An idea of how to identify Israeli owned software companies

Steve Holden steve at
Thu Jan 8 00:24:06 CET 2009

Mensanator wrote:
> On Jan 7, 3:52 pm, Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch <bj_... at> wrote:
>> On Wed, 07 Jan 2009 10:17:55 -0800, Mensanator wrote:
>>> On Jan 7, 8:45 am, Terje <f... at> wrote:
>>>> Is there a web service/API out there identifying Israel owned
>>>> software/software companies/web sites/web services? If I am about to
>>>> buy a piece of software, but don't want to support the Israeli economy,
>>>> it would have been handy if I could just poll a web service to get the
>>>> answer. This information should be kept in a database, and be public to
>>>> the world through a very simple xml API, something along these lines:
>>>> Request:
>>>> <nameOfCompany>Some Company Name</nameOfCompany>
>>>> Response:
>>>> <isIsraeliOwned>true</isIsraeliOwned>
>>>> Here's one source for this kind of information (I am sure there are
>>>> plenty others):
>>>> Of course, a web service like this would be equally useful to those who
>>>> want to support Israeli companies.
>>> Something like that web-service that publishes the names and addresses
>>> of doctors who perform abortions so that they can be assassinated?
>> Hey, it's about boycott, not killing them.  
> One person's boycott is another person's murder.
> It's like they say, guns don't kill people, people kill
> people.
> If guns are banned, then databases of such information
> should be banned also.
>> Applied to the doctors
>> example:  You go to someone without a doctors degree, a clothes hanger
>> and some experience…  ;-)
OK, that's enough non-Python ramblings for this thread.

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