Since when was it a crime to be anti-Zionist and pro-Palestine? This is the complaint of the Israeli government against the arabic-language 'The Third Intifada' iPhone app. Hopefully Steve Jobs will remember his Arabic ancestry (his birth father was/is Syrian) and ignore this censorship of the just struggle for Palestinian rights. Is iGaza next in the firing line?
Jerusalem (CNN) -- The Israeli government is asking Apple Inc. to remove a mobile application called "The Third Intifada" from its popular App Store.The app can be downloaded from this page:
The country's Minister for Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, Yuli Edelstein, wrote a letter to the computer giant Tuesday voicing concern about the content of the application.
"Upon review of the stories, articles and photos published by means of the application, one can easily see that this is in fact anti-Israel and anti-Zionist. Furthermore, as is implied by its name, the application calls for an uprising against the State of Israel," he wrote.
The letter asked Apple to yank the Arabic-language application, which allows users to comment and post photos and stories about protests opposing Israel and Israeli policies.
According to Reuters, the app offers a stream of news stories and editorials in Arabic, announces upcoming protests, and includes links to nationalistic Palestinian videos and songs.
There was no immediate comment from Apple. more
The website for the app is: www.3rdintifada.com
The 3rdIntifada Facebook page was eventually removed by Facebook after similar complaints from pro-Israel groups. A US lawyer named Larry Klayman has filed a $1billion lawsuit against Facebook and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg claiming the page was not removed in a timely enough fashion.