The Jewish cyber-soldiers

By Simon Round, August 14, 2008

First there was the Palmach and the Haganah, then the Israel Defence Force. Now, a new group has taken Jewish defence onto the web.

The Jewish Internet Defence Force , which claims to have 5,000 members, has mounted a campaign to wrest control of a viciously anti-Israel and antisemitic Facebook site, titled "Israel is not a Country".

The JIDF proclaimed to the Jerusalem Post: "Facebook wouldn't do anything about it so we did what has to be done." A spokesperson added that its assault had been successful: "Ultimately, it was a result of our enemies' stupidity and our timing, persistence and determination rather than anything else."

A great Jewish victory.

Last updated: 8:31am, August 14 2008