AUTHOR:G.
DATE:4/19/2003 01:28:00 PM
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BODY: Heaven forbid!

A customer in Bahrain was shocked to find an Israeli-made battery in his Apple computer. Gulf Daily News brings us this shocking and horifing story (link via Ynet).

“"I was shocked when I found out. The 'Made in Israel' stamp was written in very small print which could hardly be seen.

"We don't believe that too many computers with Israeli-made batteries have been sold in Bahrain because it is only one older model in particular that had them," explained Mr Irfan.”

He said that Arab Business Machines had sent them replacement batteries, which have already arrived. "Anyone who finds that their computer is powered by such a battery can come to us and we will change it for them free of charge," said Mr Irfan.
(thank god!)

The battery was discovered at a computer in a prominent advertising agency where one of the employees, a Sudanese national, was so upset about the issue that he took it up with Apple Centre and contacted the GDN.

"We were having trouble with our clock so we thought it might have been the battery," said the employee, who would not be named.

"As it turned out this was not the problem
(What do you mean it wasn’t the problem. Are you suggesting that this part made by infidels worked fine, that’s outrageous!) but we were surprised to find out that the computer contained a part made in Israel.

"But this raises interesting questions about how widespread it may be. We could have Israeli parts in our mobile phones, cameras and even our vehicles and not even know it."
(How can those people live with such horrifying uncertainty is beyond me).


And while we are talking about computers - Those guys will probably want to know that a lot of Intel technology was developed in Israel since Intel has been operating in Israel since 1974, and has 5,200 employees at its four main development centers in Jerusalem, Haifa, Kiryat Gat and Petah Tikva. They might also want to know that Israelis developed the latest series of Intel's new series of mobile Centrino computer chips and products (Information courtesy of Israel21c).

So if you are a worried Bahraini, just rip Intel’s chip out of your computer and you will be able to sleep calmly at nights knowing there are no “Evil Zionist” parts in your computer. I’m not sure the computer will work but that’s a bagatelle.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:4/16/2003 06:52:00 PM
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BODY: Have a happy and kosher Pesach



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:4/14/2003 10:22:00 PM
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BODY: Happy Birthday Blog!

It’s hard to believe but my blog is exactly one year old today. The first post is dated April 14 2002. I’m finding it hard to believe that I’ve persisted on writing this blog for such a long time. I guess I have an honorable place being a veteran blogger in the Blogosphere, not that veteran, but let’s say older than a lot of blogs.

Hope you enjoy reading the blog as much as I enjoy writing it. If you would like to give a blogthday present you can do it through my PayPal account, thank you :-)

Hope that we can all celebrate the blog’s second birthday next year.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:4/14/2003 10:04:00 PM
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BODY: Snowboarding



Today I went Snowboarding on the slopes of Mount Hermon, Israel’s highest mountain rising over 2000 meters (6,561.68 feet). It was my first experience of any kind of skiing and it was so fun, though the number of times I crashed on the snow are numberless.

The 3 hours drive to the north was beautiful, the land is covered with green and the trees and flowers are blooming. It’s the end of the skiing season on Mount Hermon but you can still go during Passover, highly recommended.



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