Israel calls on world nations to regulate social media anti-Semitism

By SAM SOKOL Mon, 15 Feb 2016
Ministry official states that while the issue is certainly controversial for Americans, it is important to discern the nature of the Internet and to act accordingly.

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The Foreign Ministry called on governments around the world to regulate social media in order to combat anti-Semitism and violent incitement, reiterating the government’s call for Internet censorship during an anti-racism conference last year.

Speaking at the annual gathering of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem on Monday, Akiva Tor, the director of the Foreign Ministry’s Department for Jewish Communities, stated that while the issue is certainly controversial for Americans, it is important to discern the nature of the Internet and to act accordingly.

“What is YouTube, what is Facebook, what is Twitter and what is Google,” he asked. “Are they a free speech corner like [London’s] Hyde Park or are they more similar to a radio station in the public domain?” Referring to cartoons of Palestinians killing Jews and other such material circulating online, Tor asked why platforms such as Google search, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are “tolerating” violent incitement and ” saying they are protected in a holy way by free speech.”

“How is it possible that the government of France and the European Union all feel that incitement in Arabic on social media in Europe calling for physical attacks on Jews is permitted and that there is no requirement from industry to something about it,” he continued, adding that Israel is working with European partners and is looking to push the technology sector to adopt a definition of anti-Semitism so that its constituent companies can “take responsibility for what they host.”

Tor also took issue with Facebook for its position that it will take down material that violates its terms of service following a complaint, asking why the social giant cannot self-regulate and use the technology at its disposal to identify and take down offending content automatically.

“If they know how to deliver a specific ad to your Facebook page [then] they know how to detect speech in Arabic calling to stab someone in the neck. It is outrageous [that technology] companies hide behind the first amendment. Industry won’t correct itself without regulatory requirements by governments,” he asserted.

Following the Foreign Ministry’s biennial Global Forum for Combating anti-Semitism last year, a similar statement was issued calling for the scrubbing of Holocaust denial websites from the Internet and the omission of “hate websites and content” from web searches.

Citing the “pervasive, expansive and transnational” nature of the Internet and the viral nature of hate materials, the conference’s final document called upon Internet service providers, web hosting companies and social media platforms to adopt a “clear industry standard for defining hate speech and anti-Semitism” as well as terms of service that prohibit their posting.

Such moves, the document asserted, must be implemented while preserving the Internet’s “essential freedom.” It called upon national governments to establish legal units focused on combating cyberhate and to utilize existing legislation to prosecute those engaging in such prejudices online and stated that governments should likewise require the adoption of a “global terms of service prohibiting the posting of hate speech and anti-Semitic materials.”

In the United States content hosting companies are generally exempt from liability for illegal material so long as they take steps to take it down when notified. According to the Harvard’s Digital Media Law Project, online publishers who passively host third party content are considered fully protected from liability for acts such as defamation under the Communications Decency Act.

Despite the broad immunities given to online publishers, both under First Amendment and the Communications Decency Act, there are many in Israel who believe that social networks bear significant responsibility for hosted content.

Last October, 20,000 Israelis sued Facebook, alleging the social media platform is disregarding incitement and calls to murder Jews being posted by Palestinians.

The civil complaint sought an injunction to require Facebook to block all racist incitement and calls for violence against Jews in Israel, but no damages. It acknowledges that Facebook has taken some steps such as implementing rules concerning content it will prohibit, and that it has taken down some extreme calls for murder but only after Israelis complained.

The plaintiffs argue that Facebook is “far from a neutral or passive social media platform and cannot claim it is a mere bulletin board for other parties’ postings.”

They note that Facebook “utilizes sophisticated algorithms to serve personalized ads, monitor users’ activities and connect them to potential friends” and claims it “has the ability to monitor and block postings by extremists and terrorists urging violence just as it restricts pornography.”

In a December op-ed in the New York Times, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt wrote that the technology industry “should build tools to help de-escalate tensions on social media — sort of like spell-checkers, but for hate and harassment.”

“We should target social accounts for terrorist groups like the Islamic State, and remove videos before they spread, or help those countering terrorist messages to find their voice. Without this type of leadership from government, from citizens, from tech companies, the Internet could become a vehicle for further disaggregation of poorly built societies, and the empowerment of the wrong people, and the wrong voices,” he wrote.

Several days later, Germany announced that Facebook, Google and Twitter have agreed to delete hate speech from their websites within 24 hours.

Berlin has been trying to get social platforms to crack down on the rise in anti-foreigner comments in German on the web as the country struggles to cope with an influx of more than a million refugees this year.

Yonah Jeremy Bob and Reuters contributed to this report.

 

Source: http://m.jpost.com/Diaspora/Israel-calls-for-international-regulation-of-social-media-to-quell-anti-Semitism-444966#article=6023QThEODBBODE4QkYzMzMxOEFFQ0JEOTU0NEE0NzQ1Mjc=

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21 Responses to “Israel calls on world nations to regulate social media anti-Semitism”

  1. ian says:

    They are trying to cause racial divide and hatred all over Europe, in a deliberate drive at breaking the white races. Yet most people that I know, judge people of whatever race, on how they find them. This is something that our zio friends don’t like, because if we judge them on their stealing, murdering slimy vindictive, lying, money lending, media controlling ways, we tend not to find them very cute or cuddly. If you need laws to protect you, then you are disliked. Like cats, with pigeon fanciers or gardeners, or bird lovers, or people with sandpits or fresh concrete. Sad but very true.

  2. salty says:

    IOF Knocks Disabled Palestinian While Trying to Reach Shot Girl for Help

    Posted on February 16, 2016.

    https://uprootedpalestinians.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/iof-knocks-disabled-palestinian-while-trying-to-reach-shot-girl-for-help/

    An Israeli occupation police officer was filmed tipping a disabled Palestinian out of his wheelchair as he was trying to reach a girl shot by occupation forces to give her first aid.

    The video, filmed by Palestinian journalist Raed Abu Rumaila, shows the Israeli officer knocking Majed al-Fakhouri backwards and sending him sprawling into the street, as occupation forces were preventing anyone from approaching the scene.

    • Men Scryfa says:

      Thanks Salty. It is nice to know there are 2 of us digging at the coal face today. I was about to post up a link to NuttYahoo Wife article you beat me to it

      I would recommend everyone follow your link to uprootedpalestinians to see that vid it is also available at Aang.

  3. salty says:

    Dr. Tony Martin – The Jewish Role in the African Slave Trade

    This entry was posted on 02/15/2016.

    https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/dr-tony-martin-the-jewish-role-in-the-african-slave-trade/

  4. salty says:

    Netanyahus wife abused household staff, Israeli court finds

    February 15, 2016.

    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=129056

    Jonathan Heller — Reuters Feb 10, 2016

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara insulted and raged at household staff, creating an abusive working environment at the Israeli prime minister’s official residence, a labor court ruled on Wednesday.

    Allegations of mistreatment leveled by Meni Naftali, a former chief caretaker at the Jerusalem home , were dismissed by the Prime Minister’s Office as “evil, skewed gossip” when the civil lawsuit was filed in 2014.

    But the court, in its 40-page decision, said testimony by Naftali and other former household employees about Mrs Netanyahu’s alleged abusive behavior toward them at the Jerusalem residence was credible.

    Sara Netanyahu has elicited a multitude of headlines in the past over what family spokesmen have decried as an undeserved reputation for imperiousness, and it seemed unlikely the latest case could cause significant political damage to her husband, now in his fourth term as Israel’s leader.

  5. salty says:

    Corruption and organised crime at the heart of the Israeli state

    15th February 2016.

    http://www.redressonline.com/2016/02/corruption-and-organised-crime-at-the-heart-of-the-israeli-state/

    Israeli whistleblower Rafi Rotem in handcuffs
    By Joseph Zernik

    When someone blows the whistle on mass corruption in government, you would expect them to receive the status of whistleblower and be given the necessary protection.

    Not so with Rafi Rotem, who used to be head of the Tax Authority Senior Intelligence Office in Israel.

    Rotem exposed organised crime in the Tax Authority starting in 2002, following a series of political appointments at the top of the authority, including huge tax breaks to tycoons and organised crime-related businesses, sex bribes to a tax investigator and the murder of a “source”.

    Over the past 14 years Rotem has been subjected to harassment, intimidation and revenge by the authorities. He lost his job, his home, his possessions, and remains homeless to this day. Will he succeed to get the senior officials who are still not being investigated to face justice?

    In this interview Rotem talks about why he is convinced that he will end up in prison. He fears that, after almost 14 years, they want him killed.

    In a 2013 interview, former Israeli Attorney-General Manny Mezouz said the Tax Authority scandal, exposed by Rafi Rotem, was “…the closest to organised crime” and that “the punishment of those involved did not reflect the severity of their crimes and the entire affair…”

    Judicial complicity

    The main culprit is Judge Vardah Samet of the Tel Aviv Labour Court.

    Up to 2003, Rotem regularly received excellent appraisals. But in retaliation for his whistleblowing, he was framed in court as an employee who engaged in intimidation and physical threats against colleagues. Although Israeli law requires that negative comments or complaints placed in an employee’s personnel file include the employee’s response, no such responses by Rotem

  6. salty says:

    Still in shock from Dawabsha murders, West Bank village of Duma fears settlers will attack again

    February 15, 2016.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2016/02/still-in-shock-from-dawabsha-murders-west-bank-village-of-duma-fears-settlers-will-attack-again/

    Baraa Dawabsha stands outside his relatives destroyed house. The residents of Duma say they don’t feel protected and worry that a copycat arson attack could be round the corner. (Photo: Matthew Vickery)

    Baraa Dawabsha slowly paces the ground outside the burned out house of his relatives in the small village of Duma, central West Bank.

    “This is where my aunt got to before she fell to the ground,” he says pointing to a concrete slab about two meters from the house door.

    He walks a few more paces forward, and stops, pointing at the ground, “and this was where my uncle fell,” he says with sadness in his voice.

  7. beLIEve says:

    Anti-zionism…….ain’t……anti-$emitism.

    This was the ruling of a …LANDMARK COURT CASE…..in….London in 2013.

    An overtly sensitive Mathematics Professor instituted a case against an academic Union, on the grounds of his desire to have…… anti I$raHELLi speech ….CONDEMNED…..as …anti $emitism.

    In it’s summing up the tribunal wrote…….

    “a belief in the …..ZIONIST… PROJECT….or an attachment to Israel or any similar sentiment cannot amount to a ….PROTECTED CHARACTERISTIC.
    It is not intrinsically part of Jewishness.

    The judge told the plaintiff………
    “..if he doesn’t want to get his feelings hurt, he should avoid political debate…”

    http://www.politicalvelcraft.org/2013/04/09/breaking-cnn-goldman-sachs-the-rothschild-zionist-matrix-landmark-case-rothschildism-delineated-from-abrahamic-judaism/

    Shame the Judge wasn’t aware the “joos” had been thrown out of the British Isles permanently in 1290 under the ‘Edict of Expulsion’.
    He could have thrown the case out before the plaintiff had wiped the first ….crocodile tear…from his a$hkeNAZI eye.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3302296,00.html

    AND the “joos” will never LAWFULLY reside in the British Isles because once British Sovereigns are fully acquainted with “JOOi$h” perfidy, the “joos” will be lucky to escape these shores with their ….SCRAWNY NECKS ….intact.

    DITTO Europe.

    The….. SCUM-BAG….LYING…THIEVING….GENOCIDAL… “joos”….have been ……EVICTED…..from many of the ….NATION states of Europe.
    Once the Sovereigns of Europe wake up to “JOOi$h” facts………so-called Israel……..will not be big enough to house them……..ASSUMING ….they haven’t got …..thems-ELVES EVICTED……..AGAIN !! ? $ £ !

    • salty says:

      The Jews were allowed to return to England after the English Civil War.

      This was because the Civil War had cost England so much money that the government needed to borrow.

      • Men Scryfa says:

        Some say ugly Ollie was meeting with strange foreign men for conversations and odd rituals in the woods at night.

        That has echoes of Mr Eddie on the Heath and Winston out on the cliffs at night doesn’t it……

        The more things change the more they stay the same.

      • beLIEve says:

        salty…..your quote…….

        “The Jews were …..allowed…..to return to England after the English Civil War”

        HA… HA… HA……………HA…HA…..
        COMPLETE and UTTER TRIPE ! ! $! £

        The SCUM-BAGS were ……NOT ….”ALLOWED”………to return to England after the English Civil WAR.

        THEY….BRIBED…the… TRAITOR…. CROMWELL …. to …GREASE…their way back into the British Isles.

        I beLIEve their ……UNLAWFUL…INGRESS….into the British Isles……….
        WAS …to…..CREATE…..CIVIL….WAR.

        The…. “English” …..”Civil WAR”…..was not ….ENGLISH….it was an …………a$HKENAZI….COLOUR REVOLUTION.

        http://www.chrisspivey.org/john-hamer-the-english-revolution-and-the-execution-of-king-charles-i/

        Everything the….genocidal….thieving ….lying….SCUM-BAG…..”joos”….have done in the British Isles during ……THEIR 750 year INFESTATION….has been UNLAWFUL.

        Included in their UNLAWFULNESS is……

        1) Sacrifice of British Sovereigns….in “JOOi$h” ritual killings.
        2) Execution of King Charles I
        3) Arson of the City of London
        4) ‘Cestui Que Vie’ Act…….THEATRICAL Act ! !………no LAWFUL content $ !
        5) Genocide of Irish Sovereigns.
        6) IMPOSTERS posing as British “royalty”.
        7) Breeding Rights.
        8) Bank of England………..FRAUD of UNLAWFUL Money….i.e. PAPER.
        9) Taxation.

        The list is just a few of THEIR ……TRANSGRESSIONS !

        1290 The ‘Edict of Expulsion’ was issued by Edward I, because Jews…IGNORED…the 1275 ‘Statute of Jewry’, issued to curtail their……EXTORTIONATE USURY.

        The ‘Edict’ banning Jews from England……FOREVER…..still stands……IT HAS NEVER BEEN REVOKED.
        Every “joo” admitted to England by Oliver Cromwell was an…… ILLEGAL ALIEN.
        The “LAWFUL” status of “joos” in the British Isles in 2016 is…….ILLEGAL ALIEN…..

        http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3302296,00.html

        In fact, bearing in mind they have been evicted from most of the Nation States of Europe I would not be surprised if their “LAWFUL” status in the ….REST of EUROPE….is that of…… ILLEGAL ALIEN.

        The “joos” will never be granted a ……LAWFUL RIGHT of ABODE….in the British Isles because the …OWNERS/CUSTODIANS …of these Islands……..Indigenous British Sovereigns …….. when acquainted with the …HEINOUS PERFIDY…..of the ….OFF PLANET a$HkeNAZI “joo$” ……..will ………..
        DENY a REVOCATION…..of the ……’Edict’ of 1290.

        salty…..quote……….

        “The Civil War had cost England so much money that the government needed to borrow…..”

        HA….. HA……. HA …….HELL-airy-ARSE……..
        You mean the “joos” …BILLED… ….British Sovereigns ….the cost of the ….”joo” ……COLOUR REVOLUTION……..EUPHEMISTICALLY named ……the “English Civil War”…? ! $ £ £ ? ?

        Are you based in Tel Aviv salty ?

        Your…..TAKE…..on history seems to be of an ……AMNESIAC ……..nature.

      • Men Scryfa says:

        I beLIEve you are right!

    • This and your 4.53 are amongst your finest comments ever posted Kingel.
      The court ruling, very interesting. So this must mean thrtes a ray ofhope. Not every last bit of our judiciary legal system is corrupt? Sounds like some judicial white hats exist? Lets hope.
      Unless theyre from a separate but equally evil faction. But lets be positive!

      Your reply to salty below has everything.
      Mocking defiant humour to raise a laugh and the spirits

      Cromwell and Englands history. I like how you spell this all out in bite sized simple form, to help one realise……just whats been going on.

      Since i cannot face wading through heavy texts and history books. I also dont want to waste energy and time labouring thru huge tomes, and then discover ive been reqding historical disinformation.

      You deliver a dawning understanding on such matters for me, and im sure many others. Men scryfa did the same with Eustace mullins the other day. Others on here also provide this service

      They are usurer, parasitic entities, evil. An interstellar interplanetary infection earth received in the distant past. Since they seem so distinct, alien , to the rest of us.

      I do not believe aangirfans assertion yestetday, this evil exists in us all, Jung etc. No. Thete is something else going on. Though i know Mans not perfect. But something else. Another element is going on

      The question is…..how did the infection get here? And what antibiotic antiviral antiparasitic alternative therapies van we use in our arsenal?

  8. salty says:

    British schoolboy questioned for wearing ‘Free Palestine’ badge

    Monday, 15 February 2016.

    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/europe/23925-british-schoolboy-questioned-for-wearing-free-palestine-badge

    A schoolboy has been questioned by anti-terrorism police because he wore a “Free Palestine” badge to school, The Independent newspaper reported.

    Rahmaan Mohammadi’s teachers at Challney High School for Boys in Luton referred him to police under Prevent – the controversial government anti-radicalisation programme.

    Also read:

    • Men Scryfa says:

      Two wrongs never make a right.

      UK police state = WRONG

      Mr Mohammadi living in Luton = WRONG

      • ” They are usurer, parasitic entities, evil. An interstellar interplanetary infection earth received in the distant past. Since they seem so distinct, alien , to the rest of us.

        I do not believe aangirfans assertion yestetday, this evil exists in us all, Jung etc. No. Thete is something else going on. Though i know Mans not perfect. But something else. Another element is going on

        The question is…..how did the infection get here? And what antibiotic antiviral antiparasitic alternative therapies van we use in our arsenal? ”

        And it might not be a 3D body physical infection. Although who knows I don’t know Supermassive Earths multi million year history and whats gone on. It really might be a physical race of people with this particular evil trait, arrived and settled and colonised. Maybe this has something to do with increasing noises im sensing about solar system battles, Supermassive earth blown to smithereens abd we are now on the remnant of it.

        Maybe ancient battles were the Good, fighting this Evil with loads of fancy crafts and toys weapons.

        OR/AND

        The invasion might have come to earth ….spiritually.
        – It might be possible for demonic entities ( and Angells, and souls, spirits), to travel through space. There might be interstellar travelling going on by spiritual entities.
        – The INFECTION therefore might have arrived on earth, spiritually. A demonic infection.

        – Peculiar, as Icke points out, the City of London the statues at the bridge etc, are all of Dragon like creatures. Whos to say the demonic entities that INFECTED our earth don’t look like this? They might.

        – For whats its worth as a possible truth nugget. Cobra 2012 Portal speaks a lot about, using Rwanda 1996 war as an example. Was ACTUALLY, the cabal using the vortex point there to bring in loads more demonic entities to this planet, perhaps as extra troops?
        – The suggestion was, the genocide in Rwanda, the slaughter, ……..must have been like a mass sacrifice and this must have something to do with bringing in NEW WAVES OF SPIRITUAL DEMONIC INFECTION TO EARTH?
        – Could this explain the Bolshevik 60 million Genocide, the needless hideous cruelty? Is there a powerful viortex point/Interdimensional stargate in Russia perhaps?
        – Perhaps all the killing warmongering by the cabal could be viewed in this light Men Scryfa. Perhaps there is more of a method to it than we think.
        – Perhaps Syria and that Levantine area has very important vortex point and all the neverednding cruelty, killing, acts as a mass sacrifice. And the NWO cabal do this to bring in more demonic entity troops in?

        THIS MIGHT PROVIDE SOME KIND OF GLIMPSE TO THE MACHINATIONS GOING ON OF THE SPIRITUAL WAR TODAY

  9. Nollidge says:

    Humans call upon other Humans to regulate & control the non-human Jews.

  10. salty says:

    UK threatens to fine town halls that boycott Israel

    18 February 2016.

    https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/uk-threatens-fine-town-halls-boycott-israel?

    UK government minister Matthew Hancock this week announced new rules aimed at stopping public bodies from boycotting Israel.

    The rules are so broad as to apply to boycotts of other human rights abusing countries.

    While visiting Jerusalem, Hancock said the new guidance “makes clear that discriminating against members of the WTO [World Trade Organization], including Israel, is wrong and it is illegal and it must stop.”

    The announcement was made at a joint press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, Wednesday.

    But campaigners urging boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel hit back.
    Palestinian activists argued that the new rules amounted to a dilution of threats earlier this week to “ban” boycotts.

    Riya Hassan of the Palestinian BDS National Committee said in a statement:

    “this government is going further than Margaret Thatcher ever went to defend South African apartheid.”

    Hassan said campaigners were seeking legal advice “but it appears that it remains perfectly legal for councils and universities to take ethical stances.”

    She said it was still legal for public bodies to “exclude companies that violate human rights from

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