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Jun232011

Apple Removes Controversial App from iTunes upon Israeli Appeals

Apple, Inc.(JERUSALEM) -- Following a request from the Israeli government, Apple has removed an iPhone and iPad app from the iTunes store called Third Intifada.  Israeli officials said the app created a forum for inciting violence against the Jewish state.  A spokesman for Apple said the app is gone because it "violates developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people."

This is the second time in just a few months that the Israeli government has succeeded in getting a major U.S. company -- first Facebook and now Apple -- to remove a social media group that encourages violence against the Jewish state.  The Israeli lawmaker behind both appeals, Yuli Edelstein, praised Apple for quickly removing the Third Intifada app from iTunes.  Apple, he said, has proven with the decision that it shares the values that oppose violence, incitement and terrorism.

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