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  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg to donate $25 million to tackle Ebola

    October 14, 2014 | 10:28 am

    Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, would donate $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to fight Ebola.

    "We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn't spread further and become a...

  • Iranian judge summons Facebook CEO for breach of privacy

    May 27, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    A conservative Iranian court opened a case against instant messaging services WhatsApp and Instagram while also summoning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over complaints of privacy violation, state news agency ISNA reported on Tuesday.

    The case underscores the growing struggle...

  • Rouhani rejects Iranian WhatsApp ban

    May 7, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has rejected a plan to ban the free text-messaging service WhatsApp.

    The plan was approved by an Iranian censorship committee and then announced Sunday by Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, head of the country’s Committee for Determining Criminal Web...

  • Larry Ellison is world’s wealthiest Jew — again

    March 3, 2014 | 4:52 pm

    Oracle’s Larry Ellison remains the world’s wealthiest Jew, placing fifth on Forbes magazine’s annual world billionaires list for 2014.

    Meanwhile, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (ranked at No. 21) was the “biggest dollar gainer” on the list, with his fortune jumping $15.2 billion, to...

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  • WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum’s tale of two cities

    February 24, 2014 | 9:52 am

    Jan Koum’s birthday is today, and he’s already received his big gift.

    The Ukraine-born CEO and founder of WhatsApp has catapulted from relative unknown to a poster boy for rags-to-riches immigrant triumph since selling the rapidly growing messaging company to Facebook for a...

  • Zuckerberg’s Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 billion

    February 20, 2014 | 10:41 am

    Facebook will buy the mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, the company announced.

    “No one in the history of the world has ever done something like this,” Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said during a conference call on Wednesday, Reuters...

  • Zuckerberg and wife make largest 2013 U.S. donation

    January 3, 2014 | 10:54 am

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are responsible for the largest on-record charitable donation in the United States in 2013.

    For the second straight year, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave away 18 million Facebook shares — a gift worth more than $970 million...

  • Palestinian hacker posts on Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook wall

    August 19, 2013 | 10:32 am

    A Palestinian hacker posted a message on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s wall to show there is a bug in the social network’s security settings.

    Khalil Shreateh of Hebron posted information about the bug on Zuckerberg’s wall late last week following unsuccessful attempts to...

  • Five reasons everyone’s hating on Jesse Eisenberg

    June 5, 2013 | 10:22 am

    Lately the “Now You See Me” actor has received lots of flak–from straight up “Jesse Eisenberg made female reporter cry” type headlines to more creative entries, such as Gawker’s “Dick or Not a Dick: Jesse Eisenberg.”

    What’s the deal? We decided to put our analyst hats on and take...

  • Facebook Family Photo Album Time (or A Rant On Why I Now Hate Facebook)

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    April 15, 2013 | 9:18 am

    I used to love Facebook. Of course, I would have never admitted it. But the truth is, up until about 2010, Facebook was mainly a website for young people. Young people doing stupid things. And it was glorious. But now, I can't stand it. Now, all it is is one big family photo album...

  • Obama first, Netanyahu 23rd on Forbes most powerful list

    December 6, 2012 | 9:24 am

    President Obama for the second straight year was named the world's most powerful person by Forbes magazine, which placed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 23rd on the list.

    The list includes 71 individuals -- one for every 100 million people on the planet.

    Other notable...

  • Jesse Eisenberg writes Holocaust-themed play

    July 3, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Actor Jesse Eisenberg has written a play revolving around the Holocaust.

    The play, called “The Revisionist,” will open at New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre, off Broadway, in 2013, according to the Times of Israel.

    Eisenberg, who portrayed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in...

  • Honeymooning Zuckerberg reportedly stiffs Italian wait staff

    May 29, 2012 | 5:07 pm

    Honeymooning Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his bride, Priscilla Chan, paid $40 for lunch at a kosher restaurant in Rome’s historic ghetto but did not leave a tip, according to Italian media.

    Newspapers ran pictures of what they said was the billionaire couple’s bill at...

  • Maarat Ayin: Eduardo Saverin’s decision to renounce his U.S. citizenship

    May 23, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    By now everyone has heard that Eduardo Saverin, one of the co-founders of Facebook, filed legal papers in September 2011 to formally renounce his American citizenship. Brazilian by birth, Saverin became an American citizen in 1998. Born in Sao Paulo, Saverin’s father was, according...

  • Zuckerberg Ties the Knot but Money Trumps Marriage

    By Ilana Angel

    May 22, 2012 | 7:16 am

    Mark Zuckerberg got married.  Mazel Tov.  He is a Jew, she is a Gentile, and so another one bites the dust.  Priscilla Chan is a nice young doctor so that’s a sweet Jewish touch, but we really know nothing about this couple or how their wedding went down.  What we do know for sure...

  • The quotable Peres on history, women, Zuckerberg, Ben-Gurion and more

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 14, 2012 | 5:35 pm

    When Shimon Peres arrived in Los Angeles, many were looking for comments on Iran, and on the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. But what most people really responded to were the thoughts Peres offered on other subjects. Here are a few of the more quotable parts of his speeches....

  • Facebook vs. ‘Mark Zuckerberg’

    December 20, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    Israeli “entrepeneur” Rotem Guez is being sued by Facebook for creating a “Like Store” where businesses can buy fake “likes” for their Facebook pages.

    In a move that, to be kind, very few people would have envisioned, Guez legally changed his name to “Mark Zuckerberg” in what will possibly be the basis for the sequel to “Face/Off.”

    “I wanted that once they sue me, they’ll face suing ‘Mark Zuckerberg,’” the former Guez said, according emails obtained by The Huffington Post.

  • Zuckerberg, Bibi head list of Top 50 Jews

    July 26, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Mark Zuckerberg and Benjamin Netanyahu head The Jerusalem Post’s second annual list of the world’s 50 Top Jews.

    Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, adds his No. 1 finish in the Post survey to his Person of the Year award from Time magazine. He is followed by Netanyahu, Israel’s prime...

  • Gene Simmons Talks “Family Jewels” and Why Blood is Thicker Than Hummus [UPDATE]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 28, 2011 | 12:05 am

    In the June 28 episode of A & E’s reality series, “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” flamboyant KISS frontman Simmons – famed for his demonic makeup, fire-breathing, tongue-flicking, 10-inch platforms and female conquests – cries at his father’s grave in Israel.

    It was the...

  • Israelis spend most time on social networking sites

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 10, 2011 | 1:05 pm

    Internet users in Israel spend more time on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter than anywhere else in the world, Social Times reports.

    Israelis spent an average of about 11 hours a month surfing social networking sites on the Internet, becoming the top ranking country...

  • Goat Alert: Avoid Mark Zuckerberg

    By Lauren Bottner

    June 1, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    New Year’s Resolutions:
    1. Wear a tie every day
    2. Learn Chinese
    3. Kill a goat??

    I get that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, is innovative.  I’m all for swimming against the stream and forging your own path. But I’d rather my chicken arrives from the grocery store without a...

  • Facebook sued for $1 billion over Third Intifada page

    April 3, 2011 | 11:31 am

    Facebook and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg are being sued for more than $1 billion for not immediately taking down a page calling for a Third Intifada against Israel.

    The lawsuit was filed March 31 in U.S. District Court in Washington on behalf of Larry Klayman, an attorney and...

  • Israeli, Palestinian peace advocates connect online

    By Ryan Torok

    March 30, 2011 | 10:25 am

    A social networking site recently featured Israelis, Palestinians and others chatting together online about the crisis in Libya and its implications for Israeli-Palestinian relations. Elsewhere on the site, a circulating letter of Jewish support for Egypt gathered signatures and a...

  • “Keep Facebook out of Political Conflicts,” Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Says

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 29, 2011 | 11:57 am

    Now that Facebook has removed the page calling for a “Third Palestinian Intifada,” Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon will have one fewer subject to grill Mark Zuckerberg on.

    Ayalon arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday for an extended visit to the Western United...

  • Facebook removes Third Intifada page

    March 29, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Facebook has removed a page calling for a third Palestinian uprising against Israel, but a new one quickly took its place.

    Nearly 350,000 people had registered for the “Third Palestinian Intifada” page, established on Facebook earlier this month. The page, which calls for a third...

  • Remove intifada page, Edelstein asks Facebook’s Zuckerberg

    March 24, 2011 | 6:30 pm

    An Israeli government minister has called on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to remove a page calling for a third Palestinian intifada.

    Yuli Edelstein, minister of diplomacy and Diaspora affairs, in a letter sent Wednesday called Zuckerberg’s attention to the Facebook page “Third...

  • Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg obtains restraining order against alleged stalker

    February 8, 2011 | 11:39 am

    From LATimes.com:

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has obtained a restraining order against Pradeep Manukonda, who allegedly stalked the billionaire and his family asking for money.

    The court order was issued last week, demanding that the 31-year-old stay away from the co-founder of...

  • Who you calling ruthless? ‘Social Network’ works wonders for Mark Zuckerberg’s image [VIDEO]

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 31, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Talk about a turnaround.

    When “The Social Network” first hit theaters last September, with its unflattering portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg front and center, the media went wild speculating about the potential damage to Zuckerberg’s young-genius-billionaire image. But...

  • Lessons from “The Social Network”

    By Misha Henckel

    January 30, 2011 | 2:41 pm

    “The Social Network” is mostly a commentary on the life and personality of Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg. I finally watched it last night. Based on reports and reviews, I was prepared to despise the man. Instead, I felt nothing but admiration, and in all honesty a little bit of...

  • Top 10 Jews of Year - 2010

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 23, 2010 | 4:45 pm

    Our Annual (well, from now on) Top Jew of the Year list features Jews who embody the best in Jewish values.  And you don’t have to be Jewish to win: see our “Honorary Jew of the Year.”


    1) Jon Stewart


    For his intellect, his sense of humor, his willingness to speak truth to power,...

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