Google Earth and the Campaign to Wipe Israel Off the Virtual Map

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From the Institute for Contemporary Affairs/Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs: Virtual Israel, as represented by Google Earth, is littered with orange dots, many of which claim to represent “Palestinian localities evacuated and destroyed after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.” Thus, Israel is depicted as a state born out of colonial conquest rather than the return of a people from exile. Each dot links to the “Palestine Remembered” site, where further information advancing this narrative can be obtained. Many of the claims staked out in Google Earth present misinformation, and sites known to be ruins in 1946 are claimed to be villages

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Google’s latest anti-Jewish outrage

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Excerpted from WND: Is there an anti-Semitic programming troublemaker at Google? Is some nitwit just making ghastly and inappropriate decisions about search suggestions? Or is the whole multi-gazillion- dollar business running on auto-pilot? Those were some of the questions going through the minds of the search giant’s users today as they discovered a query for “Yiddish” images suggested “Also try zyklon b” – the insidious gas used to kill Jews in Nazi death camps. Spokesmen for Google were not available in response to calls and e-mails from WND. But the latest outrage from Google has some Internet users wondering what’s

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Dramatic Drop in Terror Fatalities in 2007

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From Dramatic Drop in Terror Fatalities in 2007: 13 Israelis were killed by Palestinians in 2007, down from 24 in 2006 and 50 in 2005, according to data released Monday by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet). There was only one successful suicide bombing last year, down from six in 2006. Palestinians fired 1,263 rockets and 1,511 mortar shells at Israel in 2007, compared with 1,722 rockets and 55 mortars in 2006. Rocket attacks accounted for two fatalities, both in Sderot. Let’s see, what does that average out to? With 1,264 rockets lobbed over Israel in a year, that comes

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Images that Shock

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Google Earth helps Muslims kill Jews. From Images that Shock: The Guardian has filmed rare scenes inside Hamas-controlled Gaza – Hamas beating up Fatah dissenters, Palestinian doctors forced by their Fatah paymasters to go on strike or forfeit their salaries, the militants who log on to Google Earth to search for Israeli targets for their Kassam rockets. What these films show is not a Gazan population turning against the gunmen who took the enclave over by force in June, but its opposite – the hatred that Mahmoud Abbas is incurring among his own people. Expectations for the forthcoming peace conference

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Online, the shadow of Auschwitz

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From Christopher Wolf, chair of the International Network Against Cyber-Hate and of the Internet Task Force of the Anti-Defamation League, is a partner in the Washington office of Proskauer Rose LLP.: Human rights experts from around the world gathered in Poland recently in a bid to counterthe misuse of the Internet by hate groups. Sitting in a Warsaw conference room, the group viewed the latest online content produced by neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic hate groups, all reminiscent of the Nazi propaganda seen in that city more than 60 years ago. Gone are the days when hate groups met in

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Sex and Taboos in the Islamic World

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Sex is a taboo in conservative Islamic countries. Young, unmarried couples are forced to seek out secret erotic oases. Books and play that are devoted to the all too human topic of sex incur the wrath of conservative religious officials and are promptly banned. Via Spiegel International: The Internet is a refuge for hidden desires, even though it offers only virtual relief. Google Trends, a new service offered by the search engine, provides a way to demonstrate how difficult it is to banish forbidden yearnings from the heads of Muslims. By entering the term “sex” into Google Trends, one obtains

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Google to Open R&D Center in Israel

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From Google to Open R&D Center in Israel: Internet search giant Google will open a research and development center in the Israeli city of Haifa in 2006, the company announced Tuesday. “As a country renowned for its thriving economy and passion for new technologies, Israel is home to many outstanding computer scientists and engineers and Google is looking to establish long partnerships with institutes and universities.” “Google is also continuing to look at other locations in Israel for future engineering centers,” the company said.

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Terrorist Propaganda Outlet?

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The Internet giant Google will give news agency status to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), according to an anonymous source at Google. If true, the ISM-an affiliate of the anarchist/communist wing of the PLO would be on par with professional news services such as CNN, Fox, and Associated Press. In addition, the Palestinian Authority has announced through its WAFA news agency that the ISM will be given an official license as a separate news agency, according it the same media status as the news giants. It is not for balanced news coverage that the ISM is known. Although styling itself

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