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  • A Twitter Yizkor: Memorial for Israeli Victims of Terror Launched on Twitter

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    1 week ago

    The double murder of Rabbi Yaakov (44) and Natanel Litman (18) on Friday, November 13th, was quickly overshadowed by the immense and horrific massacres across Paris later that night.

    But even without the massacre, the names and stories of Israelis murdered in the past few months...

  • Illinois university settles with professor who criticized Israel

    2 weeks ago

    The University of Illinois said on Thursday that it would pay $875,000 to settle a lawsuit by a professor who lost out on a tenured position after he made Twitter postings critical of Israel.

    Steven Salaita, 40, had sued the university for violation of his rights to free speech,...

  • San Diego police surround ‘contained’ gunman, flights affected

    3 weeks ago

    San Diego police SWAT team members surrounded an apartment on Wednesday where they said a man armed with a high-powered rifle was "contained" after shooting at officers responding to a domestic incident, police and local media said.

    San Diego International Airport nearby put a...

  • Twitter replaces stars with hearts, but gets no love from users

    November 3, 2015 | 10:19 am

    Twitter Inc has replaced its star-shaped "favorite" icon with a heart-shaped icon called "like."

    "You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favorite," Twitter said in a blog post on Tuesday.

    "We know that at times the star could be confusing, especially to newcomers."

  • Haaretz Twitter feed hacked by pro-Palestinian activists

    November 3, 2015 | 10:12 am

    Pro-Palestinian hackers commandeered the Twitter feed of the Hebrew-language Haaretz news website, leaving anti-Israel tweets for more than an hour.

    Among the tweets posted on Tuesday afternoon were: “The Holocaust of the Balfour Declaration will continue the knife intifada”; ...

  • 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....

  • Leann Rimes Fails at Social Media

    By Ilana Angel

    October 11, 2015 | 4:18 pm

    I am fascinated by Leann Rimes. She is not particularly interesting, but she really is quite fascinating. I understand she is emotionally stunted by her upbringing, but at some point she needs to grow up, get medicated, and start taking care of her mental health. It would appear...

  • Snowden draws big crowd with Twitter debut

    September 29, 2015 | 11:26 am

    Edward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter.

    Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the U.S. government's massive surveillance programs, started a Twitter account on Tuesday from exile in Russia with a simple handle – @snowden.

  • Ann Coulter slammed for profane tweet on Jews in GOP debate commentary

    September 17, 2015 | 9:43 am

    Conservative columnist Ann Coulter used an epithet to describe Jews in expressing frustration with pledges by candidates to support Israel during a Republican debate.

  • How Hillary Clinton turned gefilte fish into a hashtag

    September 1, 2015 | 10:05 am

    We are nowhere near Passover season, if there is such a thing, but gefilte fish is trending across the Internet. How this much-maligned fish dish became a social media sensation is a story that’s almost too good to be true — involving Democratic presidential candidate Hillary...

  • 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...

  • Netanyahu tweets in Farsi against Iran nuclear deal

    July 13, 2015 | 10:04 am

    In an 11th-hour escalation of his lobbying against an expected nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned to the Iranian public on Monday with a new Farsi-language Twitter account.

    An Israeli official said Netanyahu aimed to...

  • White House: Tweet by Israeli gov’t minister’s wife ‘revealing’

    June 23, 2015 | 1:30 pm

    A racist tweet mocking President Barack Obama posted by the wife of an Israeli government minister was “revealing,” the White House spokesman said.

    “I think if there’s one thing we’ve certainly learned from this incident — it’s not the only time we’ve learned this — but that on...

  • The day-after for Trevor Noah

    By Aron Chilewich

    March 31, 2015 | 12:59 pm

    In the 24 hours since being named the new host of “The Daily Show,” comedian Trevor Noah has come under scrutiny for old tweets, which his critics have labeled anti-Semitic, sexist and racist. The surprise decision to replace Jon Stewart with the mixed-race South African comedian...

  • Comedian Trevor Noah comes under fire for past Twitter comments

    March 31, 2015 | 10:32 am

    Trevor Noah, the South African comedian chosen to replace Jon Stewart as the new host of the late-night comedy parody, "The Daily Show" was feeling the heat on Twitter on Tuesday for past comments he made about Jews and women.

    The 31-year-old son of a black South African mother...

  • Trevor Noah, you don’t know me.

    By Ilana Angel

    March 31, 2015 | 10:13 am

    I didn't know who Trevor Noah was until yesterday, and then I knew him for two reasons. One for being named the new host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, and two for being the guy spreading vicious lies about Jewish women. I don't know who these Jewish chicks are he is talking...

  • 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...

  • Sarah Silverman tweets support for Israel’s Meretz party

    March 11, 2015 | 10:58 am

    American comedian Sarah Silverman called on Israeli voters to cast their ballots for the left-wing Meretz party.

    Silverman tweeted her appeal early Wednesday.

    “ISRAEL! If you are a Meretz supporter you NEED to VOTE MARCH 17. Every vote counts. If you don’t vote, you can’t...

  • Chanukah: The Twitter holiday?

    By David Suissa

    December 10, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    Chanukah is both the most powerful and most precarious of Jewish holidays. For one thing, the simple act of lighting Chanukah candles and making them visible to the outside world symbolizes the greatest lesson in Judaism — the call for the Jewish people to be a light unto the...

  • Twitter helps manage emergencies

    December 2, 2014 | 10:33 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Social media isn't just for socializing anymore. Emergency responders and authorities are increasingly using social media to help the public get information ands access to emergency services.

    "What we have learned in the last...

  • Egyptian militant group denies pledging loyalty to Islamic State on Twitter

    November 4, 2014 | 11:29 am

    Egypt's most active militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, denied in a Twitter message on Tuesday that it had pledged allegiance to Islamic State and it distanced itself from a statement that appeared in its name online.

    A statement purporting to be from Ansar appeared late on...

  • Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter. Should we listen?

    October 22, 2014 | 11:01 am

    Monica Lewinsky has come full circle. The Jewish woman who, with some justice, described herself as “the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet” returned to the cybersphere on Monday with a Twitter account.

    Is she a glutton for...

  • Why Does Jersey Belle Matter?

    By Ilana Angel

    October 21, 2014 | 9:41 pm

    There are a lot of bloggers and reviewers of reality television. Some are kind, some funny, some mean, and then there is me. My blogs on reality TV are not for everyone. If you're offended by the words bitch, whore, or douchebag, you probably won't like my blogs on pop culture,...

  • LeAnn Rimes threatens Brandi Glanville

    By Ilana Angel

    October 21, 2014 | 4:01 pm

    LeAnn Rimes is a singer. Some think she is amazing, others not so much. The truth is she hasn't had a successful record in many years. I think some of her earlier work is brilliant and understand how it is she once had a successful music career. I'm going to see her in concert so I...

  • Now there’s an app for atonement – meet eScapegoat

    By Tess Cutler

    September 23, 2014 | 2:56 pm

    The confessions come flooding in at this time of year to the Twitter feed of the atonement app eScapegoat:

    I told him the cupcake was gluten-free.

    I always use my roommate’s bathroom so I don’t have to clean my own.

    I’ve spent all my mother’s money since she died.


  • 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...

  • Prof denied post at Illinois over Israel tweets threatens to sue

    September 9, 2014 | 3:55 pm

    A professor whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded following anti-Israel tweets demanded that the offer be reinstated.

    Steven Salaita, making his first public remarks since losing the appointment, said at a news conference Tuesday that the university’s...

  • Celebrity reactions to Joan Rivers’ death

    September 4, 2014 | 1:12 pm

  • Israeli PM deletes controversial ISIS tweet

    August 22, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    The Israeli Prime Minister’s office has deleted a controversial tweet that used an image from a graphic beheading video released by ISIS.

    After coming under widespread criticism, the prime minister’s took down the hours-old tweet, which included an image of the late journalist...

  • British government minister quits over Gaza policy

    August 5, 2014 | 10:34 am

    A British government minister — the first Muslim woman to serve in the Cabinet — has resigned over the government’s policy on the Gaza conflict.

    Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, senior minister of state at Britain’s Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities, tendered her...

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