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March 1, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Mobileye, an Israeli self-driving car developer and subsidiary of Intel, will ban employees who reject a coronavirus vaccination from working on-site, CEO Amnon Shashua said.
In an internal letter leaked to the Israeli press, Shashua revealed that Mobileye expects about 10 percent of workers to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday.
The company will bar those employees from in-person work, although some deemed necessary may be allowed to return if they present negative COVID-19 test results, the letter said. The testing requirement would apply to workers who already had the virus.
“Proud that 90% of @Mobileye employees are fully or partly vaccinated already. We will ‘go green’ first week of April with only vaccinated employees coming in to the office & others continuing (work from home),” Shashua tweeted last week.
Mobileye, which employs about 1,500 workers in Jerusalem, is the first major Israeli company to announce a vaccine mandate, according to the Post. While there is no law in Israel that allows employers to require COVID-19 vaccination, top officials reportedly have been looking at new legislation to change that.
“We are checking legislation that will prevent people who are not vaccinated or who have not been tested in the previous 48 hours from working with the public — for example, to stand before a class full of students,” Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said in February.
The Communist-run People’s Republic of China is guilty of systematic human rights' abuses which are totally and utterly inconsistent with the spirit of the Olympic Games.
And yet, the 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to be held in Beijjing, starting in only one year's time.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which calls on the International Olympic Committee to take emergency action and relocate the 2022 Winter Olympics away from China for widespread human rights' abuses incompatible with the ethos of the Olympic Games.
Think about the ongoing genocide of the Uighur people who inhabit the North-west corner of China; think of the recent crackdown and arrest of dozens of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong; think of the detention of members of Falun Gong; and, think of the persecution of Christians in China.
This is sickening.
China should be held to account for its manifest human rights' abuses, not lauded on the world stage. The Chinese Communist Party should be shamed, not celebrated.
Right now, the delay of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which were scheduled to begin last summer, provides the perfect opportunity for the IOC to press pause on the Beijing Games, and take emergency action to relocate them away from China.
Not only that, but it could be very strongly argued that sending athletes from around the world to the "breeding ground of Covid-19" and then back home again, makes absolutely no sense from the perspective of protecting public health.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which calls on the IOC to cancel the 2022 Winter Games in China and relocate them to another country which upholds and defends human rights.
Here are just some of the human rights' abuses which China is guilty of:
GENOCIDE. In a report released on January, 19th of this year, the U.S. State Department found that, at least since 2017, the Chinese Communist Party is guilty of "genocide" against the Uighur population, living in Xinjiang Province. An abbreviated list of lesser crimes committed by the state against this largely-Muslim ethnic group includes:
- Torture of a large number of those arbitrarily detained
- Forced labor
- The imposition of draconian restrictions on freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression, and freedom of movement.
CRACKDOWN ON HONG KONG DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS. China's newly-implemented National Security Law (NSL) is being used to enforce a draconian clampdown and arrest of pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong, who have bravely resisted the Communist Party's efforts to squash the right to vote and the right to run for political office.
PERSECUTION. China has mercilessly persecuted practioners of Falun Gong and Christians of every denomination. Over the last few years, incidents of persecution include:
- Christian churches have been destroyed by authorities.
- Two million Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and Falun Gong followers have been held in detention.
- Christian teachings have been reinterpreted according to socialist doctrine.
- Churches in Hunan province were forced to remove displays of the Ten Commandments and replace them with quotes of President Xi Jinping.
These appalling human rights' abuses don't even include the extensive history of forced abortion and sterilization which the Chinese Communists are known to have committed in their ruthless enforcement of their "one-child policy," which only ended in 2015.
Of course, the world's premier amateur athletes should not be punished for the sins of the hosting nation, but neither should they lend their credibility and talent to support a nation which is guilty of so many systematic human rights' abuses.
That's why the IOC has an obligation to act and pull the Olympics out of China; otherwise, the IOC, itself, faces losing all credibility with sports fans around the world.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which urges the IOC to take emergency action and relocate the 2022 Winter Olympics out of China. Not only will the IOC avoid the disgrace of supporting a human rights abuser, it will also help to ensure that yet a new wave of Covid doesn't emanate from China.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'One of Trump’s last moves: US declares China’s actions against Uyghurs ‘genocide’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/one-of-trumps-last-moves-us-declares-chinas-actions-against-uyghurs-genocide
'Hong Kong authorities arrest dozens of prominent pro-democracy activists' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/hong-kong-authorities-arrest-dozens-of-prominent-pro-democracy-activists
'It’s time for the Pope to recognize the carnage among Uighurs, Catholics in China' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/its-time-for-the-pope-to-recognize-the-carnage-among-uighurs-catholics-in-china
“It is possible that teachers who refuse to be vaccinated will need to pay from their own pocket for private tests every 48 hours,” he added. “I am not going to fire anyone, but if someone is not vaccinated, then that is their problem.”
Israel has deployed notably harsh COVID-19 measures, including multiple nationwide lockdowns and bans on international travel. Just last week, the country enacted a law allowing the government to share personal information of COVID-19 vaccine refusers and restricted economic reopening to those with a vaccination “green pass.”
Various health experts have denounced attempts to coerce employees to receive potentially deadly, side-effect-prone COVID-19 vaccines, many of which have been tested or manufactured with cells of aborted babies.
“Experimental vaccinations must always be an informed decision between a doctor and his or her patient that takes into consideration a plurality of risk factors, including patient age, comorbidities, and exposure risks,” America’s Frontline Doctors founder Dr. Simone Gold said in a press release in December.
“Vaccination mandates at the state, local, and private level are incompatible with civil liberties and subject millions of Americans to an experimental drug,” she emphasized.
Only around 56 percent of working adults in the United States are willing to get the vaccine, and even lower figures have been reported in other countries, polling shows. Racial minorities consistently have been found to be particularly reluctant to take the COVID-19 jab, raising additional concerns about the legality of vaccine mandates.