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Facebook Inventor “Likes” Settlers

by Orit Arfa

July 26, 2013 | 7:24 am

Jared Morgenstern, founder of the “Like” feature on Facebook, is in Israel for a whirlwind heritage tour, and it turns out he likes “settlers.” As Arutz Sheva reports, he spent a day in the Binyamin region in Samaria (the West Bank), visiting the ancient Israelite city of Shiloh, just a 15 minute drive from my city of Ariel.

Apparently, according to an article in Ynet, he’s also looking for a Jewish bride, which makes me wonder: Why aren’t the yentas of Judea & Samaria setting us up? Don’t they know the situation is dire, so dire that I almost fell into the arms of a married Palestinian man in Jericho on Tu B’Av, Jewish Valentine’s day?

Is it because Jared stated he has his eye on Bar Rafaeli? Perhaps he likes the gorgeous blond model type instead of the classic Biblical heroine type. I invite Jared for a date with destiny with me on the Samarian hills. And if it doesn’t lead to us changing our relationship status on “Facebook,” I’m happy if we at least become...friends.

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Orit Arfa is a writer and author of The Settler.

A native of Los Angeles, Orit’s works are informed by a deep connection to the ethical dialectic that flows from her Jewish...

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