Spain Expels Israeli Scientists Over West Bank Connection

September 24, 2009

Well, it is Spain, after all. What could one expect.

Spain's government today said it had expelled a group of Israeli scientists from a state-funded solar energy competition because they were based in occupied areas of the West Bank.

The decision to expel the team from the Ariel University Centre of Samaria from Solar Decathlon Europe, an international competition involving 20 universities, provoked angry reactions in Israel.

The Israeli team had been selected as one of the 20 finalists in a competition to design solar-powered housing that is part-sponsored by the US energy department. Spain is hosting the first European version of the event next year and claims ultimate say over who takes part.

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  1. iconoclast says:

    I wonder if the competition was held within the old boundaries of Al-Andalus (Moorish Iberia). Are those territories–Granada, Castile, Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, etc., etc.– occupied still by Christian? What exactly happened to the Moors living in Al-Andalus as the imperialist conquerors from the north imposed war on a peaceful Islamic kingdom….
    Should Spain expel its own scientists to France if they are working anywhere in the occupied territories of Al-Andalus?

  2. Bozoer Rebbe says:

    Will the Spanish government stop using computers with Intel chips? Many of Intel’s most important PC CPUs were developed and produced in their facilities in Israel. If they’re going to boycott Israel, they should go all the way and forgo all the technological and medical advances that Israel has made.
    Of course they won’t do that because they can’t afford to do it, so they take some kind of showy act like boycotting a small Israeli college because it’s in a “settlement”.
    Considering that Israel has been working on solar energy for a couple of generations, this is self defeating, if the competition was truly devoted to advances in solar energy.
    Come to think of it, Spain does has some experience expelling Jews.

  3. Paul A'Barge says:

    Don’t go there. Don’t buy their products.
    It’s the right thing to do.

  4. Xiaoidng says:

    Then the US should withdraw as well. Not holding my breath.

  5. Jabba the Tutt says:

    Spain expelled the Jews in 1492. Discovering the New World and falling back into the Old World, all in the same year.Vee vill make Spanien Jewfree, Judenrein. (pant pant pant, heeheheheh)

  6. SacTownMan says:

    This onslaught against the jewish state is part of a greater campaign to isolate and demonize Isreal.
    Notice how it’s being pushed by Xerxes and his “puppet master” Soros.
    You know how much Uncle George loves those pesky jews!! Hell just turn em in to the authorities again right?
    “During his speech, Soros announced that he would support the “Geneva accord,” an unofficial Middle East peace plan proposed by two out-of-office politicians, Israel’s Yossi Beilin and Palestinian Yasser Abed Rabbo.
    That plan envisions two states along pre-1967 borders and a shared Jerusalem, and is vague on the demand that Palestinian refugees from 1948 be allowed to return to Israel.”
    Gee where have I heard this plan before… oh yea Xerxes used it yesterday at the UN
    “The goal is clear, two states living side by side in peace and security, a Jewish state of Israel with true security for all Israelis and a viable Palestinian state with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967, and realizes the potential of the Palestinian people.
    It’s unbelievable that the American jewish community helped elect the Asshole-in-chief. I’ll bet they are not gonna make that mistake again!!
    Until this POS is driven from office along with his “one world order” pals we are and will continue to be at risk of losing everything we value and love about this country!!
    Message to the god king.. go screw yourself!!!

  7. joyMc says:

    Instead of taking the fight to the terrorists and becoming the terrorist’s worst nightmare as is really the only effective strategy, Spain has rolled over, been neutered and begun wearing girl’s underwear. I fear we are next.