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Facebook leads in most patent applications in Israel

Of the 6,800+ patent applications submitted to the Israel Patent Office in 2017, Facebook leads with 94 requests.
• The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and the Technion [Israel’s Institute of Technology], top the list of applications by Israeli institutions.

By Ariel Whitman


A total of 6,805 patent applications were submitted in Israel in 2017, the Israel Patent Office said on Tuesday.

Social media giant Facebook submitted the largest number of applications, 94, followed by cigarette maker Philip Morris (82), agricultural chemicals company Dow AgroSciences (69) and U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Company (60).

Medical student conducting research – Photo: Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine

The technological arms of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology topped the list of Israeli corporations that applied for patent registrations. Continue Reading »

Facebook, Twitter delete hundreds of fake Iranian & Russian accounts

Amid worries of foreign attempts to influence U.S. midterm elections, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms have remove hundreds of accounts used to push Iranian and Russian agendas, citing, “coordinated inauthentic behavior” and “manipulation.”

News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff


Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet have collectively removed ‎hundreds of accounts tied to Russian and Iranian ‎users that cybersecurity firm FireEye‎ said were ‎promoting Russia’s and Iran’s ‎geopolitical agendas around the world.‎

Some of the Twitter and Facebook accounts were designed to ‎appear as if they belonged to real people in the United States, ‎Britain and Canada, according to FireEye. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Supreme Court: Facebook can be sued in Israel

Israel’s Supreme Court rejected Facebook’s request to dismiss lawsuit filed in Israel and determined that the stipulations in the user-license-agreement should be annulled, allowing lawsuits to be filed in Israel.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The Supreme Court ruled that Israeli claims filed against Facebook will be heard in Israeli courts, even though the user-license-agreement to join the site says suits can only be filed in a California court.

The court accepted the position of the Attorney General, according to which giving multinational corporations the ability to determine jurisdiction in cases involving customers represented a major imbalance of power, even if the user-agreement states that it must be so. Continue Reading »

In a surprise move, Facebook disables Gaza based Palestinian media page

A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment on the disabling of Safa news site account, or on the accounts of 10 Safa editors, all closed.



Over the weekend, Facebook disabled the account of Safa, a Gaza-based Palestinian news site; it had almost 1.3 million followers.

Safa is widely seen as sympathetic to Hamas, but an employee at the news site said in a phone call that the media outlet is “independent” and “has no relationship with Hamas.”

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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.” 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.

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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 »