Apple’s Decision to Eliminate an App Gets Support from Israel

The 3rd IntifadaIsrael highly praised by the choice of Apple to eliminate an application named the “The 3rd Intifada” from its well known App Store for iPads and iPhones.

Apple eliminated the application last Wednesday, saying that it “violates the developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people.”

Yuli Edelstein, Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister said, “By its action, Apple has proven, as Facebook did, that it shares the values that oppose violence, incitement and terrorism.”

Edelstein wrote a letter to Apple voicing apprehensions regarding the content of the application.

He note down, “ 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.”

The letter inquired the corporation to stop the application, which permitted users to remark and post photos and stories concerning the protests resisting Israel and Israeli rules.

That letter moved toward on the heels of a winning Israeli government campaign to eliminate a Facebook page of similar name a month before.  That page was put up in early March by a group of unrecognized activities who named for a third intifada to begin on May 15, a date recognize by Palestinians as the Nakba, or catastrophe, which celebrates the disarticulation of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes in fighting nearby the establishments of Israel in 1948.  The word intifada, which interprets as “shaking off” is commonly utilized to illustrate a revolt or claimed the lives of thousands of Palestinians and Israelis.

The elimination of pages followed serious condemnation from the Israel government and pro-Israel organizations that Facebook was disregarding its own terms-of-service principles, which disallow the posting of content that is “hateful, threatening, or … incites violence.”

“Facebook management understood that the page is a blunt abuse of freedom of speech to incite to violent actions,” Edelstein said at the time that the elimination of the page showed.