“In a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said the application ‘ThirdIntifada’ — a reference to a future Palestinian uprising — passed on information about protests, some violent, planned — passed on information about protests, some violent, planned against Israel,” Rabinovitch reports. “Edelstein said the developers of the application had opened a similar page on Facebook three months ago that called for an uprising against Israel through the use of lethal force. Edelstein said he complained to the social network which removed the page.”
Rabinovitch reports, “Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said the creation of the Apple application and the Facebook page marked a new pattern in attempts to provoke violent attacks against the state. ‘Companies like this that have a global reach also have a responsibility, and they are aware of this responsibility, and I am sure that Apple will act in the same way (as Facebook),’ Ayalon told Israel’s Army Radio.”
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