Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Friday, 6 January 2012

Antisemitism & Death Threats "not in violation of Twitter rules at this time"

Labour MP Diane Abbott, the first black woman to enter the House of Commons, has hit the headlines with her preposterous anti-white comment on Twitter.  It's an example of reverse racism which Labour leader Ed Miliband swiftly condemned (though of course he hasn't sacked her from the Shadow front bench).

But as an example of offensive tweets Ms Abbott's comment pales (if you'll forgive the expression) into insignificance beside those that Martin Bright of the Jewish Chronicle reports on today.

Twitter, his report informs us, has refused to take action against an (erstwhile?) Labour Party activist and self-described Miliband lookalike surnamed Abdallah, who has, we're told, tweeted "a stream of death threats and antisemitic abuse".

Apparently, violent sexual fantasies are often involved,  and his tweets frequently end with R.I.P.

To an Anglo-Israeli woman he has reportedly made such remarks as "I will beat you to death ... a promise" and "I will hunt you down & fight you min by min. hr by hr. day by day. wk by wk. month by month. year by year for the rest of yr life."

Yet, Twitter told a complainant:
"We have investigated the reported account and have found that it's not in violation of the Twitter rules at this time. We have a policy against violent threats, but the content of this account lacks the specificity to meet the criteria of an actionable threat."
Read Martin Bright's disturbing report, which includes a Jerusalem-based lawyer's claim that Twitter is "providing services to groups such as Hizbollah," here

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