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  • Zuckerberg commits 99 percent of shares to new ‘equality’ initiative

    4 hours ago

    Mark Zuckerberg will put 99 percent of his Facebook Inc shares, currently worth about $45 billion, into a new philanthropy project focusing on human potential and equality, he and his wife said in a letter addressed to their newborn daughter.

    The plan, which was posted on the...

  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg will take two months of paternity leave

    2 weeks ago

    Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said he will take two months of paternity leave after his daughter's birth, though he did not say when she is due. 

    Facebook allows its U.S. employees to take up to four months of paid maternity or paternity leave, which they can use all at once or throughout the year.

  • Why no Facebook filter in solidarity with Israeli victims?

    2 weeks ago

    “Show your support for the people of Paris by temporarily updating your profile picture with this new template we created,” read the Facebook-sponsored text promoted not 24 hours after last week’s terror attacks in Paris. The social media giant invited users to overlay their...

  • 20,000 Israelis sue Facebook for ignoring Palestinian incitement

    October 26, 2015 | 2:27 pm

    A class-action lawsuit against Facebook is accusing the social media platform of ignoring widespread Palestinian posts calling for violence against Jews.

    In the suit filed Monday in New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn, the 20,000 Israeli plaintiffs claim the Facebook posts...

  • Dutch cafe owner: Time to ‘smite down’ Israeli tourists

    October 15, 2015 | 10:26 am

    A Dutch restaurant owner called for violence against Israeli tourists.

    Dutch Jewry’s watchdog on anti-Semitism filed a complaint with police for incitement to violence on Thursday against Youness Ouaali, 30, pertaining to text he posted on Facebook two days earlier about a...

  • The ‘Tweetifada’ hits Facebook with graphic videos of violence

    October 15, 2015 | 9:33 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Facebook feeds of Israelis and Palestinians are being swamped with videos claiming to offer the “truth” of the series of Palestinian stabbing attacks on Israelis that have left seven Israelis and 32 Palestinians dead this month....

  • First Moon Landing, 3D Fashion, Robot Revolution and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 12, 2015 | 8:48 am

    Facebook to Reach Space with Israeli Satellite

    Facebook announced this week that its Internet.org initiative and France-based satellite communications company Eutelsat are teaming up to bring satellite internet to sub-Saharan Africa. The two companies will offer separate internet...

  • Facebook to launch Israeli-made satellite to bring Internet access to Africa

    October 8, 2015 | 11:36 am

    Facebook will launch an Israeli-made satellite to bring Internet access to sub-Saharan Africa.

    The AMOS-6 satellite is being built by Israel Aerospace Industries and will be operated by the Israeli company Spacecom, in partnership with Eutelsat Communications of France.

  • Israel says Facebook, YouTube videos encouraging Palestinian attacks

    October 8, 2015 | 9:50 am

    Israel said on Thursday it had asked Facebook and YouTube to remove videos it says have been encouraging Palestinian violence against Israelis in the past week.

    Four Israelis have been killed in Jerusalem and the West Bank in the past week, and two Palestinians have been shot...

  • Facebook founder calls for universal Internet to help cure global ills

    September 28, 2015 | 10:23 am

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a host of celebrities kicked off a campaign on Saturday to make Internet access universal, saying this was critical to fulfilling the United Nations' newly adopted agenda to combat global ills.

    Calling for efforts to ensure Internet access for...

  • FACEBOOK:  Ten Questions for Self Reflection.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    September 16, 2015 | 1:46 pm

    When people tell me that Facebook is a waste, I tell them “it depends on the operator.” 

    In skilled hands a knife can save a life, but some use it to peel oranges. 

    When Otis Redding sang “sitting by the dock of the bay” was he really “wasting time”?

    In August, Mark...

  • Dutch man offers money on Facebook to kill ‘devilish’ Jewish neighbor

    August 24, 2015 | 11:50 am

    A Dutch man in a Facebook post offered to pay 10,000 euros, or about $11,500, to anyone willing to kill his Jewish neighbor.

    The man posted the message recently, along with anti-Semitic statements, in connection with his years-long quarrel with his apartment building neighbor,...

  • Is Facebook the New Yente?

    By Nikki Tabibian

    August 18, 2015 | 9:29 am

    The question crossed my mind when my dear Grandmother Sarah joined us one Shabbas evening and suggested we screen my uncle’s new girlfriend on, “De Facebook”. To Grandma’s dismay, the girl was my father’s third cousins’ nephew’s step daughter, who inevitably had a reputation of...

  • After years of trying, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are expecting first child

    July 31, 2015 | 12:49 pm

    Mark Zuckerberg is getting ready to update the family section of his Facebook page.

    In a revealing post on his personal account Friday, the Facebook founder announced that after three miscarriages, he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting their first child.


  • Jewish tech billionaire gives $100M to Stephen Hawking’s search for aliens

    July 23, 2015 | 4:53 pm

    A Jewish-Russian tech billionaire is teaming up with renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking to launch an unprecedented search for intelligent extraterrestrial life.

    Yuri Milner, an investor in tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and Spotify, is dedicating $100 million to the...

  • This is Me (or is it?)—The Facebook Paradox

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 21, 2015 | 5:39 am

    My sole Facebook friend (acceptance required, as she is my stepdaughter) has lately been  "pinning" her life on Pinterest. It seems she's discovered yet another way to collect and display her "likes" and interests ... in place of actively engaging in her life. I could be sounding...

  • “Death to Jews” Facebook Campaign Must Be A Wake-Up Call for Us

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 15, 2015 | 10:09 am

    This week, social media was filled with outrage aimed at Facebook, after a new hateful campaign was launched.

    This week, thousands of Israeli Arabs and Palestinians added “Death to Jews” (מוות ליהודים) to their Facebook usernames. Israeli website 0404 sampled around 300 of them...

  • Mobli takes on Internet giants with event-based photo and video search

    June 15, 2015 | 4:58 pm

    Israeli start-up Mobli Media Inc is taking on Internet giants Google, Facebook and Yahoo with an innovative online search tool to find the latest photos and videos across social media, the company said on Monday.

    Mobli, which is backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and...

  • On loss: Ten lessons from Sheryl Sandberg’s Facebook post

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    June 3, 2015 | 5:46 pm

    Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg marked the 30th day (sheloshim) of her husband's passing in a moving and gut wrenching post on her Facebook page. I have read it over and over again, and cried, as should you.  She is a poignant teacher who turns her loss into...

  • Sheryl Sandberg marks end of mourning period for her husband with emotional Facebook post

    June 3, 2015 | 2:02 pm

    The death of Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, Dave Goldberg, last month reverberated far beyond the confines of Silicon Valley. Goldberg, the 47-year-old CEO of Survey Monkey, died after sustaining a head trauma when he fell off of a treadmill while on vacation in Mexico with his family....

  • Belgian police officer facing dismissal over threat to kill Jews

    June 1, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    Dismissal proceedings have been launched against a Belgian police officer who said on Facebook that he would kill “each and every Jew.”

    The mayor of Molenbeek, Belgium, Francoise Schepmans, initiated the proceedings against the officer, who was identified as Mohamed N., the...

  • Mega Corporations Such as Google and Facebook Push to the Annihilation of Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 27, 2015 | 8:42 am

    It seems as if Google, who is often being recognized as an Israel supporter, has recently joined the list of corporations who cleared Israel off the map.

    Ynetnews has recently published quite a disturbing discovery: A Google search of leading figures who were born in Jerusalem...

  • Facebook adding staff to Israel office

    March 25, 2015 | 11:33 am

    Facebook said it will expand its operations in Israel.

    The company announced this week that it would hire 30 new employees, including  engineers, product managers and designers, for its development center, and 10 new employees for marketing and business development, the Israeli...

  • Wiesenthal Center 2015 report card: Social network's must to more to degrade terrorists online campaigns

    March 18, 2015 | 5:10 pm

    The Simon Wiesenthal today released its 2015 Digital Terrorism and Hate Report Card and Study at a press conference at its New York Tolerance Museum.

    “Over the last year, our worst fears have become a reality. ISIS, Al Shabbab and other Al-Qaeda linked terrorist groups have...

  • A Faceless World.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    February 19, 2015 | 7:31 am

    In the exam room, I sat holding her hand.  She stared into my eyes until I saw her inner child begging for love.  Her tears fell, as did mine, inside.  For a moment, I was her buoy in the rough seas of life.

    You never forget the face of the person placing Godly responsibilities...

  • Lapid: Israel must attend Arab League meeting, push for regional accord

    January 14, 2015 | 10:39 am

    Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid promised on Facebook to advance civil unions and push for a regional peace accord should he serve in Israel’s next government.

    Answering questions from English speakers, Lapid on Tuesday called for an Israeli delegation to attend the Arab League summit...

  • Abbas’ Fatah faction distances itself from from provocative Facebook post

    January 2, 2015 | 12:10 pm

    The political faction of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas distanced itself from an image of skulls adorned with Jewish stars posted on its official Facebook page.

    The image, posted Wednesday on the Fatah Facebook page, also displays a rifle, the Fatah flag and the...

  • New rule: Fanatics can’t use Twitter

    By Rob Eshman

    September 18, 2014 | 4:29 pm

    Each week, we are forced to bear witness to hideous acts of terrorism committed on a piece of barren sand thousands of miles away, then transmitted to our eyeballs via miracles of modern technology, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, the Internet.

    Evidently, fanatics...

  • Doing the big men’s job.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 17, 2014 | 8:54 am

    Ask any person who’s been to Israel what’s it like, and they’ll tell you about the beautiful scenery, the warm people, the everlasting summer, the never-sleeping Tel-Aviv and the enchanting holiday season. A person who has never been to Israel but met an Israeli, will probably say...

  • Anti-Semitic fliers delivered to Sydney Jewish neighborhoods

    August 26, 2014 | 12:38 pm

    Anti-Semitic fliers were dropped in the mailboxes of private homes in Jewish suburbs of Sydney.

    Residents of Bondi Beach and Double Bay, which contain large numbers of Sydney’s 40,000-plus Jewish community, found the flier in their mailboxes on Monday.

    “Wake up Australia,” the...

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