Tuesday, June 21, 2011


It appears Apple doesn't want us to be customers for their iPhone, because they're allowing some very filthy apps in their store:
Israeli officials were up in arms Monday after Apple cleared for release into the iPhone App Store an application that encourages violent uprising against Israel, and advocates violence against “settlers,” generally defined by Arab anti-Israel groups as all residents of Israel.

Called “The Third Intifada,” the Arabic-language app features articles and stories by radical Arab members of Fatah and Hamas, as well as members of the Palestinian Authority. They discuss strategies to use in fighting IDF soldiers, and glorify acts of violence that have already taken place.

The app also features photos and images of Arab youths throwing stones and bombs at Israelis, and a collection of “intifada music” popular in the PA. In addition, it has a social media component, designed to allow activists to organize “flash mobs” on the go, gathering quickly at specific times and places to attack Israelis.

The app was developed by the same group that created the Facebook “Nakba Day fan page,” that was used in May to organize demonstrations and riots against Israeli police and soldiers. The page was taken down after mass complaints to Facebook.

Information and Hasbara Minister Yuli Edelstein called on Apple to withdraw the app from its online store. In a letter to Apple executives, including company director Steve Jobs, Edelstein wrote that after examining the app, “we can clearly point to this app as being anti-Israel and anti-Zionist. It clearly calls for an uprising against Israel. One of the app's objectives is to allow Palestinians to gather quickly for protests – some of them violent – that are planned."
How and why is it that so many of these major companies building these kind of devices seem to be run by leftists who tolerate this kind of abominable stuff? If this is what they're going to allow, don't buy the iPhone. Buy Samsung's similar gizmos instead, and certainly if they know better than to allow this kind of propaganda.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Call it testing water, a publicity stunt, or if you want to take it a step further; a move signifying Steve Jobs' true heritage (Syrian father-American mother). Either one would be a wrong move by Jobs & Company if this app was approved. Stick to technology I would say and leave the mind games to the pros, period.