Intel to provide IT training to Palestinians with new IT education center in Gaza Strip

“Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor company, is planning to build the first information technology education center in the volatile Gaza Strip,” The Associated Press reports. “The Intel Information Technology Center of Excellence is intended to provide IT training to Palestinians and stimulate development of high-tech industry in an area where half the labor force is unemployed. The center is being developed in conjunction with Washington, D.C.-based American Near East Refugee Aid and the Islamic University of Gaza.”

“Intel has had a presence in Israel for more than three decades, but over the past few years has launched an initiative to also expand its investments in the Arab world. The center is the company’s first large project in the Palestinian territories, an area where American corporate involvement is rare,” AP reports. “Construction is expected to begin in about two months, with completion a year later. The cost to build and equip the center will only be about $1 million, Gubser said, because a dollar goes a lot farther in the Middle East. Though the security situation in Gaza is not good, Gubser believes the willingness of Intel to be an American corporate pioneer in the Gaza Strip may encourage other American corporations to follow.”

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56 Comments

  1. Maybe if the Palestinians weren’t so violently oppressed by Israel, they wouldn’t be so desperate as to feel they have no recourse but to resort to suicide bombings.

    I think this is a great idea. Kudos for Intel. Hope more western companies follow suit.

  2. Not to get political or anti-semitic, but actually the Palestinians have been wronged. I don’t mean to offend person, just take a look at history.

    There was no Israel in that area of the world for over 2000 years, and then it only existed completely for a generation or two.

    Arabs who controled Palestine for all those years allowed Jews and Christians to exist much like the other countries of the world.

    Zionists forced Israel back into existance, thinking the world’s jews would go, but that hasn’t happened. Most jews are in the United States and have not immigrated to Israel.

    Palestinians were forced off their land by the threat of slaughter, which did occur by Jews in the early days of Israels formation.

    This whole conflict has been a religious and land war and the price has been terrible in human suffering.

    It’s also been a failed land war, as the Palestinians are multiplying much faster than the jewish population.

    Arial Sharon finally realized that peace wasn’t going to be resolved until Israel solidified it’s borders and stop the land grabs.

    Thus the Gaza pullout.

    Terrorism has been a effective weapon against Israeli control because it denies the aggressor the rewards of their conquest.

    People are sickened by terroism, so am I, but it’s war and all forms of war are sickening.

    Palestinians have the population advantage, and they are playing the only card they have. Kill one of theirs for as many Jews as they can.

    Suicide boming is a effective tatic, deplorable but effective.

    Much like the nuclear bombs the US dropped on Japan, killing hundreds of thousands instantly.

    Dying over religion is stupid, but unfortunalty if your grown up brainwashed, so you will be.

    We and only pray eventually people will see the stupidily of their actions and quit listening to the religious fanatics of the world.

  3. Maybe if the Palestinians didn’t worship a god that wanted them to kill all non-believers and MAYBE if they quit trying to kill Israeli’s they would find that the “violent oppression” would end.

    Not saying Israel is blameless at all, but it’s quite obvious that no Arab state can defeat Israel, let alone the Palestinians, so why not try for some peace.

    Duh!?

  4. This’ll teach them Arabs to be tryin’ to grab our ports. Just wait’ll we sneak in a few extraordinary jack-boot guys to render a few dudes off the wafer assembly line and send ’em to gitmo.

    More seriously .. when they take the Port of New Orleans, they better be bringin’ some of that way good music with them. No Rai? .. No port. That’s my motto.

  5. Maybe if the Palestinians didn’t worship a god that wanted them to kill all non-believers

    That’s a misconception, not all Islamics beleive that even though it might be written in their Quran. The Bible and Torah also have such statements.

    but it’s quite obvious that no Arab state can defeat Israel

    Actually Pakistan can, they have nukes. But it’s mutually assured destruction. Although with all the radicals in the country I’m surpised a nuke didn’t get “lose”.

    I don’t like radical Islam one bit, actually radical anything. Including Christian fundamentilists and Zionists.

    Practice your religion fine, go radical and you need to die.

  6. Not to get political…There has never been a civilization or a nation referred to as “Palestine” and the very notion of a “Palestinian Arab nation” having ancient attachments to the Holy Land going back to time immemorial is one of the biggest hoaxes ever perpetrated upon the world! There is not, nor has there ever been, a distinct “Palestinian” culture or language. Further, there has never been a Palestinian state governed BY Arab Palestinians in history, nor was there ever a serious Arab-Palestinian national movement until 1964… three years BEFORE the Arabs of “Palestine” lost the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] and Gaza  as a result of the 1967 Six-Day War (which the Arabs started). Even Yasser Arafat was EGYPTIAN! In short, the so-called Arab “Palestinians” are a manufactured people…a people with no history and no authenticity… whose sole purpose for existence is to destroy the Jewish State!

  7. Lets give a try to peace. Palestinians are people too. I agree, in part, to some of you. Isreal took there land and are still buiding and developing homes on them. I think we should look at both sides of the story.

    How would you like it if I went to you house, made a tent and said to you: “sorry this is my house now.” And you decided to get violent on me to get me out of your living room. There’s no room for violence but I’m living in your living room.

    great move no Intels part. Great move.

    peace

  8.   In an interview with the Dutch newspaper “Trau” (March 31, 1977), PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein said, “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese.

  9. The term “Palestine” came from the name that the conquering Roman Empire gave the ancient Land of Israel in an attempt to obliterate and de-legitimize the Jewish presence in the Holy Land. The Roman Procurator in charge of the Judean-Israel territories was so angry at the Jews for revolting that he called for his historians and asked them who were the worst enemies of the Jews in their past history. The scribes said, “the Philistines.”
    The ancient Philistines are extinct. They do not have the unbroken line to this date that the Jews have.

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