Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BDS Backlash

I'm so sick of this boycott crap. I am glad people are pushing back and defeating these malcontents. People are on to their lies and blood libels. What terrible things has Soda Stream done? Provide well-paying jobs to Arabs in Judea and Samaria? Providing health care for their Arab employees? 

Those who are pushing BDS can deny it all they want, but they are motivated by pure, unadulterated antisemitism disguised as concern for human rights. There are no violations of human rights carried out by the Jewish state. But there are deranged, hateful people around the world obsessed with destroying Israel. Their evil and twisted cause depends on spreading lies and keeping people from knowing the truth. 



http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=15095

SodaStream wins boycott case in France
French court orders the Association France Palestine Solidarité to cease and desist its activities against SodaStream and take down its digital media equating SodaStream with fraud.
Shlomo Cesana, The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
Actress Scarlett Johansson, in a SodaStream ad

Friday, January 24, 2014

Persecution of Christians in muslim Countries

While so many twisted people have an obsessive hatred of Israel, where people of all faiths are free to practice their religions, Christians are being persecuted and murdered throughout the muslim world to barely any protest.

Mentally ill Brit sentenced to death in Pakistan for claiming to be a prophet

Santa Claus Circumcised in Effigy



Western Rape Victim Charged Under Sharia Law in Dubai

What's with these naïve western women going to islamic countries for whatever reason and then assuming they will get justice if they are raped or harmed in any way? This stems from the western taboo against discussion about the true nature of islam. And young women then go to these countries, whether for business or vacations, and have no idea what they are getting into. And we are fed a bill of goods about how the UAE is westernized. Its a load of bull. People are fooled by the skyscrapers and the luxury cars and all the other amenities of modern life, and therefore make the assumption that these aren't the same type of savages you find in the caves of Afghanistan. But they adhere to the same brutal 7th century doctrine.


Rape Victim Charged with illegal sex under islamic Law in “moderate” Dubai


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Religious Rights Denied to Jews on Temple Mount

It is a crime that Jews are denied their rights on the holiest site in Judaism, in the Jewish people’s supposedly own sovereign nation.

The entire world genuflects before violent muslim supremacists at every turn. When will it end? I’m beyond sick of it.
They make false claims to territory that doesn't belong to them, but which they stole from the original Jewish inhabitants, invent a false history supplanting thousands of years of Jewish history with their own make believe history.  And the world just goes along with this false narrative. Jews were in Israel thousands of years before islam existed. They do this with every other religion in territories that the muslims violently conquered and stole from the indigenous peoples.  

Former Canadian Minister ‘Shocked’ by Visit to Temple Mount



Islamic Waqf Revises History: ‘Temple Mount, Kotel are Muslim’
Muslim group supervising Temple Mount makes new claims: King Solomon was Muslim, and the Western Wall is holy to Islam.
By Elad Benari, INN
Israeli policeman on on Temple Mount, Al-Aqsa Mosque
Israeli policeman on on Temple Mount, Al-Aqsa Mosque
A former Canadian minister who visited the Temple Mount on Sunday was shocked to learn of the discrimination shown by Israeli police officers towards Jews.
Stockwell Day, who served as Canada’s Minister of Public Safetybetween 2006 and 2008, visited the Temple Mount following a coincidental meeting with a resident of Jerusalem, Yosef Rabin, who regularly visits the Temple Mount compound.
Rabin, who spoke to Arutz Sheva on Monday, said that his meeting with Day took place over Shabbat, when he visited friends for a Shabbat meal also attended by Day.
During the meal, Rabin said, he told the former Canadian minister about the situation on the Temple Mount where police, in an attempt to appease the Muslim Waqf which was left in charge of the compound after the 1967 Six Day War,  ban Jews from praying or performing any other form of worship. Police sometimes close the Mount to Jews altogether in response to Muslim riots - for days or weeks at a time - despite evidence that such violence is usually planned in advance for the specific purpose of forcing Jews out.
“When I told Day about the situation on the Temple Mount, it pegged his interest and he asked me to arrange a visit for him,” said Rabin.
After the Sabbath, Rabin got in touch with LIBA project coordinator Yehuda Glick, who accompanied Rabin and Day to the Temple Mount the next day.
“[The former Canadian minister] was shocked over how Jewish police can do these things to Jews. He did not understand how one can talk about the reunification of Jerusalem while at the same time Jews are not allowed to open their mouths on the Temple Mount,” said Rabin, who added that during this particular visit, he encountered a new phenomenon whereby Jews were forbidden to speak with tourists who asked questions about the Temple Mount. Police forbade Israelis to speak with tourists about the compound, claiming it bothers the Waqf, he added.
Former minister Day, said Rabin, could not believe his eyes when he saw the long lines of Jews waiting to get in, the Arab disturbances on the compound, theconduct of the Waqf and the endless shouting. “He could not understand how the Israeli government could do this to Jews.”
Rabin told Arutz Sheva that Day is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during his visit to Israel and would bring up the issue of the Temple Mount during the meeting.
Day, a former leader of the Canadian Alliance party which later merged with the Progressive Conservative Party to become the Conservative Party of Canada, lost the party’s leadership to Canada’s current Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, in 2002. Nevertheless, he remained on good terms with Harper, who is also currently visiting Israel, and served as a minister in his cabinet before retiring from political life.
The Temple Mount is Judaism’s holiest site and the location of the two Holy Temples of Jerusalem, the latter of which was destroyed by the Romans in 70CE. Despite that fact, Jewish visitors face severe restrictions upon ascending the Mount, while the Waqf works to remove any Jewish presence on the Mount and consistently destroys Jewish antiquities on the compound in a direct violation of a ruling by the Supreme Court.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Islam Indoctrination in the Public Schools

I have to laugh at those who think it makes them appear enlightened and tolerant to support the most oppressive, barbaric and deadly ideology on earth. How is it possible that people can be so misinformed about islam even more than 12 years after 9/11 and tens of thousands of islamic terrorist attacks around the world and the internal bloodshed going on in Islamic countries and the slaughter of non-muslims? And this is in a conservative area. We are doomed.

Pamela Geller, WND Column: Islam in the Public School

Read more: http://pamelageller.com/atlas_shrugs/2014/01/pamela-geller-wnd-column-islam-in-the-public-school.html/#ixzz2qyt0MKIb 
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UN Bows to muslim Pressure and Cancels Jewish Exhibit

This exhibit is based on historical facts. It should not be controversial. I'm so sick of the world accepting the muslims rewriting of history. The world might find that if we were to stop catering to muslim demands, the sky wouldn't fall.

UN cancels Jewish exhibit at last minute on Arab complaints

FOX NEWS
A United Nations agency pulled an exhibit on the Jewish people’s “3,500-year relationship” to the land of Israel, after the Arab League lodged a last-minute protest, according to a report.
The exhibit, entitled “People, Book, Land – The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People and the Land of Israel,” was created jointly by the Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, and was scheduled to open Jan. 20 at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters. But less than a week before it was to open, UNESCO informed the SWC is was canceling it because the Arab League had claimed the exhibit “could create potential obstacles related to the peace process in the Middle East,” the U.S.-based Jewish newspaper The Algemeinerreported.

Invitations had already gone out, and the fully prepared exhibition material was already in place, the paper reported. The display was co-sponsored by Israel, Canada and Montenegro. Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Wiesenthal Center, called the move was an “absolute outrage.”
“The Arabs don’t want the world to know that the Jews have a 3,500-year relationship to the Land of Israel.”
- Rabbi Marvin Hier, Simon Wiesenthal Center
In a letter to Irina Bokova, president of UNESCO, Abdulla al Neaimi, from the United Arab Emirates, expressed “deep worry and great disapproval” over the program showing the age old connection between Israel and the Jewish people.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The West's Self-Destructive Accommodation of islam

It is incomprehensible to me that the west is colluding in its own destruction. The islamic supremacists say "jump" and western politicians say "how high". Islam is incompatible with freedom, human rights and western civilization, period. But not only are they allowed to immigrate in great numbers, they are being allowed to retain their 7th century ways and enforce it on the host societies. Instead of muslims accommodating themselves to their host countries, western nations are transforming themselves to accommodate muslims. It is beyond insane. We have a pathological desire for self-destruction.  




Thursday, January 16, 2014

Feinstein's Incitement

It should be clear by now just how much the democrats hate Israel. What makes this statement so outrageous and vile is that Feinstein is purposefully trying to incite Americans against Israel.  I’m certain this is the White House objective and Feinstein is Obama’s lapdog. Knowing Americans are war-weary, she is blatantly accusing Israel of pushing us into war with Iran. They are no longer making innuendos, or implying as such, but making outright accusations. The White House and democrats are waging full-fledged political warfare against Israel. It has long been the narrative of the anti-Israel crowd, that Israel and the Jewish lobby push America towards war. And now Feinstein has given the antisemites vindication. The point of sanctions is to AVOID war. We will only go to war by appeasing Iran.

Feinstein is a reprehensible person along with the White House and democrats as a whole.  Feinstein, the democrats and the White House are ratcheting up the rhetoric against Israel on behalf of protecting Iran and its genocidal regime. How sick and twisted is this? For years we were told to let the sanctions work so as to avoid a war against Iran. Now we are being told that even sanctions are too aggressive a measure. So we have come to the point where any measure to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, including passive means such as sanctions, is being discredited and its proponents accused of pushing us to war. The bottom line is that the democrats policy is to allow Iran to get nuclear weapons.

Senator: We Can’t Let Israel Determine When We Go to War
Senator Feinstein causes outrage after declaring that “we cannot let Israel determine when and where the United States goes to war.”
By Elad Benari
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Reuters
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) triggered controversy with a fiery floor speech in the Senate on Tuesday night, during which she declared that “we cannot let Israel determine when and where the United States goes to war.”
Breitbart reports that the speech was made during a debate on a bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran if it fails to comply with the nuclear deal that was reached with it in November.
The bill includes a provision offering support to Israel in the event of an Israeli pre-emptive strike on Iran.
Feinstein chairs the Select Committee on Intelligence and is considered pro-Israel, but her remarks, which echo those of anti-Israel critics, have provoked outrage, noted Breitbart.
In her speech, Feinstein said that “a vote for this legislation will cause negotiations to collapse,” arguing that the six-month deal reached in Geneva and finalized on Sunday represented “the best opportunity in more than 30 years to make a major change in Iranian behavior.”
The deal provides some sanctions relief in return for suspending parts of Iran’s uranium enrichment program and allowing limited international inspections.
The sanctions bill, co-sponsored by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), provides for tighter sanctions in the event that Iran fails to comply with the Geneva agreement.
The Obama administration has vowed to veto the bill regardless, believing that it sends a message of confrontation.
The legislation has been gaining momentum and currently has 59 co-sponsors in the Senate, eight shy of the two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), however, has indicated he would not bring it forward at this time, saying he wanted to “wait and see how this plays out”.
Feinstein, according to Breitbart, warned in her speech that hard-liners in Iran would use the bill to “argue that the United States is not interested in nuclear diplomacy–we are interested in regime change.”
Democrats who wish to support the Obama administration’s line are praising Feinstein’s speech, the report said, and it will likely provide political cover to those who wish to oppose the  bill but wish to do so without appearing to oppose Israel.
Meanwhile, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has called on Feinstein to apologize for her remarks, noting that the bill includes a proviso that: “Nothing in this Act or the amendments made by this Act shall be construed as a declaration of war or an authorization of the use of force against Iran.”
Adding that the Kirk-Menendez’s bill’s language on Israel is the same as that in another bill that Feinstein co-sponsored, RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, “We are deeply troubled to see Senator Feinstein making such incendiary and inaccurate remarks on the Senate floor.
“We call on her to retract this reckless and false charge and apologize to her colleagues and to the millions of Americans who support a comprehensive, robust strategy to prevent the Tehran regime from obtaining a nuclear weapons capability,” he added.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kerry's Threats to Israel

Why are there never threats to isolate and delegitimize the so-called “palestinians” if they don’t end terrorism, make peace with Israel and recognize Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people?
What Israel should have done the moment this bum made these threats is to call off talks and bar kerry from coming to Israel. Make it very clear that Israel will not respond to threats.

According to a Washington Free Beacon report on a recent American Jewish Committee conference,“Secretary of State John Kerry claimed… that Israel’s failure to foster peace with the Palestinians fuels extremism and terrorism across the world.”
 What fosters terrorism across the world is the teachings of the koran. How dare this SOB scapegoat Jews for muslim terrorism. Is it logical to blame Israel for muslims killing Christians in Africa, for muslims killing Hindus in Bangladesh, muslims killing Buddhists in Thailand, the civil war in Syria and the slaughter of Christians there and al qaeda in Iraq and the endless jihad being conducted around the world?
This man is reprehensible and he is purposefully inciting antisemitism by making such a statement.

Kerry Offers Netanyahu a Peace Deal ‘He Can’t Refuse’

By Dovid Efune, Algemeiner
In the ongoing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, moments of truth appear to be fast arriving. If Prime Minister Netanyahu stands by his promise to take decisions about ceding territory to a national referendum, millions of Israelis will personally be called on to decide how the Jewish state’s borders will look for their children and grandchildren.
Listening to John Kerry make the case for Israeli territorial concessions, one thing strikes me in particular. The specific incentives he articulates for Israel are mostly “sticks.” Absent are any “carrots” of substance.
Kerry makes no distinction between “peace”, and the specific “peace process” that he is promoting. He speaks of the virtues of peace, but who doesn’t wasn’t peace? It is his specific formula for reaching that hallowed destination that remains suspect.

The case against the current “peace process” is simple. The Palestinian Arabs have given Israel every reason to believe that territorial concessions will not bring peace at all. Their education system, constitutional mandates, media incitement, public monuments, multiple statements from senior officials, and Israel’s experiences with previous withdrawals all indicate that to the Palestinian Arab mind, the peace process is viewed mostly as a means to achieve the ultimate goal of Israel’s demise.
Yet Kerry has done little concrete to address these concerns and allay Israel’s fundamental fears. On Monday, the State Department declined to publicly address the issue of PA incitement and anti-Semitism, saying, “we make those discussions private.”
According to Kerry, the reasons for Israel to participate in its own dismembering, include the threats of international isolation, boycotts, a third Intifada, and the supposed “demographic threat.” The Godfather’s “offer he can’t refuse,” immediately comes to mind.
“Force cannot defeat or defuse the demographic time bomb. The only way to secure Israel’s long term future is through negotiations,” Kerry said last month at the Saban Forum.
Kerry’s harshest threats came in an interview in early November on Israel’s Channel 2.
“The alternative to getting back to the talks is the potential of chaos,” Kerry said. “I mean, does Israel want a third Intifada?” he asked. “Israel says, ‘Oh we feel safe today, we have the wall. We’re not in a day to day conflict’,” Kerry continued. “I’ve got news for you. Today’s status quo will not be tomorrow’s…” Israel’s neighbors, he warned, will “begin to push in a different way.”
“If we do not resolve the issues between Palestinians and Israelis, if we do not find a way to find peace, there will be an increasing isolation of Israel, there will be an increasing campaign of delegitimization of Israel that’s been taking place on an international basis,” he stated.
According to a Washington Free Beacon report on a recent American Jewish Committee conference,“Secretary of State John Kerry claimed… that Israel’s failure to foster peace with the Palestinians fuels extremism and terrorism across the world.”
On Tuesday the Times of Israel reported that according to Israeli diplomatic sources, “John Kerry is behind the recent wave of European threats to boycott settlement products, and intends to use these threats against Israel should the current series of peace talks fail.”
Talk of peace comes in the form of broad unspecific platitudes, but Kerry’s warnings – should his “peace process” fail – are detailed, public, and precise. Absent a positive case for Israeli concessions, Kerry’s strategy is to artificially orchestrate a political pincer movement, and scare Israelis into accepting his proposals.
Viewed in this light and in the context of Israeli history, the choice for Israel’s citizens should be easy. The danger posed by the establishment of a hostile Palestinian Arab state in the heart of Israel by far surpasses all others. For the sake of their future generations, Israelis must simply refuse Kerry’s offer.
The author is the Editor-in-Chief of The Algemeiner and director of the GJCF and can be e-mailed atdefune@gjcf.com.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Further Treachery From Kerry

What right do these invented people have to any Israeli land, let alone to be absorbed into Israel? 

Kerry proposes return of 80,000 Palestinian refugees to Israel: official

English.news.cn   2014-01-07 01:22:15             
RAMALLAH, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry proposed to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the return of 80, 000 Palestinian refugees to Israel, a well-informed Palestinian official told Xinhua on Monday.
The senior official of the Palestinian government said on condition of anonymity that Kerry's proposal on the return of Palestinian refugees was part of his ideas presented to the Palestinian side to reach a framework peace agreement.
Kerry, who is visiting the region, had held talks on Friday and Saturday with Abbas in Ramallah.
"Kerry's proposal on the return of refugees is the same proposal offered by former U.S. President Bill Clinton during Camp David peace talks held in the United States in 2000," said the official.
He added that during their meetings, Abbas wants to increase the number of Palestinian refugees returning to Israel to 200,000, and the demand is still under discussion with Kerry.
As for the issue of Jerusalem, the official said "Kerry's recent ideas focus on handing over parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinian National Authority and that Jordan will have the jurisdiction on holy sites and places in the city."
However, Israel still refuses to recognize east Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state, and insists that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the state of Israel, according to the source.
On the other hand, the Palestinian side opposes the proposal of recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, the source said, adding that "gaps are still wide concerning the permanent status issues of the refugees, Jerusalem, borders, settlements and the Jewish state."

Kerry's Treachery Toward Israel

What else to expect from this worthless bum who betrayed his own country and fellow soldiers. So why have any qualms about stabbing an ally in the back?

Report: Kerry is Behind European Boycotts

Govt. sources reveal that Kerry is responsible for EU boycott threats, keeps them in check during talks, ready to escalate if talks fail.
By Ari Yashar, INN
Governmental sources report that US Secretary of State John Kerry is behind theEuropean boycott threats on Israeli products and companies operating in Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.
The EU published its guidelines last July, boycotting Israeli companies operating over the 1949 Armistice lines.
At the moment, Kerry is making sure the threats stay in check, but as soon as the peace talks fail he intends to open the floodgates and spur on full-blown international boycotts on Israel, reports Galei Tzahal (IDF Radio).
Palestinian Authority (PA) officials reported last September that Kerry was putting pressure on the EU to delay boycotts so as to give him an opportunity to push Israel into peace talks. That report also appears to support the new revelations regarding Kerry’s manipulation of anti-Israel boycotts.

Defense Secretary Moshe Ya’alon said Tuesday that Israel was trying to extend the peace talks beyond the determined 9 months.
“It is clear to us that there are large gaps [between us] – and this is not new – but it is certainly in our interest to continue negotiations and to continue to work to stabilize the situation in the relationship between us and the Palestinians,” remarked Ya’alon.
Meanwhile for the PA’s part, a senior official recently was interviewed on Syrian TV admitting that any agreement will simply be the “first stage” in wiping Israel out completely.
Israel has not been consistent in confronting the threat of boycotts.
While Israel initially warned it might boycott the EU Horizons 2020 research program over the boycotts, eventually the government compromised by attaching a section to the program agreement saying the declared boycott guidelines are not recognized by Israel as legal precedent.
Former MK Aryeh Eldad, head of Professors for a Strong Israel, accused the government in mid December of inviting more boycotts, such as that of the American Studies Association (ASA), by caving in on Horizons 2020.
“Do they expect that if we continue to give in, then the boycotts will stop?” remarked Eldad, noting that leftist professors in Israel have been active in encouraging international academic boycotts.
“Israel has been negligent up until now and dragged its feet when the first signs of a boycott of products from Judea and Samaria emerged. It declined to indict those factors who called for the boycotts, and now we are paying the price,” charged Eldad.

Dutch Moral Cowardice

Such despicable, unprincipled cowards choosing to dump their Israeli teammate rather than refrain from playing in Jew-hating Abu-Dhabi.

Dutch soccer team ditches Israeli player for Abu Dhabi match

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (JTA) — A Dutch soccer team is facing criticism for playing in Abu Dhabi despite the emirate’s refusal to let in the team’s Israeli defender.
Two Dutch politicians and several media criticized the team Vitesse from Arnhem over the weekend for agreeing to play in Abu Dhabi despite the refusal Saturday to let Dan Mori into the country for matches against two German teams.
In a statement on Monday, Israel’s embassy in the Hague wrote, “Such discrimination in sports is regrettable when sports should be beyond politics.”
The statement added that Arnhem club “pursued actions that fly in the face of the basic principles of international sports such as non-discrimination, moral conduct and sportsmanship.”
Geert Wilders, leader of the rightist, pro-Israel Party for Freedom, on Sunday called the team cowardly on his Twitter account.
“Vitesse shouldn’t have gone to the United Arab Emirates to protest the refusal to let Mori in,” he wrote. “They are now accepting the emirates’ Jew-hate. Cowardly.”
Pieter Omtzigt, a lawmaker for the CDA party, told Dutch media on Monday that Vitesse should behave like Dutch lawmakers, who refuse to visit places that try to dictate the makeup of parliamentary delegations.
Ester Bal, communications director for Vitesse, said the team “stays away from politics and religion. We have always done this. We are a soccer club.”
Management said in a statement that the decision to go to Abu Dhabi was made because “the team had obligations and wanted to prepare to the best of our abilities for future matches.”
Esther Voet, director of the Hague-based Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, was quoted on Monday by the RTL news broadcaster as saying that Abu Dhabi “walked all over Vitesse, which should have had the team spirit not to go without Mori.”
In January 2010, Hamas operative Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh was assassinated in the neighboring Saudi emirate of Dubai in an operation that involved two people dressed in tennis outfits and several other operatives.
Israel, which was widely seen as responsible for the killing, never confirmed or denied its involvement.


Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/01/06/news-opinion/world/dutch-soccer-team-ditches-israeli-player-for-abu-dhabi-match#ixzz2ppWFwKbF

Sunday, January 5, 2014

BDS Jew-Haters and Ignoramases

 It matters not a wit to the BDS crowd that the majority of Soda Stream's employees are Arabs and that they are well paid, the company provides them with health care and they are happy to be working there.  The BDS movement has nothing to do with justice and is based solely on hatred of Jews and the desire to remove Jews from their homeland, pure and simple.

http://haifadiarist.blogspot.co.il/2013/12/a-visit-to-soda-stream-and-maale-adumim.html


A Visit to Soda Stream and Ma'ale Adumim


This week there was a visit of a Zionist Federation mission from the UK that included a visit to Soda Stream, the company targeted by boycotters in several countries around the world.

The group was addressed by senior managers and several interesting facts came to light which, perhaps should make  BDS campaigners wonder if their boycott campaign is starting to backfire.

In the last 40 years of operation the company has been on a significant growth rate climbing from 8 to 46 markets and sales up to $500 mill per year. If that was not impressive enough, the business plan calls for sales to increase to $1 bill in the next 3 years, a truly exceptional rate of growth.

The BDS campaigners should eat their hearts out.

Out of a work force of 1300 employees. 600 are Palestinians who travel in daily from Palestinian Authority controlled areas and a further 450 are from East Jerusalem. Salaries are between 4 to 8 times higher than those in the Palestinian areas and health care is provided by the company. A pity that the so-called "human rights activists" minds are so closed to the reality of life here.

There was plenty of opportunity to talk to the employees and among the comments heard were "This is the greatest company" and "you wouldn't get treated like this anywhere in the Arab world".