Sunday, March 27, 2011

Facebook Won't Remove "Third Intifada" Page. OK. We Asked Nicely. Now, On To The Other Options . . .


OK.  Facebook won't remove the "Third Intifada" page.  I guess they are afraid of the warning that appears on the page, “If Facebook Blocked This  Page... All Muslims Will Boycott Facebook For Ever!”

But should they, seriously, worry about that?  Hello!  I don't think all the Muslims would boycott Facebook any more than all the Jews would boycott facebook if it didn't block the page.  Facebook has just become too big, too important for the spread of information.

So, why aren't they blocking it?  It clearly violates the terms of service for Facebook pages,  specifically Section 3, No. 6, 7, and 10:
  • #6 states: "You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user;"  
  • #7 states: "You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence;" and 
  • #10 states: "You will not use Facebook to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
So, what are we left with?  There are several options.
  1. Each of us file a separate complaint against the page citing the terms of service, as we are all victims of content which harasses, intimidates, bullies, threatens, is hateful, incites violence, contains gratuitous violence, is misleading, malicious, and discriminatory.  (Here is how you file that complaint: 
  2. Each person in Israel who is harmed in any way--physically, psychologically, or economically--retain a US law firm who will launch a class-action lawsuit against Facebook in order to win compensation for said terrorist activities due, in part, to the existence of this page.  Maybe if they feel it in their pocketbook, they will think twice about allowing these pages to exist!
  3. Appeal to some of our dear pro-Israel hacking community to take care of this problem for us.
I suggest that one reason that the page still exists is that the Shin Bet, FBI or CIA created the page in order to attract and find the crazies and get their names.

Even if that isn't the case . . . a nice rumor campaign might be all that is needed.  If the crazies think that they are on a site sponsored by the US or Israeli intelligence community, they will avoid it like the plague.


Battle Over Facebook's 'Third Intifada' Page
by Chana Ya'ar

The Internet is heating up over Facebook's refusal to block a fan page calling for a Third Intifada against Israel.

An email campaign to pressure the popular social networking site into removing the page has been mounted by pro-Israel groups as well as private individuals. All have expressed increasing concern over the potential danger to Israeli citizens that may result from the page, which clearly promotes violence against Jews in Israel.

One woman was killed and a second person is still in critical condition, with 50 others wounded after terrorists planted a bomb filled  with ball bearings and sharp objects next to a busy bus stop last Wednesday across from the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem.  

The attack came the week after the heinous murder of 5 members of the Fogel family,  and during a week in which long-range Grad Katyusha missiles were fired  from Gaza at Ashdod, Ashkelon, Be'er Sheva, Yavneh and just south of Rishon LeTzion. Numerous other short-range Kassam rockets exploded in Jewish communities throughout the western Negev, as Gaza terrorists continue to escalate their attacks on southern Israel.

Meanwhile, rock attacks on the roads of Judea and Samaria appear to be on a corresponding rise as well, leading to speculation over whether a third intifada may indeed be on the way.

Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), slammed the site for its willingness to support a page that promotes violence against Jews and its unwillingness to comply with its own terms of service.

Although the page is written almost entirely in Arabic, a display ad in  big English letters posted on the page warns, “If Facebook Blocked This  Page... All Muslims Will Boycott Facebook For Ever!”

As of Sunday morning, the page had garnered 328,000 “Likes” from readers.

Foxman said his organization had reached out to Facebook with a request  to have the page taken down, but “to no avail” – despite the fact that the page is in clear violation of the site's terms of service.

The page, 'Third Palestinian Intifada', urges  its readers to copy the link, place it in their profiles and publish it  on all pictures, videos and pages – everywhere they can. An alert announces that a march to “Palestine” will begin from neighboring countries on May 15 and soon after, “Palestine will be liberated and we will be freed. Our goal now is to reach millions of subscribers on this page before May.”

The page also includes inflammatory language that calls for supporters to build on the previous two murderous previous intifadas in which Arab terrorists murdered and wounded thousands of Israeli civilians. The second intifada is also called the Oslo War as it took place after the Oslo peace accords were signed by PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitschak Rabin. The notice refers readers to related content on other sites such as Twitter and YouTube.

“This Facebook page constitutes an appalling abuse of technology to promote terrorist violence,” said Foxman.

“We should not be so naïve to believe that a campaign for a 'Third Intifada' does not portend renewed violence, especially in the current climate that has seen a dramatic increase in rocket attacks from Gaza, the brutal murder of the Fogel family in the West Bank, and a terrorist bombing in Jerusalem.”

Last week, Yuli Edelstein, Israel's Minister of Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs also sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO and one of its founders over the issue. He wrote him that the site has "great potential to rally the masses around good causes, and we are all thankful for that. However, such potential comes hand in hand with the ability to cause great harm, such as in the case of the wild incitement displayed" on the Third Palestinian Intifada page.

A petition urging Facebook to remove the dozens of pages promoting hatred of Israel and incitement to kill Jews -- incuding the page calling for a Third Intifada -- has been started on the Internet by the Jerusalem-based Aish HaTorah Yeshiva. The petition calls on Facebook to "remove any pages that promote hate against Israel and the Jewish people."


  1. indeed not only Muslims will boycott facebook. Every pro Palestine individual will boycott and that is a majority of the world's population. You think they don't know that? What's wrong with you people.

  2. B"H

    Really? Do you honestly think that they will all boycott facebook if one hate page is taken down? ha ha ha.

    You must be either very young or very silly.

    Most of the world's population is not pro-Palestinian, or pro-Arab, or pro-Israel, or anything else more than pro-convenience. If something is inconvenient or messes with their regular daily activities, they won't do it.

    People are, more than anything, creatures of habit and convenience.

    Boycotting Facebook will probably happen for a few people for a few days--then they will be back.

    And, by the way . . . if you are so anti-Jew and anti-Israel, what are you doing on Facebook anyways?

    It was conceived by a Jew, run on Israeli software, on you (most likely) Israeli designed chip.

    So, please! Go back to the 3rd Century!!--but first, watch this:

    So you want to Boycott Israel!


  3. The Zionists want to remove all pro Palestinian pages because the truth about Israel's crimes are being aired daily on Facebook and they are so worried by the growing world opinion of Israel. Israel has not complied with one of the hundreds of UN resolutions against it. They continue to try children in military courts, illegal under article 4 of the Geneva convention. They use illegal weapons on civilians. They continue to expand settlements and by doing so they steal more Palestinian lands. They have nothing but contempt for international law, human rights or human life. The tide is turning against Zionism so the Zionists had better learn to swim with the rest or they will sink into oblivion.

  4. Purely an Israel perspective of facts! Meaning, with no credibility. Social networks, among others, are enabling the world to see what Israel really stands for. Israel won't last on its pedestal.

  5. ב"ה

    It's amazing how full of hate people can be -- so full of hate, they don't even see that they are criticizing (understatement) the people who are good to them and supporting (read: lionizing) the people who will kill them.

    I really wish all the haters of the world would boycott Facebook (and anything else that we Jews and the people of Israel have introduced/brought to the world). But they never will because they can lie to too many people, use their anti-Jewish gut to turn them into murderers.

    Why don't all you Israel-bashing, Murder loving, "Liberals" (not true liberals, my word has been co-opted by haters) just admit it -- what you really want is for all Jews to disappear from the earth. The problem (for you, anyway) is that G-d, the owner, ruler, creator of the world will never allow that to happen. Read your history, uneducated ones. Hitler wasn't the first who tried. Every generation sees a new "Haman" -- someone (or some many) dedicated to killing us. Thank G-d we have G-d on our side.

    I also think it's funny (that's ironic, not ha-ha) that the enemies of Israel feel the need to accuse Israel (falsely, I might add) of all the crimes that Israel's enemies actually do TO Israel. Israeli Babies are murdered (in their beds, in their strollers, in their cars), bombs are dropped, and all this to a country that treats the Palestinian sick and injured, gives Palestinians jobs they can't get in their own "territories", gives Palestinians money and food (since they grow precious little of it on their own).

    BTW, if you are pro-women's rights and pro-gay rights, you're demonizing the only Middle East country that also supports those issues and lionizing the people who murder and torture women and gays (to mention a few groups).

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it (as they used to say on "Laugh-In".

  6. I request that Facebook remove the 'Third Intifada' page. "For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet,till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch" Isaiah 62:1(NIV) In the End time we will be judged by the way we have treated Israel, God's chosen people. Vera

  7. God bless Israel the land of the Jews given to them by the true God of Abraham, isacc, and Jacob. It's not the Palestinians land. Get that through your heads. Youse are nomads that no other Arab country wants. They use you to kill Jews. Why with all the land don't they give you land to settle on. Nope you get put up in tents. Yea they love you very much. Lol

  8. Excuse me Israelis, but it's FREEDOM OF SPEECH, not hate speech. If you've nothing to feel guilty about, why are you making such a fuss? There are plenty pro-Israeli hate speech sites, so why complain? As for the Israeli hackes, well that's illegal didn't you know?? Melanie Stone

  9. Hello Michele

    thank you for your article
    Facebook is an accomplice of terrorist organisations that i simply recall the voice of Hamas. Intifada means war and nothing else.

    Dear Facebook,

    We are living in very dangerous times. Facebook groups such as "Third Palestinian Intifada" are openly calling for another terror war against Israel that will lead to unnecessary suffering and deaths on both sides. In light of the recent Facebook-powered revolutions that have swept the Arab world and the horrific, barbaric slaughtering of an innocent Israeli family, including 3 young children, these threats must be taken very seriously.

    Shalom from Paris, France

  10. History Repeat Holocaust
    once again face book has caved in to the perverse political pressure by the same governments who falsely publicize freedom of speech.
    One day the Arabs will outnumber the Jews 10,000 to 1 (it is already 1000 to 1)and that will be a bad time for Israel. History teaches that the oppressed will eventually excel as have the Jewish people. The only way is to not just think of the present, but to learn from the past and plan for the future of our children and future generations. Jerusalem should remain as it is as the holy city of the world. We must as the chosen people show the Gentiles how to accomplish peace not just in Israel but the whole world before it is too late and Israel is condemned again to the history books and the Jewish Nation is scattered for another 1000 maybe 5000 years.


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