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Military and Security Forces: March 19, 2013

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A soldier serving in the Golani Brigade posted a status to his facebook page expressing joy at the deaths of 14 Palestinian pilgrims in a car accident. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 19th, 2013 at 11:41 am

Internal Security: February 27, 2013

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The police commissioner dismissed a policeman who posted racist remarks on his Facebook page following the assault of an Arab woman in Jerusalem.

(Hebrew – nrg)

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February 27th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Internal Security: February 11, 2013

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The police followed the Facebook accounts of social activists and leaders of the social protest movement in order to collect evidence against them. (Haaretz)

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February 11th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 6, 2013

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The IDF’s soldiers’ ombudsman, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yitzhak Brick, describes instances in which commanders and staff made use of social networks in order to humiliate soldiers under their command.  In one instance, an officer uploaded a picture of her soldier to facebook with the text “whoever wants a cheap fuck here’s the girl for it”.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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January 6th, 2013 at 9:50 am

Closed Society: June 21, 2012

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A family from Sudan was wrongfully detained prior to deportation in recent days by inspectors of the Population and Immigration Authority and placed in the Saharonim Detention Facility.  Only following an appeal to Minister of Interior Eli Yishai by social activists via Facebook was the family released.

(Hebrew - Ynet)

Internal Security: April 7, 2012‎

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Avi Dor, a resident of Tiberias, claims he was told not to write comments against Tiberias Mayor Zohar Oved on his Facebook wall for 15 days, during police questioning on suspicion of threats against the mayor. A few days earlier Eitan Oved, a Tiberias municipality member, was also questioned after writing an unfavourable status on Facebook about the mayor.

(Hebrew)

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April 7th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Political: March 12, 2012

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MK Danny Danon (Likud) called on Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to look into the activities of MK Ahmad Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al) and to oust him from the Knesset, following a facebook status Tibi posted in which he identified with residents of the Gaza Strip.

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March 12th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Economy and Society: March 7, 2012

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A new Facebook game lets users shoot characters portraying Israel Rail employees.  The game’s instructions say: “You must fight the evil people who are disrupting the train service”.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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March 7th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Internal Security: August 24, 2011

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Eilat police officer has been suspended after he posted on the web a presentation summarizing the attacks in Eilat, with a picture of one of the Arabs killed in the action. According to Southern District Police spokesman, making ​​the presentation was in violation of the directives and guidelines of secrecy.

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August 24th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Closed Society: 10 January, 2011

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A movie published on the Internet calls for the assassination of Deputy State Prosecutor for Special Projects, Adv. Shai Nitzan, after he wished to investigate anti-Arab incitement on Facebook. The movie claims that Nitzan does not investigate incitement against Jews but only calls for the murder of Arabs. The movie ends with the slogan “Kahane was right.”

(Hebrew)

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January 10th, 2011 at 2:58 am