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December 2, 2014

Marginal Anti-Israel Group Alters Holocaust Photo to Condemn Israel

A Facebook group called “I Acknowledge Apartheid Exists,” with over 91,000 fans, recently posted a photoshopped picture of Holocaust survivors holding signs that read “Stop the Holocaust in Gaza,” “Gaza, the world’s biggest concentration camp,” “Stop U.S. aid to Israel,” and “Break the silence on Gaza!!” Below the picture was text that stated, “Whatever happened to ‘Never again?’” [sic].i-acknowledge-apartheid-exists

The “I Acknowledge Apartheid Exists” group was founded on March 30, 2013 and its administrators frequently post images that delegitimize Israel and describe it as a “terrorist nation.” Recent posts include an image that described the State of Israel as “Nazi Israel” and another that stated “End genocide in Gaza.” Other posts ended with hashtags such as “#StopTheNazis” and “#StopIsrael.”

The group’s Communications Director, Derek Hummel, told TheRealNews.com in an April 2013 interview that the page was briefly shut down by Facebook because of complaints that were submitted by users who were offended by content that the group was posting.… read more

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March 14, 2014

Hackers Target Israel On Holocaust Remembrance Day

A hacker group known as Anony­mous Arab has announced plans to initiate a cyber-attack against Israel on Holo­caust Remem­brance Day (April 7). The campaign, called OpIsrael, is being promoted on multiple social media platforms in order to attract hackers from around the world.  opisrael-anonymous-arab-april-7-holocaust-remembrance-day

In a statement on the Anony­mous Arab Facebook page, the group threatened to launch “electronic attacks against as many Israeli websites as possible.” The group also threatens Israeli citizens: “Your credit cards, your bank accounts, your servers … are ALL in a danger!”

Last year, Anony­mous Arab issued a similar warning around the same time to “wipe Israel off the Internet.read more

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December 5, 2013

Head Of Pro-Palestinian Student Group Posts Inflammatory Comments On Israel

The head of the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS), which orga­nized an event at San Fran­cisco State Uni­ver­sity in early November that invited students to cre­ate plac­ards using a sten­cil that read “My heroes have always killed colonizers,” has a record of posting inflammatory comments about Israel and its supporters via social media.mohammad-hammad-gups-israel

Shortly after the event at San Fran­cisco State Uni­ver­sity, several pro-Israel blogs uncovered a blog apparently maintained by GUPS head Mohammad Hammad on Tumblr that contained a post featuring an image of him holding a knife.… read more

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