Reuters – Israel s Minister of Internal Security on Saturday accused Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, of not doing enough to prevent incitement against Israel and said the social network was sabotaging Israeli police work.Israel has in the past said Facebook is used to encourage attacks and the government is drafting legislation to enable it to order Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media to remove online postings it deems incite terrorism.L8N19C1NE But the comments made by Gilad Erdan, a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu s right-wing coalition that oversees law enforcement, were particularly biting.He said Zuckerberg was responsible for Facebook policy and called on the citizens of Israel to flood him in every possible place with the demand to monitor the platform he established and from which he earns billions .A spokesman for Facebook in Israel said the company was not commenting on the minister s assertions.During an interview on Channel 2 television, Erdan said, Facebook today, which brought an amazing, positive revolution to the world, sadly, we see this since the rise of Daesh Islamic State and the wave of terror, it has simply become a monster.Facebook today sabotages, it should be known, sabotages the work of the Israeli police, because when the Israeli police approach them, and it is regarding a resident of Judea and Samaria, Facebook does not cooperate, he said, referring to the area of the West Bank.It also sets a very high bar for removing inciteful content and posts, Erdan said.Since October, Palestinians have killed 34 Israelis and two visiting U.S. citizens in a wave of street attacks, mostly stabbings.Israeli forces have shot dead at least 201 Palestinians, 137 of whom Israel has said were assailants.Others were killed in clashes and protests.Palestinian leaders say assailants have acted out of desperation over the collapse of peace talks in 2014 and Israeli settlement expansion in occupied territory that Palestinians seek for an independent state.
View photosMoreJapan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe R and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu L visit an Israeli innovation exhibition in Jerusalem January 18, 2015.TEL AVIV Reuters - Japanese executives say they are increasingly drawn to investments in Israel as the price of oil falls and, with it, the influence Arab oil suppliers have on Japan's decision-making.Over the past two years, Japan and Israel have strengthened business ties, signing a series of economic agreements on the back of a visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Israel in 2015 and Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to Tokyo in 2014."Abe had a good impression; he liked Netanyahu's mentality," Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, chairman of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, told Reuters when he led a delegation from Keizai Doyukai, the Japanese business lobby, to Israel in May.Israel's prowess in Internet, biotech, and automotive technologies is particularly attractive, Kobayashi said."But for things to really improve a lot, there needs to be a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians ," Nakashima said.
"We must put up road signs that say 'this is how we think society should behave."Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watches as US President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House November 9, 2015 in Washington, DCGovernment ministers in Israel have approved a bill that will force internet service providers operating in the region to censor "offensive" websites – including pornography – by default in an attempt to curb the "damaging influence" of such content to underage web users.Under the current law, internet providers are required to provide content-filtering systems, much like those used by firms in the UK, that customers can turn on without charge.However, the legal changes would flip the switch to require users to instead opt-out of such a system.The bill will now head to Israel's Jerusalem-based parliament Knesset to start the legislative approval process.
Reuters — Benjamin Netanyahu doesn t just appreciate Donald Trump s politics.He is starting to sound like him on Twitter.Over the past year, Netanyahu has increasingly taken to social media to make policy statements.I enjoy it, he told the foreign media at a gathering last month.While he fully supported press freedom and the right to criticize, he added: Guess what?In recent weeks, in the build up to Trump s Jan. 20 inauguration and in the days since, some of Netanyahu s posts have adopted the president s unmistakable rat-a-tat syntax.It stopped all illegal immigration.
A newspaper in the Dominican Republic has issued an apology for running fake news about the Trump regime.Did the paper question the racial superiority of Steve Bannon or doubt the size of Trump s enormous hands?The paper accidentally ran a photo of Alec Baldwin playing Donald Trump on SNL instead of a photo showing the real president.El Nacional published an article on Friday about US President Trump s views on settlements in Israel.The piece included an accurate photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the photo of Trump was a bit... off.The newspaper ran a correction, explaining that they had just pulled the photo from the Associated Press wire service and that it simply went unnoticed by everyone who reviewed it.
On Wednesday, standing beside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a White House press conference, Donald Trump blamed the press, the intelligence agencies, and Hillary Clinton for the ouster of Michael Flynn, his former national-security adviser.And it s been going on for a long time before me, but now it s really going on.Clearly, though, the President still doesn t think Flynn did anything wrong when, last December, he spoke to Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the United States, about the sanctions that the Obama Administration had imposed to punish Vladimir Putin s regime for meddling in the U.S. election.Trump could have seized on this fact and kept Flynn on.A willingness to accept the occasional public humiliation is a prerequisite for agreeing to work for Trump—something that Pence must have been well aware of when he accepted his spot on the ticket.It looks like what actually happened and here I agree with of Bloomberg View s Eli Lake is that the White House, in an effort to quell the growing furor over the President s ties to Russia, offered up Flynn as a fall guy.
Four years earlier, the conservative Likud Party had won its first general election, and a new national vote was in the offing.Likud had mismanaged the economy; inflation was already hurting him.Last Monday, Labor members narrowly elected Avi Gabbay, who was not even a member of the Party eight months ago, as their new leader.Labor jumped to a projected twenty-four Knesset seats (out of a hundred and twenty) in opinion polls, surpassing the vaguely centrist Yesh Atid Party of Yair Lapid, where many liberals were parking their votes as long as Labor was run by Gabbay’s predecessor.His acceptance speech seemed to take a page out of Obama’s 2008 playbook: a good-news challenge to skeptics, delivered with liturgical cadences: “To all who doubted the indispensability of Israeli democracy; to all who doubted Labor as alive, kicking, and renewing; to all who believed Israelis had lost their hope for change .It is time for the government to think, he rhymed, of “Dimona, not Amona”—that is, on behalf of the struggling towns in the Negev Desert, not settler outposts in the West Bank.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspected the country according to the police for fraud, breach of confidence, as well as bribery.Netanyahu has initiated two investigations, told The Guardian.confirmation of the accusations seriousness of the day came after netanyahu's wife Sara had once again to the police for questioning in a second stand-alone case, which is associated with the economy, the expenses of the prime minister in the apartment.Netanyahu investigations, regarding inter alia the gift of a rich benefactor as well as attempts to influence the media, have been known for a longer time, but this is the first time Netanyahu has publicly been shown to be a Netanyahu, the ministry has denied all the accusations and claims of researchers to try to just break up the Netanyahu government.”We do not accept at all the prime minister against the making of unfounded claims.
Osmotic Studios is taking on the subject of fake news in its realistic portrayal of a surveillance society in the new game Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, the second season of the indie thriller series Orwell.From publisher Surprise Attack Games and a three-person design team, Orwell’s second season is coming soon for the PC, Mac, and Linux.The announcement trailer shows politicians — Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu and others — addressing the notion of fake news, manufactured for social media echo chambers.The original debuted as an episodic series in October, and it won a lot of acclaim.It is a simulation game with blocky art style.The player assumes the role of a state operative and monitors surveillance sources to get to the bottom of a bombing.
Feels increasingly like 92-97 parl: no majority, no money, ripping ourselves apart over EU.Again, the parallels are apparent as May’s Cabinet is blighted by controversy over a series of growing and emerging scandals: undisclosed meetings with foreign leaders, making false statements that risk lengthening the jail term of a British citizen in Iran and sexual harassment.The Secretary of State for International Development is under pressure after taking time out of a family holiday to meet Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other politicians without telling the Foreign Office in advance.The minister has been reprimanded by Downing Street for her actions and has since apologised, but is facing calls from the Labour Party to either be investigated by the Cabinet Office or resign.Patel was accompanied to nearly all of her meetings with Israeli ministers, charities and non-governmental organisations by honorary president of the Conservative Friends of Israel lobbying group, Lord Polak.The Foreign Secretary is under fire for making a false statement that could result in a charity worker facing a longer jail sentence in Iran.
The government is plagued by scandals.Last week saw off loyal Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon, who stepped down over sexual harassment allegations.Now, Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel may be the second minister to fall in just a week.A scandal involving Patel erupted when BBC journalists exposed a series of undisclosed meetings Patel had in Israel with Israeli politicians, including Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.She also visited Israeli military hospitals in the Golan Heights, which is against diplomatic protocol.Polak is honorary president of the Conservative Friends of Israel, as well as being chairman of the advisory board of lobbying firm TWC associates, and was given a life peerage by David Cameron in 2015.
Everyone says they knows where they were during these seismic moments in human history.While the resignation of Conservative minister Priti Patel probably won’t live as long in the memory, those who do remember it will know precisely where they were.So how did we get to the stage where a politician’s downfall was so absorbing it probably dented Britain’s GDP?Patel, the UK’s international development secretary, got into hot water after she admitted to holding meetings in Israel while on holiday in August, including with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.However, the Foreign Office was only made aware of the ‘secret’ meetings on August 24 - after they took place.Breaking: Priti Patel has admitted to two more unauthorised meetings with senior Israeli officials since her return from Israel in August.
It was only a matter of time before the Conservative government got itself into yet another scandal, the latest being Priti Patel's decision to meet with Israeli politicians, including the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, without informing the Foreign Office.Undoubtedly such a meeting that not only contradicts what is stated British Foreign Policy but also flouts international consensus by intending to conduct business in what is considered illegally occupied territory is wrong and warrants Priti Patel's resignation.Yet just when you think matters couldn't get much worse, up pops another Conservative MP, showing breathtaking ignorance and hypocrisy, claiming that Priti Patel's career was accelerated because she was 'Asian'.An argument that I've often heard directed towards people from ethnic minority backgrounds, usually by those who are very keen on shielding their own positions of privilege from scrutiny.Yet we must ask ourselves, is it really Priti Patel who has been benefiting from her race and ethnicity or have there been quotas which historically have been favouring individuals from the other end of the spectrum, namely those from public schools who are of a particular race and gender?We already know that Britain has some of the lowest social mobility rates in the developed world.
Israel presented on Monday what it said was evidence that Iran had continued gathering nuclear knowledge after signing a 2015 agreement with world powers to curb it, calling on Washington to jettison the agreement.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s message was very clear - so clear he wrote it in giant Times New Roman letters on a screen behind him.Inevitably this drew more than a bit of mockery.Netanyahu's power point demo on the evils of Iran looks like a pyramid scheme presentation done in the ballroom at the local Sheraton where people pay 100 quid to learn the secrets of a real estate "guru."— Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) April 30, 2018But the incredibly basic approach makes sense when you remember who it was for - Donald Trump.
Israel’s Mossad spy agency has recovered a wristwatch that belonged to Eli Cohen, an Israeli spy publicly executed in Syria five decades ago.The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement Friday confirming that the watch was recently recovered from Syria in a “special Mossad operation.”Born in Egypt, Cohen settled in Israel in 1957, where he was recruited by Mossad.He infiltrated Syria's leadership in the early 1960s and obtained top-secret intelligence before he was caught, tortured and executed in 1965.Cohen was hanged in Martyrs’ Square in Damascus on May 18, 1965.TROVE OF LOST JEWISH ARTIFACTS, THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN DESTROYED IN THE HOLOCAUST, DISCOVERED
Some in China also see Israel’s tech community as a gateway to better access to US contacts and deals, especially at a time when Chinese investors are being increasingly constrained by US regulators.Many Israeli startup founders are paying attention, considering their next steps in a more complex world, in which the US path to scale is no longer the only game in town.Much of these closer ties have been on display in recent months.Alibaba founder and CEO, Jack Ma, is leading China’s courtship of Israeli innovators: In his second Israel trip in 2018, Ma took part in the Innovation Conference organized by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in late October, where he heaped praise on his hosts, saying that “Israel knows that the most important resource is the human brain.Israel offers amazing experiences that few countries have—and that is the secret sauce of its magic and success.”Ma’s trip comes on the heels of an Israel visit by Chinese Vice President, Wang Qishan, as guest of honor at the Innovation Conference.
In the world of autonomous vehicles, the news comes in repetitive short bursts with formulaic precision: Company X is launching a robotaxi fleet/test program in city Y by [insert date].The recent announcement between VW Group, Intel’s computer vision subsidiary Mobileye, and Champion Motors was treated no differently.The Volkswagen Group, Intel’s Mobileye and Champion Motors said they plan to deploy Israel’s first self-driving ride-hailing service in 2019 through a joint venture called New Mobility in Israel.VW and Mobileye didn’t — and wouldn’t, when pressed — disclose which city they plan to test in.However, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted during remarks at the Smart Mobility Summit gala dinner that the group would be testing in Tel Aviv.An early rider program, which would give vetted members of the public access to the service, will likely launch in 2021, one unnamed source familiar with the deal told TechCrunch.
Facebook on Sunday stopped Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair from posting for 24 hours.The 27-year-old slammed the social network as "thought police" and shared posts it had deleted.His criticism came after Facebook removed a post in which he called for "avenging the deaths" of Israeli soldiers killed by Palestinian gunmen and suggested that Palestinians be expelled from Israel, according to the Associated Press.He also reportedly shared a screenshot of the deleted post in violation of Facebook's community rules.Facebook blocks me for 24 hours for simply criticizing it!Thought police," Netanyahu tweeted in Hebrew Sunday.
Third stage failure means atmospheric fireworks showWarned by the US and Israel not to launch a satellite, Iran went ahead and launched one anyway, but the payload didn't make it to orbit.According to the country's official news agency, IRNA, the launch failure was announced by Iran's IT minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi.The Payam-e Amirkabir satellite was sent upwards from the Imam Khomeini Spaceport early Tuesday, and while the first two stages went according to plan, the third stage “did not reach enough speed … and was not put into orbit”.The IRNA story said Payam was an imaging satellite designed to capture 1m-resolution pics from low-Earth orbit, but America and Israel disagreed.They believe the launch was cover for an attempt to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Tel Aviv, February 13, 2019 – India is among the top four nations targeted by phishing attacks according to a recent research.This should include a Cyber Crisis Management Plan (CCMP) that addresses early detection, fast response, recovery and containment including protection against customer facing phishing attacks.Phishing instances have seen an alarming rise worldwide, especially in India, where these attacks increased by 70% from July 1 to September 30 in 2018.Addressing this concern, Segasec, a leading cybersecurity and anti-phishing solution provider, and Entersoft, a prominent application security provider with a strong presence in India, are to strengthen their partnership to provide a consolidated solution for the Indian market safeguarding both inside and outside the perimeter of financial institutions.The collaboration covers many important sectors, notably water, agriculture, tourism and cybersecurity,” said Dr. Shai Moses Consul for Trade and Economic Affairs, Consulate General of Israel to South India (Bangalore).“The chamber has been working in the cyber sector for some time now, and having such a strong relations between an Indian and an Israeli cyber companies are great example for the value the chamber brings to its members” added to that David Keynan, Vice Chairman of the Federation of Indo-Israeli Chambers of commerce (FIICC).