16 Jan, 2016
An Israeli legal group with intimate ties to the state’s intelligence agencies has admitted to faking an ostensibly pro-Palestinian Facebook page and using it to post anti-Semitic statements including “Death to all the Jews.”
The Israeli group has also filed a lawsuit against Facebook, for allegedly permitting Palestinian “incitement.”
Shurat HaDin claims to be a “civil rights organization.” Various media reports have described it as an “Israeli non-governmental organization,” an “advocacy group,” or even a neutral-sounding “law center” – the group’s self-description also adopted by The Guardian and PBS.
But US embassy cables leaked by Chelsea Manning and published by WikiLeaks tell a very different story.