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Theater of the absurd: Palestinians upset US broker peace without their approval

As Palestinian leaders are still refusing U.S. calls to engage in peace negotiations, American representatives take to Twitter, calling out Palestinians leaders for purposely misleading the public with inaccurate posts, questioning if the Palestinian Authority is actually sincere in seeking a genuine peace.

By Ryan Jones

 

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday slammed the Trump Administration for “conspiring” to broker a Middle East peace deal that doesn’t meet each and every one of the Palestinians’ demands.

U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt (left) engages Palestinians and Tweets corrections to Palestinian Authority lead negotiator Saeb Erekat on Twitter.

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US envoy Greenblatt accuses Saeb Erekat of ‘spreading misinformation’

White House Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt responded on Twitter to correct the Palestinian lead negotiator Saeb Erekat after having purposely propagated misinformation, reminding him, “Saeb, please have more respect for the Palestinians in both Gaza & the West Bank; they deserve it.”

Twitter helps Facebook disable 783 Iran-linked accounts

The bogus Facebook accounts that were focused on Israel were run by misrepresented Iranian sources highlighting the Palestinian issue and undermining Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s credibility.

By Niv Lilien, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff

 

Facebook said Thursday it has removed 783 Iran-linked pages, accounts and groups from its service for what it called “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” That’s the social network’s term for fake accounts run with the intent of disrupting politics and elections.

Facebook has been disclosing such purges more regularly in recent months, including ones linked to groups in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Russia.

Cyber-security flushes out fake accounts.

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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 »

Unofficial Al-Jazeera/Twitter query reflects Arabs support Israel over Iran in war

In an unofficial poll on Twitter, an Al-Jazeera media personality asked his 5 million followers in Arabic, who they’d support if war broke out between Israel and Iran. Surprisingly, it showed most Arabs supporting Israel.

By Israel Today Staff

 

In an unofficial, unscientific survey, a firm majority of respondents from across the Arab Middle East said they would back Israel in a war against Iran and its proxies in Syria.

The poll was conducted on Twitter by Faisal al-Kasim, an Al-Jazeera host who is one of the most influential TV media personalities in the Arab world.

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REPORT: Couscous salad aboard Virgin Atlantic Airlines turns into social media war

According to a BBC report, a salad on the airline’s menu described as, “Inspired by the flavors of Palestine,” breaks out into an Israeli-Palestinian proxy war on Twitter.

By TAMAR BEN-OZER

 

After the airline Virgin Atlantic described a couscous-style salad on its menu as “inspired by the flavors of Palestine,” pro-Israel activists took to social media and called for a boycott of the airline, according to a report by the BBC.

The airline agreed to remove the terms, but when the news broke on February 11 it outraged pro-Palestinian activists and sparked a wave of online reactions.

Twitter Screen Shot

The (pro-Palestinian – ed) website Electronic Intifada reported about the removal of the word “Palestinian”, and twitter users moved forward and called for a boycott of the airline. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Foreign Ministry’s Arabic Twitter poll found 57% of Arabs wanted to visit Israel

During the 24-hours the survey was posted on Israel’s Foreign Ministry’s Arabic Twitter page, hundreds responded with most showing interest in visiting Israel, while some expressed their disdain with Israel.
• Iraqi: ‘My dream to visit Israel’
• Riyadh resident: ‘Israel is better than all Arab states’
• Foreign Ministry says hundreds of messages are sent daily from Arab countries.

By Daniel Siryoti

 

An international survey in Arabic by Israel’s Foreign Ministry this week drew thousands of responses and found that a majority of respondents, 57%, expressed interest in visiting Israel.

“I am Iraqi, and I am interested in visiting Israel,” one Twitter user wrote in a post to the Foreign Ministry’s Arabic Twitter page. Continue Reading »

REPORT: White House to review ‘aid’ payments to Palestinians

Senior administration official says the White House on Friday will be looking into cutting its financial aid to Abbas’ Palestinian Authority, following President Trump’s tweets on the issue.

By Elad Benari

 

The White House is actively looking at cutting aid to the Palestinian Authority, and is expected to hold a discussion on the matter on Friday, a senior administration official told Haaretz on Thursday night.

The move follows President Donald Trump’s tweets earlier this week in which he expressed doubt over the usefulness of American aid to the Palestinians, given their refusal to resume peace talks with Israel.

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Trump Tweets Palestinians to Kiss Their American Dollars Goodbye

@realDonaldTrump “We pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel.”

By Israel Today Staff

 

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that if the Palestinian Authority does not become more conciliatory in its approach to Israel, then it will no longer receive American financial aid.

Will $400 Million stop being sent each year to Palestinian despot, Abbas? – Photo: US Department of Justice

The Palestinian leadership has painted Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a major obstacle to peace, going so far as to reject any further American role in the peace process. Continue Reading »

Donald Trump Jr. calls out BBC on Twitter for blatant anti-Israel bias in Jerusalem terror-attack

 

BBC’s headline “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem” omitted they were killed for shooting sub-machine gun & knife attack on Israelis

By i24NEWS

 

The son of US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to criticize the BBC’s reporting of a recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem.

Donald Trump Jr. said the BBC‘s headline, “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem” failed to describe how the Palestinian assailants were killed as they attacked civilians and Israeli soldiers.

“You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death… right? This is as close to being misleading as possible,” Trump Jr. Continue Reading »

Al Jazeera criticized over disgusting anti-Semitic post

 

Al Jazeera Media Network, tweeted a bizarre post invoking anti-Semitic canards blaming ‘Talmudic plan of world domination’ for global warming skepticism.

By David Rosenberg

 

One of the world’s largest news media outlets has come under fire for its use of an anti-Semitic caricature and anti-Jewish canard in a Twitter post condemning climate change skeptics.

Al Jazeera English, a member of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera Media Network, tweeted Wednesday night a bizarre post invoking Protocols of the Elders of Zion-style anti-Semitic canards in a critique of people skeptical of man-made global warming.

Screenshot of Al-Jazeera’s tweet – Twitter

“Why you shouldn’t trust climate change deniers,” the tweet reads. Continue Reading »

Reuters bureau chief censures US envoy over ‘Nakba Day’ desecration

 

Israel bureau chief for Reuters criticized the new US Ambassador on Twitter for announcing his arrival in Israel to begin working on May 15th, or as biased reporter pointed out, ‘Nakba Day’.

By David Rosenberg

 

Newly-appointed US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman is set to arrive in Israel next Monday, beginning his service in the Jewish state a week ahead of President Trump’s first visit to Israel since taking office in January.

On Tuesday, a Twitter account in Friedman’s name confirmed that he would be heading to Israel on May 15th.

“I am arriving in Israel on May 15 to represent the United States as Ambassador to Israel. Continue Reading »

Survey: Twitter tops list of social networks with most antisemitic content

 

A study conducted throughout 2016, which was commissioned by the World Jewish Congress, found Twitter particularly reluctant in complying with European legislation, allowing it to lead with most antisemitic posts among most popular social media platforms.

By JTA

 

Twitter emerged as the social network with the most antisemitic content in a comprehensive analysis of the prevalence on such platforms of expressions of hatred of Jews.

The study, commissioned by the World Jewish Congress, was conducted throughout 2016.


Nearly two thirds of 382,000 posts deemed antisemitic in the World Jewish Congress study appeared on Twitter, followed by 11 percent that were posted to Facebook, 6 percent on Instagram and 2 percent on YouTube. Continue Reading »

Warriors for Israel get posted on Twitter having dinner in Herzliya

 

Israel’s former Foreign Ministry director Dore Gold posted a photo on Twitter with actor & martial artist Chuck Norris, at a restaurant in Herzliya on Saturday.

By JPOST.COM Staff

 

Chuck Norris is so tough, he’s taken on the Middle East.

Well, perhaps.

The actor and martial artist who spurred an Internet craze of pop culture satirical factoids about his persona was in Israel this weekend.

Former Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold posted a photograph of himself alongside the Walker, Texas Ranger star at a restaurant in Herzliya on Saturday.

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Arab firestorm erupts on Twitter after Tzipi Livni posted photo with Saudi Prince

 

After talking peace at the World Economic Forum in Davos, former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni posted a friendly photo on Twitter that causes an explosion of hatred from Arab social media users & Arab commentators.

By Yossi Aloni

 

All those Arabs who claim to want peace were in an uproar this week after Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal acted peacefully toward former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

The two were in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. They participated in a panel, along with Jordan’s foreign minister, regarding the future of the Middle East.

Following the panel, al-Faisal posed for a picture with Livni, which the Israeli then posted to Twitter. Continue Reading »