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Media Analysts Wonder if Israel and Hamas are Allowed to Issue Death Threats on Twitter

BY Lisa Goldman | Wednesday, November 21 2012

Did official Israeli and Hamas spokespeople violate Twitter's terms of use by using the social media platform to issue threats of violence? Read More


Mapping the Gaza-Israel War

BY Lisa Goldman | Tuesday, November 20 2012

As the latest Middle East war rages on, informative interactive maps aggregate social media data from Gaza and Israel. Read More

Israel Announces Military Operation Against Gaza -- on Twitter (UPDATED)

BY Lisa Goldman | Wednesday, November 14 2012

In what is possibly a social media precedent, the Israeli army spokesperson's office (@idfspokesperson) today announced a military action against Gaza — on Twitter. Using a multi-pronged strategy, the army spokesperson's office launched a full social media assault via YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter, with the latter in English, Hebrew, Arabic, French and Spanish. No word yet on the tumblr blog, though. Read More

Israel Gets a Chief Information Officer

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, February 15 2012

The brand-new Times of Israel reports that Israeli officials have named Carmela Avner to the post of Chief Information Officer:

The decision places Avner in charge of information systems in all government ministries — the first time that one person would be responsible for that level of government data. According to the government decision, the CIO will consult with officials of all government ministries on the ease of use, convenience, and accessibility of their sites.
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Barak and Barack: Obama 2012 Narrowcasting to American Jews

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, August 5 2011

About an hour ago I got an email from David Axelrod, senior adviser to the Obama 2012 campaign. The title: "What Barak Said About Barack." The email is a great example of narrowcasting. If you're Jewish, you probably ... Read More

The Networked Spring Reaches Israel

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 3 2011

Add Israel to the growing list of countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, Spain, Italy, England...) where a new form of network-based mass protest against the status quo has suddenly blossomed on the streets. ... Read More

Larry Klayman Wants Facebook to Pay for "Third Intifada" Page

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 1 2011

Larry Klayman says he's suing both Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg for more than a billion bucks for not pulling down a "Third Palestinian Intifada" page more quickly, reports TechCrunch's Robin Wauters. Wauters ... Read More

No Room on Facebook for "Third Palestinian Intifada" Page

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 29 2011

The government of Israel called on Facebook to take down a group page that called for Palestinians and allies to fight "against injustice, division, and corruption," with a nod towards resistance movements ... Read More

The Portable West Bank

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 21 2010

Wired's Spencer Ackerman profiles "Facts on the Ground," a new iPhone/iPad app from the DC-based Americans for Peace Now that plots Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Read More

Victory for Open Data Advocates in Tel Aviv

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 7 2010

Open data advocates gained a victory Monday in Tel Aviv, Israel, when a district court there issued a ruling that orders the municipality to publish its budget in a machine-readable format, Movement for Freedom of ... Read More