Here’s the latest installment in our ongoing series of posts documenting BDS fails.
Political BDS Fails
60 Secs: Why is BDS Unhelpful to Mid-East Peace?
Spain adopts the IHRA antisemitism definition
Congratulations to Spain for adopting @TheIHRA working definition for #antisemitism, which sends out a strong (and tragically very relevant nowadays) message against this form of bigoted hatred
— Alon Ushpiz (@AlonUshpiz) August 2, 2020
Israel’s Xsight to Deploy Runway Protection System at Qatar’s Hamad Airport
Israeli Xsight Systems, a global provider of advanced runway safety solutions, announced last week that it will deliver an intelligent Runway Debris Monitoring System to Qatar’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) as part of the airport’s plan to upgrade its safety measures and acquire the latest and most advanced runway technologies.
The RunWize system will be deployed on the airport’s two parallel runways, including a 4,850 meter runway that is one of the longest in the world. The installation is to be carried out by local company Bayanat Engineering Qatar (BEQ), a leading airport systems integrator in the Gulf and North Africa.
Neveen Ayesh testifies in front of the Missouri House of Representatives in support of BDS and gets caught in her lies:
SHOCKING New Video! @ampalestine 's Neveen Ayesh testifies in front of the Missouri House of Representatives in support of BDS and gets CAUGHT in her LIES! A must see and SHARE! pic.twitter.com/QlLTXAqDSr
— Canary Mission (@canarymission) July 14, 2020
Economic BDS Fails
Raytheon and Rafael to build Iron Dome in US
WASHINGTON — American firm Raytheon Technologies and Israeli-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems have formed a joint venture to build the Iron Dome missile defense system in the United States, the companies announced Aug. 3.
Under the name Raytheon Rafael Area Protection Systems, the partnership is being set up to build a first-ever Iron Dome “all-up-round” facility stateside. The facility will build Iron Dome systems, the Tamir interceptor and launcher, and the SkyHunter missile (the U.S. version of Tamir), according to a Rafael-issued statement.
Tamir and SkyHunter are capable of intercepting cruise missiles, unmanned aircraft, rockets, artillery, mortars and other threats.
The partnership expects to finalize a site location before the end of the year, the statement said.
Meet The Ex-Israel Defense Force Intelligence Experts Whose Cybersecurity Company Just Raised $30 Million
Cybersecurity company CyCognito, cofounded by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Intelligence veterans Rob Gurzeev and Dima Potekhin, announced today that it has raised a $30 million Series B round. The round was led by Accel, with participation from previous investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sorenson Ventures and UpWest.
Intel Israel’s Export Nearly Doubles Over Past Year, Reaching $6.6 Billion
Intel Israel published on Wednesday its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2019-2020, revealing that the company’s export reached $6.6 billion in 2019, an increase of $2.7 billion, or more than 40%, compared to the previous year. According to the report, Intel’s export makes up 1.6% of Israel’s GDP and 12.5% of the tech industry’s overall export.
Intel Israel’s workforce grew by almost 1,000 employees to 13,750, making it the largest private employer in the country.
Technological and Medical BDS Fails
World’s largest cargo plane lands in Israel to load Iron Dome batteries
The world’s largest cargo plane landed in Ben Gurion Airport, carrying U.S. military
trucks that were fitted with Iron Dome missile defense system batteries purchased by the U.S. Army before leaving Israel, the Defense Ministry announced on Monday.
In August 2019, The ministry had signed a $373 million deal with the U.S. Defense Department to sell two off-the-shelf Iron Dome batteries to the American Army from Rafael which include 12 launchers, two sensors, two battlement management centers, and 240 interceptors.