Skip to comments.Arab League Slams Plans For a Wireless Jerusalem [it's against Arab identity of being primitive]
Posted on 08/27/2004 12:07:15 PM PDT by yonif
In a bizarre move, the Arab League issued a condemnation Tuesday of the Jerusalem municipalitys project to turn Israels capital city into the worlds first city with complete wireless internet capability.
According to SANA, the official Syrian news agency, the Arab League says the project to make Jerusalem wireless fidelity-enabled (WiFi) accessible threatens the Arab identity of the city.
The Arab League issued a statement Tuesday saying, the project aims at imposing a de facto [sic] on the city in a way that serves the Israeli interests under the pretext of encouraging the foreign investments.
The statement added that the WiFi project, along with all of Israels policies, contradicts not only the international law and resolutions but also reflect no desire in realizing the just and comprehensive peace in the region.
The Municipality of Jerusalem, together with Intel and Compumat Computers, is embarking on a project to make Israel's capital the world's first WiFi accessible city, according to a Globes report. The organizers expect that within two years, users in most areas of the city will be able to surf the internet wirelessly. The WiFi connection will be free of charge throughout at least the first year. The unobtrusive WiFi transmitters installed throughout the city will enable an internet connection of up to 54 megabits per second (Mbps) at a distance of 1000-1600 feet.
The Jerusalem WiFi Project will be implemented in two stages. The first stage will be the installation of hot spots, where WiFi hardware is installed and user reception is optimal, at central points throughout the city. These will include Ben-Yehuda Street in downtown Jerusalem, the Hutzot HaYotzer artist quarter, the Nahalat Shiva neighborhood, Safra Square, the Malcha shopping mall, and Emek Refaim St. The second stage will see parks, schools, government offices and the Hebrew University on Mt. Scopus go wireless.
Palis have already gone wireless. Well, with bombs, that is.
I'm sure the UN will be weighing in on this soon, condemning Israel and making some sort of statement that this is not in line with the wishes of the ICC and EU.
There's alot to admire about the Israelis: military prowess, technological innovation, intelligence capabilities... but what impresses me most about them is that they manage to live with the Palestinians in their midst. You've gotta love the land to put up with those kind of neighbors.
Certain residents of Jerusalem and surrounding areas have long been noted for having communication with no wires involved..
I think what they mean is that they won't be able to control it.
The Arab league wants them to continue to be the intellectually blind homicidal maniacs that they are today.
If somebody bitches about pervasive wireless internet access, they have simply run out of things to bitch about or bitching is all they know. Unbelievable.
It has to do with freedom of information and the fact that wireless networks are harder to disrupt via bombs.
Free information = death of radical Islam and the ignroance in which the Paleo-stenians live.
Just imagine if the Paleo-stenians started to figure out that the Arabs who peacefully live in Israel have a nice, middle-class, life. That would be an end Arafat.
The Palistinian's got instructions from the French (everybody knows that the French are Palistinian Masters) to protest, because the company installing the equipment is not French.
Easy, they PLO won't be able to monitor internet traffic. It will undermine their control of information.
As far as I can tell, the Arab Identity consists of three things, backwardness, repression and illiteracy.
You can't have uncensored, universal internet access and still maintain a closed 13th century tyranny.
More like 7th century. Personally, I think it best they return to the Azoic.
Might be an issue of invisible rays transporting information.
Now it all makes sense! Just like Dean wanting to dismantle Fox and the junior senator Clinton wanting to censor the Internet. Sheesh, what fanatics.
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