The only thing Isreal is guilty of is bringing modern concepts to the middle east. Things like respect for woman. The idea that one can better themselves and their community by engaging in education and open debate.
The Arab world though still hangs onto ideas that made them the shithole of the world hundreds of years ago. Things like the rule by force, brutality towards woman, the hatred towards other cultures and religions. The list goes on and on but the reality is the Arab world is living in the dark ages. Further they are trading one sort of tyranny for another right at this moment.
This shouldn't dismiss the fact that many Arabs are trying to turn things around, but the reality is the have incredible hurdles ahead of them. The current trend of replacing monarchies and dictatorships with governments built around religion is a classic example of one step forward and two steps back.
Originally Posted by Shaun, UK
You might think that death and destroyed lives on both sides of this conflict is funny but I do not. This issue divides opinion like few others and I think it would be a big mistake for Apple to go ahead with any such investment.
Ultimately the answer is unlimited war! The planet has become far to crowded for stragglers to be permitted the distortion ate impact they have on peace and stability. The current culture and mind set must go. If not peacefully the by unlimited outside pressure.
In any event Apples involvement in Isreal is far less of a problem than their involvement in China. The middle east is a local problem China on the other hand will lead us into another world war. It is literally the difference between millions and billions dying. So you see going to Isreal isn't much of a problem.
The bigger concern here is why either of these two places would be selected over the USA for R&D. That is the real tragedy.