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Nitsana Is My Homegirl

It's depressing to think about how anti-Israel most of the media is. The fact that the deeply biased Diaa Haddad is still allowed to write New York Times articles about Israel is shocking, and why people like NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin still have their jobs after lying ON AIR I don't know. (Ayman lied so blatantly the MSNBC host had to correct him. Yeah, you read that right: so wrong he had to be corrected by an MSNBC host.)

But here's one depressing story with a somewhat happy ending.

An amazing Israeli lawyer named Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is doing some amazing things at Shurat HaDin, also known as the Israel Law Center. Nitsana and her attorneys battle terrorists in the courtroom. They've won millions of dollars for the victims of terror attacks, including a record $655 million judgment last year against the PLO. (You may recall the State Department whining about this, and how it would hurt the Palestinians if they had to pay.) 

She also stopped a second flotilla ship from trying to break the Gaza blockade—by threatening to sue the insurance company that was covering the boat. In other words, Nitsana and her team are winning real battles against the Islamic fundamentalists our own government won't even admit exist.

Shurat HaDin is now suing Facebook "for not doing more to prevent incitement against Israel." Facebook claims there's nothing they can do. But we all know that's BS. To help prove that Facebook can and does remove offensive sites when it feels like it, Shurat HaDin ran a neat little experiment recently:

"On December 29, 2015 we began posting nearly identical incitement content and video materials on [two] Facebook pages.

-On the “Stop Israelis” page, we featured a post that stated “The Zionist bites Palestine part after part and the world is silent. We’ll stop them any way we can.”

-At the same time, we posted content on the “Stop Palestinians” page that stated, “Greater land Israel should return soon from the hands of the Muslim enemy back to Jewish sovereignty! We’ll do it in any way we can.” On December 30, 2015, two days after the experiment began, we reported both pages to Facebook and requested that they be removed for posting hateful and violent content.

Facebook was very quick to respond to our reports. On the same day that we filed the report, the “Stop Palestinians” page that incited against Palestinians was removed by Facebook. Facebook sent us a response stating that the page was removed for “containing credible threat of violence” which “violated our community standards.”

On the other hand, the “Stop Israelis” page that incited against Israelis, was not removed. We received a response from Facebook stating that the page was “not in violation of Facebook’s rules.” "

Oh, btw: Facebook was finally shamed into taking down the anti-Israeli page—six days after they'd happily removed the anti-Palestinian page.

So send my homegirl a tax-deductible donation. I just did.