Facebook blocked Netanyahu’s son Yair for 24 hrs

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by stylinexpat, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. stylinexpat macrumors 65816

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    I am surprised it was just a 24 hour block. Had it been the other way around it would have been a permanent ban. Not only that but had it been others from Palestine who said something similar they would have been imprisoned for incitement and provocations against Jews which would have opened up the doors to inciting anti-Semitism as well. So we can see how double standards are applied with different policies for each side. Which then brings to mind why a bill to maintain equal rights amongst all its citizens was rejected.

    https://mondoweiss.net/2018/12/israeli-maintain-citizens/

    http://time.com/5481118/benjamin-netanyahu-son-facebook-ban/

    You can see what happens when it is the other way around (people get rounded up and arrested).

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.v...now-using-facebook-posts-to-jail-palestinians

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...s-social-media-twitter-facebook-a8288631.html
     
  2. A.Goldberg macrumors 68020

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    Yair Netanyahu is a schmuck. Whether it be this or the prostitute incident and bragging about alleged political favors. I’m also privy to some other things about from mutual friends. In my conclusion, he seems like a jerk.
     
  3. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I read that story about the strippers and prostitutes. For him to say something or do something seems to be ok for him but if others say something or talk about something then it is not ok..

    We need to rewrite the laws so those that bleak such news and stories are punished like they are in China and other middle eastern countries. For some reason some of those online stories mysteriously vanished :eek:

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-orders-legislative-action-after-sons-tape-leaked/amp/
     
  4. A.Goldberg macrumors 68020

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    Let's be honest, there are a lot of double standards when it comes to facebook posts. Had a Palestinian said something about expelling Jews from Israel (which I imagine happens frequently- I've seen plenty of comments all over YouTube and other platforms, I doubt anything would have happened in terms of a FaceBook ban. When Louis Farrakhan can spread his hateful nonsense without repercussions, I find it hard to believe FaceBook cares to intervene on this issue.The Israeli government investigating such language... that might be another story, but again I've seen plenty of "destroy Israel" propaganda and I imagine most of these people don't face repercussions. But unfortunately both Israel and more so Palestine, like most countries in the world, don't exactly have protected freedom of speech.

    As unfavorable as it might be I believe people should be able to say/post essentially whatever they want without punishment. The might have to deal with interpersonal backlash, but they shouldn't have to deal with bans or governments cracking down. Some people may find it offensive... until the speech you put forward for what you believe is a noble cause gets shut down as if you're living in a dictatorship. Better to err on the side of having to hear things you don't want to hear than having the government intervene and shut down opposing opinions- since the governments aren't always right.

    That said, it's still important to distinguish between unfavorable language and plotting things like terrorist acts. It's one thing to protest or attack a government, it's another to hurt innocent civilians.
     
  5. thekev macrumors 604

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    The guy's dad is a complete ghoul, so it's not like he had much of a positive role model. Yair is still young enough that he could grow to recognize this stuff as the nationalist ******** that it is. It's not that likely, but it's possible.
     
  6. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Like father like son ;) When the father is a war criminal and a religious extremist the son isn’t going to be much better.
     
  7. thekev macrumors 604

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    If they were all just carbon copies, you could apply the idea recursively and judge someone based entirely on their family tree. I don't see this as the case. Kids change as they get older. This is much less common among those of Bibi's age. I normally just say Netanyahu, but it would be ambiguous here.
     

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