had the balls to stand in front of a column of tanks because he felt it might make a difference. It did, the image became a 20th century icon of defiance, no doubt inspiring countless others throughout the world to stand up against injustice. And for your information, standing in front of bulldozers DOES sometimes prevent families homes from being destroyed. Remember you are not up against a bulldozer, it is the guy who is driving it, Rachel was unlucky.
Originally posted by Lady_Tuatha
They should reach Israel by early Friday.
I sincerly hope no harm comes to that ships passengers. Our Prime Minister or 'Taoiseach' as we call him has made his feelings abundantly clear, he was outraged at the attack on the flotilla and at the arrests of the Irish civilians who were there at the time (one of whom is a good friend of mine, im so thankful he is okay ).
This has really taken over the Irish media, the guys that return home arrive to a heroes welcome, i think I can safely speak for the majority of Irish people when I say we are very proud of them and disgusted at the Israeli government for what they did.
If this goes bad then Israel can expect an abundance of Irish people arriving in dingys, boats, canoes, jet skis, hitchhiking etc, all ready to fight. Yeah we havent got much of an army but hey who cares, you mess with one of us and you are taking us all on.
Originally posted by backwherewestarted
Interesting responses...and ones that speak volumes about the people posting them. I guess as long as it is against Israel it is ok to deliberately attempt to create an incident.
Hamas Minister of Social Affairs Ahmed Al-Kurd called the Israeli delivery a "media campaign" meant to "divert the attention of the world from their acts of piracy." Al-Kurd said the goods brought to Gaza were broken or missing parts. Among the items delivered were a set of electric wheelchairs, presented with their batteries missing, Ma'an said.
"We will refuse the aid as long as the victims of Israel's attack remain in prison. Without exception we demand their release," Al-Kurd said during a Gaza City press conference.