Palestinian activist: “We see it [Facebook policies] as a war on the Palestinian narrative.”
By Reuters & ILH Staff
Palestinian activists contended that Facebook and other social media platforms have censored criticism of Israel in response to government pressure and launched a campaign seeking to halt the activity
Palestinians have complained that political posts were removed or demoted especially by Facebook and Instagram, which Facebook owns.
The “7amleh” digital rights organization launched a website called “7or” on Monday to call attention to its position, saying it has documented 746 rights violations in 2021 so far. Continue Reading »
Norway’s Parliament decides to freeze financial aid to PA’s education system following report that exposed Palestinian textbooks that’s rife with incitement, terrorism and martyrdom.
By Itamar Eichner
The Norwegian Parliament decided last week to cut funding for the education system of the Palestinian Authority, due to evidence of the existence of materials inciting violence, terrorism, and martyrdom in school curricula across the Palestinian territory.
This unprecedented announcement follows a report made by the Jerusalem based Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se), that brings to light the widespread radicalization rampant within the Palestinian education system.
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Image from a martyr’s funeral used in a 4th-grade Palestinian math textbook.
The ruling coalition members of the Norwegian Parliament sent a letter instructing the government to reduce or withhold financial payments to Palestinian Authority over “references to violence, martyrdom and terror” being taught in PA school books.
– The statement read, “The coalition considers this to be devastating…and finds it unacceptable that Norwegian funds support a school system that promotes such destructive values.”
By Marcy Oster/JTA,
Parliament members in Norway, one of the world’s main donors to the Palestinian Authority, demanded these contributions be suspended over incitement in school textbooks.
Members of the ruling coalition said in a statement Thursday that it is instructing the government to “reduce or withhold financial support to the Palestinian Authority if they do not provide satisfactory improvements in school materials” soon. Continue Reading »
The Netherlands stopped its annual $1.6 million payment directly to the Palestinian Authority when $198 million went to pay the families of terrorists killed during their attacks on Israelis and another $160 million to Palestinians being held in Israeli jails on terror charges.
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
The Dutch government has cut funding for the Palestinian Authority over its salaries to terrorists serving time in Israeli jails.
The aid ministry announced the move Wednesday during annual budget talks.
In 2017, the Palestinian Authority paid about $198 million to a fund for the families of terrorists killed during their attacks and about $160 million to Palestinians being held in Israeli jails, according to Israeli Defense Ministry figures. Continue Reading »
The Palestinian campaign against Facebook’s algorithm that automatically deletes users’ posts should they appear to support terror groups, or calls to incite violence, has been launched by Palestinian journalists & activists.
By Dima Abumaria, The Media Line
A social media campaign rejecting what it calls “violations” of Facebook rules by censoring Palestinian content has been launched by Palestinian journalists and activists.
The campaign in cooperation with Sada Social Center, which monitors social media violations against Palestinian content, is calling on users to tweet using the hashtag #FBblockspalestine by Wednesday night at 8 p.m. in order to highlight “the threat posed by Facebook against Palestinian content, and to make it public”. Continue Reading »
Amid scandalous accusations of top UNRWA officials with “sexual misconduct and abuses of authority for personal gain,” now, according to a UN Watch report, staff members & teachers have shared antisemitic posts on social media for years without fear of repercussion.
By ROSSELLA TERCATIN
UNRWA staff members, including teachers regularly share antisemitic and pro-terrorism content on social media and face no consequences, according to NGO UN Watch.
Incitement to violence poster, PFLP call to Intifada – Hafez Omar
In a report published on Wednesday, the Geneva-based organization exposed posts from 10 United Nations employees that included praises of terrorism against Israelis, and a picture of Adolf Hitler describing him as a humanitarian. Continue Reading »
Palestinian Media Watch’s 45-page report convinces Facebook, after years of being an “accomplice in Fatah’s terror promotion,” to replace incitement with a new message when users go to Fatah’s official page, “Sorry, this content isn’t available right now.”
By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN
Facebook appears to have shut down Fatah’s official Facebook page.
When users click on the page, they receive a message saying, “Sorry, this content isn’t available right now.”
Fatah Official Facebook Page banner. – Screenshot: Facebook/IsraelandStuff/PP
Efforts to get the page closed began earlier this year by the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) organization, which appealed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with the following message: “We strongly request that Facebook immediately close and delete Fatah’s Facebook page and ensure that no similar page is reopened.” Continue Reading »
Although the EU and UN accepted a report from IMPACT-se, exposing how all Palestinian schoolbooks in social studies, national education, history, and Arabic for grades 2–12, are saturated with incitement, racist or problematic content, they continue to fund the material that encourages children to commit violence and forever reject peace with Israel.
By ROSSELLA TERCATIN
Palestinian schoolchildren are exposed to a dramatic amount of incitement and intolerance against Jews and Israel, a research institute based at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found.
IMPACT-se describes itself as a “research, policy and advocacy organization that monitors and analyzes education,” according to “international standards on peace and tolerance as derived from UNESCO declarations and resolutions.” Continue Reading »
Terror victims sought $3 billion in damages from facebook for permitting Hamas to post encouragement and then celebrated terrorist attacks against Jews in Israel, but a federal court said the outdated, but standing 1996 law regulating internet content shields the social media giant from civil liability.
By Reuters and Ynet
NEW YORK – Facebook Inc on Wednesday defeated an appeal by American victims of Hamas attacks in Israel, who sought to hold the company liable for providing the group a social media platform to further its terroristic goals.
Palestinian incitement in ‘car intifada’ against Israelis
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), a 1996 law regulating internet content, shielded Facebook from civil liability. Continue Reading »
The ‘Palestinian Exception’, practiced by the previous three US Presidents, involved allowing the PLO, PA and their supporters a ‘free-pass’ for behavior that would have otherwise been acknowledged as illegal, but ignored simply because the perpetrators were Palestinians or activists in their stead.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
When Rosh Hashanah ended on Tuesday evening, Jews discovered that over the holiday, the Trump administration had enacted two policies – one foreign and one domestic – that on their face, don’t appear to be connected. But actually, they stem from the same rationale. And both together and separately, these two policies give Jews much to be thankful for. Continue Reading »
Hamas Interior Minister insists border protests are peaceful, then says, “O Muslims, wherever you find a Zionist Jew, you must kill him because that is an expression of your solidarity with the al-Aqsa Mosque.”
By Israel Today Staff
One of the top Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip last week again claimed that ongoing demonstrations along the coastal enclave’s border with Israel are “peaceful” in nature. With his very next breath, he encouraged local Muslims to slaughter every Jew they can get their hands on.
Speaking a funeral at the Great Omari Mosque in Gaza City, Fathi Hamad hailed the “success” of what he called “peaceful” protests at the Gaza security fence that have been going on since the end of March. Continue Reading »
As soon as the stone from the Western Wall fell, Palestinian officials began rallying to exploit the incident by reviving their century-long charge that ‘the Jews’ were planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque atop the Temple Mount in order to build their Third Temple.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The stone that fell from the Western Wall earlier this week proves that Israel has devised a plan to destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, a spokesperson for the ruling Fatah faction headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claimed on Thursday.
An Israel Antiquities Authority crane on Wednesday removed the 200-kg. Continue Reading »
Amid countries recently suspending their funding to the Palestinians after a new report revealed PA schools use Western money to teach the students to risk their lives and die as martyrs, the UK recently gave £20 million in aid to maintain Palestinian schools.
By Charles Gardner
As support for the Palestinian cause drops off even in the Arab world, news that Australia has cut a $7 million ‘lifeline’ to a death-cult is welcome indeed.
Maybe it’s also time for Britain to get real – especially in the wake of the barely reported stoning of Prince William’s vehicle – and acknowledge the need to stop encouraging terror with taxpayers’ money. Continue Reading »
At the request of Member of Parliament Joan Ryan, the British government, along with other donors states financing the PA education system, will review multiple examples of PA incitement in UNRWA textbooks against Israel and Jews.
– WATCH: UNRWA students [Palestinians] admit to being taught to hate Jews and kill them.
By Ben Ariel
The British government and other donors to the Palestinian Authority (PA) education system will undertake a review of incitement against Israel and Jews in Palestinian textbooks, JTA reported on Friday.
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Official logos to six different UNRWA financed schools for Palestinian children that include the UN logo along with map of Israel replaced as ‘Palestine.’
Friends & Foes worldwide recognized the Palestinian leader’s antisemitic diatribe to the PLO’s Central Commettee as “vile” and “completely unacceptable,” with Sweden, the UN, EU, US, Germany, and even John Kerry, and Peace Now united in their condemnations and unimpressed with Palestinian leaders attempting to explain it away.
BY TOVAH LAZAROFF, TAMARA ZIEVE
Even Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s diplomatic friends condemned him.
Friends and foes alike blasted Abbas as an “antisemite” and a “Holocaust denier,” after he charged that the Nazis killed Jews in the Holocaust because they were money lenders.
“The Holocaust did not occur in a vacuum, it was the result of thousands of years of persecution,” UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov said on Wednesday. Continue Reading »