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News :: Human Rights
A Surprise from HDS Greenway
02 Jan 2008
In a little item at the Boston Globe entitled, The overlooked issues of 2007, columnist H.D.S. Greenway has a surprising entry -- surprising because the general twist of his views is rarely surprising at all, usually lining up with the Globe's left of center conventional take that most often includes a scowl and a wagging finger for the Jewish State:
We all know the Israel of wars, oppression, and precarious security, but what about Israel of the humming economy with 90 Israel-related companies on NASDAQ? What about Israeli films garnishing honors around the world: "Jellyfish" and "The Band's Visit" at Cannes, "Beaufort" in Berlin, "My Father My Lord" in Tribeca, "Sweet Mud" at Sundance, and "Aviva, My Love" in Shanghai?
What of Israeli solar power in California that has been saving 2 million barrels of oil annually for nearly 20 years? What of Arava Valley high-tech agriculture, with exports exceeding $100 million? Natafim, the drip irrigation system patented by Kibbutz Hatzerim, is now a multinational conglomerate selling millions of systems throughout the world. What of the Israel that is taking in Darfur refugees, and what of the first Israeli-initiated UN resolution, calling upon countries to share agricultural technology with developing countries, adopted overwhelmingly this month?
It's this other Israel that's underreported.

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