Sagi Cohen at Y-Net writes:
Two Israeli startup companies have signed promising cooperation agreements with Google and LinkedIn.The reason that I highlight this is because I have had more than enough of this nonsense about Israel becoming isolated because they are allegedly mean to the Arabs. This is false. Given fourteen centuries of racist Arab hostility towards the Jewish minority in the Middle East those Jews are practically saints, by any fair moral accounting.
The first company, Graduway, has developed an internal social network for universities, which derives information from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The alumni network allows the institution's graduates to keep in touch.
The company has signed a strategic agreement with LinkedIn, the professional social networking website which is valued at more than $18 billion and has some 200 million members.
I do not write a whole lot about Israel as the UpStart Nation, but I am always happy to see these kinds of stories. The fact of the matter is that the Jewish people in the Middle East are doing far better than they have for thousands of years. They are more secure, now, because they no longer live under dhimmitude. Against all odds they have achieved a European level of economic development and did so while under constant fire from the hostile majority in the region.
The fact that Google and LinkedIn are cutting deals with Israelis is an indication that Israel is actually doing quite well. It's a small example, but it is fairly representative of the larger trend.
In truth, Israel is doing very nicely and has more relationships, diplomatic and economic, now than it is had at any time in the past. And now they are becoming an oil producing nation?
Good for them!