This is what we are fighting on Facebook today. Reblogged

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Reblogged This is a Facebook Post by  Anna Berg
This is what we are fighting on Facebook today. Please get involved (by clicking on Anna’s “going”) and SHSRE, SHARE, SHARE and get your friends to click as well. We need to help ourselves if we are to receive help. I don’t think Zuckerberg, (despite his Jewish background) gets how awful this is and how damaging allowing it is.. I don’t know why he doesn’t, but I hope we don’t et sidetracked in our conversation about this. Instead, I hope we can think of additional strategies to deal with the problem itself..
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I’m reposting these pics into one post so it’s easier for you to share. I think it’s difficult for people to believe that this is allowed on FB since Mark Zuckerberg is Jewish. Nevertheless, as you all know, it is, and we need to get that sad fact out! If you have any other photos/pages that you have reported but are still up, please post them here and I will update this collection when needed.Also, if you see anti-Semitic comments, please take a screen shot and post here (just look for a Hate Israel page and you’ll find plenty).

Thanks! Keep up the good work!

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David Brotsky: @ All Israel Supports Welcom. As long as you agree with my BS.

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  3. PLEASE Share to protect those who Love Israel!If one looks closely at the #JIDF page, you’ll see lots of Bravado, lots of pandering for donations & postings of music.

    But the page has no substance. Zero successes in anything…once again, only bravado. All his efforts are to rally donations for his personal gratification.

    Do Not fall for hollow chants and fraudulent claims!!
    PLEASE Share Widely!

    Read all about the real creator of this Fraud and the JIDF at:
    http://www.israelandstuff.com/jidf-once-respected-now-a-platform-for-harassment-bullying-and-libel

    Photo: PLEASE Share to protect those who Love Israel!</p>
<p>If one looks closely at the #JIDF page, you'll see lots of Bravado, lots of pandering for donations & postings of music.</p>
<p>But the page has no substance. Zero successes in anything...once again, only bravado. All his efforts are to rally donations for his personal gratification.</p>
<p>Do Not fall for hollow chants and fraudulent claims!!<br />
PLEASE Share Widely!</p>
<p>Read all about the real creator of this Fraud and the JIDF at:<br />
http://www.israelandstuff.com/jidf-once-respected-now-a-platform-for-harassment-bullying-and-libel
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  4. Don’t let the “J I D F” make a monkey out of YOU
    Photo: Don't let the "J I D F" make a monkey out of YOU
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  5. Because the #J‘Post disabled their Twitter feed, so I can’t exploit it, my 3 sockpuppets
    1. Elisheva@Baleboosteh,
    2. Daniella@thejewess
    3. Batya@batya_18now RT HAARETZ & Yahoo!

    JIDF Defamatory Spams Force Jerusalem Post to Remove Twitter Feed
    The internet site, inaccurately named the Jewish Internet Defense Force (JIDF), is notorious in its extremely aggressive behavior with those who share opposing opinions. David Brotsky, the site’s creator, has opened…
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  6. If you donate to the JIDF this could be you!
    Photo: If you donate to the JIDF this could be you!
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  8. Liar Liar, pants on fire.
    Photo: Liar Liar, pants on fire.
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  9. MORE incitement and hate against Jews and Israelis by the sole admin of the #JIDF (www.JewishInternetDefenseForce.org) Today & Yesterday the JIDF creator is celebrating with those in Gaza, the death of Prime Minister AND #IDF Hero (who saved Israel in war), Ariel Sharon.
    PLEASE UNFRIEND this #scumbag from his #Facebook page, #Twitter & #Google+Source from his page: https://www.facebook.com/thejidf/posts/10202073356107590?stream_ref=10

    The coward will probably delete the above once he realizes how heartless he was, so below is a screenshot as proof.

    Photo: MORE incitement and hate against Jews and Israelis by the sole admin of the #JIDF (www.JewishInternetDefenseForce.org) Today & Yesterday the JIDF creator is celebrating with those in Gaza, the death of Prime Minister AND #IDF Hero (who saved Israel in war), Ariel Sharon.<br />
PLEASE UNFRIEND this #scumbag from his #Facebook page, #Twitter & #Google+</p>
<p>Source from his page: https://www.facebook.com/thejidf/posts/10202073356107590?stream_ref=10</p>
<p>The coward will probably delete the above once he realizes how heartless he was, so below is a screenshot as proof.
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    • David Brotsky Damn that “Israel and Stuff” for taking this screenshot! I was so enjoying dancing to “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” upon hearing of Sharon’s death! They just HAD to spoil it for me!!
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  10. The internet site, inaccurately named the Jewish Internet Defense Force (JIDF), is notorious in its extremely aggressive behavior with those who share opposing opinions.

    JIDF Defamatory Spams Force Jerusalem Post to Remove Twitter Feed
    The internet site, inaccurately named the Jewish Internet Defense Force (JIDF), is notorious in its extremely aggressive behavior with those who share opposing opinions. David Brotsky, the site’s creator, has opened…
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  11. For refusing to denounce fellow activists for Israel, I have become a target by the JIDF. My name and the Israel and Stuff page is being libeled on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet.UPDATED Plus links to other victim’s stories of how the JIDF viciously attacked them!

    JIDF, once respected, now a platform for harassment, bullying & libel
    For refusing to denounce fellow activists for Israel, I have become a target by the JIDF. My name and the Israel and Stuff page is being libeled on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet. By Phillip Pasmanick,…
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  1. why does EVERYONE say such awful things about me????…well, except for my sockpuppets! And there’s a lot of them too!!
    Ripoff Report | Jewish Internet Defense Force Complaint Review Dallas, Texas: 1054064
    Jewish Internet Defense Force Complaint Review: Jewish Internet Defense Force aka David Appletree aka David Brotsky aka David Pitch Fraud, Libel, Slander, Computer…
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  2. ANOTHER victim of my lunacy and harassment tells his story.

    Founder Of The Jewish Internet Defense Force Threatens Murder And Vigilantism Against Dissenters
    thetrenches.us
    When persecution complex hits rock bottom it looks something like this. I’ve known of the founder of the Jewish Internet Defense Farce Force (JIDF), David Appletree (some say his real name is David Brotsky) for a…
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  3. This is a Petition to close my 17 Twitter accounts and 8 Facebook accounts,God Forbid!! Who would I have to talk too??!!

    DON’T you DARE sign this…if you do, I will hunt you down, send thousands of hateful emails to your parents, kids, siblings & your dog AND I’LL spread even more outrageous lies even you couldn’t imagine!

    Facebook, Google, Twitter: Ban David Brotsky aka David Appletree aka JIDF and aliases from using…
    David Brotsky aka David Appletree aka JIDF is dangerous to the community.
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  4. I know LOTS of people have reported me to the FBI, but the money I swindle from my supporters is chump-change, for God’s Sake!!

    FBI Investigating JIDF, David Brotsky For Hacking, Fraud, Harassment
    Will Africa fall to Islamic Jihad?Israel: Canada An Example To Global Democracy In Cutting Diplomatic Ties With IranDoing Business – seeking more leads in the Jewish world?
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  5. How did he figure out I’m also known as Pete?? pasmanik plastered this 50 times on Twitter…. every time I hassled one of his followers.
    Photo: How did he figure out I'm also known as Pete?? pasmanik plastered this 50 times on Twitter.... every time I hassled one of his followers.
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  6. Follow me on any of my aliases on Twitter.
    I use them all to Harass & Discredit anyone who:1) Exposes my scam
    2) Retweets something by Phillip Pasmanick
    3) Argues with me because they don’t believe my lies
    4) Supports the Israel and Stuff page

    Photo: Follow me on any of my aliases on Twitter.<br />
I use them all to Harass & Discredit anyone who:</p>
<p>1) Exposes my scam<br />
2) Retweets something by Phillip Pasmanick<br />
3) Argues with me because they don't believe my lies<br />
4) Supports the Israel and Stuff page
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  7. HERE is a perfect example of how the #JIDF #FRAUD & #Scam works on his #Jewish & pro #Israel page!!First the JIDF makes its phoney claims.
    Then he changes into another account of his to ‘Share’
    Then he changes into even another account to ‘Like’

    This gives an unsuspecting viewer the impression it’s legit.

    Photo: HERE is a perfect example of how the #JIDF #FRAUD & #Scam works on his #Jewish & pro #Israel page!! </p>
<p>First the JIDF makes its phoney claims.<br />
Then he changes into another account of his to 'Share'<br />
Then he changes into even another account to 'Like'</p>
<p>This gives an unsuspecting viewer the impression it's legit.
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  8. what kind of moron believes this shit?
    We’re infiltrating, monitoring, and documenting the online activities of Israel haters, antisemites, Islamic terrorists, & their supporters.
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  9. Yep…all true….My site is boring……
    No need to follow anyone who seeks out Jews to attack! Please Report: https://www.facebook.com/thejidfThese guys at the #JIDF (MPD – one guy, 24 aliases lol) needs to just go away and leave the pro-Israel activists alone!
    I guess, ‘back in the day’ it was a Job, ‘Well Done’….but NOW, the groups I’m in get hate pages closed on a daily basis.

    Want to REALLY Help??….Join these two groups: https://www.facebook.com/TheyCant – They don’t brag….they just do the job!!

    This group does more in ONE day, than the #JIDF does in 3 YEARS! https://www.facebook.com/HelpReportHateAntiSemiticPages

    Just REMEMBER….#JIDF was created and run by a hateful bully & expert panderer.

    Photo: No need to follow anyone who seeks out Jews to attack! Please Report: https://www.facebook.com/thejidf</p>
<p>These guys at the #JIDF (MPD - one guy, 24 aliases lol) needs to just go away and leave the pro-Israel activists alone!<br />
I guess, 'back in the day' it was a Job, 'Well Done'....but NOW, the groups  I'm in get hate pages closed on a daily basis.</p>
<p>Want to REALLY Help??....Join these two groups: https://www.facebook.com/TheyCant  - They don't brag....they just do the job!!</p>
<p>This group does more in ONE day, than the #JIDF does in 3 YEARS! https://www.facebook.com/HelpReportHateAntiSemiticPages</p>
<p>Just REMEMBER....#JIDF was created and run by a hateful bully & expert panderer.
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  10. Has anyone notice the #JIDF is being deserted by hundreds of their followers?I guess you can’t fool all of them all of the time. Those with common sense are waking up!

    Along with their incessant pandering, the #JIDF is notorious for their bullying. They’re known for repeatedly sending harassing emails to those to oppose their point of view. The JIDF has GONE AGAINST William Daroff, AJC, ZOA, Birthright, Israel21c, Israel News Agency, IsraelandStuff.com, Hatikvah and SO MANY OTHER pro- #Israel, pro- #Jewish advocates like me, and the almost defunct org,:http://www.actforisrael.org/.The JIDF defames, hassles and libels pro-Israel activists on their webpage, and their many #Facebook and #Twitter accounts. People need to know the depth of it’s cyber-terrorism.

    PLEASE – WARN your Friends!

    REMEMBER – They ARE NOT a Charity!! They are NOT associated with ANY Israeli Charity.

    Photo: Along with their incessant pandering, the #JIDF is notorious for their bullying. They're known for repeatedly sending harassing emails to those to oppose their point of view. The JIDF has GONE AGAINST William Daroff, AJC, ZOA, Birthright, Israel21c, Israel News Agency, IsraelandStuff.com, Hatikvah and SO MANY OTHER pro- #Israel, pro- #Jewish advocates like me, and the almost defunct org,: http://www.actforisrael.org.</p>
<p>The JIDF defames, hassles and libels pro-Israel activists on their webpage, and their many #Facebook and #Twitter accounts. People need to know the depth of it's cyber-terrorism.</p>
<p>PLEASE - WARN your Friends!  </p>
<p>REMEMBER - They ARE NOT a Charity!! They are NOT associated with ANY Israeli Charity.
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  11. #Israel Even after being warned in advance @JIDF remained silent while thousands launched internet attacks on the #Jewishhomeland today. Proof they were warned in advance are here:http://is.gd/LQu54m and here: http://is.gd/SeqcZn
    Zero effort was made by Jewish Internet Defense Force to counter this #opBOYCOTTisrael campaign or warn others in advance.
    They failed to defend the Jewish homeland o…See more
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  12. The bumbling bozo of the #JIDF has almost 300,000 ‘Friends’ after 5 years and has to use his aliases to come and make comments, ‘Likes’ and ‘Shares’ to generate movement on any of his pages.The JIDF is a #Fraud who post crap when not attacking Israel activists or posting self-promoting BS to attain illicit donations!

    A disgusting example of a #Jew and an embarrassment to pro-#Israel activism.

    Photo: The bumbling bozo of the #JIDF has almost 300,000 'Friends' after 5 years and has to use his aliases to come and make comments, 'Likes' and 'Shares' to generate movement on any of his pages.</p>
<p>The JIDF is a #Fraud who post crap when not attacking Israel activists or posting self-promoting BS to attain illicit donations!</p>
<p>A disgusting example of a #Jew and an embarrassment to pro- #Israel activism.
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  13. This article was written by a real anti-Semite, but in this case, knows what he was talking about as he EXPOSES the creator of the #JIDF who was lying about his identity:AGAIN…the author is NO friend of Israel or the Jews!

    David Brotsky’s Romance With Guns, Violence and Pro-Israel Hate
    A year ago or so I exposed the identity of the founder of the Jewish Internet Defense Force (Wikipedia article). David Brotsky, aged 37, lives in Dallas, TX (and appears…
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  14. The #JIDF has branched out to Linkedin.com for more…new suckers!Help your friends from falling victim to this ‘sweet talkin’ Fraud & Please Share!

    Photo: The #JIDF has branched out to Linkedin.com for more...new suckers!</p>
<p>Help your friends from falling victim to this 'sweet talkin' Fraud & Please Share!
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  15. Who told Felicia Grossman? As soon as I find out….I’m gonna block them!
    Photo: Who told Felicia Grossman? As soon as I find out....I'm gonna block them!
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  16. I have begun saying Pasmanick called for a ‘violent Jihad’ against us.
    https://www.facebook.com/thejidf/posts/10152031231368142?comment_id=31119691&offset=0&total_comments=15Even though he hasn’t, I don’t care….what’s another #Lieamongst thousands??

    Photo: I have begun saying Pasmanick called for a 'violent Jihad' against us.<br />
https://www.facebook.com/thejidf/posts/10152031231368142?comment_id=31119691&offset=0&total_comments=15</p>
<p>Even though he hasn't, I don't care....what's another #Lie amongst thousands??
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  17. Hey…the thumb is pointing in the wrong direction! Who moved it??
    Photo: Hey...the thumb is pointing in the wrong direction!   Who moved it??
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  18. Who’s investigating me?????
    FBI Investigating JIDF, David Brotsky For Hacking, Fraud, Harassment
    Will Africa fall to Islamic Jihad?Israel: Canada An Example To Global Democracy In Cutting Diplomatic Ties With IranDoing Business – seeking more leads in the Jewish…
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  19. ALERT! Please READ, LIKE and SHARE if you support Israel and are against antisemitism, terrorism, Holocaust denial, and the harassment, defamation, and breach of privacy, safety, and security of Jews and Israel supporters!
    Photo: ALERT! Please READ, LIKE and SHARE if you support Israel and are against antisemitism, terrorism, Holocaust denial, and the harassment, defamation, and breach of privacy, safety, and security of Jews and Israel supporters!
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  20. Yea…and if your for pizza, beer, cigarettes & beating off too!
    ALERT! Please READ, LIKE and SHARE if you support Israel and are against antisemitism, terrorism, Holocaust denial, and the harassment, defamation, and breach of privacy, safety, and security of Jews and Israel supporters!http://is.gd/pasfraud

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  21. Now I’m being called a ‘fool’ on that Israel & Stuff page because I lie & use hate to discredit him!What nerve!!!!! The Palestinians do it all the time!

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  22. I just saw this on Philip PasManiac’s page, calling my group the,
    Jewish Imbecile Defending Fraud.Who the hell is he calling an imbecile????

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  23. Everything you need to know about me…but, shuuuuush (it’s a secret!)
    Ripoff Report | Jewish Internet Defense Force Complaint Review Dallas, Texas: 1054064
    Jewish Internet Defense Force Complaint Review: Jewish Internet Defense Force aka David Appletree aka David Brotsky aka David Pitch Fraud, Libel, Slander, Computer…
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  24. sooooo funny, since he’s not a real person! He’s ME!!!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:DavidAppletree

    Photo: sooooo funny, since he's not a real person! He's ME!!!</p>
<p>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:DavidAppletree
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  25. hahahahahah yea, they call me Brotsky, David Brotsky~
    Have you ever been accused of being a “JIDF agent?” If so, it means you’re doing something right!
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  26. Who believes this shit??
    Want to learn about #JIDF‘s effectiveness? Simply search for “JIDF” on any antisemitic or jihadist forum, or even popular forums, I’m general. Right now, someone who is pro-Israel and against antisemitism is being suspected of bring a “JIDF agent!” Have you ever been accused? If do, you’re doing good work!
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Why they don’t want you to know Arabic

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Education Minister Shay Piron doesn’t want school kids to learn Arabic. Of course, he doesn’t say this out loud, and if he is asked about it, not only would he not deny it, but he would also pratter on about how important it is to speak Arabic and how learning the language would serve as a cultural bridge and blah, blah, blah, just like the minister knows how to do.

In practice, though, he doesn’t want us to learn Arabic. He wants Arabic studies to last no longer than three years so that he could slash the budgets allocated to teaching the language.

Could this reform be part of the new policy introduced recently by the Education Ministry, which seems to be encouraging kids towards ignorance while teaching them a whole lot of nothing? At the same time, it is worth wondering whether there is anything special about learning Arabic.

It appears that there is. Whoever knows Arabic is likely to listen to Arab news media, surf Palestinian websites, and read Arabic newspapers. Then they are likely to discover the truth: the other side is awash with such a virulent stream of anti-Semitic racism that all talk of peace here is delusional.

The party to which the education minister belongs is entrenched firmly in what is inexplicably referred to as “the peace camp.” Knowing the Arabic language is anathema to this camp. The more Arab-language speakers there are, the less supporters.

Thus spake Abu Mazen

“The woman known as ‘the Maiden of Ludmir,’ Hannah Rachel Verbermacher, who became famous because of her outstanding studiousness and her becoming the only female rebbe in the history of the Hasidic movement, was, of course, a Palestinian.”

(Mahmoud Abbas, a doctor in history, from his book “How the Palestinians Created the World”)

Segmenting society

Polls in Israel consistently show that most Mizrahi Jews are on the Right side of the political spectrum, while a large chunk of Ashkenazim lean toward the Left. There are sociologists who have nurtured ridiculous theories in order to explain this state of affairs. The only thing they overlook is the most basic fact: a large chunk of Mizrahim speak Arabic.

Now, perhaps, just perhaps, that this is what lies beneath one of John Kerry’s bluffs, the one that says that a peace deal with the Palestinians would include monetary compensation for Jews kicked out of Muslim countries.

This is a bold-faced lie, and Kerry knows it. The agreement on which he is working, if it is ever signed, will be between Israel and the Palestinians. It won’t be with Iraq. It won’t be with Egypt. it won’t be with Syria or with Yemen. They won’t be party to the agreement, and they won’t pay billions. This conflict isn’t theirs.

Let us assume for a moment that they persuaded Syria to pay compensation. Where would the money come from? From hemorrhaging Yemen? An Iraq in ruins? Will it come from Egypt, where tens of millions of their citizens don’t know from where they’re going to get their next dry slice of bread?

Kerry knows that in the best case scenario, it’s a media fabrication for purposes of spin. In the worst case scenario, it’s a bluff. So why did he say it? Here’s a wild guess, which is certainly not true but in any case is worth mentioning just so that it’s clear what didn’t happen.

One day, one of Kerry’s advisers walked into his room and explained to him how Israeli society was structured and which of our various groupings are on the political right. “Jews love money. Should we try to buy them?” he asked one of his aides.

Again, we should emphasize that it is inconceivable for this to be a motivating factor in creating this compensation bluff.

Abu Mazen strikes again

“Three-thousand years prior to the Israelis, the Palestinians had already given the world the Patrick Kim pulp fiction series of books and they had documented the first-ever prescription for a congealed leg.”

(Abu Mazen, from his book “The Dawn of Humanity”)

Questions that will never be asked

Achinoam Nini, if you refuse to go on stage alongside a person who can’t stand homosexuals, then how is it that you performed in front of the pope?

Yisrael Shiran and Esti Brand, two individuals who were fired from the Education Ministry because of harboring right-wing views, will you agree to have your photo taken for the front-page of Haaretz and Yedioth Ahronoth?

Dear Sudanese migrant, if Israel is such a racist country, why are you fighting to stay here?

John Kerry, could you ask Mr. Obama what he would think about a proposal that would ban blacks from living in eastern Washington, DC? What about Jews in east Jerusalem?

Dear justice minister, as part of the campaign pushed by your ministry against racism and discrimination, will you also demand that Jews be permitted to pray on Temple Mount?

A reminder from Abu Mazen

“The Palestinian immigrants drained the swamps by planting eucalyptus trees. In short time, clashes erupted between the Palestinian pioneers and the clerks of Hebron.”

(Abu Mazen, from his book, “The Palestinian Pioneers”)

Trouble at home

On the order of the grand rebbe of Satmar, this Hassidic dynasty has begun a campaign against the Whatsapp application. They have a catchy slogan for their campaign: Press 1 for destroying the house.

It’s interesting to note that until now I was certain that Ariel Sharon destroyed more houses.

Just a minute, Abu Mazen is talking

“The Palestinians sat alone in the dark for at least 1800 years before the Poles.”

(Abu Mazen, from his book, “The Palestinians in the Krakow Ghetto”)

On the other hand

A photographer from another newspaper told me that Achinoam Nini asked him one time not to photograph her from the left, but to only get her right side. That’s because her left is the less photogenic side.

By chance, Achinoam Nini showed off her left side this week. She’s right. It really doesn’t look all that great.

Abu Mazen is just getting started

“Even Mordechai the Jew, Rabbi Shalom Shabazi, Hershele Ostropoler, and The Flying Matchmaker were all Palestinians.”

(Dr. Abu Mazen, from his book, “Gideon Levy Reveals”)

What do they want?

Last year, two ultra-Orthodox members of Knesset threatened that if this “wicked government” continued in its ways, they will not agree to accept budgets from the state. This week, the High Court of Justice took them up on their offer. What exactly is wrong with this?

One more

“The Palestinians arrived on the scene 2,000 years before the Palestinians.”

(Abu Mazen, from his book, “Conversations with Ilan Lukach”)

Two Misplaced Debates In Business Strategy

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Two Misplaced Debates In Business Strategy

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Of all debates in international business strategy, two stand out: The first debate revolves around the nature of world market environment, whether world markets are global, multinational or semiglobal. The second debate revolves around the dilemma of global vis-a-vis local strategy, that is, the trade-off between global standardization and local customization. The way that an international business addresses these debates can make the difference between superior and inferior performance. Both debates are misplaced, and create pseudo dilemmas that lead to the wrong business strategy.

The debate regarding the nature of the world market environment is misplaced because it views multinationalization, globalization, and semiglobalization as universal and mutually exclusive trends that create a unique world market environment, rather than non-universal, non-mutually exclusive trends that create diverse world market environments. The debate regarding the trade-off between a global and a local strategy is misplaced because it views value propositions crossing national borders as products per se rather than as bundles of global and local characteristics. Within the later framework, business strategy begins with consumers’ preferences for global and local product characteristics in world markets, and the appropriate response to address them.

An international business faced with a pure global market environment where consumers derive value from global characteristics only must pursue a cost leadership strategy. An international business faced with a pure multinational environment where consumers derive value from multiple local characteristics must pursue a localization leadership strategy. An international business faced with a semiglobal market environment where consumers derive value from a bundle of global and local product characteristics must harmonize its strategy. This means that an international business must pursue a globalization and a localization leadership at the same time, a globalization leadership for the global characteristics of the bundle and a localization leadership for the local characteristics of its bundle.

Some international businesses have been quick to adopt this new mind-set. P&G (NYSE:PG), for instance, has designed value propositions that promote product characteristics, such as shampoo and dental paste branding and chemical components global, while localized product packaging.   Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) have designed Pizza Hut and KFC menus that include both a global and a local component. Beverage maker Diageo mixes global drinks with local drinks and liquors to create product offerings that cater to local markets. Diageo’s (NYSE:DEO) Gordon Edge, a mix of gin and lemon is catered to the UK market, while Safari Luna, a mixed of fruit and liquor, is catered to the Netherlands. Allied Domecq’s Presidente brandy and cola mix is catered to the Mexican market, while TG, a mix of Scotch and guanana is catered to the Brazilian market. Campari’s Mixx, a mix of grapefruit and Campari is catered to the Italian and Switzerlandmarket. Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) bundle together hardware and professional consulting services to offer customized solutions to their customers around the world. Other companies have been slow to adapt to this new mind-set, caught in pseudo dilemmas, swinging between a global and a local leadership strategy. In the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis, Coca Cola (NYSE:KO) switched from a globalization to a localization strategy that localized the wrong product characteristics like branding.

The bottom line: The world market is a collection of pure global, pure multinational, and semiglobal markets. Pure global markets should be addressed with universal value propositions that include the “core” or global characteristics of the product; multinational markets should be addressed with customized value propositions that include, in addition to globalized product characteristics, localized product characteristics that cater to different national and local markets; semiglobal markets should be addressed with hybrid value propositions.

Why A Labor Shortage Is Good News For The Chinese Economy

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Why A Labor Shortage Is Good News For The Chinese Economy

English: "Thousands of workers in this fa...

English: “Thousands of workers in this factory assembling and testing fiber optic systems. In many places of the Chinese economy, human labor replaces automation (in contrast to Japan, for example).” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

China may be turning from a labor surplus to a labor shortage economy.

According to data released by the Chinese National Bureau ofStatistics over the weekend, population of working age (15-59) was 937.27 million in 2012, a decrease of 3.45 million over the previous year.

While this decline is negligible in percent terms, it comes at a bad time, with the Chinese economy growing at a rate close to 8 percent. That’s where the labor shortage arises.

According to China observer Shaun Rein, the country is already in a labor shortage, which began during the Great Recession, as many American and European companies stepped up investment in China to offset a sales slow-down in their home markets.

“Technology companies such as MicrosoftIntel, and Google—even after it stopped offering its search engine in China—have embarked on huge hiring sprees or have set up research and development centers there,” writes Rein. “Citigroup announced it would triple its head count on the mainland within three years to 10,000, not for back office needs but to cater to local clients. Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and Disney all have announced multibillion-dollar investments. Investment banks like Goldman Sachs are increasing their business in China even as they pare their ranks in New York and London.”

In the short-term, a labor shortage is bad news for the Chinese economy, for two reasons. First, it is expected to push wages and inflation higher, and may eventually force the country’s central bank to raise interest rates, hampering the country’s economic recovery.

Second, higher wages will undermine China’s competitive advantage in the Asian region, as domestic companies are forced to cope with competition from low-wage countries like Vietnam.

In the long-term, a labor shortage is good news for the Chinese economy, as it will induce Chinese companies to innovate.

As I discuss in China Against Herself, which I co-authored with Yuko Arayama, labor shortages create the urgency for labor-raising techniques – and that raises labor productivity and living standards, stimulating innovation at the same time.

That’s what has happened in Great Britain, the United States and Japan during periods of labor shortages – the rise of labor-saving techniques and innovations — and without substantial social friction.

The bottom line: Labor shortages may be bad for the Chinese economy in the short-run, but they are good for the long-run. They provide the impetus for the country to make a Great Leap Forward, from imitation to innovation, as Great Britain, the US, and Japan have done in the past.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Side Of Globalization

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Side Of Globalization

 i-flex Park in Bangalore.

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Globalization, the increasing integration and interdependence of domestic and overseas markets, has three sides: the good side, the bad side, and the ugly side.

The good side of globalization is all about the efficiencies and opportunities open markets create. Businesscan communicate efficiently and effectively with their partners, suppliers, and customers and manage better their supplies, inventories, and distribution network. Local producers can sell their products in distant markets with the same ease and speed as in their home country. Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE), for instance, can sell its TV and game consoles with the same ease inNew York as in Tokyo. Likewise, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL), and Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) can sell their high tech gear with the same ease in Tokyo as in New York.

The good side of globalization is also about easy credit and rising leverage, as money flows easily across local and national boundaries, and creditors fail to distinguish between good and bad borrowers, boosting aggregate demand; setting the world economy into a virtuous cycle of income and employment growth; and easy credit and leverage fuel financial bubbles that feed into a euphoria that perpetuates the virtuous cycle.

The bad side of globalization is all about the new risks and uncertainties brought about by the high degree of integration of domestic and local markets, intensification of competition, high degree of imitation, price and profit swings, and business and product destruction. Corporations that previously have been enjoying the benefits of globalization, now face unstable and unpredictable demand and business opportunities and their products quickly become commodities, leaving them little or no pricing power and under constant pressure by new competitors that undermine profitability.

The bad side of globalization is also about tight credit, deleverage, and declining money flows across local and national boundaries, as creditors tighten credit to both good and bad borrowers, depressing aggregate demand; setting the world economy into a vicious cycle of income and employment declines; and euphoria is succeeded by pessimism and a burst of asset bubbles, perpetuating the downward spiral of the world economy.

The ugly side of globalization is when nations and local communities try to escape the vicious cycle of income and employment declines through simultaneous currency devaluations; and by raising trade barriers that in essence put an end to globalization and a beginning to trade wars, as was the case in the 1930s.

In the last quarter of the century and for the most part of the first decade of this century, the world has seen the good side of globalization. In the last four years, the world has seen the bad side of globalization. We do hope and pray that the world won’t see the ugly side of it.

Why This Week New York Really Is the Capital of the World

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Why This Week New York Really Is the Capital of the World

New York is often described as the World’s Capital City, primarily because it is the headquarters of capitalism. Certainly this week, the last full week in September each year, as hundreds of leaders and thousands of their flunkeys gridlock Manhattan, it is easy to believe that this is the global capital – though what is bringing them to town is not capitalism so much as philanthrocapitalism.

Ten years ago, the annual September gridlock was due to a rather narrow, closed affair. Heads of state would deliver long, impotent speeches listened to by nobody at the United Nations General Assembly. Now, what happens in the UN HQ is a relatively small part of what Michael Green and I call Philanthrocapitalism Week. Since 2005, the annual meeting of theClinton Global Initiative has been a magnet for businesses and non-profits, a philanthrocapitalistic marketplace with an emphasis on making explicit commitments to take action to tackle global problems. This year, as we predicted, the CGI has been revitalised by the addition of the females of the species, Hillary and Chelsea, to leading roles alongside the former president. Barack Obama will be there, as will the other famous face of “Billanthropy“, Bill Gates.

More recently, the global public has been given a voice in New York through the Social Good Summit, the brainchild of my old friend and new power guru, Henry Timms. The highlights of this year’s sold-out Social Good Summit, which is being live-streamed here, include talks by Malala Yousafzi, shot by the Taliban because she dared to go to school, actress Charlize Theron, Melinda Gates, World Bank president Jim Kim, Lauren Bush Lauren, Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace, former vice president Al Gore, Richard Branson and Paul Polman, the sustainability-crusader boss of Unilever, plus moderating by yours truly. (I will also be playing a similar role at CGI.)

And then there are a growing number of side events just in case the visiting leaders have left a few minutes of their day unfilled. Even before the week began, the UN Global Compact brought hundreds of corporate bosses to its Global Leaders Summit. Louise Blouin is hosting her always-stimulating Creative Leadership Summit. And if that isn’t enough, there is alsoClimate Week (fittingly, given the amount of hot air expected this week in Manhattan).

At the UN, the headlines are likely to be made by the continuing efforts to respond to the horrific events in Syria, as well as an expected post-Ahmadinejad charm offensive by Hassan Rouhani, the new president of Iran. But for most people involved in Philanthrocapitalism Week, top of the agenda will be figuring out what new global targets should be adopted to follow the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, which expire in 2015. We are looking forward to hearing lots of good ideas, most of which we predict will involve partnerships between governments, multilaterals like the UN, business, non-profits and civil society. As Green and I have said before, this is the age of the posse, when global problems are tackled by ad hoc coalitions of the positive.

If this new approach is to work, for-profit companies and investors will have a big role to play. Hopefully, this week will see lots of practical discussion of how to make this happen. Two new reports suggest that this debate is at a critical juncture. The World Economic Forum has published an excellent study of how “impact investing” could play a huge role in funding a better world. On the other hand, a survey conducted every three years by Accenture of bosses of companies that have signed the Global Compact, found evidence of “sustainability fatigue” in corporate boardrooms.

I am confident that the leaders gathered this week in New York will talk the right talk. I will be watching closely for evidence that they are willing to take the hard steps necessary to walk the walk.