B’nai B’rith International stands with Israel in calling for the removal of a cell phone application, "ThirdIntifada," from Apple, Inc.’s App Store. The app, using the term “intifada” to reference two violent attacks against the state of Israel over the last 20 years, serves as a forum for anti-Zionist and anti-Israel discussion and to coordinate protests against Israel.
This application engenders hatemongering against Israel and its people and clearly delegitimizes the Jewish state. The open call to violent uprising encouraged by the use of this app poses real danger to Israel and its citizens.
The application is also in violation of Apple’s own application development guidelines which state: “apps containing references or commentary about a religious, cultural or ethnic group that are defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited or likely to expose the targeted group to harm or violence will be rejected.”
B’nai B’rith urges Apple, Inc. to uphold its policies and immediately remove this application from all of its affiliated sites.