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Death threat tweeter suspended by Labour party

By Jennifer Lipman, January 6, 2012

The Labour Party has suspended one of its members after it emerged that he was using Twitter to wage a campaign of death threats and antisemitic abuse against other users.

Shereef Abdallah, an Ed Miliband "lookalike" who previously worked as a volunteer at the office of Labour MP Glenda Jackson, has been suspended from the party with immediate effect.

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Twitter fails to act over Ed Miliband lookalike's anti-Israel death threats

By Martin Bright, January 5, 2012

The international social networking site Twitter has provoked fury after refusing to act against a user responsible for a stream of death threats and antisemitic abuse. Shereef Abdallah, who advertises himself as an Ed Miliband lookalike and claims to have worked on the Labour leader's election camp, began by targeting people identified as supporters of Tony Blair.

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Call for Twitter to crack down on terrorist tweeters

By Jennifer Lipman, January 3, 2012

A Jerusalem-based lawyer has claimed that Twitter is providing services to foreign terrorist organizations such as "Hizbollah and other foreign terrorist organisations".

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, who specialises in cases against terror groups, criticised the social networking site for allowing such organisations to use the site and said that the company could be violating US law.

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Why every little tweet helps

By Barry Frankfurt, November 28, 2011

While writing this, I was asked for money by Stephen Fry. Not for himself but for one of his pet charities. I get that a lot from Stephen, or should I say "@stephenfry", the Twitter feed of one of world's most prolific users of social media. No sooner had he written 140 characters than his nearly 3.5million "followers" received the charity's web address and priceless celebrity endorsement.

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Holocaust resistance to be relived on Twitter

By Jennifer Lipman, September 19, 2011

The extraordinary efforts of a group of German students who resisted the Nazis are to be documented in a series of 140 character messages.

Next Sunday will see a host of stars gather at a London hotel for a ball in aid of the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire.

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Anti-Israel protests planned after terror attack

By Marcus Dysch, August 19, 2011

Anti-Zionists plan to protest outside Israeli embassies in London and New York later today.

The demonstrations are said to be in response to the IDF’s retaliatory air strikes on Gaza yesterday, which followed the deadly terrorist attacks in southern Israel.

The protest is planned by groups including MPAC UK which claimed it was acting after Israel’s “assault” on Gaza.

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Benayoun tweeting gives clue

By Simon Griver, August 18, 2011

Yossi Benayoun has taken to Twitter after being snubbed by Chelsea boss Andre Villa-Boas.

The Israel star was used as an 89th minute subsitute during last weekend's goalless draw against Stoke as the Blues failed to make a winning start to the new Premier League season.

The former Liverpool man looks set to be surplus to requirements under Villa-Boas and could quit Stamford Bridge after info

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Tweeting the UK riots

By Jennifer Lipman, August 10, 2011

Lord Sugar: "Can't believe what I am seeing [on]TV with thugs rioting all over London. Gov might have to call in Army."

John Benjamin: "The broom should become the symbol for the peoples' resistance to this anarchy - or perhaps a sandal or a gourd."

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Essex MP in controversial Made in Chelsea meeting

By Jennifer Lipman, July 22, 2011

Conservative MP Brooks Newmark has been criticised for meeting a reality television star while he was supposed to be at a constituency event.

The Jewish politician, who represents the Essex constituency of Braintree, was accompanied by his daughter when he went for a drink with Made in Chelsea's Francis Boulle.

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My Twitter rule: remember people might read it

By Simon Round, June 20, 2011

So by now you will all have heard of Twitter, the micro-blogging site on which Stephen Fry and Lily Allen tell you what they had for breakfast in 140 characters or less.

It’s also the go-to site if you wish contravene a Premier League footballer’s super-injunction or start an uprising somewhere in the Middle East.

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