The Golden Age of Israeli Science

 

The BBC knows that most people when asked about Islam will reveal that they have negative views about the ideology judging it unpleasant, backward, homophobic, mysogynist, anti-Semitic and violent, not to mention most terrorists are Muslim.  The BBC, tasked by its Charter with maintaining a civil society and cohesion, has decided that the best way to tackle such prejudiced, ill-informed and ignorant beliefs is first to create an understanding that Islam is the religion of peace, second that ‘Muslim’ terrorists are in fact not Muslim and are distorting the beautiful teachings of Muhammed [never mind that the BBC also insists we shape our society to suit Muslim demands so that they don’t radicalise and become terrorists…if Islam is the religion of peace and the terrorists aren’t real Muslims why is that necessary?] and finally of course we have the most ingenius of counters to the terror that is engulfing our cities and countries….remind people that a thousand years ago in lands where Islam ruled supreme [due to a violent blitzkrieg of conquest and colonisation ala ISIS…nothing to do with Islam of course!] there were scientists and scholars who continued to study and develop the sciences and extend learning.  This the BBC tells us was the Islamic Golden Age of Science.

What do you suppose the BBC intends we take from this?  Are we supposed to suddenly dismiss all we know about Islam and its beliefs, teachings and values and embrace its culture and values just because one thousand years ago a man who happened to be Muslim by accident of birth or conquest was good at science?  Are we to dismiss our concerns about terrorism done in the name of Islam because someone one thousand years ago made a better mouse-trap?  Of course that really is the BBC intent…redeem Islam’s reputation…show ‘Muslims’ were good at science and somehow that must translate into having warm fuzzy feelings about Islam today which must over-ride our everyday, parochial concerns about Islamic conservative values and practices being forced upon our society…..helped along by the useful idiots who set off bombs, who aren’t Muslims remember, but erm, were radicalised because they were Muslim and alienated by a society that marginalised and ignored them.

Odd how science done by Muslims [though in fact many scientists and scholars were atheists/Christian or Jewish] is ‘Muslim’ and yet terrorism done by Muslims is not ‘Muslim’.

Perhaps that’s why the BBC does all it can to hide the fact that the Jews/Israelis are brilliant at science and have achieved astounding things from the deserts of the Middle East when all around them is backward and hopeless, and Muslim…and all despite being under siege by Muslims for over 70 years.

The BBC clearly thinks that if you knew what geniuses the Israelis are you wouldn’t believe a word that the BBC’s Middle East correspondents pump out about Israel…you know all that bad, fake news that spreads anti-Semitism around the world and makes it acceptable around the dinner table or down the gym.

BBC Watch notes that the BBC just isn’t keen on letting its viewers and readers know just how good the Israelis are at science and high tech….

The BBC’s “soft boycott” of Israel

A few weeks ago Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard drew attention to the BBC’s “soft boycott” of Israel. The term, coined by Mr Pollard, describes the BBC’s tendency to report on Israeli innovations and technological breakthroughs without mentioning that they took place at Israeli institutions and companies. Most recently, the BBC recently reported on a breakthrough in cancer treatment by the Weizmann Institute, but the Israeli origins of the research were significantly downplayed.

There are times when the BBC completely ignores Israel’s connection to a newsworthy company, times when Israel’s connection is significantly downplayed and times when Israel’s connection is specifically focused on, in cases which fit a particular agenda and narrative of Israel as a militaristic and pariah state.

In some cases brilliant Israeli inventions are reported by the BBC but their Israeli origins are completely ignored.

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36 Responses to The Golden Age of Israeli Science

  1. The Highland Rebel says:

    I’m sorry but anyone who points their arsehole skyward five times a day in reverence to a moon god doesn’t fit my notion of clever.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      There’s no need to be sorry, Rebel. muslims are members of a cult just like the moonies and scientologists. Just because there are supposed to be about 1.2 billion of them doesn’t make it less of a cult. What is taking time for most people to recognise is that this cult is a death cult and those in charge don’t care who dies as long as it isn’t them.

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  2. JimS says:

    I would imagine that if you lived in the desert the skies would be mostly clear at night and that the horizon wouldn’t be hidden by trees, unlike northern Europe. Also the lack of distinctive local features, like trees, might cause you to be drawn to look at the skies. Then there is all that sand to sketch out ideas on.

    The fact that the local regime was Islamic and that to disagree would lead to an early death could well persuade you to be a ‘Muslim’. Therefore the the things that might make you a ‘scientist’ or ‘mathematician’ would be the physical environment and the opportunities available. Taking on the curse of Islam as your ‘identity’ would be coincidental to where you lived, not a source of divine insight.

    However, being a Jew is largely a matter of genetics so it is just possible that the genes may be ‘smart’ and inherited, it just being coincidental that they are associated with Judaism.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Or, Jim, it could be that because you don’t have gallons of oil to flog for an easy life then you have to study harder, work harder and innovate and manufacture stuff that little bit better in order to earn a living.

      And then there are all the Divine promises. Although Israel welshed on their side of the deal on each and every one, God appears to have always kept His end of the bargain and blessed a people that are still close to His heart?

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  3. JosF says:

    What is the total of Nobel prizes for science, medicene and similar 180 plus nobel prizes for Jewish/Israeli people and about 2 nobel prizes for muslims……Trust the BBC to get it wrong Jewish/Iraeli science just like the BBC gets it wrong on everything else particularly if it involves muslims

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  4. PeterT says:

    Just three Muslims have won a Nobel Prize in the sciences and one of those was of the Ahmadiyya community who are not considered Muslim at all by the other Muslim factions. In fact they go out of their way to murder them. The other two, one Turkish and one Egyptian, after gaining a degree, both went to the USA to do their PhDs and continued to live and do their research in the USA with US funding – so lots of support from Islam, Turkey and Egypt there, eh? As far as the BBC and all the other apologists for Islam go, you know that they know that they are being economical with the truth when they have to scrat about amongst ancient, trivial and misleading minutiae to find good things to say about Islamic achievement. Contrast that with the way they downplay any Israeli scientific and technological achievements.

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  5. Deborah says:

    Not quite on topic. You know the face BBC TV newsreaders reserve for deaths of people be they famous, death due to an accident or even allah forbid a terrorist attack? Well Mishal couldn’t manage it tonight with the death of four Israeli soldiers. Just short of a big grin as she sped through the report.

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  6. Richard Pinder says:

    In Astronomy, the best Israeli scientist is Nir Shaviv. He is censored by the BBC because he was the scientist who found that a one percent decrease in Galactic cosmic rays causes a 0.13 Kelvin increase in Global temperature. But because galactic cosmic ray levels from outside of the Solar System have been relatively stable during the present scientific era, the changes in cosmic ray levels that produce the muons that reach the low cloud base are at present due to changes to the strength of solar magnetic effects. He shows evidence that Ice Ages are caused by sudden increases in high energy cosmic rays from outside of the Solar System.

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  7. quisquose says:

    “Odd how science done by Muslims [though in fact many scientists and scholars were atheists/Christian or Jewish] is ‘Muslim’ and yet terrorism done by Muslims is not ‘Muslim’.”

    Nailed it.

    I’ll be using that repeatedly.

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  8. Owen Morgan says:

    NASA, which used to be able to put men on the Moon, is currently complaining that it can’t even get them off the ground, without the help of the Russians (when the latter can be tempted away from hacking John Podesta’s laptop, presumably). Oddly enough, Obama’s appointee to run NASA, Charles Bolden, didn’t even mention space exploration as one of his responsibilities:

    “When I became the NASA administrator, (President Obama) charged me with three things. One, he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering.”

    Well, the “muslim world”, or the Iranian theocracy, anyway, felt so good about its “historic contribution to science” that it tested ballistic missiles, so Obama’s insight has born fruit, from his own point of view, anyway. As an Israeli commentator has pointed out, in the nuclear age you don’t build ICBMs, unless you’re planning to put nukes on top of them. When the mullahs get the Bomb, which they are plainly intending to, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt will be easy targets. Moscow and Vienna will probably also be within range, with the UK, Scandinavia and France becoming targets as Iranian missile expertise advances.

    Presumably, the goofy Major-General Bolden thinks, “Job done!”

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    • NCBBC says:

      Own Morgan wrote: he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering.”

      NASA, whose objective has been to date to explore Space, was re-tasked by Obama, to go where “no man has gone before” – to the Muslim world. Unfortunately, the Muslim world is not a geographic location, but a temporal one – a location in space-time. NASA has to date, been unable to devise a Time machine to take man back to the 7th century.

      Obama’s Mission impossible.

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  9. Foscari says:

    Maybe I missed it, but did the BBC mention the death last Monday of Rolf Noskwith wh worked with Alan Turing as a cryptographer in Hut 8 in Bletchley? Of course Turing and his team only shortened the war by two years and saved as many as 14 million lives by cracking Enigma
    and with their Ultra information so the Allies knew what the Germans were planning.
    I reiterate I may of missed it. I think a pop star may of died that day. And of course
    Noskwith was a yid.

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    • Foscari says:

      For those of you who are boycotting Israeli products or are considering it. May I
      suggest that you take a glance at Wikipedia’s list of Israeli inventions and discoveries. Let alone those made by jews around the world. If you still happy with your boycott please write and let us know what it is like living in the 19th century.

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  10. BBCReject says:

    Having worked in Scientific Research up until the Brown years (when our kind of hard, engineering sciences were deemed no longer desirable), I have worked with Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, and Atheists like myself. To be fair, in the Sciences you don’t tend to find too many religious bigots, it doesn’t exactly go with the mind set (you know inquiring intelligence, curiosity, open mindedness, that sort of thing). So most of the scientists I worked with were really religion light, and there was no friction I can recall, everyone got along fine and worked and played together quite happily regardless of race, religion, age or gender – in fact we HAD the very multiculti utopia the BBC and the Left claims to represent.

    Why did it work for us, and not elsewhere? Well for a start everyone was intelligent, second off there was a lot of old fashioned team spirit, thanks mostly to the wise old heads who ran operations, and third off anyone who hadn’t played along would have been shown the door, and knew it.

    All my co-workers can’t have vanished off the face of the earth some were younger than me and I’m only in my mid-forties, and yet it seems like a different world and hard to imagine how it was now. What has changed? I think it’s organisations like the BBC tying themselves in knots to be PC and accepting fanatical religious claptrap like ‘Jihad’, we had lots of Muslims working with us, some were good friends, but they never dreamed of bringing up that kind of crap, even if they believed in it, which I don’t think most of them did, apart from anything else they knew that if they did they would have been out on their ear.

    PC and self loathing lefties, have killed true multiculturalism and tolerance by favouring some parties over others and destroying the checks and balances that ridicule and our culture being allowed to defend itself provided.

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    • Scroblene says:

      PC and self loathing lefties, have killed true multiculturalism and tolerance by favouring some parties over others and destroying the checks and balances that ridicule and our culture being allowed to defend itself provided.

      Spot on, BBCR! Excellent observation!

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  11. Lucy Pevensey says:

    A bit off topic but them Jews are reporting another attack by the stolen truck method.
    This time in Egypt
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/at-least-9-sinai-troops-killed-in-bomb-laden-garbage-truck-attack/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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  12. BBCReject says:

    My sister, usually a bit of a Lefty, surprised me over Christmas when she said that the UK Media talking about Muslim refugee ‘children’ from ‘the Jungle’ being potential Rocket Scientists and Doctors reminded her of the Headmaster of our school back in the mid 80s.

    We lived in a small rural town and attended the local Secondary which was quite a pleasant little school with a young, idealistic Head Master. One summer, a large group of Travelers invaded a local beauty spot and this Head took their kids in to the school. Predictably the local kids weren’t too happy about this and there was some bullying, in response to which the Head Master got on his soap box in assembly and gave us all a lecture about how these ‘poor children’ were as good, ‘if not better’, than all of us and could surprise us all by going on to be ‘Brain Surgeons’ and ‘Astronauts’, and that one day we might be glad of their assistance when they ‘saved us from cancer, or some other deadly disease’.

    About two weeks later some of the Traveler kids were expelled for threatening a Teacher with a knife, and then a couple of months after that the rest were expelled after it was proven they were behind an arson attack on the school and had been involved in a shop lifting spree in town. Seems to me the local kids knew perfectly well why they didn’t want those Traveler kids in their school and that ‘Liberals’ really ought to listen to common sense before opening their big mouths and spouting unproven ideals as ‘facts’.

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    • JosF says:

      BBCReject

      and that ‘Liberals’ really ought to listen to common sense before opening their big mouths and spouting unproven ideals as ‘facts’.

      liberals and facts go together like BBC and journalistic research

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      From personal experience, the only time left-wing people liked me was when I played the idiot at School. I stopped that because my Childhood Sweetheart hit me the same way that my mother would hit me, if I played the idiot in front of Kids. From then on the lefties began to look more and more fearful of me as I topped the class and beat them at chess.

      I suppose it’s the same with Donald Trump and Boris Johnson who both have continued that type of behaviour into adulthood.

      In fact it’s a typical behavioural trend amongst high-IQ Mensa members, as a way of getting on with left-wing people.

      This is because left-wing people selfishly like people less intelligent and poorer than themselves, and therefore tell everyone that they will become Rocket scientists. While on the other hand, they do not like people more intelligent or richer than themselves, so call them uneducated idiots.

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  13. NCBBC says:

    Auster’s Laws of Majority-Minority Relations in Liberal Society

    “The worse any designated minority or alien group behaves in a liberal society, the bigger become the lies of Political Correctness in covering up for that group.” (source) A “restate[ment]” of the First Law.

    “The more egregiously any non-Western or non-white group behaves, the more evil whites are made to appear for noticing and drawing rational conclusions about that group’s bad behavior.” (source) Stated as the “First Corollary” to the First Law.

    “Once the equality of all human groups is accepted as a given, any facts that make a minority or foreign group seem worse than the majority native group must be either covered up or blamed on the majority.” (source) This may be the original statement of the First Law.

    “The more illegitimate and dangerous you are, the easier it is for you [to immigrate to the West], and the more legitimate and productive you are, the harder it is for you.” (source) A “variation” on the First Law.

    And consequence

    “The WORSE a designated minority group behaves, the MORE we must blame ourselves for it.” (source) Perhaps the most succinct statement of the First Law.

    “The more racial problems are created by liberal race policies, the more racist whites are.” (source)

    “Given the inverted standards introduced into race relations by the belief in equality, the less deserving a nonwhite actually is, the more deserving he thinks he is.” (source) Another “variation” on the First Law.

    Here’s the First Law expressed well in its three main variations:
    “1. The worse a designated minority or non-Western group behave, the more they are praised and their sins covered up.
    2. The worse a designated minority or non-Western group behave, the more racist it becomes to speak the truth about their behavior.
    3. The worse a designated minority or non-Western group behave, the more their behavior must be blamed on white racism.” (source)
    4. [Added January 23, 2009: I like this new statement of it, made in relation to the media’s sanitizing of a rash of beheadings by nonwhites in Canada, England, and the U.S..] The worse the behavior of minorities and non-Westerners, the more the behavior must be covered up or excused, and the more racist a white is for noticing it and thinking about it.

    http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/009226.html

    More in link above

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    • Rick Bradford says:

      In similar vein, Evan Sayet posited his The Four Laws of the Unified Field Theory of Liberalism as:

      a. Indiscriminateness, – the total rejection of the intellectual process, – is an absolute moral imperative. Because the opposite of indiscrimateness is “discrimination”, a hate crime.

      b. Indiscriminateness of thought does not lead to indiscriminateness of policies. It leads to siding only and always with the lesser over the better, the wrong over the right, and the evil over the good.

      c. Modern Liberal policies occur in tandem. Each effort on behalf of the lesser is met with an equal and opposite campaign against the better.

      d. The Modern Liberal will ascribe to the better the negative qualities associated with the lesser while concurrently ascribing to the lesser the positive qualities found in the better.

      He added (I paraphrase): Today, we are at a tipping point where the people of God and science will soon be overwhelmed by the demands of taking care of the permanently infantilised. It is unsustainable.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      (1) Mensa members are 45 percent more equal than the average.
      (2) Jews are 4 percent more equal that the average.
      (3) Men are one percent more equal than the average.
      (4) Blacks are 15 percent less equal than the average.
      (5) BBC employees are equal to Blacks.

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  14. G.W.F. says:

    The great Stephen Hawking expresses a contradiction when he uses his voicebox containing an Israeli made microchip to support a boycott of Israeli science. Amazing brain power does not avoid liberal BS

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2322228/How-Stephen-Hawking-boycott-Israel-makes-microchip-enables-talk-By-DOUGLAS-MURRAY.html

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    • Grant says:

      GWF,

      Thanks for that link to a great article by Douglas Murray. I love Hawking saying ” based on advice from Palestinian academics “. No doubt he is a great scientist but clearly does not have a mind of his own.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Given a couple of educated chaps reckoned the Hippocratic Oath meant ‘kill all in Glasgow Arrivals’, one is mildly reassured that most science giants from that neck of the woods have stuck to nasty gasses rather than the complexities of nukes. For now.

        Just hope Kim Wrong Un doesn’t feel the treasury needs a barter based top up any time soon.

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      • ToobiWan says:

        Hope for his sake it wasn’t this “scientist”, Grant, just surprised he hasn’t washed up on the “Sky at Night” yet.

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