Friday, April 1, 2011

Who is not on Facebook

The social network called Facebook has played a crucial role in the revolutionary processes throughout the Arab World. The young Egyptian protesters communicate via Facebook, and the Tunisians, and the Yemenis, and now the Syrians, too. . The Facebook company in the United States is quite modest, they say they never meant to bring about such revolutions. Still, they do not really regret the publicity.

But what about the Palestinians? A group of Palestinian youths started to communicate through Facebook and call for a Third Intifada on May Fifteen. This, Facebook did not really like. Well enough to organize against Arab dictators, but against the Israeli occupation? The Government of Israel lodged a complaint and the Palestinian Intifada swiftly disappeared from the Facebook spaces.

Hosni Mubarak is gnashing his teeth in envy...