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Google and Facebook to begin paying Israel Tax Authority ‘within a year’

With the European Union still dealing with legal the process, Israel Tax Authority will be among the first to tax the internet giants such as Google and Facebook on revenues made on Israelis.



Israel plans to tax internet giants such as Google and Facebook within a year, the head of the tax authority said in remarks published on Wednesday.

An example of Facebook ‘bait & catch’ adverts to make revenues from Page owners to pay for the posts to be ‘Shared’ – “The more you pay, the more viewers get access” – Screenshot: Israel and Stuff

Israel Tax Authority chief Moshe Asher told Haaretz newspaper that  taxing tech giants would make Israel among the “first” in the world, as the European Union still grapples with the thorny process. Continue Reading »

IDF begins informing Gazans exactly who their Hamas leaders are on Facebook

In addition to Israel’s security monitoring on social media of what is happening in the Palestinian territories, IDF’s COGAT unit is using a Facebook page to publish embarrassing details about senior Hamas officials for all to know, in its psychological warfare against Hamas leadership in Gaza, targeting in particular, its new leader, Yahya Sinwar.

By Elior Lev


Facebook has served as a platform for digital warfare between Israel and Hamas for years, but that has recently taken an interesting turn.

@COGAT.ARABIC – FACEBOOK screenshot:IsraelandStuff

About two years ago, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Yoav Mordechai opened an Arabic-language Facebook page called al-Munnaseq (the coordinator), which serves as a method to bypass the Palestinian leadership and communicate directly with the Palestinian population. Continue Reading »

Israeli rights group to appeal Facebook’s nonintervention in Palestinian incitement case


After a New York court dismissed case over Facebook’s inaction against Palestinian incitement to violence and murder, Israeli rights center Shurat Hadin, laments ‘fatal mistake,’ accusing decision for ignoring ‘blood being spilled in the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.’

By The Associated Press


An Israeli rights group suing Facebook on behalf of families of victims killed by Palestinian attackers said on Thursday that it will appeal after the case was dismissed by a New York court.

Protesting Anti-Semitism and Incitement to violence, that flourishes on Facebook in Palo Alto. – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner said the court dismissed the lawsuit on grounds of immunity, according to the communications decency act.

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Facebook Reinstates the Fatah Movement Page with Apologies to Palestinian Terrorists

Fatah Facebook Page - Screenshot: Facebook/IsraelandStuff/PP


Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement had its Facebook page shut down with the page’s 12 administrators receiving 30 day bans for promoting violence, a violation of its community standards. After protest, the page was returned, administrators reinstated, and apologies given to Fatah movement.

By Israel Today Staff


To the stunned approval of Israel and its supporters Facebook earlier this week shut down the official account of the ruling Palestinian faction, Fatah.

Abbas incites further by honoring those killed trying to kill Jews. – PMW screenshot

Someone apparently felt Fatah had violated Facebook community standards by posting an old photo of its former leader, Yasser Arafat, posing with a rifle next to the group’s current leader, Mahmoud Abbas. Continue Reading »

Facebook terminates FATAH movement page, blocks all 12 admins to 30 days each


Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement had its Facebook page shut down, blocks the page’s 12 administrators for promoting violence, a violation of its community standards.

By i24NEWS – AFP


Facebook has shut down the page of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s party Fatah, apparently over a picture of late leader Yasser Arafat with a weapon, the movement said on Monday.

“We received a message that our page violated Facebook’s regulations,” Munir al-Jaghub, a media officer with Fatah and one of the page’s administrators, told AFP.

All 12 administers of the Fatah Movement page have received a 30 day-ban from posting on Facebook – Illustration: IsraelandStuff/PP

The accounts of the 12 administrators of the page, which according to Jaghub had 70,000 followers, were also suspended for 30 days. Continue Reading »

Israel’s PM thanks U.S. Amb. to the UN Nikki Haley’s “unequivocal support for Israel”


WATCH U.S. Amb. to the UN Nikki Haley’s adamantly pro-Israeli speech regarding the UN’s outrageously built-in double standard against Israel, that even had Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sharing the video with a personal ‘thank you’ on his Facebook page.

By Itamar Eichner


United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s pro-Israeli words spoken against the UN have swept over the web. Even Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shared the video and posted on Facebook: “US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, thank you for your unequivocal support for Israel! It’s time to put an end to the absurdity in the United Nations.”

The Israeli UN representatives headed by Ambassador Danny Danon and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately realized they have quite the PR prize on their hands and distributed the video. Continue Reading »

Cleared for publication: Israeli Arab from Jerusalem arrested on terrorism charges


The arrested suspect, who was involved in a number of previous terror-related attacks, was planning to carry out multiple shooting attacks against Israeli security personnel & civilians in the Jewish Capital.
• His Facebook page revealed he supports Hamas and frequently incited against Israel.

By Alexander J. Apfel


An Israeli resident living in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem was arrested three weeks ago on suspicion of planning to carry out multiple acts of terrorism in Israel, it was cleared for publication Thursday afternoon.

Ras al-Amud neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem - Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Ras al-Amud neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem – Photo: Wikipedia Commons

The resident, identified as Muhammad Mussa Muhammad Abassi, was arrested as part of a joint operation between the Shin Bet and the Police Central Unit, said a press release issued by the Shin Bet.

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Israel Electric Corporation technician goes extra mile for Holocaust survivor


IEC employee recruits help from his colleagues and the Arad Municipality after posting on Facebook the dire situation of 82 yr-old woman, who’s in need of a new refrigerator after the faulty electrical infrastructure was short-circuiting her home.

By Ilana Curiel


An Israel Electric Company technician arrived on Monday to fix a glitch at the home of an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor, only to discover the woman was living in a rundown house with neglected infrastructure. He decided to take on the project and even got his colleagues on board. Together, they are trying to fix her infrastructure and get her a new refrigerator. Continue Reading »

NY Federal Judge Admonishes Facebook In Terror Lawsuit


At a class action hearing in New York against Facebook for incitement by Israeli victims of terrorism, Federal Judge Garaufis censured Facebook management of not taking adequate steps to stem the incitement, and for not taking global terrorism seriously enough.

By Itamar Eichner


A federal judge in New York scolded Facebook Thursday night and said the social media giant has not done enough to discourage terrorists from using its platform.

Incitement to kill Jews on Facebook

Incitement to kill Jews on Facebook

The comments were made in the New York District Court during a hearing on a class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook on behalf of 20,000 Israelis for incitement and encouraging violence. Continue Reading »

Palestinian activists boycott Facebook after multiple accounts closed for incitement


Facebook, in cooperation with Jerusalem’s request, has disabled a number of Palestinian accounts that the social media giant identified as ‘promoting violence.’



Palestinian activists called on Facebook users to boycott Facebook and instead post tweets on Twitter under the hashtag #FBCensorsPalestine between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday to protest the closure of a number of Palestinian Facebook accounts.

Israeli Minister unamused at Facebook’s reasons for suspending Israelis’ accounts


Israel’s Public Security Minister says Facebook’s recent decision to suspend 3 Israeli public figures’ accounts “illustrates just how flippant & unserious” the social media giant’s monitoring is.

By Israel Hayom Staff


After agreeing to partner with Israel in the war against online incitement to terrorism, Facebook has blocked the accounts of three Israeli public figures for allegedly violating the social media platform’s policy by posting “content that does not meet community standards.”

Phillip Pasmanick demonstrates against Facebook's disregard to incitement - Photo: IsraelandStuff:PP

Demonstrating against Facebook’s disregard to incitement and bias judgements against Zionists – Photo: IsraelandStuff:PP

The Facebook account of Israeli radio personality Yotam Zimri was blocked for 24 hours following a cynical post reading, “Hey, stupid Palestinians, if you want to kill us, it would be best to wait until after the holidays. Continue Reading »

Facebook cooperates with Israeli officials, removes 95% of terror incitement


Israel’s Ministers Shaked & Erdan and representatives from Facebook agreed to form a task force to fight online hate & incitement – but Israel’s option of legislation forcing social networks’ total cooperation is till on table.



Facebook cooperates with the authorities the vast majority of the time the government asks the network to remove content inciting to terrorism, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Monday, shortly after she and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan met with a senior delegation from the social media giant.

Facebook – Photo: FACEBOOK

According to Shaked, Facebook removed 95 percent of 158 inciting posts, and YouTube, owned by Google, removed 80% of 13 videos, at the government’s request. Continue Reading »

Facebook sends officials to meet with Israeli lawmakers about online incitement


Delegation arrives due to charges of Facebook’s indifference to online incitement, and both, Israel’s Justice Minister & Internal Security Minister’s plans to propose legislation banning the use of Facebook to advance “terror” and outlawing its incitement on the Internet.

By i24news


Facebook reports that its quarterly profit tripled to $1.5 billion as the ranks of people using the leading social network continued to climb, on April 27, 2016

Anti-Semitism and Incitement to violence flourishes on Facebook - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Anti-Semitism and Incitement to violence flourishes on Facebook – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Israel has slammed Facebook for allowing online incitement it claims leads to terror activities

A delegation of senior Facebook officials have arrived in Israel for a series of meetings with government representatives and civil servants to discuss the issue of incitement on the social media platform, The Times of Israel reported Sunday. Continue Reading »

IOC reprimands Lebanese Olympic team for refusing to allow Israelis on bus





The head of the Lebanese Olympic delegation was reprimanded by the International Olympic Committee on Sunday after refusing to let the Israeli delegation board a bus the two teams were supposed to share.


Israeli delegation at Rio olympics. – Photo: REUTERS

As a result, according to the original Facebook post by Israeli sailing coach Udi Gal, event organizers tried to scatter the Israeli athletes on several different buses. He called this “unacceptable for security and representative reasons.”

Other Lebanese snafus:

  1. Blunder of epic proportions?
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Blunder of epic proportions? Lebanon Army Day ad uses IDF soldiers as ‘good guys’ on Facebook


Finger-pointing, condemnations, and embarrassments follows an unforgivable gaffe when a social media post inadvertently uses photo of I.D.F. soldier in a celebration of Lebanese Army Day.

By Israel Hayom Staff


In an embarrassing gaffe, a Lebanese advertising company featured an image of an Israeli solider in a post commemorating Lebanon’s Army Day.

The original post commemorating Lebanon’s Army Day with an image of an IDF soldier  – Photo: Screenshot from Facebook

According to a report on the Walla news site, Virgin Ticketing Box-Office sparked a social media firestorm Monday, after an ad posted on its official Facebook page featured the image of an Israeli soldier, with the following caption: “Always keep your eyes on us, hero.”

Other Lebanese snafus:

  1. Israel Worried ‘Detained’ Vulture in Lebanon May Be Executed As ‘Mossad Spy’
  2. Lebanon Distracted From Local Violence as Native Porn Star Attracts Threats on Twitter
  3. Lebanon rejects rumors that imported Israeli tomatoes cause cancer
  4. Lebanon: Cosmetics & Medical sector flooded with Israeli products
  5. Lebanon Distracted From Local Violence by Topless Photos of Lebanese Olympic Skier

Facebook users were quick to point out that the uniform and the corporal insignia on the soldier’s sleeve were not those of the Lebanese army. Continue Reading »