Saturday, November 17, 2012

Social Media, Internet Shutdowns are the Latest Weapons in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Eva Galperin
EFF

Days ago the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched Operation Pillar of Defense, its latest military operation against Hamas in Gaza, firing over one hundred rockets into the Gaza Strip in response to rockets targeting Israel. The attacks prompted two retaliatory rockets launched from Gaza, targeting Tel Aviv and its suburbs. While the rockets fly and casualties pile up, a parallel conflict is taking place on the Internet and social media.

On Wednesday, the IDF posted a video of what they claimed was the assassination of a senior Hamas Operative and followed it up with a Tweet from the @IDFSpokesperson account:
We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.
This, in turn spurred a reply from Hamas, via @AlQassamBrigade:
@idfspokesperson Our blessed hand will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are (You Opened Hell Gates on Yourselves)
This exchange prompted Brian Fung at The Atlantic to wonder if the war of words between Israel and Hamas violated Twitter’s of terms of service, which prohibits “direct, specific threats of violence against others.” Fung eventually concluded that the exchange did not constitute a violation of Twitter’s TOS, but Matthew Ingram took the opportunity to point out the extraordinary amount of power social media companies have in scenarios such as this one.


YouTube has refused to take down the assassination video, even though it appears to violate the site’s community guidelines, which state “if your video shows someone being physically hurt, attacked, or humiliated, don’t post it.” Wired goes on to quote an anonymous YouTube employee saying that the guidelines are just that—guidelines, and not hard-and-fast rules. YouTube’s decision to leave the assassination video up comes just weeks after the company decided to break from its long-standing policies and take down an anti-Muslim video “The Innocence of Muslims” in Egypt and Libya, even though they explicitly admitted that the video did not violate any aspect of their terms of service and they had not received a court order requiring them to do so.

Anonymous has also gotten in on the act. Reacting to a perceived threat by the Israeli government to shut down the Internet in Gaza, the ad-hoc hacker collective announced #OpIsrael, declaring “we are ANONYMOUS and NO ONE shuts down the Internet on our watch.” Anonymous supporters have reportedly begun defacing pro-Israel websites and distributing an Anonymous Gaza Care Package, containing some basic safety and surveillance avoidance information, as well as advice on how to maintain Internet connectivity in the event that Israel follows through on its threat of an Internet blackout. As Gaza and the West Bank are heavily reliant on Israel for their Internet infrastructure, a full-scale blackout is possible, though the likelihood of Israel following through on it is debatable.

At this time, access to power and Internet connectivity in Gaza is spotty and inconsistent. Gazans have experienced power outages and are accustomed to relying on generators, but a concerted Israeli effort to shut down the Internet in Gaza has not yet materialized. In the meantime, dial-up connections can be a lifeline for residents of Gaza.

Telecomix has published a guide to configuring and using a dial-up Internet connection. It is important to remember that dial-up connections are not secure. Your communications can be intercepted or spied upon. EFF recommends that you encrypt your browser traffic using HTTPS Everywhere.

For the latest news in privacy, digital surveillance, and activism, please visit The Electronic Frontier Foundation


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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Youtube is clear if you expose zionism and israel your an anti semite even if you use FACTS. But israel can broadcast an murder and boast about it and its KOSHER.

Anonymous said...

Surprise, surprise, this just happened to happen just after the election in the U.S. They will start a war and Canada, Britain and the U.S. will go right along with it.

Anonymous said...

Good to see that the goyim are awakening to the Master Race creed of Judaism.

JUDAISM IN ITS OWN WORDS

WHO IS HUMAN? WHO IS NOT?

"You are adam ["man"], but goyim [gentiles] are not called adam ["man"]." Kerithoth 6b

“The seed of the goyim is like an animal.” Sanhedrin 74b

“All Gentile children are animals.” Yebamoth 98a

Israeli Soldier: "They are animals, we are humans!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSyP6IPbuR0&feature=related

“The best of the gentiles: kill him; the best of snakes: smash its skull; the best of women: is filled with witchcraft.” Kiddushin 66c The uncensored version of this text appears in Tractate Soferim (New York, M. Higer, 1937), 15:7, p. 282. "The best of the gentiles should all be killed."
http://talmudical.blogspot.com/2010/09/truth-about-talmud.html
Chabad’s rabbis discuss Maimonides’ advice on killing Gentiles:
“…although our Sages declared, ‘Kill even the best of the gentiles,’ and that, as mentioned above, the Rambam [Maimonides] states in Hilchot Melachim 8:10 that any gentile who does not accept the seven universal laws commanded to Noah and his descendants should be slain. These directives, however. can be interpreted to apply only in a time of war or in a time when the Jews have control over the gentiles.”
http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/7ab984ab464622535f2770556e1388f6.jpg
Scroll down to the Commentary on Halacha 1:
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/912369/jewish/Chapter-Ten.htm
Here are the plans for your re-education:
http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_cdo/aid/142887/jewish/Education-Day-USA.htm

Anonymous said...

"If we see that a Gentile's life is in danger, we should not save him." (Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Avodah Kochavim, 10:1)
and so they dumped this dying man off their property without even calling an ambulance:
http://tinyurl.com/9myswur
http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2012/03/chabadniks-leave-purim-celebrating.html
Connect the dots:
(1) what Chabad teaches about killing Gentiles &
(2) what the Chabadniks did—they dumped a dying man off their property, a man who had celebrated Purim with them. They didn’t call an ambulance. They let the Gentile die, EXACTLY as their Master Race creed teaches.

The Complete Guide to Killing Non-Jews
Ma’ariv 09.11.09 (p. 2) by Roi Sharon
http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART1/964/186.html?hp=1&loc=1&tmp=3416
Here is a full translation of the article in the Maariv newspaper of Israel
http://didiremez.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/settler-rabbi-publishes-the-complete-guide-to-killing-non-jews/
“Freedom of expression” so this is not “incitement to racism and violence”
http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israel-ag-against-prosecuting-authors-of-book-justifying-killing-of-non-jews-1.432504

Rabbis Yitzhak Ginzburg and Yaakov Yosef endorse Rabbi Yitzhak Shapiro’s 2009 book endorsing the killing of babies and children, adding “It is permissable to kill the Righteous among Nations even if they are not responsible for [threatening Israel]. If we kill a Gentile who has sinned or has violated one of the seven commandments - because we care about the commandments - there is nothing wrong with the murder."
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1126890.html
and it is funded by the ersatz-Israeli government:
“Who is funding the rabbis who endorse killing Gentile babies?” By Akiva Eldar, Ha’aretz, 11/17/09
“…For example, [Israel’s] government ministries regularly transfer support and funding to a yeshiva whose rabbi determined that it is permissible to kill gentile babies "because their presence assists murder, and there is reason to harm children if it is clear that they will grow up to harm us ... it is permissible to harm the children of a leader in order to stop him from acting evilly ... we have seen in the Halakha that even babies of gentiles who do not violate the seven Noahide laws, there is cause to kill them because of the future threat that will be caused if they are raised to be wicked people like their parents….”
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1128767.html

Rabbi Eliyahu exhorts the killing of women and children:
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=63137

Anonymous said...

God created them [goyim] in the form of men for the glory of Israel… for the sole end of ministering unto them [the Jews] day and night. Nor can they ever be relieved of this service. It is becoming to the son of a king [an Israelite] that animals in their natural form and animals in the form of human beings should minister unto him. Midrash Talpioth 225a

"...'living soul' designates Israel because they are children of the Almighty, and their souls, which are holy, come from Him. From whence come the souls of other peoples? R[abbi] Eleazar said: 'They obtain souls from those sides of the left which convey impurity, and therefore they are all impure and defile those who have contact with them.'...'living soul' refers to Israel, who have holy living souls from above, and 'cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth,' to the other peoples who are not 'living soul," but who are as we have said." Bereshith 47a

“Gentile souls are of a completely different and inferior order. They are totally evil, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever… their material abundance derives from supernal refuse. Indeed, they themselves derive from refuse, which is why they are more numerous than the Jews…” Abraham Foxbrunner. Habad: The Hasidism of Schneur Zalman of Lyady. Northvale NJ: Jason Aronson Inc., 1983. Pp. 108-109.

"The Jew by his source and in his very essence is entirely good. The goy, by his source and his very essence, is completely evil. This is not simply a matter of religious distinction, but rather of two completely different species." Rabbi Saadya Grama, Romemut Yisrael Ufarashat Hagalut ("Jewish Superiority and the Question of Exile") 2003.

“Souls of non-Jews come entirely from the female part of the Satanic sphere. For this reason souls of non-Jews are called evil.” [Yesaiah Tishbi, Torat ha-Rave-ha-Kelippahnbe-Kabbalat ha-Ari (The Theory of Evil and the Satanic Sphere in Kabbalah) 1942, reprinted 1982]

Because Gentiles are not human, Gentiles are owed no debt of morality or decency - not honesty [Baba Kamma 113a], not property [Baba Mezia 24a], not even life! — “The best of the Gentiles should all be killed” Soferim 15, 10

Anonymous said...

October 18, 2010 Senior Sephardi Rabbi Ovadia Yosef announces that Gentiles only exist to serve Jews:
“Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel… In Israel, death has no dominion over them... With gentiles, it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money. This is his servant... That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew. Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat. That is why gentiles were created.”
“Yosef: Gentiles exist only to serve Jews” by Jonah Mandel, Jerusalem Post, 10/18/2010
http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=191782

“Aaron ben Joseph ha-Levi of Barcelona (1235 – c.1290) author of Sefer haHinukh, agrees with Maimonides. He writes: ‘A gentile slave has to be enslaved forever ... one of the main reasons being that since the Jewish nation is the elite of the human race and the Jews were chose to worship their creator and to serve before Him they deserve to have slaves to serve them. If they will not have slaves from the midst of the neighboring nations they will have to get slaves from their own midst and they (i.e., the Jewish slaves) will be unable to serve God; therefore we are command to keep gentiles slaves forever ...’”
Judah M. Rosenthal. The Slavery Controversy and Judaism. Conservative Judaism, Volumes 31-32, p.171.
http://winstonsmithministryoftruth.blogspot.com/?zx=e8e0b67163f52b6

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