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Most foreign media always give Israel the dirty end of the stick and make its enemies smell like roses. The IDF has put Hezbollah, Israel’s most immediate threat, in the crosshairs of a new media weapon.
The suspect in the alleged plot to bomb the British Columbia Legislature wrote anti-Semitic statements online in March, John Stewart Nuttall, 38, wrote, “The Jews...
Israel often can be seen with two cell phones, one in each ear. Smartphones have been around in Israel only since 2009 but already are in most Israeli’s hands. No wonder Waze was made in Israel
Bad publicity sometimes is great for business, especially if it involves Hitler. JC Penney hurriedly removed a billboard showing a tea kettle that looked like Hitler. It sold out on the Internet.
The Jewish Community of Prague documented a tripling of online instances of anti-Semitic hate speech last year. The increase, which the community links to a...
The hacker who has slowed down the WorldWebWeb also has some anti-Semitic messages to spread and calls a Jewish anti-spammer one of the “Zionists who think they are better than others.
Winston Churchill's statement that "a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on," may still be true, but due to the internet revolution, the truth may have a chance.
The idea of a well-shackled mind being in a superior position to battle going OTD is certainly understandable. But in practice, the mind can no longer stay well-shackled. The internet is not only here to stay. Its ubiquity is increasing by leaps and bounds via the smart phone. No ban in the world has the power to stop it. It is like spitting in the wind.
OK. The title is a bit extreme. But at least I have your attention. Last May - one will recall – there was a giant Asifa – a gathering of tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews dealing with the dangers of the internet. Although it was billed as a way to properly use the internet, it was ultimately about trashing it and forbidding its use altogether accept for livelihood purposes. And even then - only with filters and only outside the house.
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Rabbi Lior Glazer smashed an iPhone with a hammer in a show of protest. Like virtually every other Rav in the very right-wing Charedi world of Bnei Brak, Glazer blames personal tragedies on technology and not the abnormal psychology of the individual. I am beginning to find that the more I see a story like this, the more I just want to fold up my tent, and go home. No matter how much one wants to be Dan L’Kaf Zechus and judge people and their actions favorably, a story like this comes along which makes it extremely difficult to do so.
Bright young minds will have questions. The most logical place to see answers is from your parents or teachers. But when questions are explicitly or implicitly forbidden, these very same young people will seek answers elsewhere. The easiest place to find them is the internet. Ban, no matter how strong they are, no matter how enforced they are will not prevent a young person from somehow finding access. And that’s when the slippery slope begins.
The IDF Operations Department has put together instructions for military operations in cyberspace against enemies of the Jewish state. The IDF will engage in consistent and continuous intelligence gathering operations online, and said it will handle cyberspace as a battlefield as important as those at sea in the air, and on the ground, executing attacks when necessary.