Israelis boycott costly cottage cheese

By Anna Slater, June 17, 2011

A group of Israelis have launched an online protest over the soaring price of cheese.

More than 75,000 people have joined a Facebook group called "Eight shekels for such a basic product? Don't buy cottage cheese for a month".

The price of cottage cheese has skyrocketed in the last few years and a 250g container is now sold in many supermarkets at £1.40.


Northern jobs drive

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 26, 2011

Young northern professionals are to have a one-stop-shop for job searching, finding a home and social activities via an expanding Leeds initiative.

Using Facebook, LinkedIn and iPhone, the Northern Network has been launched for 18-to-35-year-olds in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Hull.


G8 urge substantive Israeli-Palestinian talks

By Jennifer Lipman, May 26, 2011

The leaders of the G8 countries have released a draft communiqué calling for the immediate resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.


Facebook's Zuckerberg beats Winklevoss twins - again

By Jennifer Lipman, May 17, 2011

The twins who claimed Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook have lost their latest bid for an appeal to overturn an earlier multimillion dollar settlement.

In 2008 identical twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss accepted a deal with Mr Zuckerberg worth £12.2 million and a partial ownership of the company.


Israeli baby named 'Like' after Facebook button

By Jennifer Lipman, May 16, 2011

An Israeli girl will grow up with the name "Like" after her social networking enthused parents named her after a Facebook function.

According to Israeli radio station Galgalatz, her parents were looking for a unique name for their third daughter and originally looked at Chinese names before settling on Like.

Like's older sisters are called Pie and Dvash (the Hebrew word for honey).


Heading speedily back to their roots

May 13, 2011

In the Facebook age, long-lost family can be traced in seconds, Northern Jewish Genealogical Conference delegates were told in Manchester on Sunday.


Banned from Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg (the lawyer)

By Jennifer Lipman, May 12, 2011

Mark Zuckerberg has been blocked from Facebook.

A Jewish bankruptcy lawyer from Indiana this week found himself persona-non-grata on the popular social networking site because he shared the name of its 26-year-old founder.

Facebook operates a strict policy on fake profiles, and Mr Zuckerberg discovered this week that his page had been removed.


Mark Zuckerberg's story as told by Tarantino, Capra

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011

The award-winning The Social Network would have been a very different film without Aaron Sorkin's unique stamp on it. What would it have been like as an action-adventure, indie comedy or as It's a Wonderful Life?

Hat tip: The Scroll


Facebook founder wins Winklevoss case

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2011

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg walked out of a San Francisco courtroom victorious on Monday after winning his latest legal battle with the Olympic rowers, identical twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.

The twins, who studied at Harvard at the same time as Mr Zuckerberg, were denied the right to challenge an earlier settlement over Facebook's origins.


In West Bank, web-savvy are biding time

By Toby Greene, April 7, 2011

Facebook's decision to remove a page calling for a Third Intifada has drawn attention to the impact of social media and the Arab Spring on Palestinians. Young Palestinians have certainly been inspired by regional events.