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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.

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Why Israel is signing up to Facebook

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 7, 2011

The Israeli Foreign Ministry is planning to use Facebook for a major PR campaign that it hopes will touch millions of internet users around the world and bypass the often hostile mainstream media.

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What if Moses had an iPad?

By Jennifer Lipman, April 6, 2011
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An imaginative retelling of the Exodus story, using modern technology, produced by Aish.com

Full coverage of Pesach here

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, sued over Palestinian Intifada page

By Jennifer Lipman, April 4, 2011

He has been sued by his former business partner and by a pair of Olympic rowers

Now Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has another lawsuit on his hands – this time from a Jewish activist who has previously attempted to take on Osama bin Laden and Hillary Clinton.

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New Facebook Intifada page after first one closed

By Jennifer Lipman, March 29, 2011

Facebook has blocked a page calling for violent uprisings and a "Third Palestinian Intifada" following complaints from users and Jewish organisations.

Nearly 350,000 people had registered support for the Arabic language page, which people to rise up against Israel on Nakba Day - May 15 - the date on which Palestinians mourn the establishment of Israel.

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Concern growing over Facebook Third Intifada page

By Jennifer Lipman, March 29, 2011

The Community Security Trust (CST) and the Board of Deputies have added their names to the growing list of individuals and organisations calling for Facebook to ban a page deemed “a call to arms” for Palestinian terrorists.

The creators of the page are urging violent uprisings on May 15 or Nakba Day, the date on which Palestinians mourn the establishment of Israel.

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Minister condemn Facebook 'intifada' page

By Jessica Elgot, March 23, 2011

An Israeli minister has demanded Facebook shut down a group which calls for violent uprisings and a third intifada.

Minister of Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein has written to Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg asking him to remove the page.

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Interview: Nev Schulman

By Jennifer Lipman, March 3, 2011

As Yaniv “Nev” Schulman points out, he’s got a fair amount in common with Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg.

Both are 26, from Jewish families in New York and live enviable lives surrounded by the latest in geek-dream software. And for both, being part of what Schulman calls “the first Facebook generation” has had unimaginable consequences.

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Jewish football identity scandal

By Danny Caro and Marcus Dysch, February 11, 2011

When a Sunday footballer proudly posted pictures of himself in action on Facebook he had no idea he was about to become embroiled in one of the biggest rows in the Jewish game.

For he should never have been playing at all - he had been suspended over claims he might not be Jewish.

And the only reason he managed to get on to the team sheet that day at all was because his manager had used a false name.

Now he, and others, are at the centre of an investigation into the fielding of ineligible players, a claim that has seen their club suspended indefinitely and fined heavily.

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Soros, Bloomberg top donation list

By Jennifer Lipman, February 7, 2011

Jewish financier and Holocaust survivor George Soros has topped a list of the most generous American philanthropists over the last year.

Mr Soros, who was born in Hungary, donated or pledged to donate £205 million in 2010.

The money will go to Human Rights Watch and to other organisations under the umbrella of his Open Society Foundations.

Last year he appeared at sixth on the list, compiled annually by the Chronicle of Philanthropy magazine.

Other Jewish men and women in the top ten included New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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