Trump’s US-China Trade War Designed to Strengthen Israel and China?
Ed.’s note: Intel decided to build a new $11 billion semiconductor manufacturing plant in Israel, while Don the real estate guy and those behind his administration, continue a trade war with China. Trump’s trade war with China is only helping to develop technology and semiconductor manufacturing in Israel. Intel is trying to refocus growth to the data center computing market, where it remains the main supplier of semiconductors for servers. This means whatever servers throughout the world are loaded with Intel semiconductors manufactured in Israel, Israel will have access to those servers.
Even though Broadcom has manufacturing plants with facilities all over the world including in Israel, Germany, Singapore and China, it’s the US-based operations that could be compromised with $2 billion in lost sales in this US-China trade war. Evidenced by the fact that Broadcom since at least 2012 has been acquiring Israeli high tech start-ups. Broadcom is heavily involved in Israeli science starting off donating $100,000 in 2012 to the Israeli-sponsored team in Google’s Lunar X Prize contest. This is why the high tech trade connection between Florida and Israel is critical to Israel’s space projects. Florida provides space technology to Israel with Florida coming in third in tech exports. Any Broadcom profit losses in the US because of this US-China trade war will probably be compensated for by Broadcom’s acquisition of Israel-based tech firms.
Broadcom was founded in 1961 as a semiconductor products division of Hewlett-Packard subsequently separating from Hewlett-Packard as part of Agilent Technologies in 1999. Agilent Technologies established a R&D facility in Israel back in 2010. All of the big high tech firms like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, twitter and Agilent rely heavily on Israel tech firms for their R&D. Henry Samueli who is of Polish Jewish descent, is the co-founder of Broadcom Corporation and holds an honorary doctorate degree from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Samueli currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Broadcom Corp. It is Samueli’s connections through Technion to Israel that ensures inside information on high tech investments and where the semiconductor industry is headed.
Technion maintains a network of international relationships, operating the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute in New York in partnership with Cornell University, and opening a campus in China’s Guangdong province. To keep a reasonable amount of control over Technion operations, only Hebrew is used for instruction in Israel. If readers are wondering how Israeli-based engineers could develop such high tech advantage over their Asian counterparts with thousands of engineers graduating yearly in China, read this PDF report: An overview of the Israeli semiconductor industry while understanding this technology came out of American institutions and high tech corporations then transferred to Israel.
At one point, Broadcom offered $130 billion to purchase Qualcomm with deep connections to Israel out of Silicon Valley. As semiconductor manufacturing shrinks drastically in America because of this US-China trade war, it will be picked up by both Israel and China and to a lesser extent by Taiwan. People do not generally know that there are around 150 semiconductor design facilities in Israel. The Israeli semiconductor industry is one of the most advanced in the world with the second or third highest concentration of design houses and Broadcom is heavily involved.
The big tech companies including Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, IBM, Broadcom and Qualcomm multinationals also look to Israel to expand their chip-design capabilities. Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies Johny Srouji, earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science from Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology. Srouji was born in Haifa, Israel. So if readers and investors are wondering why Broadcom is having a bad day – in America – this is the biggest reason why as Israel assumes tech dominance in almost every area including semiconductors.
Call the White House and ask for Don the real estate guy. When you get him on the line, be sure to thank him for “making America great again.” This trade war with China has been carefully orchestrated to favor Israel and China. Another upside of this trade war – for China – is that Russia and China will now be forced to come up with their own mobile operating system as China has now told the US, their country is prepared for a long term trade war. Thanks, Don. In your honor, Benjamin Netenyahu will name a new settlement in the West Bank after you called “Trump Heights.”
Broadcom Corporation has been operating in Israel for around ten years with Dr. Shlomo Markel as Broadcom Israel’s Vice President since 2016:
Source: EE Times
Broadcom Raises a $2B Trade War Warning
By Rick Merritt | June 14, 2019
China trade tensions will slice $2 billion off its 2019 revenues, Broadcom said in the first big flash in a three-sided conflict where the first casualty likely is the U.S. semiconductor industry.
In its quarterly financial call Thursday, Broadcom said China trade tensions and a ban on business with Huawei are creating “uncertainty in our marketplace,” Reuters reported. It said Huawei makes up $900 million or 4% of Broadcom’s annual sales and that an expected revenue drop “extends beyond one particular customer.”
Broadcom’s dramatic forecast likely sets the dour tone of the next wave of quarterly reports from chip makers.
Huawei is the world’s third largest chip buyer, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. An analyst told EE Times earlier this week that China’s other OEMs are scrambling to find sources in Europe, Korea, and Japan to protect themselves from getting caught up in the trade war.
However bad the standoff between the Trump Administration and China gets, U.S. chipmakers are the most likely first casualties.
Donald Trump has little to lose from this war. His supporters among working class and rural voters will see this standoff as a sign of strength. Even if China digs in and ratchets up its responses, Trump will only win more sympathy among the support base he depends on for re-election in 2020.
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Source: The Unz Review
Recruiting American Spies for Israel
Tax-exempt American foundations lay the groundwork
Israel never loses an opportunity to promote what it perceives to be its interests. That any nation would do just that most of the time should surprise no one, but Israel is perhaps unique in terms of how assiduously it works at creating situations that favor it through the use of corruption of foreign governments and subversion of existing institutions. For most countries, the actions of a minority that seeks to advance the interests of a foreign nation would face strong resistance, but Israel manages to get away with what it does due to the presence of powerful and wealthy diaspora communities, most particularly in the Anglophone countries, but also in France.
The Israel Lobby in the United States has been subjected to some scrutiny thanks largely to the impetus provided by Professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt’s groundbreaking study The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. More recent revelations have come from undercover journalism undertaken by al-Jazeera, which has demonstrated how British Jewish groups and parliamentarians have worked together with Israeli Embassy intelligence officers to remove public officials believed to be critical of Israel. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, has been on the receiving end of a campaign to replace him for his alleged anti-Semitism solely because he has condemned Israeli oppression of the Palestinians. A second al-Jazeera investigation demonstrated how The Lobby, cooperating with the Israeli Embassy, has been controlling discussion of the Middle East in the United States, which should have surprised no one.
Europe indeed appears to be a hotbed of anti-Semitism, or so Israel and its friends would have us believe. Leaders in France, Germany and Britain feel compelled to frequently address the issue, making the equivalent of a war on anti-Semitism a principal objective of government. The United States has joined this effort, appointing a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism whose job includes reporting other countries’ treatment of Jews and Israel.
The newest wrinkle comes under the category of Lawfare. It consists of hate crime laws that are directed against anyone criticizing Jews and, increasingly, Israel. In fact, any criticism of Israel is frequently being seen as a criminal offense, a trend that is also evident in the United States at the national, state and local levels, where Jewish groups have also been quick off the mark in claiming that anti-Semitism is surging. Freedom of speech in the western world has been diminished as a result.
Diaspora Jews are well entrenched in the media, which has enabled them to promote a narrative favorable to Israel no matter what it does, to include a repetitive dose of holocaust guilt that plays out from Hollywood and elsewhere in the media. The assiduously cultivated message for the public is that Jews are always the victims, never the aggressors, even when IDF snipers shoot Arab children and medical workers during protests.
Perhaps more seriously damaging are the technology thefts and deliberate export of American jobs to the Jewish state by Israelis and their diaspora billionaire friends, as well as general interference in and spying on the U.S. government at all levels. But perhaps the most outrageous initiatives engaged in by the Jewish state are the direct attempts to manage U.S. policies by subverting individual Americans who are or will be well placed to influence U.S. government decision making. It is well known how new Congressmen and spouses are treated to an all expenses paid trip to Israel by an affiliate of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which is little more than a propaganda exercise designed to influence their thinking about what is going on in the Middle East while at the same time impressing them regarding the power and wealth of The Lobby. The pandering to Israel is frequently extreme. Late last month, Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis, who has declared himself the most pro-Israel governor in the U.S., held a possibly illegal meeting of his state’s governing cabinet in Jerusalem.
A recent article in the Jerusalem Post demonstrates another aspect of how extensive Israeli efforts to infiltrate and corrupt American institutions to their benefit actually are. The article describes how “Close to 40 American cadets and officers wrapped up a two-week long trip to Poland and Israel on Monday, meeting with high-ranking military officers to learn about the Jewish State and the reality of its security situation. The trip, organized by Our Soldiers Speak (OSS), left a deep impression on the visiting service members who hail from the West Point Military Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Virginia Military Institute, with some even voicing their readiness to fight and if necessary die alongside IDF troops.”
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