THE JEWS BEHIND THE INTERNET
Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, Myspace. eBay...
In the following document
we will give an insight into the Jewish penetration of the Internet and also show the level of cooperation between leading
Jewish Internet entrepreneurs and the racist Jewish Apartheid state of Israel.
The Jews – contrary to the “liberal” views they officially
say they profess – in their suppressive acts practically demonstrate that they always seek to dominate
the information flow, they don´t tolerate any dissent. It is just as when Israel says “Shalom” while
Israel´s military at the very same time pounds its Arab neighbour states with bombs and missiles.
The Arabs have learned the hard way the falsehood of these Jewish statements, it is now time for the rest of the
non-Jewish world to get this right, and to see that the freedom of information on the Net is seriously threatened.
This document will not cover the entire field. Also, as it is timebound to an an anlysis that is from a 2009 perspective
– things will change. Companies will change names, new actors will appear.
still this piece of work is unique and will give a guide into the mechanisms behind the Net, mechanisms that will continue
to act even in the future. And as many of these Jewish entrepreneurs are rather young and the Internet seems to be here
to stay, we will hear from them for a long time onward.
Please note that the contents of some of the sites with revealing Jewish material we have linked to below, may be altered by
the Jews in the future. Perhaps even information contrary to this document and Radio Islam will
replace the original material we had linked to. This has happened before and for our part just illustrates the level of
"profiles" behind information on the Internet
Jew Sergey Brin||Facebook´s Jew Mark Zuckerberg|
(which in 2006 acquired YouTube) Founders Brin and Page are Jewish
The Jewish site SomethingJewish.co.uk writes in a review by Marcus J. Freed of the book “Richistan”,
05/09/2007 on “the Jewish boys from Google”:
global economy is vastly different to 40 years ago and today’s new billionaires include the Jewish boys from Google,
Sergey Brin and Larry Page, along with thousands of other ‘instapreneurs’.
Larry Page – who shares the title of Google President even has an Israeli family connection.
B´nai B´rith Magazine, paper of one of the mightiest Jewish organizations, writes in their article “The
Searchmasters”, spring 2006, on “…Larry Page, whose mother Gloria is Jewish”.
The Magazine continues:
Larry’s maternal grandfather, however,
followed a much different path. He was an early settler in Israel, making aliyah in the spartan desert town of Arad.
Sergei Brin and Larry Page –“the
Jewish boys from Google”
The Jewish entourage in Google
The Jew Craig Silverstein was
the first employee hired by Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. “I am generic East European
Jewish”, Silverstein described himself in a recent interview. Silverstein was instrumental in developing the company’s search engine, and was Director of Technology at Google
for many years.
The Jewish woman Susan Wojcicki was the one who gave Google office
space to start the business. Susan Wojcicki has since become Vice President of Product Management at Google overseeing AdSense,
Google Book Search and Google Video. In 2014 she has attained the highly influential position as the CEO of YouTube.
This while here likewise Jewish younger sister Anne Wojcicki, a biotechnology specialist, in
May 2007 during “a traditional Jewish wedding” ceremony (according to Israeli paper Ha´aretz,
May 29, 2008) married the Google President Sergey Brin. Keeping everything neatly within the tribe.
SomethingJewish.co.uk writes 24/05/2007:
By: Leslie Bunder
wealthiest Jewish bachelor is no more. Sergey Brin, co-founder of search giant Google and worth over $16bn got hitched to
his long-time love Anne Wojcicki earlier this month in the Bahamas, but so secret was the wedding, that it has only recently
According to a report in the San Jose Mercury News, the wedding
took place under a chuppah with both Brin and Wojcicki confirming their commitment to the Jewish faith, though no rabbi
is said to have officiated at the ceremony.
Wojcicki, is the sister of Susan Wojcicki
who gave Google office space to start the business.
In 2001, Brin’s mother
Eugenia commented she hoped he would find a Jewish bride. “I hope he would keep that in mind,” she said.
Wojcicki, who has a background in biotechnology, has been active in Jewish projects and currently sits on the board
of Reboot, a venture that engages Jews to explore their culture.
launched a biotech company 23andMe which has seen Google itself invest several million dollars into it.
Google’s Susan Wojcicki who in 2014 became
the Jewish CEO of YouTube.
As such she was the mastermind behind the 5th June 2019 overnight deleting of tens of thousands of videos at
YouTube, videos and videochannels that were critical of Jewish Power, of Israel and the one-handed, Jewish, version of events
Justin Rosenstein was
a top engineer at Google serving three years as Google´s Product Manager for Page Creator. Rosenstein was one of the
first employees that Facebook´s Jewish boss Mark Zuckerberg poached from Google as Facebook began its rise in 2007. In 2008 Rosenstein left Facebook with Facebook´s likewise Jewish co-founder, Dustin
Moskovitz, to form a new company.
Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz (left) and
Another Jewish profile who has been important in the shaping of Google is Sheryl Sandberg.
Sheryl Sandberg was Google Vice President of Global Online Sales & Operations, a position
from where she built and managed the online sales channels for advertising and publishing and operations for consumer products
globally. Sandberg was behind Google´s AdWords, and sat in the board of Google´s philantropic arm Google.org.
Before Google, Sandberg worked for the Jew Lawrence Summers, first when he was Chief Economist
of the World Bank, then as his Chief of Staff when Summers was Treasury Secretrary in the Clinton Administration.
The Jewish Chronicle (December 4, 2008) ran an article on the book “Jewish Wisdom for
Business Success” – a book by Rabbi Levi Brackman and Jewish journalist Sam
Jaffe – where they argue that the Torah and ancient rabbinic texts are not simply guides for holy living,
they can also provide helpful career advice. The Jewish Chronicle writes:
Their book combines tips on good business practice gleaned from the Bible, Midrash and Kabbalah with examples of
success stories such as Andy Klein, who quit corporate law to start a brewery and ended up with an investment bank, or Sheryl
Sandberg, who rose to become vice president for global sales for Google. And while there are role models to emulate, there
also ones to avoid: Pharaoh the gas ruach (man of coarse spirit) or Korah, the ba’al ga’avah, the arrogant egotist.
As Vice President of Google´s Global Sales Sandberg was behind the AdWords project which links paid advertisements
to search results, a gadget that allowed Google to turn their search engine into “extremely profitable business”,
as Rabbi Levi Brackman and journalist Sam Jaffe write in their book “Jewish Wisdom for Business Success”, p. 2. They have the case of Sheryl Sandberg in the first chapter in their book as an example of Jewish business sucess.
In the same p. 2 of their book:
Early in 2008, she left Google to become
the second-in-command of Facebook, the emerging social-networking company.
Sandberg – Jewish “second-in-command of Facebook” – is presently Chief Operating Officer at Facebook. As COO, Sandberg is responsible for helping Facebook scale its operations and expand its presence globally. Sandberg manages
sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, privacy and communications and reports directly
to Facebook’s Jewish CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Sheryl Sandberg is well connected to the Jewish community and the “philantropy” business, a favourite
Jewish pastime where they can take a small part of their enormous wealth gained from the “goyim” and
put it in small projects completely after their taste, to show how humane, generous and an openminded they are. Sandberg
was thus with Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, on a joint
venture “addressing global poverty and social justice issues through philanthropy”, December 10, 2008.
She also sponsors Jewish activities at for instance the Joshman Family Jewish Community Center, a center
that not so surprisingly also has an “Israel connection”, as their website says. The Joshman
Center writes on this “Israel connection”:
Our mission is to strengthen relationships between American Jews and the Israeli émigré community
and to build a deeper connection to Israel.
Sandberg was included in Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women of 2007.
She is married to former Yahoo! music head David Goldberg with whom she has two children.
Google Jews - Elliot Schrage, Ethan Beard and the Rubins
The Jew Elliot
Schrage was since 2005 Google´s Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, the man who ran
Google´s PR. He had this important position until May 2008 when he left for Facebook to work under the same role.
At Google, he broadened the company’s messaging
from a focus on only product PR to include all aspects of corporate, financial, policy, philanthropic and internal communications.
Before Google Shrage served as a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Zionist infested “public
policy think tank”.
with the Jewish US Holocaust Museum launched the Darfur tool to Google Earth (see article U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum and Google Join in Online Darfur Mapping Initiative http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/pressrel/darfur_mapping.html):
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum today joined with Google
(NASDAQ: GOOG) to unveil an unprecedented online mapping initiative aimed at furthering awareness and action in the Darfur
region of Sudan. Crisis in Darfur, enables more than 200 million Google Earth™ mapping service users worldwide to
visualize and better understand the genocide currently unfolding in Darfur. The Museum has assembled content—photographs,
data and eyewitness testimony—from a number of sources that are brought together for the first time in Google Earth.
This information will appear as a Global Awareness layer in Google Earth starting today.Google Earth’s Elliot Schrage,
Vice President, Global Communications and Public Affairs, joined Museum Director Sara J. Bloomfield and Darfurian Daowd
Salih at the launch.
Crisis in Darfur is the first project of the Museum’s
Genocide Prevention Mapping Initiative that will over time include information on potential genocides allowing citizens,
governments and institutions to access information on atrocities in their nascent stages and respond.
“Educating today’s generation about the atrocities of the past and present can be enhanced by technologies
such as Google Earth,” says Bloomfield. “When it comes to responding to genocide, the world’s record is
terrible. We hope this important initiative with Google will make it that much harder for the world to ignore those who
need us the most.”
“At Google, we believe technology can be a catalyst
for education and action,” said Elliot Schrage, Google Vice President, Global Communications and Public Affairs. “Crisis
in Darfur will enable Google Earth users to visualize and learn about the destruction in Darfur as never before and join
the Museum’s efforts in responding to this continuing international catastrophe.”
Of course spreading the knowledge of Israel´s genocidal destruction of Palestinian infrastructure in Gaza
in the 2009 assault is not part of this education.
Scott Rubin, Communications Director, Google
Andy Rubin, Former Leader of the Android Division at Google
Another actor is Ethan Beard who was Google´s
Director of Social Media. He has since left for Facebook to become Director of Facebook’s Business Development and then Facebook’s Director of Platform marketing.
There are indications that he is Jewish.
Manber - Google's
Israeli Vice President of Engineering
Google’s Vice President
of Engineering, Udi Manber, is Israeli and a graduate from the Israel´s Technion Institute in
He has a long record of top jobs in Internet related positions.
Manber became the chief scientist at Yahoo! in 1998.
In 2002, he joined Amazon.com, where he became “chief algorithms officer” and a Vice President. He was later appointed CEO of the Amazon
subsidiary company A9.com, where he led the company’s A9 search engine work. (Please see an article on Amazon´s support for Israel.)
In 2006, Manber was hired by Google as one of Google´s Vice Presidents of
Engineering. In December 2007, he announced Knol, Google’s new project to create a knowledge repository.
As of October 2010 Manber is also responsible for all the search products at Google, thus we now have an Israeli Jew in
a center position in the information hub of the world.
as a senior Google operative, interacts with the Judeo-Zionist community.
an advertisment which discloses how Google´s Manber will sit with a Rabbi and discuss Talmud and the Web (http://www.oakland.com/google-s-talmud-the-web-jewish-culture-and-the-power-of-associative-thinking-e394931):
Thu Sep 18, 2008Contemporary Jewish Museum
Google's Talmud: The Web, Jewish Culture and the Power
of Associative Thinking
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
district: Downtown/Financial District
Location Date and Time
Thu Sep 18, 2008 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
One of the hallmarks of Jewish
culture and scholarship is an emphasis on commentary and “associative thinking,” a method essential to the creation
of the Talmud and thousands of years of Biblical commentary. Udi Manber, Google’s Vice President for Engineering and
best-selling technology critic Howard Rheingold will join Rabbi Lawrence Kushner in a panel discussion exploring the connections
between art, technology, and Jewish culture, as seen through the new social, intellectual, and spiritual implications of
the idea of “search.” This will be followed by a discussion with Dan Schifrin, the Museum’s director of
public programs and writer in residence.
Advertisement for the event
was also made in the Jewish Weekly: http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/35726/calendar/
Udi Manber, Google´s Israeli Vice President of Engineering
Google's Jewish activist mole Jared Cohen
… in reality they are doing things the CIA cannot do.”
Jew Jared Cohen is the present connector between the Zionist-infiltrated U.S. State Department
and Google. Cohen had the strategic position as a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff under
both Condoleezza Rice and later Hillary Clinton before turning his
attention to Google in 2010. At Google this Zionist mole has the position as the Director of Google Ideas, a Google-run think
tank aiming to “apply technology solutions to solve the world’s problems”.
At the U.S. State Department Cohen had been specifically involved in Iran and Middle East affairs. Even in the
Wikipedia’s entry on Cohen this is presented as a common fact:
played an instrumental role in helping shape counter-radicalization strategies and advised on US policy towards Iran and
the Middle East. Beginning in April 2009, Cohen led specific delegations focused on connecting technology executives with
local stakeholders in Iraq, Russia, Mexico, Congo, and Syria.In the midst of the June 2009 protests in Iran, Cohen sought
to support the insurgents.
Along with many other influential Zionist
Jews Cohen also has been acitive at the CFR – The Council on Foreign Relations.
The Jew Jared Cohen, Google, Stratfor, Mossad
Since joining Google Jared Cohen has left a trail
of evidence of his agenda and activism.
Wikileak’s Julian Assange writes
on Cohen – a person he describes as “a kind of Generation Y Kissinger figure” –
in the article “Google and the NSA: Who’s holding the ‘shit-bag’ now?” (Wikileaks, August 27, 2013):
It was revealed last week,
thanks to Edward Snowden, that Google and other US tech companies received millions of dollars from the NSA for their compliance with the PRISM mass surveillance system.
So just how close
is Google to the US securitocracy?
Jared Cohen was the co-writer of Eric
Schmidt’s book, and his role as the bridge between Google and the State Department speaks volumes about how the US
securitocracy works. Cohen used to work directly for the State Department and was a close advisor to both Condoleezza Rice
and Hillary Clinton. But since 2010 he has been Director of Google Ideas, its in-house ‘think/do’ tank.Documents published last year by WikiLeaks obtained from the US intelligence contractor Stratfor, show that in 2011 Jared Cohen, then (as he is now) Director
of Google Ideas, was off running secret missions to the edge of Iran in Azerbaijan. In these internal emails, Fred Burton,
Stratfor’s Vice President for Intelligence and a former State Department official, describes Google as follows:
Google is getting WH [White House] and State Dept support
and air cover. In reality they are doing things the CIA cannot do…[Cohen] is going to get himself kidnapped or killed.
Might be the best thing to happen to expose Google’s covert role in foaming up-risings, to be blunt. The US Gov’t
can then disavow knowledge and Google is left holding the shit-bag.
In further internal communication, Burton subsequently clarifies his sources on Cohen’s activities as Marty
Lev, Google’s director of security and safety and… Eric Schmidt.
cables also reveal that previously Cohen, when working for the State Department, was in Afghanistan trying to convince the
four major Afghan mobile phone companies to move their antennas onto US military bases. In Lebanon he covertly worked to
establish, on behalf of the State Department, an anti-Hezbollah Shia think tank. And in London? He was offering Bollywood
film executives funds to insert anti-extremist content into Bollywood films and promising to connect them to related networks
in Hollywood. That is the Director of Google Ideas. Cohen is effectively Google’s director of regime change.
That Google was taking NSA money in exchange for handing over people’s data comes as no surprise. When Google
encountered the big bad world, Google itself got big and bad.
The article “StratforLeaks: Google Ideas Director Involved in ‘Regime Change’” (Al Akhbar news site, March 14, 2012) goes into greater detail on Stratfor and Cohen and what they call
the “The Cohen Conspiracy”. (Note that the boss and founder of Strafor by the way is another Jew,
the Hungarian born George Friedman).
See also the article “Wikileaks: Google caught in spy games on execs and ‘regime change’” (Mondoweiss, March 21, 2012) which also deals with the issue.
article “WikiLeaks claims Google director helped the NSA spy on Afghanistan” (RT News, May 28, 2014) deals more with Cohen’s connection to U.S Government’s NSA spying agency
According to WikiLeaks, there may be much more to the
story. Also last week, the anti-secrecy group tweeted that Jared Cohen — the 32-year-old current director of Google
Ideas and a former US State Department advisor — has a history that connects him to a program that may have put Afghan
signals intelligence, or SIGINT, into the hands of US investigators. […] “Google Idea’s director
Jared Cohen was tasked with getting Afghan telcos to move towers to US bases when at DoS,” WikiLeaks tweeted.
It should also be noted that Jared Cohen has a friendly and personal relation with the
boss of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, a connection Cohen used for his operations against the government of Iran.
The article “Google to open ‘Google Ideas’ global technology think tank” in Fortune (August 15, 2010) tells the story (underlines below added by Radio Islam):
Cohen who has traveled widely in the Middle East, was tracking developments on the ground by following the English
and translated Farsi postings of Iranian dissidents and opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi on Twitter. Their protests
about fraud in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s re-election, and the violent government crackdown that followed it,
were flying to the outside world in 140-character-or-less bursts of comment.Cohen read that the microblogging
service was about to shut down its operations for maintenance. Although the shutdown would be routine and brief (and in
the middle of the night in U.S. time zones), the prospect chilled the dissidents’ leaders. Because the government
was blocking cell phone texting, Twitter had become a lifeline. The protests were reaching a crescendo: What might happen
if Twitter went silent in the middle of a turbulent day?
So Cohen emailed his
friend Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder and chairman. Dorsey had been part of a Silicon Valley delegation that Cohen
had led to the Middle East earlier that spring to explore prospects for rebuilding Iraq. In a series of emails, Cohen
asked Dorsey if the company was aware of the suddenly prominent role that it was playing on the international stage.
The rest—more or less—is history. Twitter agreed to postpone its upgrade for a few hours, and the
pipeline of free expression continued uninterrupted in Iran. The Iranian government accused the Obama administration
of meddling in its internal affairs, but a spokesman said Cohen’s call was “completely consistent with our national
policy. . .
We are proponents of freedom of expression.” By the end
of the year, CNN was including Cohen’s call to Twitter on a list of the Top 10 Internet moments of the decade,
along with the launch of Facebook and the introduction of the iPhone.
Jared Cohen and friends
Google's Jason Spero - friend of ADL boss Greenblatt
Jason Spero is Google’s Jewish Vice President of Performance
& Programmatic and the Global Business Lead for Search, Display, Shopping, Analytics and DoubleClick offerings.
He comes from well connected circles, his mother is professor Joan E. Spero, who has been a
United States Ambassador to the UN. One of Jason Spero‘s study buddies is non else than the present ADL chief Jonathan Greenblatt, as admitted by the latter in a forum on “anti-Semitism” held by the
Council on Foreign Relations in 2019:
GREENBLATT: […] So number
one, Silicon Valley—so if only, Joan, I knew somebody at Google who could help me with this. Full disclosure, I went
to business school with Joan’s son, who’s an executive at Google. (Laughter.)
(See full transcript)
It should be noted that in the same forum Greenblatt revealed
his censorship cooperation beteween ADL and Google and other Internet platforms:
So we work with Google on using AI to try to interrupt cyberhate before it happens. We work with YouTube to have—to
get them to change their algorithms, so it lessens the likelihood that a young person’s going to run into some of
these anti-Semitic conspiratorial videos. We work with Facebook on trying to use a redirect method, so when you search for
Holocaust as a hoax, you get directed to, like, Yad Vashem page. So there are different ways they can tweak their algorithms
and adjust their products, so they think not only about free speech—not only protect the user’s right to free
speech but protect the user’s right to not be harassed or hated.
(See full transcript)
Google’s Jewish Banker and CFO
Porat is Google’s Jewish Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 2015. She was recruited from the highest
ranks of the financial world, serving before her Google job as banker and CFO at notorious firm Morgan Stanley. Porat has
been labelled as “the most powerful woman on Wall Street” (see CNN, March 24, 2015), so she can surely use her Jewish networking skills and contacts, to further the economic aims of her Jewish brethren
Ruth Porat, Google Chief Financial Officer.
Porath was voted as one of the world’s
50 most influential Jews by the Israeli paper The Jerusalem Post in 2020
(see article “The Jerusalem Post’s 50 most influential Jews“, February 26, 2020).
Israeli Vice Presidents
Instead of only recruiting fellow Jews from the US, the
Jewish bosses of Google now recruit straight from Israel, the Jewish state.
above already noted Israeli Udi Manber, Google Vice President of Engineering.
Google’s new Vice President in 2016, Meir Brand, was also recruited directly from Israel.
The article “Google taps Israeli exec as new VP” (Times of Israel, November 1, 2016), tells the story:
Google taps Israeli exec as new VP
for Meir Brand, CEO of tech giant’s Israel operation since 2005
Google Israel chairman Meir Brand (L) with former Israeli Finance Minister
Yair Lapid (Photo credit: Courtesy)
An Israeli Google
executive has been named as the new vice president of the technological giant.
Brand, who has been CEO of Google Israel since 2005, was promoted last week to VP of the company, Israel’s Haaretz
Google, which last year was reorganized as the holding company
Alphabet Inc. by Jewish co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, is one of the world’s largest technology companies
and specializes in online advertising, search, and cloud computing, among other fields.
has been an active investor in Israel in recent years, most notably through its purchase of the popular Israeli-made GPS
app Waze, which it purchased in 2013. Google also has a large research and development center in Israel.
Brand will remain CEO of Google Israel, and will also continue to serve as a board member and director of Google’s
EMEA Emerging Markets (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa).
According to the Israeli
business daily Globes, Brand was the first employee at Google Israel when it was established in 2005, and subsequently become
In his role as director of Google’s EMEA Emerging Markets, Brand was
responsible for a number of countries with a population of over one billion people between them, including all of the Middle
East, Africa, Russia, Turkey, and Greece.
Jews recruited as Google Vice Presidents are; Yossi Matias, Noam Bardin and Riki
Drori. The article “Google Promotes Riki Drori to Vice President” (CTech by Calcalist, November 24, 2019) gives more details:
Google Promotes Riki Drori to Vice President
2018, Drori has led Google’s consumer products marketing in the EMEA and acted as YouTube’s chief marketing
officer for the region
By Meir Orbach
Google has promoted Riki Drori to vice president, one person familiar with the matter told Calcalist on condition
of anonymity. Other than Drori, Google currently has three Israeli vice presidents— Meir Brand, who heads the company’s
EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) business, Yossi Matias, who heads Google’s research and development center
in Israel, and Noam Bardin, co-founder and CEO of navigation app developer Waze, acquired in 2013 for $1.3 billion.Drori
has been with Google since 2006, holding various executive positions. Since 2018, she has led Google’s consumer products
marketing in the EMEA and acted as YouTube’s chief marketing officer for the region.
Riki Drori. Photo: PR[End of article]
Yossi Matias, Israeli Google Vice President
Noam Bardin, Israeli Google Vice President
Google's Jewish guru of giving
In the article “Google’s
guru of giving” (http://www.financialexpress.com/news/googles-guru-of-giving/265113/0), January 24, 2008, The Financial Express details Larry Brilliant.
Dr Brilliant led the Internet giant’s philanthropic arm Google.org, where he ruled over a and 40-strong
As well as adopting the informal company motto, “Don’t
be evil”, the internet search firm’s co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, decided to commit Google to engage
in serious philanthropy. Innovative as ever, they created a new sort of philanthropic entity, a division of the company
that could pursue its mission through both for-profit investing and making charitable grants. This, they hoped, would one
day “eclipse Google itself in overall world impact by ambitiously applying innovation and significant resources to
the largest of the world’s problems.”It would be funded with 1% of the firm’s equity, annual profits and
In February 2006, after a lengthy search, Dr Brilliant was
appointed to run Google.org. Media reports focused on the old hippy’s colourful past, not least his spell as a doctor
with the Grateful Dead, a legendary 1960s rock band. What attracted his new employers was his unique record of success both
in running Silicon Valley tech firms and in implementing large-scale solutions to big social problems.
Though he has taken nearly two years to produce a strategy for Google.org, Dr Brilliant has not been taking
things easy. He may have added a taste for Hindu meditation to his Detroit Jewish roots (he once shared a guru with Apple’s
boss, Steve Jobs), but he is a driven man, travelling widely and seeking advice from hundreds of people, pushing himself
harder than friends say is wise for a sexagenarian. When he arrived at Google.org he found extraordinarily high expectations,
a blank sheet of paper to fill with a strategy, and “microscopic attention” from outside on what it was doing.
During his time as Google´s philantropic boss Brilliant combined
his work with his dedication for Jews and Judaism. For instance Brilliant, as Executive Director of Google.org,
appeared as a speaker at the Jewish Community Federation in San Fransisco´s Business Leadership Council Breakfast
meeting. February 28, 2007. According to the organization´s homepage (http://www.sfjcf.org/aboutjcf/press/2007/brilliant.asp):
Larry Brilliant, Executive Director of Google.org, will share his
vision for “Healing a Broken World” with attendees at the second annual Business Leadership Council Breakfast
on Wednesday, February 28, 2007.
Dr. Larry Brilliant is the Executive
Director of Google.org, the umbrella organization which includes the Google Foundation as well as partnerships with and
contributions to for-profit and nonprofit entities.
Sponsored by AT&T
and Levisohn Venture Partners, this special BLC event is open to all donors who contribute $1,000 or more to the 2007 San
Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation’s Annual Campaign. Donors under the age of 40 who contribute $500 are
also welcome.The Jewish Community Federation is the central organization for fundraising, planning, outreach and leadership
development for Jewish communities in San Francisco, the Peninsula, and Marin and Sonoma counties. In fiscal year 2006,
the Federation’s annual campaign allocated $18.3 million to some 60 agencies providing social services, educational
and cultural programs in the Bay Area, in the U.S., Israel and elsewhere in the world. In fiscal year 2006, the Federation’s
Endowment Fund, with assets exceeding $1.8 billion, provided more than $203 million for a variety of grants, seed projects
and emergency needs. For more information, call 415.777.0411 or visit www.sfjcf.org.
So here we can see how the Google boss fraternises with an organization that is interrelated to the Zionist state.
In April 2009 Larry Brilliant, after 3 years at Google, said he was parting ways with the Internet giant, leaving Google.org to
join a new organisation set up by former eBay President and Jew, Jeff Skoll. But Dr Brilliant also said he would remain as an advisor to
Some more names…
As has been noted in more detail below, the Jewish small sister of Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, Arielle Zuckerberg, in
2012 recruited as a Google employee as Google acquired the social media marketing platform company Wildfire, where Arielle works
(see article “Google Acquires Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister”, webpronews.com, July 31, 2012).
The Israeli Jewess Shimrit
Ben-Yair is a Product Manager at Google+, Google’s social networking service and the main competitor
to Zuckerberg’s Facebook. Ben-Yair met with war criminal and Israeli President Shimon Peres at
the Google Headquarters in 2012 and in her posting on that event revealed her Zionist leanings and sentiments:
had the great honor of meeting Israeli President Shimon Peres yesterday! He visited Google and saw some cool demos: the latest
in Google Earth, Translate, Google+ and of course our self driving cars.Many of you know how passionate President Peres
is about promoting peace in the middle east, but I was surprised to learn how tech savvy he is! Not only did he thoroughly
enjoy the demos, but he was also asking really great questions about the underlying technology and algorithms. At 88 years
old, he is truly inspiring.
Famous Jewish music mogul Lyor Cohen was in 2016 recruited to the important position as
Global Head of Music at YouTube. The article “Lyor Cohen Named YouTube’s Global Head of Music” (Billboard.com, September 28, 2016) writes.
has been named global head of music at YouTube, the company has announced.
had previously headed up Warner Music Group as its chairman/CEO of recorded music until 2012; before that, he ran the consolidated Island
Def Jam Music Group after Def Jam, of which he was president, was sold to Universal Music Group in 1998. He got his start
as an artist manager at Russell Simmons’ Rush Artist Management in the 1980s, working with Run-DMC and the Beastie
Boys, among others.
“Lyor is a lion of the music industry,” said YouTube’s Chief
Business Officer Robert Kyncl in a statement. “From Rush to Def Jam to Island Def Jam to WMG then 300, he has consistently
been a pioneer, charting the course for where music is heading. As we enter the growth era of the music industry, Lyor is
in a position to make tremendous difference in accelerating that growth in a fair way for everyone. We are thrilled to welcome
him to YouTube.”
One source tells Billboard that while
Cohen will be eventually stepping down as 300’s CEO, he will remain its largest individual investor. At the launch
of the company in 2013, Google confirmed it had led an investment round that contributed $5 million to the nascent startup;
YouTube, of course, is owned by Google.
Cohen has his work cut out for him at YouTube,
particularly in repairing the company’s relationship with the music business. […]
[End of article]
Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s music boss – a
humble Jew as you can see
Google’s Israel connections
Here follows a most revealing article on how Google´s Sergey Brin, Facebook´s Mark Zuckerberg and Yahoo´s
President Susan Decker, are invited by the Israeli leadership to Israel, during Israel´s 60th anniversary celebrations:
Facebook, Google founders to
attend Jerusalem conference in May
By Guy Grimland, Ha´aretz Correspondent
Co-founder of internet giant
Google, Sergey Brin, will join Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Yahoo president Susan Decker at a presidential panel
on technology to be held at the Jerusalem International Convention Center May 13-15.
convention, which was formed at the initiative of President Shimon Peres, will also be attended by a number of Israeli political,
religious and financial leaders, as well as academics and cultural figures.
panel will discuss issues facing technology in today’s age and the future, in particular in regard to how it will
affect Israel and the Jewish world.
Former UK prime minister Tony Blair will also
take part in the conference, as will French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger,
former prime minister of the Czech Republic Vaclev Havel, Nobel Prize Laureate Eli Wiesel, and Georgia President Michael
The Israel News Agency also
In attendance, in addition to many national presidents and heads
of state will be dignitaries from the worlds of business and academia. Among them are Sergey Brin, founder of Google and
Susan Decker of Yahoo. Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson will be serving as the honorary chairpersons for the Israel 60th Birthday
Presidential Conference which has enthusiastically attracted the attention of Jewish leaders and others worldwide.
And B’ nai B’ rith Magazine (http://bnaibrith.org/magazines/2008FallBBM/future-concerns-mariaschin.cfm) are also happy with the representation:
I was particularly impressed
with the large numbers of young people in attendance, representing Israeli universities and aliyah organizations like MASA.
At the conclusion of the panel discussion moderated by Israeli entrepreneur Yossi Vardi and featuring, among others, Brin,
the co-founder of Google; Susan Decker of Yahoo; and Rupert Murdoch, several dozen young adults crowded on stage to meet
the speakers—and more than one business card was exchanged.
Google´s Sergey Brin at Western Wall, Jerusalem
We write more on the Zionists attending this conference in our section on Yahoo!.
In March 2012 the Israeli President Shimon Peres – the
arch-Zionist and the man behind the Qana No 1 massacre in Lebanon – visited the Google headquarters in Silicon Valley, USA, where he was gladly greeted by Google’s
Jewish boss Sergey Brin. The pics below are from one of Google’s Israeli-Jewish employees and
can be accessed through the following link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/102600774742322762226/posts/5o5uBKzZYGp
Israeli site YNet News writes in an article 8th March 2012:
Peres receives 3D tour of his life at Google
Google founder provides president with virtual tour of important milestones
in his life
during his visit to Silicon Valley.
Peres asks Brin to ‘deepen cooperation with Israel’s R&D centers’
By Yair Altman
Shimon Peres met with Google founder Sergey Brin on Thursday, during a tour of Google Headquarters in California. Peres
is on a four-day trip through Silicon Valley, where he will promote Israel’s hi-tech industry.
During his visit, Peres received a virtual tour of his childhood neighborhood in Poland
with the help of Google Earth’s 3D satellite software.
The virtual tour, which was displayed on five 3D screens, began in Peres’ place of birth – Vishneva
(known today as Belarus). Brin continued the tour with a virtual glimpse of the moon, where the two were able to look at
a computerized model of the “Apollo 11” spacecraft.
A statement by the President’s Office said that during the tour, Peres requested to look over Israel and
Jerusalem, the Western Wall and the Church of Mary Magdalene, all in 3D.
Following the tour, Brin and Peres held a meeting in which Brin showed Peres some other technological developments.
Peres reportedly asked his host to expand the cooperation with
Israel’s R&D centers.
four-day visit to Silicone Valley, President Peres also met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, who helped him
launch a personal page on Facebook.
Peres also answered questions from the site’s users and launched a YouTube video clip meant to promote his Facebook
See also a revealing YouTube clip of the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vlSdcUnZSI
In 2009 Chad Hurley, CEO of YouTube (acquired by Google in
2006) officially visited Israel. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (December 8, 2009) revealed that “Peres inaugurated his channel Tuesday afternoon alongside YouTube founder Chad Hurley, who
made a special trip to Israel for the event” (our underline). The Israeli
Globes’ article “YouTube CEO and founder Chad Hurley visits Israel” (published 7 December 2009) also describes how under that trip CEO “Hurley is meeting users and will
attend the launch of President Peres’s personal YouTube channel” and Hurley is quoted saying that “Israel
has an important role to play in the development of YouTube”.
the video from the Jewish site WeJew.com and their clip (taken from Israel National News) “in honour of Chad
Hurley” on his meeting with Israeli Jews discussing YouTube at the offices of Google Israel: YouTube Founder in Israel
In 2012 Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was an
honoured guest and speaker at Shimon Peres‘ Israel Presidential Conference (see The Jewish Press, June 20th, 2012).
Shimon Peres and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt
2014: Former ADL national director Abraham Foxman presenting two
of ADL’s top awards to Shimon Peres, the ninth president of the State of Israel, and Eric
Schmidt, former executive chairman of Google.
ADL – the Anti-Defamation League – is the Jews’ prime instrument for intellectual oppression and the policing of thought,
the crackdown on dissent.
business cooperation with Israel
Ha´aretz online edition 15/05/2008, writes:
co-founder lauds Israeli innovation in tech, environment
By Lior Kodner, Haaretz Correspondent and
Google co-founder Sergey Brin on Thursday lauded Israeli
innovations in technology and environmental efforts, saying Israel “takes our climate challenges very seriously.”
Brin, visiting as a delegate to President Shimon Peres’ Presidential Conference, told Haaretz that these
challenges have “great geopolitcal ramifications on this country, in addition to environmental ones.”
He noted that Israel’s leading efforts in the field of sustainable energy, saying: “Obviously in Israel
they need to innovate with water and things like that. I was really intrigued to see drip irrigation. I just realized that
came out of Israel.”
Brin gave particular attention to Israel’s work
in environmentally friendly transportation.
A prototype of the world’s first
fully electric car was demonstrated for the first time on Sunday in Tel Aviv, by Israeli entrepreneur Shai Agassi.
Developers hope the car will revolutionize transportation in the country and serve as a pilot for the rest of the
world. If all goes as planned, Israel will be the first country to have electric cars on its highways in large numbers in
the next few years.
Brin also spoke about new projects ongoing at Google, including
the “huge range of efforts” being made on mobile technology and the patience needed in the field.
“I think it takes a while to devlop the technology, to devlop,
to educate advertisers
about it,” he said. “We have to bootstrap everything. our search based targeted ads took a number of yearsand
people are expecting overnight that you work a miracle. It is a combination of technology, advertising networks, abd user
expectations. All those things have to come together and that takes time,” he said.
During his visit, Brin toured Jewish sites, including the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin, attending the World Economic Forum in Davos,
announced the establishment of an R&D center in Israel. Ha´aretz 30/01/2006 writes:
Google founder plans R & D center in Israel
By Guy Rolnik
DAVOS, Switzerland – Google “is
in the process of establishing an R&D center in Israel,” Sergey Brin, a founder of the Internet search titan,
told Haaretz during the World Economic Forum here. Brin and co-founder Larry Page were among the more visible participants
at the economic conference. Both have a solid connection with Israeli entrepreneurs in the Internet field.
A Google executive told Haaretz that the company had recently recruited a large number of academics, engineers,
mathematicians, statisticians and economists for additional development of the company’s search engine algorithm and
its smart ad systems on the Net. There is still a shortage of quality personnel for developing analytic tools and predicting
the massive volume of information accumulated on the search engine.
summer, Google decided to establish a local marketing and sales branch in Israel to bolster its advertising revenues in
the Israel market. Google hired Meir Brand to head its Israel office, choosing a former Microsoft executive just as it had
done in China.
with Sergey Brin in Israel, May 29, 2008:
This is Brin’s third visit to Israel. The first time was with his parents, when he was still a teenager, and the
second was in September 2003, when Google was still a relatively small, privately owned company. Last week, however, Brin
arrived here as the head of one of the largest and most influential companies in the world.How has Israel changed since
your previous visits?
“It’s pretty impressive just to see how the tech
industry has continued to grow. The development, kind of just looking at the city of Tel Aviv. I mean, there are a bunch
of buildings. Maybe I’m crazy, but I feel like there are lots of buildings that weren’t here when I was here
last. And I’ve just seen some of the companies and their state of development, the levels developed here – it’s
Did your family ever consider immigrating to Israel?
“Boy, I need to ask them that. In fact, my great-grandmother lived in the U.S. for a period of time, so we
did have some ties to the U.S. I think my dad actually had a colleague who had moved to the U.S., who had given him greater
certainty [with respect to] the job market. And those were the big factors. But I can ask. My parents are here with me –
I mean, not in the office, but in Israel.”
In hindsight, considering what
you see now in the U.S. and Israel, if your parents had come here, do you think we would have Google today?
[Laughs] “Look, I’ve been very lucky in my life, and I’m sure there’ve been lots of random
circumstances that have contributed to that, so I probably would not be the first to change it. But looking at the kinds
of innovation and development that I see here now, I certainly think it’s possible to enjoy great success coming to
The article “Google Acquires Israeli Security Startup” (The Jewish Press, February 16th, 2014) tells the story of how Google now incorporates Israeli experts
into its computer login security and authentication processes. A fact that is highly interesting in the light of Israel’s
customary use of Jews around the world to take the role of “sayanim” to aid the Jewish state’s covert operations and surveillance programmes.
Google Acquires Israeli Security Startup
Published: February 16th,
Google has acquired the Israeli internet security startup SlickLogin.
The Israeli company made the announcement Sunday on the homepage of its website, signed by CEO Or Zelig, CTO Eran
Galili, and VP R&D Ori Kabeli.
“Today we’re announcing that the
SlickLogin team is joining Google, a company that shares our core beliefs that logging in should be easy instead of frustrating,
and authentication should be effective without getting in the way,” the announcement said.
The company was established last summer to simplify computer login security, the Israeli business daily Globes
reported. The company has not yet brought a product to market, and has no clients.
is working on technology that would verify a user using low-frequency sound sent through the computer’s speakers that
would be picked up by the user’s smart phone, which would confirm the user’s identity
Google acquired the Israeli app Waze in June for nearly $1 billion.
Google's cooperation with Jewish censors
Below are some articles illustrating how Google assists
Jewish Internet censorship. The articles show that Google follows dictats from ADL and the Zionist Organization of America, that Google “robots” censor pro-Palestinian bloggers, and that
sites like Radio Islam are censored.
we work with Google on using AI to try to interrupt cyberhate before it happens. We work with YouTube to have—to get
them to change their algorithms, so it lessens the likelihood that a young person’s going to run into some of these
anti-Semitic conspiratorial videos. We work with Facebook on trying to use a redirect method, so when you search for Holocaust
as a hoax, you get directed to, like, Yad Vashem page. So there are different ways they can tweak their algorithms and adjust
their products, so they think not only about free speech—not only protect the user’s right to free speech but
protect the user’s right to not be harassed or hated.”
(See full transcript)
Here we will give attention to one extra article to show how the Zionist
organization ADL cooperates with Google. In 2007 a conference was held in Israel with ADL, the International Network Against Cyberhate,
and Google´s Israel Director Meir Brand. Ha´aretz, 12/11/2007, writes:
Organizers of the conference representing the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish group that counters anti-Semitism,
brought examples of anti-Jewish hate material freely available on the Internet, and participants called for more action
to stop it.
He [Meir Brand] said Google removes results from its search
index only when required to by law, for example, when copyright infringement is an issue. In Germany and Austria, he said,
Google removes Nazi content, which is against the law there.Recognizing the problem, however, Google has instituted a warning
system for hate entries, taking viewers to a page warning that some of the search results may be offensive, and noting that
opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect Google’s views.
Just as a small reminder ADL:s Director Abraham Foxman was one of many top Jewish dignitaries
in Israel celebrating Israel´s 60th Anniversary back in 2008.
Excerpts from the article “Sergey Brin:
the Google revolutionary”, by Mark Malseed, The Jewish Chronicle, April 6, 2007 [the
complete article can be read here]:
“This intensity emerges during weekly strategy
meetings, where he and Page — who share the title of Google president — command the last word on approving new
products, reviewing new hires and funding long-term research.
Brin also holds sway
over the unscientific but all-important realms of people, policy and politics.“
“Brin’s Jewish sensibility is, likewise, grounded
in his family’s experience of life in the Soviet Union, and their eventual emigration to the United States. “I
do somewhat feel like a minority,” he says. “Being Jewish, especially in Russia, is one aspect of that. Then,
being an immigrant in the US. And then, since I was significantly ahead in maths in school, being the youngest one in a
class. I never felt like a part of the majority. So I think that is part of the Jewish heritage in a way.”“
“As a young boy, though, he had only a vague awareness
of why his family wanted to leave their native Russia. He picked up the ugly details of the antisemitism they faced bit
by bit years later, he says. Nevertheless, he sensed, early on, all of the things that he wasn’t – he wasn’t
Russian; he wasn’t welcome in his own country; he wasn’t going to get a fair shake in advancing through its schools.
Further complicating his understanding of his Jewish identity was the fact that, under the atheist Soviet regime, there
were few religious or cultural models of what being Jewish was. The negatives were all he had.“
“For many Soviet Jews, exit visas never came. But, in
May 1979, the Brins were granted papers to leave the USSR. “We hoped it would happen,” Genia says, “but
we were completely surprised by how quickly it did.” The timing was fortuitous – they were among the last Jews
allowed to leave until the Gorbachev era. Sergey Brin, who turned six that summer, remembers what followed as simply unsettling”
– literally so. “We were in different places from day to day,” he says. The journey was a blur. First
Vienna, where the family was met by representatives of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, which helped thousands of Eastern
European Jews establish new lives in the West. Then, on to the suburbs of Paris, where Michael’s “unofficial”
Jewish PhD adviser, Anatole Katok, had arranged a temporary research position for him.“
“One thing the Brins shared with thousands of other families
emigrating to the West from the Soviet Union was the discovery that, suddenly, they were free to be Jews. “Russian
Jews lacked the vocabulary to even articulate what they were feeling,” says Lenny Gusel, the founder of a San Francisco-based
network of Russian-Jewish immigrants. “They were considered Jews back home. Here, they were considered Russians. Many
longed just to assimilate as Americans.” Gusel’s group, which he calls the “79ers”, after the peak
year of immigration in the 1970s, and its New York cousin, RJeneration, have attracted hundreds of 20- and 30-something
immigrants who grapple with their Jewish identity. “Sergey is the absolute emblem of our group, the number one Russian-Jewish
immigrant success story,” he says.
The Brins were no different from their
fellow immigrants in that being Jewish was an ethnic, not a religious, experience. “We felt our Jewishness in different
ways, not by keeping kosher or going to synagogue. It is genetic,” explains Sergey’s father Michael. “We
were not very religious. My wife doesn’t eat on Yom Kippur; I do.” Genia interjects: “We always have a
Passover dinner. We have a Seder. I have the recipe for gefilte fish from my grandmother.” Religious or not, on arriving
in the suburbs of Washington, the Brins were adopted by a synagogue, Mishkan Torah of Greenbelt, Maryland, which helped
them acquire furnishings for their home. “We didn’t need that much, but we saw how much the community helped
other families,” Genia says. Sergey attended Hebrew school at Mishkan Torah for almost three years but hated the language
instruction – and everything else, too. “He was teased there by other kids and he begged us not to send him any
more,” his other remembers. “Eventually, it worked.” the Conservative congregation turned out to be too
religious for the Brins and they drifted.
When a three-week trip to Israel awakened
11- year-old Sergey’s interest in all things Jewish, the family inquired at another synagogue about restarting studies
to prepare for a barmitzvah. But the rabbi said it would take more than a year to catch up and Sergey abandoned the pursuit.
If there was one Jewish value the Brin family upheld without reservation, Michael says, it was scholarship.“
“What came next is Google legend. In the spring of 1995, Sergey met an opinionated computer-
science student from the University of Michigan named Larry Page. They argued over the course of two days, each finding
the other cocky and obnoxious. They also formed an instant bond, relishing the intellectual combat. Like Sergey, Larry is
the son of high-powered intellects steeped in computer science. The two young graduate students also share a Jewish background.
Larry’s maternal grandfather made aliyah, and his mother was raised Jewish. Larry, however, brought up in
the mould of his father, a computer-science professor whose religion was technology, does not readily identify as a Jew.
He, too, never had a barmitzvah. Larry and Sergey soon began working on ways to harness information on the web, spending
so much time together that they took on a joint identity, LarryandSergey”.“
“Their venture quickly bore fruit. After viewing a quick
demo, Sun Microsystems co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim (himself a Jewish immigrant from Germany) wrote a $100,000 cheque to
are without a doubt two of the most eligible bachelors on Google Earth, but both are reported to be in serious relationships
– Sergey is reportedly engaged to Anne Wojcicki, a healthcare investor and the sister of Google executive Susan Wojcicki,
who owned the garage where Google got started. In a 2001 interview, Genia said she hoped Sergey would find “somebody
exciting who could be really interesting to him… [who] had a sense of humour that could match his”. As one might
expect, she also prefers that Sergey marry a Jewish girl. “I hope that he would keep it in mind,” she confided.“
“The Ten Commandments it is not, but Google does operate
with a moral code of sorts. “Don’t be evil” is the maxim supposed to guide behaviour at all levels of
the company. When pressed for clarification, Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt has famously said: “Evil is
whatever Sergey says is evil.” One malevolent practice, in Google’s view, is tampering with or otherwise censoring
the list of results produced by a Google search. An early test of the Google founders’ commitment to providing unfiltered
information struck very close to home. The antisemitic website Jew Watch appeared prominently in Google results for searches
on the term “Jew”, prompting Jewish groups to demand that Google remove the site from the top of its listings.
Google refused. Sergey said at the time: “I certainly am very offended by the site, but the objectivity of our rankings
is one of our very important principles.” As a compromise, Google displays a warning at the top of questionable pages.“
“Viewed against the backdrop of Sergey’s distaste
for authority, the decision to cave in to China’s totalitarian leadership seems out of character. Sergey’s public
comments on the matter have evolved to reflect this contradiction. While defending the decision at first, he later acknowledged
that Google had “compromised” its principles. “Perhaps now the principled approach makes more sense,”
he has said, but adding: “It’s not where we chose to go right now.” Does a company founded by two Jews,
no matter how assimilated, necessarily retain some defining Jewish characteristics? The Google masterminds’ penchant
for pushing boundaries – without asking permission – might as well be called chutzpah.
However you label it, it is an attitude that runs deeply through Google and may help explain why the company is
embroiled in lawsuits over many of its new projects: the aggressive scanning of library books it does not own; display of
copyrighted material; and copyright issues connected to its acquisition of YouTube, the online video site whose popularity
rests in part on the availability of pirated television and movie clips. Google’s first employee and several other
early hires were Jewish and, when the initial winter-holiday season rolled around, a menorah rather than a Christmas tree
graced the lobby. Google’s former chef, Charlie Ayers, cooked up latkes, brisket, tzimmes and matzah-ball soup for
Chanucah meals and turned the Passover Seder into a Google tradition.
Google’s emphasis on academic achievement – hiring only the best and the brightest and employing hundreds of
PhDs – could be considered Jewish. So, perhaps, could “Don’t be evil”. With its hint of tikkun olam,
the Kabbalistic concept of “repairing the world”, it reflects the company’s commitment to aggressive philanthropy.“
“Nevertheless, he and his parents do support a few charities.
“There are people who helped me and my family out. I do feel responsible to those organisations,” he says. One
of them is Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the group that helped the Brins come to the United States. Genia serves on its
board and heads its project to create a digital record of Jewish-immigrant archives. Has Sergey been a target of antisemitism
since he left the Soviet Union? “I’ve experienced it,” he says. “Usually, it is fairly subtle. People
arp on about all the media companies being run by Jewish executives, with the implication of a conspiracy… I think
I’m fortunate that it doesn’t really affect me personally, but there are hints of it all around. That’s
why I think it is worth noting.”“
years ago, Sergey and Larry visited a school for gifted maths students near Tel Aviv. When they took to the stage, the audience
roared, as if they were rock stars. Every student there, many of them, like Sergey, immigrants, from the former Soviet Union,
knew of Google. Sergey began, to the crowd’s delight, with a few words in Russian, which he still speaks at home with
his parents. “I have standard Russian-Jewish parents,” he then continued in English. “My dad is a maths
professor. They have a certain attitude about studies. And I think I can relate that here, because I was told that your
school recently got seven out of the top 10 places in a maths competition throughout all Israel.”
The students applauded their achievement and the recognition from Sergey, unaware that he was setting up a joke.
“What I have to say,” he continued, “is in the words of my father: ‘What about the other three?'”
The students laughed. They knew where he was coming from. That Sergey has parlayed his skills into unimaginable business
success does not mean those “standard Russian-Jewish parents” are ready to let him off the academic hook.“
(which in 2012 acquired Instagram and in 2014 WhatsApp)
“He met Mark Zuckerberg in 2002 after they
had joined the same fraternity which primarily concentrated on activities within the Jewish community.
‘We ate Shabbat dinner together,’ Hasit said. ‘Every year we raised money for charities in
Israel. Mark was one of the members of the fraternity, like many other Jewish students at Harvard.’
Hasit, who wears a skullcap, says the 25-year-old Zuckerberg feels an affinity with Judaism. ‘He fasts
on Yom Kippur,’ Hasit says of Zuckerberg. ‘Sometimes he would come to the Hillel House, a Jewish organization
that ran various activities.’ “
– The Jew Ariel Hasit,
who now has joined the Israeli Defense Forces, on his personal experience of the Jewish Facebook founder and CEO, Mark
Zuckerberg, Ha´aretz, 10/05/2009.
Jewish founder and
The popular social networking site Facebook, launched in February 2004, has a 100% Jewish founder and CEO, Mark
Jews readily boast about this fact. The Jewish etnocentrist
site Jew or Not Jew: Choosing the Chosen People, see logo below, have a special entry for Zuckerberg (as they
have for Google´s Sergey Brin and Larry Page), where Zuckerberg gets
their “Jew Score” total of 12 (4 + 4 + 4).
See: http://www.jewornotjew.com/profile.jsp?ID=369 .
The site, which should be reagarded as some case of
internal Jewish humour, explains the meaning of this score:
About the Jew Score
We evaluate how Jewish
a person is based on three factors. How Jewish they are internally, how Jewish they are externally and how much we want
that person to be a Jew in the first place.
In practice, the I Score tends
to refer to birth history with some adjustments for how we imagine they see/saw themselves. The O Score is
for how Jewish they look and act. The K Score stands for Kvell (pride) and is subject to the whims
of the creators of this website.
The Jew Score refers to our opinion only and is
affected by but not definitive of one’s actual Jewishness.
The site of the World Jewish Digest, as another example, also counts Mark Zuckerberg as one of their
examples of Jewish influentials in their list “10 to watch in 2008 – WJS´s shortlist to Jewish standouts”. Zuckerberg, “born into a well-to-do Jewish-American family in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y”, gets the rankning
place of 3 in their list of 10 influential Jews.
Zuckerberg's Jewish entourage at Facebook
The New York Times,
May 13, 2009, reported:
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz noted that “Facebook
was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, a Jewish former Harvard University student.”Mr. Schnitt [a Facebook spokesman] told
ABC that while some employees of the social-networking service came from families marked by the Holocaust, that was not
influencing their decision:
Many of us at Facebook have direct personal
connection to the Holocaust, through parents who were forced to flee Europe or relatives who could not escape. We believe
in Facebook’s mission that giving people tools to make the world more open is a better way to combat ignorance or
deception than censorship, though we recognize that others, including those at the company, disagree.
So here we learn from the Facebook spokesman Mr. Schnitt that “many
of us at Facebook have direct personal connection to the Holocaust”, which of course means nothing else than that
they are Jewish.
So who are these Jewish actors?
To begin with, in the absolute beginning, when Zuckerberg decided to spread his new Facebook project to other schools
than Harvard, he enlisted help from his Jewish friend Dustin Moskovitz. Moskovitz then
became the Vice President of Engineering of Facebook.
The Brazilian Jew Eduardo Saverin was also one of the co-founders of Facebook where
he held the role of Chief Financial Officer and business manager.
Zuckerberg and his “best friend” Saverin were both members of the Jewish
college fraternity group Alpha Epsilon Pi at Harvard. In the fraternity’s mission statement one reads:
Alpha Epsilon Pi, the Global Jewish Fraternity, was founded to provide
opportunities for Jewish men seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience. We have maintained the integrity
of our purpose by strengthening our ties to the Jewish community and serving as a link between high school and career.
Mark Zuckerberg (right circle) with his Jewish brothers in Harvard’s Alpha
Epsilon Pi Jewish fraternity,
and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin (left circle).
Alpha Epsilon Pi has a long history of Israel support, presently having a project called Israel
Amplified. According to AEPi’s own FAQ:
The Israel Amplified conference has been designed to maximize time
and energy spent on developing your own personal relationship with Israel to bring a conversation about Israel into your
chapter and the Greek system. […] Some of the sessions will be led by Israel education experts […] The Israel
Amplified team has worked very hard to bring you the best and most effective Israel education conference designed especially
for student leaders in the Greek system.
Alpha Epsilon Pi also aids
the Israeli military and the Zionist political machinery as the fraternity gives so-called “philantropical” support to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces and the Jewish National Fund.
Alpha Epsilon Pi is also official partner to B’nai B’rith, the Jewish masonic order which in turn runs the ADL (Anti-Defamation League).
It should be noted that the
President of Harvard University at the time was none other than Larry Summers, the Jewish top political
activist who we write more about in our profiles of Jewish Internet entrepreneurs Sheryl Sandberg and Marne
When the two non-Jewish Winklevoss twin-brothers
tried to file complaint to President Summers against their co-student Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their concept of a Facebook-like
online social network (a famous scene in the movie “The Social Network”), they were vehemently
dismissed by Summers, unwilling to move against his Jewish tribal-fellow Zuckerberg. Summers has since then in the media
even called the two non-Jewish twins “assholes”, see for instance “Larry Summers calls Winklevoss twins ‘A**holes'” (CNN Money, July 20, 2011), as a gesture of the famed Jewish “refined cultural etiquette”
Larry Summers, Jewish President of Harvard University
at the time of the establishment of Zuckerberg’s Facebook.The Jewish gang behind
Facebook got their first funding from another Jew, German-born technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel,
one of the founders of PayPal.
We here recommend reading
an article from the The Guardian (14 Jan, 2008) on the people behind Facebook which has more information on Thiel. The Guardian concludes that:
“… the real face behind Facebook is the 40-year-old Silicon Valley venture capitalist and futurist
philosopher Peter Thiel.”
As a typical
Jewish etnocentrist Thiel prefers to deal with other Jews. His business partner with whom he who founded PayPal is the Ukrainan-born
now-American Jew Max Rafael Levchin.
Other Jews Thiel is interacting with are David Sacks, PayPal’s former chief operating
officer, and George Zachary, “a friend of Max and Peter’s” and
partner of the Jew Ed Skoll from eBay.
Below follows an excerpt from “Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re
Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0”, by Sarah Lacy, (see: http://www.metroactive.com/metro/06.11.08/cover-supermen-0824.html) on Thiel´s “PayPal mafia”:
mafia even had Hollywood success. Jeff Skoll was one of the first eBay executives who became friends with the PayPal crew
when eBay bought the company in 2002. He started up Participant Productions on a lark, and it has been one of the most profitable
productions companies in Hollywood. Among its first four films were Syriana, Good Night, and Good Luck, North Country, and
An Inconvenient Truth. Skoll’s success convinced Max and Peter to start dabbling in Hollywood, bankrolling the 2006
indie flick Thank You for Smoking, along with David Sacks, PayPal’s former chief operating officer.While Sacks continued
to play the Hollywood game, he also launched a new social networking site for families, called Geni.com. It allows people
to fill out their family trees and link them to the family trees of spouses and in-laws. Anyone on the tree can add to the
tree, the idea being that over time you discover people you’re related to that you didn’t know. It’s a
bold idea, one of the first Web 2.0 start-ups aimed squarely at families. Peter Thiel, naturally, backed it early on. And
in Geni’s first venture capital round with Charles River Ventures, it got nosebleed $100 million valuation. The CRV
partner who wrote the check was George Zachary, Skoll’s early partner in Participant Productions and a friend of Max
and Peter’s. By 2006, the PayPal mafia was an incestuous world where, for now, everyone seemed to be making lots of
Thiel makes up one fourth of the Board
members of Facebook. Thus apart from providing the money, he really has a lot of influence – just as The Guardian had
Thiel - "the real face behind Facebook -
is a Zionist
What The Guardian failed to tell is that Thiel also has an Israel agenda.
The Israeli-based Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies writes (http://www.adelsoninstitute.org.il/OnAgenda.aspx?id=62&from=a):
On Tuesday, May 12, 2009, The Adelson Institute hosted Richard Perle,
former assistant to the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee during the Reagan
administration, and Peter Thiel, Co-Founder of PayPal and President of Clarium Capital Management. The topic of discussion
was: “The first 100 days of the Obama administration”.Perle briefed the Adleson Institue’s staff and faculty
and said that the outcome of Obama’s new approach towards adversaries will be tested in a few months time.
Thiel, who participated in Perle’s briefing, said that there is an incredible gap between Israel’s
reality and its potential. People talk about China, India and Brazil as emerging market countries, he added, while Israel
is underrated. According to Thiel, all it takes is a short visit to Israel in order to appreciate the incredible talent,
intensity and drive of the Israelis.
It should here be reminded that Richard
Perle that Thiel met in a briefing, is the infamous Neo-con from the Bush era who was one of the main Jewish
architects behind the Iraq invasion and war in 2003.
sponsor Peter Thiel reveals his Israel agenda in a video speech he made for the Adelson Institute and which can be seen
through the following link: http://www.adelsoninstitute.org.il/MediaViewer.aspx?id=57
The Adelson Institute gives the following description of Thiel´s video message:
Israel is Truly the Country of the Future, May 17, 2009There is an incredible gap between Israel’s
reality and its potential, says Peter Thiel, Co-Founder of PayPal and President of Clarium Capital Management. Thiel, a
guest of the Adelson Institute for Strategic studies, participated in Richard Perle’s briefing at the Adelson Institute.
People talk about China, India and Brazil as emerging market countries, says Thiel, while Israel is underrated. All it takes
is a short visit in order to appreciate the incredible talent, intensity and drive of the Israelis.
In the video Peter Thiel – economic sponsor and Facebook Board member –
hails the Jewish state of Israel. Here follows a transcript of some of his statements in the video:
“I believe that Israel is a truly extraordinary place.”“… an incredible potential…”
“Just visiting here [in Israel] for a few days one is always struck by the incredible
talent and intensity and drive of the people.”
“I think that
if Israel is able to resolve some of these issues, that surround it over the next few years, it will probably be the best
place in the world.”
“I believe the future is not in cheap
labour or cheap capital or in real estate. I believe the future is in technology and in that sense perhaps Israel is truly
the country of the future.”
Institute for Strategic Studies at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem is a 100 % Zionist institution.
We here reproduce the Mission Statement of the institute Thiel cooperates with:
The Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem is an academic and research institute
founded by its chairman, Natan Sharansky, in 2007. The Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies develops, articulates and
builds support for the strategic principles needed to address the challenges currently facing Israel and the West. Israel,
as the only democracy in this region surrounded by totalitarian governments, is on the cutting edge of the challenges and
dangers confronting Western civilization everywhere.As part of this overall effort, the Adelson Institute for Strategic
Studies seeks to explore how the advancement of freedom, democracy, and human rights can be marshaled as an effective measure
to secure and strengthen international stability and security. The Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies also seeks to
examine international law in light of the new forms of asymmetric warfare and terror; the establishment of credible deterrence
against guerilla and terror organizations and the states that sponsor them; the appropriate response to weapons of mass
destruction; and the strengthening of Israel’s relations with its strategic allies.
Natan Sharansky, founder and chairman of the institute, is a
racist Russian Jew and Israeli politician (former deputy Prime Minister) famous for his “tough” stance on the
Palestinians. Palestinian resistance to Zionist domination is branded as “terrorism”. Sharansky writes in Jan.
15, 2009 (Bloomberg.com) on the ongoing Israeli slaughter in Gaza:
is a cancer that can’t be cured through “proportional” treatments. It requires invasive surgery.
Here follows another article on Peter Thiel
and Israel from [vc]cafe (http://www.vccafe.com/2008/01/02/peter-thiel-gambles-on-the-next-internet-hit-israels-hooja/):
Peter Thiel gambles on the next internet hit - Isreal's Hooja
Peter Thiel knows a thing or two about
consumer internet. After all, he’s a PayPal cofounder, one of Facebook’s board members and its first investor
($500,000) way before its $15 billion valuation, giving him a hefty return of a billion. Thiel is known as a savvy investor
with a ‘golden touch’ that tends to invest small amounts early on taking a ‘hands-off’ approach
with management (learn more about his investment strategy in Thiel’s recent WSJ profile).
Apart from Facebook, Thiel invested in some of the internet’s biggest brand names early on, including: Yelp,
Slide, LinkedIn and Friendster.These days, Peter Thiel is managing the hedge fund Clarium Capital, which manages $2 billion
under management and he’s also a partner in the Founders Fund, that recently raised $220 million for its second fund.
Now, for the first time, Thiel is betting an Israeli tech startup, to be the next winner.
Globes reports that Thiel, along with a group of private investors, raised $1.5 million for Hooja, an Israel-based
startup founded in April of 2006 by Naama Moran, a former Greylock Partners associate. Hooja is still operating in stealth
mode (landing page only) but its known to be developing a unique search technology that enables content providers to search
for personal and social information in the deep web, including social networks. One of Hooja’s investors describes
the technology as ’social search’ – basically providing higher ranking to information that a user’s
friends are likely to click on.
The Jewish-Russian billionaire
and Internet investor Yuri Milner, has since 2009 invested in Facebook, along with investments in Twitter
to name another famous social media company – see the article “Yuri Milner, The Man Behind the Facebook Deal” from the Jewish Russian Telegraph site.
Milner who has worked
in a company formely run by incarcerated Jewish oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky is a close business
associate with the Jewish-Russian businessman Gregory (Moiseevich) Finger, and the oligarch Alisher Usmanov. The latter an Uzbek-born “Muslim”, Russia’s richest
man in 2011, and married – not so surprisingly – to a Jewess by the name of Irina Viner.
Milner is a staunch Zionist and attended Shimon Peres‘ Israeli
Presidential Conference in 2012 (see The Jewish Press, June 20th, 2012).
Yuri Milner Jewish-Russian Facebook investor
Other Board members
The other Board members of Facebook apart from Thiel are Mark Zuckerberg himself, the Jewish venture capitalist Jim
Breyer, and finally Marc Andreessen.
Jim Breyer also
sits in the Board of Directors of Dell, Walmart and Marvel.
Marc Andreessen is
the founder of Netscape (non-Jewish?), but a man who works closely with the Jew Ben Horowitz with
whom he founded Opsware. Andreessen has also invested in the Israeli Israel Seed Partners thus becoming
a partner of and cooperating with Jonathan Medved, one of Israel’s leading venture capitalists.
So Andreesen – Jew or not – is well entangled in the Jewish-Israeli Internet establishment.
In our section on Google we detailed Sheryl Sandberg, a Jewish woman who was Google´s Vice President of Global Online
Sales & Operations.
As Rabbi Levi Brackman and journalist Sam
Jaffe write in their book “Jewish Wisdom for Business Success”, p. 2:
Early in 2008, she left Google to become the second-in-command
of Facebook, the emerging social-networking company.
The Jewish “second-in-command
of Facebook” Sheryl Sandberg is presently Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Sandberg is responsible for helping Facebook
scale its operations and expand its presence globally. Sandberg in this position manages sales, marketing, business development,
human resources, public policy, privacy and communications and reports directly to Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
It can here be repeated that Sandberg is married to another Jew, David Goldberg, former
music head at Yahoo!.
The Jew David Fischer –
son of Israel’s Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer – is the VP of Advertising
and Global Operations at Facebook and oversees sales, advertiser marketing, and customer operations throughout the world.
David Fischer joined Facebook after over seven years at Google, where he was VP of Global
Online Sales and Operations and was responsible for Google’s online sales channel, which represented the majority
of Google’s customers worldwide. In that role, he helped build Google’s online advertising network into the largest
in the world.
For more on Sheryl Sandberg, David
Fischer and Facebook’s cooperation with Israel, see important addendum just below under the headline “Facebook
Another recruit from Google is the Jew Elliot Schrage, now Vice President of Communications,
Public Policy and Platform Marketing at Facebook. In this position he is responsible for developing and coordinating key
messages about products, corporate business and partnerships. He also oversees the company’s public policy strategy
worldwide. At Google Schrage was Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs and in our special section on Google we documented how he worked to promote propaganda together with the Jewish “US Holocaust Memorial”.
Donald E. Graham, from the Jewish media family Meyer-Graham behind Newsweek and The Washington
Post, is also on the Board of Directors of Facebook.
Another Jew who has had positions
of influence in Facebook was Justin Rosenstein, a top engineer who was one of
the first employees Facebook poached from Google, where he was a Product Manager, as Facebook began its rise in 2007.
At Facebook Rosenstein lead the technical team that created the now ubiquitous “Like” button.
Both Dusty Moskovitz.and Rosenstein have since left Facebook (2008)
to jointly start Internet ventures of their own, but they still retain shares in the company; Moskovitz with a Facebook
stake of 7.6% valued at $6.5 billion and Rosenstein with a stake 0.2% valued at $170 million (as of 2011).
Ethan Beard is head of Platform at Facebook. Earlier he was Director of Business Development.
Prior to joining Facebook, he was a Director of Social Media at Google.
Randi Zuckerberg, Jewish sister of Mark Zuckerberg,
was Marketing Director of Facebook, quitting in 2011.
For info on Mark‘s little sister Arielle and
Israel, see note below.
In 2010 Jewish woman Marne Levine became
Facebook´s first Vice President of Global Public Policy, to oversee and coordinate Facebook´s interactions with
governments and NGOs and build out the company´s policy teams in Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Mrs Levine has direct connections to the political center of the US as she before her Facebook
appointment was Chief of Staff at the White House’s National Economic Council, where she worked with coordinating
the development of domestic and international economic policy for President Obama under the Jewish
director Lawrence Summers. Levine formerly also served as Chief of Staff for Summers when he was President
of Harvard University (similar to Facebook’ Jewish Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg´s
history who also served as a Chief of Staff to Summers when he was the Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton Administration).
Marne Levine began her career at the United States Department of Treasury under the Clinton régime, where
she served in the Office of Legislative Affairs and Public Liaison.
Levine also has personal connection into the CIA as the father of her husband – the venture capitalist Philip
Deutch – is non other than the former director of Central Intelligence from 1994 to 1996, John
Deutch (see link).
The Jew Sam Lessin is since 2010 Director of Product
at Facebook, where he heads the Identity Product Group, which leads work on Timeline, privacy, etc.
Joel Kaplan, the Jew “behind Zuckerberg”
During the US Senate’s Facebook hearing with Mark Zuckerberg in
April 2018, a particularly sleazy character was noted by the media, one of two Facebook top advisors, sitting just behind
the rather hard pressed Zuckerberg. The character was Joel Kaplan – illustrating hands
on – the Jewish excersion of influence. This figure appeared at the event in his position as Facebook’s Vice
President of Global Public Policy.
Joel Kaplan has his tentacles in the Conservative
fold as a power broker serving witht top positions under in the Bush régime.
Kaplan was a policy adviser on George W Bush’s 2000
campaign. After that he went on to work in the Bush Administration, serving in different roles throughout both of President
Bush’s terms. Kaplan started out, in 2001, as the Special Assistant to the President for Policy. By 2006, he has attained
the stratgically important post of Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy. According to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Kaplan was “responsible for the development and implementation of the Administration’s policy agenda. He framed
strategic decisions on a full range of policy matters and integrated the execution of legislative, communications, and external
outreach and policy strategies on behalf of the President and Chief of Staff.”
an Israel Firster, a sayanim-recruitable, in the most sensitive positions of the US, this man “responsible for the development and implementation of
the Administration’s policy agenda”!
Kaplan is a personal friend
of US President Donald Trump‘s 2018 choice for Justice for the US Supreme Court, Brett
Kavanaugh, and Kaplan and his wife even attended the hearing to show their support for Kavanaugh.
Joel Kaplan, behind Zuckerberg during the 2018 Senate hearing.
Joel Kaplan in his former role as a Zionist mole in the White House
Nathaniel Gleicher, Jewish head of Facebook’s Cybersecurity
In 2018 Nathaniel Gleicher became Facebook’s
head of Cybersecurity Policy. This Jew, as forementioned Joel Kaplan, also comes from the circles within
the White House.
Gleicher was previously senior associate
at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (“Ranked #1 Think Tank in U.S. by Global Go To Think Tank Index”).
According to Gleicher’s web profile at CSIS, he formerly:
[…] prosecuted cyber crime at the U.S. Department
of Justice, then served as director for cybersecurity policy at the National Security Council (NSC) in the White House.
At the NSC, he developed U.S. government policy on key technology and cybersecurity challenges, including encryption, cyber
deterrence, internet governance, and network security. Since leaving government, he served as head of cybersecurity strategy
at Illumio and is currently the head of cybersecurity policy at Facebook.
associated cybersecurity company Illumio is by the way very much a Jewish project, founded by Jews Andrew
Rubin and P. J. Kirner with capital from Jews Marc Benioff and Ben
Now Gleicher is Cybersecurity boss
at Facebook. It is, again, from a sayanim perspective (Israel’s recruitment of Jews in the Diaspora for Mossad/Israeli servitude),
very interesting to note a Jew in such an important and sensitive position in a U.S. company.
Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of Cybersecurity Policy.
Facebook and Israel
The Jewish state sees the importance in
Internet Jews such as Mark Zuckerberg. In 2008 the Israeli paper Ha´aretz reported:
Facebook, Google founders to attend Jerusalem conference in May
By Guy Grimland, Ha´aretz
Co-founder of internet giant Google, Sergey Brin, will join Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Yahoo president
Susan Decker at a presidential panel on technology to be held at the Jerusalem International Convention Center May 13-15.
The convention, which was formed at the initiative of President Shimon Peres, will also be attended by a number
of Israeli political, religious and financial leaders, as well as academics and cultural figures.
The panel will discuss issues facing technology in today’s age and the future, in particular in regard to
how it will affect Israel and the Jewish world.
Former UK prime minister Tony Blair
will also take part in the conference, as will French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger, former prime minister of the Czech Republic Vaclev Havel, Nobel Prize Laureate Eli Wiesel, and Georgia President
Here we see how the young
Jewish entrepreneur Zuckerberg, with fellow Internet-Jew Sergey Brin, is invited down to the Jewish
state to participate in the celebrations of Israel´s 60th anniversary (which was the reason the meeting was held)
and to meet with the top Zionist echelons.
(It should here be noted that Shimon Peres is
a war criminal. In 1996 he was responsible, as the leader if the Jewish state, of Israel´s massacre of over 100 Lebanese
civilians in Qana.)
On March 11th, 2008, Nick O’Neill
posted an interview with Mark Zuckerberg where they touched on the subject of “anti-Semitism” and Internet:
Recently Shimon Peres suggested that Israelis and Jews worldwide use Facebook to fight anti-semitism in addition
to inviting Mark Zuckerberg to Israel. I asked him about his thoughts on Facebook as a tool to fight anti-semitism and if
Facebook would take proactive measures to fight against it. Mark believes that Facebook need to focus on building useful
communication tools and that the users can use these tools to connect and generate more worldly perspectives. As such Facebook
does not need to be proactive about it. When asked about whether he will visit Israel next year, he said maybe.
In March 2012 the Israeli President Shimon Peres – the arch-Zionist and the man
behind the Qana No 1 massacre in Lebanon visited the Facebook headquarters in the US where he was happily greeted by Facebook´s Jewish
boss Mark Zuckerberg. There Zuckerberg helped the elderly Zionist chief create a personal Facebook
page – and Peres thereafter added Zuckerberg as his first Facebook “friend”!
Israeli paper Ha’aretz March 6, 2012 writes under the headline “Peres, Mark Zuckerberg launch president’s international Facebook page”:
President Shimon Peres and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched the president’s international Facebook
page on Tuesday, with Zuckerberg to first to press ‘like’ to the page.
festivities began at 7 P.M. Israel time (9 A.M. P.S.T.), with a live press conference with web surfers from around the world.
Peres and Zuckerberg then launched the page officially at 8 P.M. Israel time (10 A.M. P.S.T.).
See also the article “Israeli President Shimon Peres Applauds Hollywood’s Influence on Youth“.
Sandberg is a key connector between Israel and Facebook. The Israeli news site YNetNews.com writes on the latest steps of cooperation (underlines below added by Radio Islam) in order to “foster
a relationship between the Israeli government and Facebook heads”:
Israel to promote itself on Facebook
By Yitzhak Benhorin
minister meets networking site’s managers to discuss plans for online PR
WASHINGTON – The government intends to turn the social network Facebook into the main platform for Israeli
online public relations, investing a lot of resources on creating an efficient strategy to utilize the 600 million-large’
Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon visited
the California offices of the network on Friday, and met with company heads including Chief Operating Officer Sheryl
Sandberg and VP of Advertising and Global Operations David Fischer, who is the son of Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer.
The Foreign Ministry is set on turning the famous social
network into the main platform for Israeli online public relations both in English and in Arabic. Officials in Jerusalem
have expressed their belief that Facebook is a friendly platform for communication with young people around the world,
allowing for distribution of messages through video clips and games.
Israeli embassies around the world have already begun to manage Facebook pages, but now the Foreign Ministry
intends to make more efficient use of the network to improve Israel’s image.
Ayalon’s meetings are intended to foster a relationship between the Israeli government
and Facebook heads. Ayalon has also invited Facebook managers to visit Israel in order to meet with internet entrepreneurs
and participate in the Presidential Conference expected to take place in Jerusalem next June.
The deputy foreign minister displayed before them Israel’s high-tech abilities, noting
that Intel Company is the biggest private employer in Israel, with more than 7,000 employees.
Following Facebook’s slow response in closing the internet page calling for a “third
Intifada” and a violent protest against Israel, Facebook managers clarified that in the
future they intend to deactivate any pages preaching violence. They also stated Facebook plans to open a marketing
center in Israel.
all becoming a family event with David Fischer, Facebook’s Jewish VP of Advertising
and Global Operations being non-else than the son of the Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer!
See also the YouTube clip from March 6, 2012 “President of Israel Peres speaks with Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on Internet technology”.
In the introduction fellow Jew David Fischer sees it as “a real pleasure”
“to welcome one of the great leaders of our times, President of Israel, Shimon Peres”.
Fischer continous his hymn to the Zionist war criminal: “But
what is most impressive […] is that he is a man always looking forward, a man with boundless energy,
inspired many passions […].”
(Click on photo below to go to clip):
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Facebook’s David Fischer and
In 2012 Mark
Zuckerberg‘s little sister Arielle Zuckerberg went to Israel where she met Israeli
war criminal Shimon Peres.
(that’s Mark’s little sister) was all smiles today when she met with Israeli President Shimon Peres for a photo
op. The younger Zuckerberg sister (big sis Randi is a reality TV show producer) was on a break from her job with a social
media marketing firm for a trip with Taglit-Birthright.
Peres, for his part, seemed pretty
“I greatly respect the Zuckerberg family not only for their creativity
but also for the strong tradition which is firmly in their hearts,” he said. “I am proud of Arielle, all her
friends who have come with her to Israel and all the participants who take part in Taglit-Birthright.”
Arielle Zuckerberg with Israeli President Shimon PeresAccording to Wikipedia “Taglit-Birthright Israel […] is a not-for-profit educational organization that
sponsors free ten-day heritage trips to Israel for Jewish young adults. Its stated goals are to diminish the division between
Israel and Jewish communities around the world and to strengthen participants’ personal Jewish identity and connection
to Jewish history and culture.”
is closely connected to the Israeli military. Wikipedia writes: “A major feature of the tours is a 5 to 10
day mifgash (Hebrew for encounter) with Israeli peers, usually soldiers serving in the Israel Defense
Forces, who join the tour. The stated purpose for the mifgash is for the participants and the soldiers to get to know each
other and to better understand each other’s world view and Jewish identity.”
It should here be noted that the social media marketing platform company Wildfire, where Arielle works,
in 2012 was acquired by Google (see article “Google Acquires Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister”, webpronews.com, July 31, 2012).
Mark Zuckerberg speaking with Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu,
in Davos 2009,
just before Netanyahu becoming Israel’s Prime Minister.
acquires Jewish run WhatsApp
Jan Koum, Ukrainian Jew co-founder and CEO of WhatsAppIn the spring of 2014 Facebook bought the
influential internet messaging service WhatsApp, a messaging platform for smartphone users, one of its founders and present
CEO being the Ukrainian Jew Jan Koum.
Koum’s amicable relations with the top Zionist echelons of Israel was quickly revealed as Koum on March 6,
2014 met with none other than the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the latters visit
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with WhatsApp’s Jan
Koum, California, on March 6, 2014Jan Koum has a background of being a security and infrastructure
engineer for Yahoo, an interesting position from a sayanim perspective.
Note: In 2019
it was revealed that WhatsApp had been infiltrated by an Israeli “security” company, using a spyware named “Pegasus”.
The article “Israeli spyware targeted Americans” (The Electronic Intifada, 6
November 2019) tells how the Israeli spyware targeted Americans, but also “more than 20 countries, many of
them US allies”. The Guardian article “WhatsApp: Israeli firm ‘deeply involved’ in hacking our users” (29 April 2020) writes further on the issue:
WhatsApp: Israeli firm ‘deeply involved’ in hacking our users
NSO Group allegedly connected
to hacks of 1,400 people including human rights activists
has alleged in new court filings that an Israeli spyware company used US-based servers and was “deeply involved”
in carrying out mobile phone hacks of 1,400 WhatsApp users, including senior government officials, journalists, and human
The new claims about NSO
Group allege that the Israeli company bears responsibility in serious human rights violations, including the hacking of
more than a dozen Indian journalists and Rwandan dissidents.
WhatsApp has said victims of the hack received phone calls using its messaging app, and were infected with Pegasus. Then,
it said: “NSO used a network of computers to monitor and update Pegasus after it was implanted on users’ devices.
These NSO-controlled computers served as the nerve centre through which NSO controlled its customers’ operation and
use of Pegasus.”
penetrationof personal data has also gained a new focus in the wake of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, where the same Israeli
operative, NSO, is also an actor. The Guardian writes:
The new developments in the case come as NSO is facing separate
questions about the accuracy of a tracking product it has launched following the outbreak of Covid-19. The new programme,
called Fleming, uses mobile phone data and public health information to identify who individuals infected with coronavirus
may have come into contact with. A report by NBC last weekend said NSO’s new tool was being marketed in the US.
Facebook acquires Instagram – appoints “Israeli-American” Jew as
In 2012 Facebook acquires photo- and video-sharing
social network Instagram, according to sources “for $1 billion in cash and stock”. As Instagram
– with imagery – can affect the opinions of millions of people, it is a very powerful tool in the hands of its
Jewish owners, deciding what can be seen, and what cannot. Instagram is also not devoid of politics, for instance “Iranian
dissidents” use the platforms for political messaging.
In 2018 “Israeli-American”
Facebook employee Adam Mosseri took over Instagram, as its CEO. At Facebook Adam Mosseri, who
joined in 2008, had worked as a designer before advancing to the top echelons, as Facebook’s Vice President of Product
and the strategic post of leading Facebook’s news feed.
Mosseri is described
as Zuckerberg’s “trusted lieutenant” and “a member of Mark Zuckerberg’s
‘inner circle'” (Daily Mail, 1st October 2018).
Adam Mosseri, to the right with fellow Jew, Mark Zuckerberg (click
At Instagram Mosseri
replaced longtime Instagrammer Kevin Weil, who was shuffled back to the Facebook, becoming Vice President
of Product for Facebook’s blockchain initiative Calibra. Note that Weil had been Senior Vice President of Product
at Twitter, until joining Instagram in 2016.
Mark Zuckerberg (left) with fellow Jewish Facebook co-founder Dustin
Firast Facebook user has joined the IDF
A quite telling detail is that the first real user of Facebook, apart from the
co-founders, is a Jew, Arie Hasit (who carries the Facebook URL id 7). Hasit studied
with Zuckerberg in Harvard and later on did what the Jews call Aliyah to Israel, that is he settled in
occupied Palestine in accordance to the Jewish Law of Return. Hasit has since joined the Israel Defense Forces
Spokespersons Unit, a propaganda/desinformation unit of the IDF.
The Israeli paper Ha´aretz ran
a piece on Hasit and Facebook 10/05/2009 (underlines below added by Radio Islam):
Facebook founder's roomate recounts creation of Internet giant
Guy Grimland, Ha´aretz Correspondent
Five years ago, hardly anybody
had heard of Facebook. Today, it seems that there is nobody in Israel or the world over who is not familiar with the social
networking Web site, which recently crossed the 200 million user threshold. Facebook is estimated to be worth $15 billion
after Microsoft bought 1.6 percent stock in the company for $240 million.
Hasit, 26, witnessed the birth of Facebook. He shared the same apartment as Mark Zuckerberg, the site’s founder, joined
the same college fraternity, and witnessed first-hand the company’s initial climb from a dormitory start-up to a dominant
mega-monstrosity on the Web.
Hasit grew up in Philadelphia. Since he was young,
he dreamed of immigrating to Israel, which he did two years ago. Today he is serving in the Israel Defense Forces Spokespersons
Unit. He chose to enlist for a year-and-a-half rather than the six months which are required of new immigrants in his age
bracket. Israel is not foreign to him.
“Every summer I was in Jewish summer
camp in the U.S. From time to time I would visit Israel.”
high school at age 18, he enrolled at Harvard University, where he studied the history of the Land of Israel. “I thought
this would make it easier for me after I would get to Israel,” Hasit said. “My parents actually thought I should
learned computers so that I would work in high-tech when I got here.”
focused his studies on the hip-hop genre in Israel, a subject which would become the topic of his thesis. He met
Mark Zuckerberg in 2002 after they had joined the same fraternity which primarily concentrated on activities within the Jewish
“We ate Shabbat dinner together,” Hasit said. “Every
year we raised money for charities in Israel. Mark was one of the members of the fraternity, like many other Jewish students
Hasit, who wears a skullcap, says the 25-year-old
Zuckerberg feels an affinity with Judaism. “He fasts on Yom Kippur,” Hasit says of Zuckerberg. “Sometimes
he would come to the Hillel House, a Jewish organization that ran various activities.”
Hasit and Zuckerberg struck up a friendship, though they were not the closest of friends. They later lived together
in the college dorms.
“Mark just happened to live in the apartment where I
lived in the dorms,” Hasit said. “He was in one room while I was in the other. This was a large apartment, we
were seven students crammed into five bedrooms. We saw each other every day for a number of hours. When Mark moved into the
dorms I was already in my third year while he was in his second year.”
says that Zuckerberg decided one day to build a Web site that would serve as a utility for students at Harvard. “He
built the site for fun,” Hasit says. “We had books called Face Books, which included the names and pictures
of everyone who lived in the student dorms. At first, he built a site and placed two pictures, or pictures of two males and
two females. Visitors to the site had to choose who was ‘hotter’ and according to the votes there would be a
“He only ranked people who received the most votes for being
good looking, not everybody,” Hasit said. “There were about 1,000 people in all. Within four, five hours the
site became so popular that at one point it became impossible to surf the Web on Harvard’s Internet server. This was
on a Sunday in October 2003.”
“The next day, the head of the university
denied Zuckerberg access to the Internet. People complained that Mark used their pictures without permission. He apologized
and ultimately the university decided not to expel him even though there were columns in the campus newspaper that argued
that what he did was completely improper.”
Zuckerberg’s stunt came at
a time when students were appealing to the university to develop a Web site that would include the pictures and contact
details of students in dorms. Now they feared that the Zuckerberg episode would compel the administration to shelve the
“Mark heard these pleas and decided that if the university won’t
do something about it, he will, and he would build a site that would be even better than what the university had planned,”
Hasit said. “Before founding Facebook, he built the site Course Match which allowed students to find out who among
those living in the same dorm are taking what courses, so that they could form study groups.”
Zuckerberg started developing Facebook from his modest dorm room. Every visitor who registered at the site received
a serial number. The first, second, and third user who registered took up dummy pages. The fourth user was Zuckerberg himself.
The fifth user is Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook who also served as the company’s spokesperson. Dustin
Moskovitz, the third part of the site’s founding triumvirate, occupies the sixth user spot. Moskovitz led the technical
staff at Facebook before quitting the company to found a start-up in 2008.
is the seventh registered user, which in practice makes him the fourth real user to log into Facebook. “Often people
ask me how I became the fourth user. Sometimes I tell them.”
to me on the day he built Facebook, and he said to me, ‘Arie, I built this site. I want you to sign up.’ And
that is how I signed up to Facebook. I put a favorite quote of mine in the profile. I specified my favorite books, which
courses I take at Harvard. I uploaded one picture to the profile. There was no Wall. There was no News Feed. There weren’t
too many things in Facebook, which only began its lifespan on the Web.
Zuckerberg asked a small group of people to sign up to Facebook. At a certain point he told us to start inviting friends,
and that is what we did on the first and second day which the site went up on the Web. We could only invite students enrolled
at Harvard. In fact, if you did not have a Harvard e-mail address you could not sign into Facebook. At first, dozens of
Harvard students registered. The numbers then reached the hundreds, and by the fourth day it had already reached the thousands.
People were very enthusiastic about the site. It enabled them to know who took what courses and to meet new people. It conquered
Harvard. In less than a week, some 4,000 students signed up for Facebook.”
recalls how Zuckerberg spent hours in front of the computer. “He studied computers and psychology,” Hasit said.
“Despite the fact that he developed Facebook, he continued his studies as per usual. His grades were okay. He was
even in a relationship with a girlfriend. During Facebook’s initial days, the walls in his room were filled with graphs
and charts which showed how many people joined on a daily basis, who used what application, and who has the most friends.”
“After a few weeks, he decided to open up Facebook to another university. He had two friends, one at Stanford
and the other at Dartmouth, whom he asked to promote the site there. He also asked for help from his ex-girlfriend who was
a student at Dartmouth.”
Facebook quickly attracted a following in other leading
universities. “Every user specified which university he belonged to, and that was how he kept in touch with other
students at the university in which he studied, but all the networks were under one Web site.”
“The graphs and charts in his room became graphs and charts which included statistics from all the universities.
At one point he received requests from students at other universities who were not in Facebook to open the site to them as
So we now know that the Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, “feels an affinity
with Judaism” and has “raised money for charities in Israel”.
In Facebook´s early history Zuckerberg was assisted by the Jew Dustin Moskovitz and
got funding from Jewish businessman Peter Thiel, the latter a man with open Zionist views and in contact
with the Zionist establishment. Thiel then joined the Board of Facebook and is presently – according to The
Guardian – “the real face behind Facebook”.
top namnes are co-Board member Jim Breyer and the Jewess Sheryl Sandberg,
the “second-in-command of Facebook”.
And one of Zuckerberg´s friends
from Harvard – his roommate and Facebook´s first real user – has since moved to Israel and joined the Israel
Defense Forces Spokespersons Unit. This also reveals the mindset of people in Zuckerberg´s proximity.
Knowing this one is not surprised thet the arch-Zionist Shimon Peres invited Zuckerberg
to Israel in 2008.
We here give links to more information on
Facebook, Zuckerberg and Jewish-Israeli censorship:
we work with Google on using AI to try to interrupt cyberhate before it happens. We work with YouTube to have—to get
them to change their algorithms, so it lessens the likelihood that a young person’s going to run into some of these
anti-Semitic conspiratorial videos. We work with Facebook on trying to use a redirect method, so when you search for Holocaust
as a hoax, you get directed to, like, Yad Vashem page. So there are different ways they can tweak their algorithms and adjust
their products, so they think not only about free speech—not only protect the user’s right to free speech but
protect the user’s right to not be harassed or hated.”
(See full transcript)
What is Wikipedia?
Wikipedia is an Internet encyclopedia that anyone can edit and add information.
claims its articles are based on a “neutral point of view” but as it is human beings writing
the articles, of course the contents quickly have been mixed up with politics. For instance organization like CIA have tried
to affect the entries (see BBC:s “Wikipedia ‘shows CIA page edits’ “), and big companies try to control the information on themselves. And Israel and its army of “cyber-soldier”
Jews from all over the world are now doing the same…
Wikipedia project has ended into control of student research on the Internet.
situation is now that the majority of subjects Googled will show Wikipedia as the top – or one of the firts top results
– and thus Wikipedia will get the majority of the hits.
And as shown in our
section on Google this Internet search-engine is well in the hands of Zionist Jews and also cooperates openly with Zionist organizations
such as ADL and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) to control the searches and censoring information and certain
This means that apart from Wikipedia other sites may be censored when Googling
any given subject.
Wikipedia's Jewish founders - Wales and Sanger
From all the available information it appears Wikipedia was started by two Jews, one a programmer, and the other
an ‘Adult Site’ operator.
The origins are in a
project called Nupedia launched in March 2000 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger.
Jew Jimmy Wales (actually James Wales, or also known
as “Jimbo”), with riches from his time as an options trader, became an Internet entrepreneur and decided to create
a free, online encyclopedia. He recruited the Jew Larry Sanger, who was finishing a Ph.D. in philosophy
at the Ohio State University – whom Wales knew from their joint participation in online mailing lists and Usenet discussion
groups – to become the paid editor in chief. Wales’s company Bomis, an Internet search portal and a vendor of
online “erotic images” (featuring the Bomis Babe Report), picked up the tab initially.
The Jewish computer programmer Ben Kovitz is the one who suggested to Larry Sanger, Nupedia’s
editor-in-chief, to transfer the online encyclopedia to a wiki support. Larry and Jimmy Wales accepted and from that time,
Wikipedia took over Nupedia and became a huge success.
one of the two recognized cofounders, is openly Jewish. In their rabblings of what different famous Jews are doing The
Jewish Chronicle mentions Sanger in an article “Larry Sanger… creates a new
Wikipedia”, The Jewish Chronicle, 26 October 2006, p. 10.
is presently in charge. Sanger left in 2002, and is a professor/lecturer at Ohio
Jimmy Wales, in image to right with the Jewish kippah/yarmulke on
during av visit to the Wailing Wall in Jewish-occupied Jerusalem, Israel.
Jimmy Wales History
Jimmy Wales is the de facto leader of Wikipedia and as thus wields a lot of influence. Time
Magazine named him in its 2006 list of the world’s most influential people.
Short history: Wales who was born in Huntsville, Alabama, went to the exclusive Randolph prep school, and onto
the University of Alabama. Wales graduated and became a Futures Trader in Chicago. Next he opened Bomis, an ‘Adult Content’ website, which was followed by Nupedia, which morphed
Wales is the darling of the Jewish crowd at Harvard, being a fellow
at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, at the Harvard Law School.
Basically ‘Bomis’ is an adult site, started by Wales.
featured user-generated webrings and that, according to The Atlantic Monthly (September 2006), “found
itself positioned as the Playboy of the Internet”. For a time the company sold erotic photographs, and Wales described
the site as a “guy-oriented search engine”.
Jimmy Wales with Bomis babes
A Bomis babe – financing Wikipedia.
(click image for more…)
Names like Jeremy Rosenfeld (a
Bomis employee), Benjamin Kovitz, Seth Cohen, dot the landscape of technical staff.
Wales' editing interventions
It should here be noted that although Wikipedia states that it professes
a “neutral point of view” the on-line dictionary has even seen direct interventions from
its owner Jimmy Wales over its contents. The Herald Sun reports June 30, 2009, in the article “Wikipedia edits helped free David Rohde“:
THE New York Times worked with Wikipedia to keep news
of the kidnapping of one of its reporters in Afghanistan off the online user-edited encyclopedia.New York Times reporter
David Rohde, who was kidnapped by the Taliban in November, escaped from his captors along with his translator this month.
A number of news organisations, including Agence France-Presse, at the request of the New York Times, agreed not
to report the kidnapping out of concerns for their safety.
Keeping the news off
Wikipedia was another matter, the Times said.
It said that on at least a dozen occasions,
user-editors posted news of the abduction on a Wikipedia page about Mr Rohde, only to have it erased.
Several times the page was frozen, preventing further editing, it said.
sanitising was a team effort, led by Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, along with Wikipedia administrators and people
at the Times,” the newspaper said.
“We were really helped by the fact
that it hadn’t appeared in a place we would regard as a reliable source,” Mr Wales told the Times.
“I would have had a really hard time with it if it had.”
Times said that two days after the November 10 kidnapping, Michael Moss, an investigative reporter at the Times and friend
of Mr Rohde, altered Mr Rohde’s Wikipedia entry to emphasise that his work could be seen as sympathetic to Muslims,
like his reporting on Guantanamo and his coverage of the Srebrenica massacre of Bosnian Muslims.
It said that the next day, an unidentified user, citing an Afghan news agency report, edited the entry on Mr Rohde
and mentioned the kidnapping.
Mr Moss deleted the mention, and the user promptly
restored it, adding a note protesting the removal, the Times said.
It said the Times
eventually reached out to Wales and Wikipedia put an indefinite block and then a temporary freeze on changes to the page.
“We had no idea who it was,” Mr Wales said of the unidentified user making the edits.
He said there was no indication the user had ill-intent.
The Times said
Mr Wales himself unfroze the page after the June 19 escape by Mr Rohde and his interpreter, Tahir Ludin.
Interesting here is to see that people should be kept in the dark of the “security
deterioration” and the realites of what is happening in occupied Afghanistan. Instead Wikipedia will
help in sanitising the image.
Wales' Israeli connections
a strong supporter of Israel"
Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales at the Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem on Oct.
together with the Jewish war criminal Shimon Peres.
Note writing in Hebrew behind
The same was
repeated in 2011, with Wales again going to Israel for the Israeli Presidential Conference. Read for instance the article
from The Jewish Telegraphic Agency dated June 22, 2011.
Above – Jimmy Wales on the stage –
Israeli Presidential Conference 2011.
has also run the annual 3-day Wikipedia meeting, the so-called Wikimania event, in Haifa in Israel. Please
read for instance The Jewish Chronicle article dated August 5, 2011: “Wikimania hits Israel as conference opens“
Read also the article from the Wikimedia blog
dated August 3, 2011: “Shalom from Wikimania 2011!“
Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales and Israeli war criminal and President Shimon
together with Israeli-Jewish bloggers in Israel, 2011.
Telegraphic Agency (JTA) openly writes, in the article “Jimmy Wales Talks Wikipedia and Neutrality in Israel” (May 18, 2015):
Wales was in Israel — he’s been
here more than 10 times, he says — to accept the Dan David Prize, an international award of $1 million given yearly
at Tel Aviv University. Wales was chosen for spearheading what the prize committee called the “information revolution.”
While Wikipedia strives for objectivity on Israel, Wales is unabashedly
pro. The annual Wikimania conference, hosted by the nonprofit that runs Wikipedia, was held in the northern Israeli city
of Haifa in 2011, and Wales appeared at the Israeli Presidential Conference that year.
“I’m a strong supporter of Israel, so I don’t listen to those critics,” Wales told
JTA.Wales said he backs Israel for “all of the standard reasons — the support for freedom of speech is very important
to me, the rights of women, proper democracy. You can support all those things while still having criticism of actions and
policies that aren’t good.”
So here we have it black on
white; Wikipedia’s boss Jimmy Wales who has been more than 10 times(!) to Israel, is “unabashedly
pro”-Israel, “he backs Israel“. He even states himself: “I’m a strong
supporter of Israel”!
Left: Jimmy Wales with rabid Israel
Firster, the Jewish lawyer Alan Dershowitz. Right: “Israel
hosts Jimmy Wales” in 2015.
Wikipedia chief Gardner goes to Israel - gets advice
Wikimedia Director Sue Gardner in Israel 2009
Israeli paper Ha´aretz reports
04/05/2009 on how Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation which runs Wikipedia,
has participated at a meeting in Israel – a Wikipedia Academy 2009 Conference – organized
by Wikimedia´s Israeli supporters and Tel Aviv University’s Netvision Institute for Internet Studies. Ha´aretz writes:
Wikipedia editors: Coverage of Israel 'problematic'
Wikipedia’s coverage of Israel-related issues is “problematic,”
leading Israeli internet researchers claimed Sunday at the Wikipedia Academy 2009 Conference dealing with the world’s
largest encyclopedia. The conference was organized by Wikimedia’s volunteer-based Israel chapter and Tel Aviv University’s
Netvision Institute for Internet Studies. However, the Web site’s leading manager said it merely reflected public discourse.
In demonstrating what he defined as problems, Eli Hacohen, the Institute’s director, showed how Hamas is
not defined as a terrorist organization in the first paragraph describing the organization on the English site of the reader-edited
online encyclopedia, which is the world’s fourth most popular Web site.
also documented his attempts to define Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as a Holocaust-denier. Each time he
included his remarks on Wikipedia, users and editors removed the reference – despite Ahmadinejad’s frequent and
public Holocaust denials.
On a related entry, Hacohen also noted that Wikipedia
defines David Irving – a known Holocaust denier – as a historian, although his credentials are recognized by
no one but himself. Furthermore, the Wikipedia entry on January’s Operation Cast Lead in Gaza describes it as an “intense
bombardment” by Israel on a civilian population.
Dror Kamir, a leading Israeli
Wikipedia promoter, showed how Lod is not listed as a city in Israel in Wikipedia’s Arabic-language version.
Also attending the conference, which discussed Wikipedia’s role in academia, was Sue Gardner, the executive
director of the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia. Gardner told Haaretz that she is “quite comfortable”
with the mistakes on the Web site. “I know that more or less the same mistakes can be found in the New York Times,”
Before her address at the conference, she defined Wikipedia as a
“just another mainstream news medium.” Wikipedia, Gardner said, “will never say anything as Wikipedia.
It will only quote relatively well-respected sources, including other media. So it’s natural for Wikipedia to reflect
public discourse as it fluctuates, and news is the first draft of history.”
her first visit to Israel, Gardner explained that her attitude stemmed from her framework of reference as a journalist in
her native Canada, including a stint as director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Web site.
The boss of Wikipedia thus travels down to the land of the chosen people to be
lectured on how Wikipedia can be improved when it divulges information concerning Israel/Jews.
a collection of images from this event beteween Wikipedia and Israel, see this link:
Sue Gardner in Israel 2009, Eli Hacohen to the
Wikipedia leading editor also goes to Israel
leading editor at Wikipedia, has been invited by the Israeli Government´s Foreign Ministry to help polish Israel´s
Photo Editing Israel's Online Image
By Sharon Udasin, Staff Writer
The Jewish Week, 03/04/2009[…]
But David Saranga, the
media consul for the Consulate General of Israel in New York, plans to fight back. After launching a pro-Israel campaign
through Twitter.com during the Gaza war and by bringing Maxim magazine into Israel last year, he says he is recruiting the
best in the business to revamp Israel’s online image.
a few weeks, he will bring six American new media experts to photograph Israel,with funds from the Consulate and Israel’s
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
However, Saranga says the initiative will,
hopefully, knock the pictures of destruction much further down the lists, behind photos of ordinary Israeli daily life.
And because he has enlisted Internet authorities like pen-named Wikipedia senior editor David Shankbone, Saranga thinks
that there is a good chance they’ll stay that way.
Shankbone — whose
real name is David Miller — first visited Israel in December 2007, when Saranga led a group of journalists on a tour
of the country’s high-tech and environmental developments. All in all Shankbone estimates that he illustrates over
4,000 Wikipedia articles with his photography.
“The idea is to create a body
of work that not only Wikipedia can use but that the general public can use,” he said.
Shankbone is not Jewish, but he said he learned extensively about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in school. While
he considers himself a supporter of Israel, Shankbone doesn’t intend to make Wikipedia a Zionist Web site, and he
looks at the Gaza war as a black-and-white situation — Israel had a right to respond, but its mode of attack was not
Yet for Shankbone, the purpose of his photo expedition is not to document
the aftermath of the war.
“People want to talk to you about other things than
just missiles,” he said.
Ideally, Shankbone said he’d like to end up
at solar power plants in the Negev Desert or in a southern city like Eilat, because he spent most of his time up north during
the previous trip.
“I particularly like small towns, because my feeling is
that anyone can come to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem,” Shankbone said.
open-source sites, users can add and remove other people’s contributions as they see fit, only an administrator can
permanently delete the posts from the storage database, Wikimedia Commons. In his three years working as a Wikipedia editor,
however, Shankbone said that he has been careful to avoid inserting his own political positions, and readers have rarely
altered his content. His collection remains the largest Creative Commons — a Web-based data-sharing platform —
photograph community generated by one person, he said.
however, questions whether “bringing out people like Shankbone will help directly with the grass-roots, anti-Israel
and often anti-Semitic activity that occurs online.”
“What it will do
is help in the fight for hearts and minds online,” he said. “This proactive engagement is also important.”
“It certainly isn’t going to be the silver bullet,” Shankbone agreed. “It does give Wikipedia
the opportunity or responsibility to present accuracy.”
And while Saranga
hopes to change the world’s perception of Israel in the long term with the support of every American Israel consulate,
he recognizes that, realistically, results will not be immediate.
end of the day, a single activity won’t change perceptions; a single activity won’t change the criticism generated
by the Gaza war,” he said. “But what is important is to create a critical mass of positive activities that will
improve Israel’s image.”
Jerusalem Post writes on the same story:
editor to visit Israel
By Herb Keinon
The Jerusalem Post, Dec 8, 2007
In an acknowledgement
of the importance that the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia has in shaping opinion, the Foreign Ministry is bringing one
of its leading editors, David Shankbone, to Israel next week.
World According to
a communiqué put out by the ministry, Shankbone has carried out dozens of interviews of US personalities for Wikipedia,
including presidential candidates, religious leaders, rock stars and journalists. Shankbone will be visiting within the
framework of a delegation of technology writers being brought to Israel by the Foreign Ministry and the America-Israel Friendship
Explaining the rationale for bringing Shankbone to Israel, David Saranga,
the spokesman at the consulate in New York, said: “More than once we have faced editors connected to Israel that appear
on Wikipedia in English that do not represent the reality in Israel. We decided to initiate a visit by Shankbone to describe
Israeli reality as it is.”
Wikipedia, according to the Foreign Ministry, is the eighth
largest web site in the world, with some 60 million visitors a day, or some 14,000 hits a second.
David Shankbone – whose real name is David Miller –
has himself written on his trip in his private user page in Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:David_Shankbone/Israel):
IsraelI went to Israel to expand Wikipedia’s quality photographic representation and coverage of Israeli-related
articles. My trip was reported on in their press:
- Jerusalem Post
- The official blog of Israel
I also wrote a series of articles about the trip for Wikinews. I interviewed
their President, Shimon Peres, had lunch with the President of the Technion and discussed the philosophy of Wikipedia over
dinner with Yossi Vardi. Here is the first one.
And if you have a chance—check
out Solar power in Israel, which I recently wrote.
Below is a gallery of images I
took on the trip.
And here is a nice
picture of Shankbone-Miller with Shimon Peres:
Wikipedia´s David Shankbone (Miller) with Israeli war criminal Shimon
Peres – the man behind the
Qana massacre of over 100 Lebanese civilians in 1996
Shankbone´s interview with Peres appeared in the Israeli paper Yedioth Aharonoth (here
part of the article, reproduced from the Israeli government site http://www.isrealli.org/ – isRealli – The New
Blog of the State of Israel):
By Itamar Eichner
Yedioth Aharonoth, 24 December 2007, p.12
A President with Value: Peres is the First Leader to Be Interviewed for Wikipedia’s News Site
The nation’s president proved again yesterday that despite his advanced age he has no need to be embarrassed
facing politicians much younger than he. Shimon Peres is the first world leader to grant an interview to the online encyclopedia
The interview with Peres will be published on the Wikipedia news site,
Wikinews and his statements will be integrated into various articles throughout the encyclopedia.
For over an hour, Peres sat with one of the Wikipedia senior editors, David Shankbone. Shankbone, who came to Israel
with a delegation of journalists, turned to the Israeli Consul for Media and Public Affairs in New York, David Saranga,
and asked to schedule an interview with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Peres. To Shankbone’s surprise, it
was Peres who decided to take up the gauntlet and grant an interview to the popular encyclopedia. Wikipedia is the eighth
most-popular website in the world in terms of daily traffic.
At the outset of the
interview, Shankbone told Peres, “We checked among Internet surfers under age 30 and we found that you are the most
popular and most recognizable leader in the world.”
Peres used the interview
for a bitter attack on Iran. “The Iranian economy cannot support the atomic program,” he said, “and the
world must decide if it is ready for nuclear weapons to fall into terrorists’ hands.”
Peres was asked his opinion of the younger generation of Israelis. “The 14- 15- and 16-year-olds need to
participate in determining the world’s future,” the President explained. “If it were up to adults, they
would want kids to keep dancing the hora or singing Slavic songs, but youngsters don’t listen and should not have
to. Young women today also wear more risqué clothing than they did in the past and there is no problem with that
since they look nicer.” Consul Saranga said last night “It was important for the Foreign Ministry that part of
the interview was dedicated to subjects other than the conflict [with the Palestinians].”
The interview has since appeared in Wikinews – “the free news source”
– as it was destined to be, and can be read at: http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Shimon_Peres_discusses_the_future_of_Israel
Shankbone-Miller to return to Israel
his own blog 2008/07/31 Shankbone-Miller writes that he will return to Israel (http://blog.shankbone.org/2008/07/31/david-shankbone-to-go-back-to-israel-for-wikimedia/):
Shankbone to go back to Israel for Wikipedia
By David Shankbone
Last December I traveled to Israel where I had lunch with Yitzhak Apeloig, the president of their premiere university,
the Technion, and interviewed their President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Shimon Peres (photo, right).
In the next few months I will be returning to the Holy Land for a week-long photography expedition. From the students
of Haifa to the dolphins of Eilat; from the vineyards of the Galillee to the Bedouins of The Negev; I will engage in a photographic
documentary of the people and landscape of Israel. The goal is to create a comprehensive body of images of the country that
are licensed as free content, meaning my work will be available to everyone via Wikimedia for both commercial and non-commercial
Watch this blog for updates.
In his own blog 2009/03/04 Shankbone writes more on his new Israel trip, where he will be joined by “baroness
of social media, Tamar Weinberg, and her photographer husband”. “Consul David Saranga in the Israeli
Foreign Ministry […] was instrumental in putting the trip together” (http://blog.shankbone.org/2009/03/04/my-israel-trip-covered-in-jewish-week/):
My Israel trip covered in Jewish Week
By David Shankbone
Sharon Udasin recently wrote in Jewish Week about my upcoming photography expedition of Israel for the creative
commons. Also on the plane will be the baroness of social media, Tamar Weinberg, and her photographer husband. The itinerary
is not set, but I have requested an interview for Wikinews. Because the focus is on photography, most of my writing will
take place on this blog where I hope to document the experience. Consul David Saranga in the Israeli Foreign Ministry, who
has spear-headed his country’s foray into social media, was instrumental in putting the trip together.
My goal here will be to document not just the monuments and public structures that every tourist documents, but
also common, every-day features of life and landscape. Cities like Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are not crying out for free media
(although they can always use more professional-quality shots). Instead, places like the Arava Valley, the kiryats and the
kibbutzes need coverage.
I want to capture life outside the scope of a rifle. That
not every Israeli is armed, living in rubble or dodging missiles is lost in a media narrative that filters everything through
conflict. The hope is to obtain shots of the country not typically obtained by tourists and photojournalists. Small town
and rural Israel holds all the appeal for me.
tricks to control information in Wikipedia
But corrupting the very
top names of Wikipedia for Israel´s cause is not enough. Jewish students, paid by Hasbara fellowships
from the Israeli government, are mobilized to edit Wikipedia in a pro-Israel manner.
images and text below are from a Hasbara newsletter dated May 2007.
Hasbara is an Israeli institution that gives fellowships to Jewish students around the world and also aids them in organizing
“Israel Advocacy”, i.e. Israel-propaganda.
We also recommend reading the following articles:
Jimmy Wales counting the bucks
Yahoo Jew Terry Semel
Yahoo! in Jewish
The Jew Terry Semel was CEO of the search engine company Yahoo! between 2001 and 2007.
During his time as Yahoo! CEO Semel used his position to impress on his fellow Jews. For instance Semel in the
shape of Yahoo-boss appeared as one of the main speakers at the Jewish Community Federation in San Fransisco´s meeting,
January 25, 2006, according to the organization´s homepage (http://www.sfjcf.org/aboutJCF/photos/album/default.asp?album=blcbreakfast-jan2006&page=1):
300 JCF donors gathered at the Julia Morgan Ballroom to kibbitz and
build a Jewish network of business professionals. Featured speaker Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel gave an engaging, personal talk,
sharing his views on philanthropy and leadership.
Terry Semel speaks at Jewish Community Federation in San Fransisco
The Jewish site Jweekly.com writes on the event:
Yahoo! CEO talks of philanthropy, teamwork at
Friday, February 17, 2006
Maureen Earl, correspondent
With more than 420 million users around the
world, Yahoo can claim a high spot on the Internet echelon. But it wasn’t always smooth sailing for the Sunnyvale-based
When Yahoo’s chairman and CEO, Jewish Brooklyn native Terry Semel,
first arrived at the company in 2001, it had just lost $98 million on revenue of $717 million. Semel was determined to put
Yahoo back in the black.
His strategy worked. Last year Yahoo earned $1.2 billion
on sales of $5.3 billion — and those 420 million users aren’t bad, either.
Jan. 25 Semel addressed 300 donors to the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation who gathered for the JCF’s first
Business Leadership Council breakfast.
Semel, once one of the most powerful figures
in Hollywood and now one of the most commanding leaders in Internet technology, started the keynote address by announcing
that he was not a morning person.
“I prefer to take an hour to reflect and
catch up in the morning,” he said.
Soft-spoken but authoritative, Semel discussed
the importance of philanthropy in business. “Business and philanthropy go hand in hand,” he said. “I came
from a lower-income family in Brooklyn, yet by the age of 10 or 12 I’d already been taught the importance of giving.
“You need to start kids off that young so that it becomes a habit. To accomplish things you also have to
give. At first maybe with time, then later with money, and eventually even both if you are able.”At the age of 10 it
was a dollar from his allowance; today, Semel no longer thinks on a small scale.
now think in terms of hundreds of millions,” he said, “but the same principles apply whether it’s a two-person
philanthropy organization or a giant like Yahoo.”
Tikkun olam, repairing the
world, is how Semel operates both in philanthropy and business. He recalled how, as an ambitious young man working as a
sales trainee at Warner Bros. in the mid-1960s, his boss would arrive shouting and yelling at all and sundry.
“There and then I decided I would not do that. How people are treated is vital.”
Semel, who graduated in 1964 with an accounting degree from Long Island University, went on to become chairman
and CEO of Warner Bros. During his 24-year career there, Semel and his business partner, Robert Daly, helped shape the company
into one of the world’s largest media outlets, generating nearly $11 billion in total revenue from businesses in 50
In 1999, Semel and Daly pressed their hands into wet concrete outside
Hollywood’s legendary Mann’s Chinese Theater. With the executives thus immortalized in Hollywood lore, the ceremony
marked the last day of work for the two at Warner Bros.
In May 2001, after an 18-month
hiatus, Semel joined Yahoo as CEO and chairman immediately after the dot-com collapse in Silicon Valley.
“I was looking for a challenge. I didn’t take the position for the money,” he said.
Whether he was looking for it or not, Semel has netted $403 million by exercising Yahoo options and selling shares.
He still owns shares and options worth more than $230 million.
The credit of Yahoo’s
success, Semel said, goes to his staff and their practiced team ability.
always about team. No one wins if it rests on one star athlete. The superstar ideal will not get you to the Super Bowl,
it’s not sustainable. It has to be the team. And we [at Yahoo] actually like each other — we love the challenge.”
Last year Yahoo added 220 people a month and now employs about 10,000. Daniel Rosensweig, Yahoo’s chief operating
officer, said, “Terry’s a Brooklynite at heart. He expects a new fight every day.”
One of the biggest challenges Semel faces is adapting the company to fit its users’ ever-changing preferences.
“The big change in technology is that we used to have someone else program everything for us,” he said.
“Someone else programmed television, so you watched what was on when it was on. Internet has turned the user into
programmers — we want what we want, when we want, and we get it.”
Friday evenings, Semel boards his private jet in Sunnyvale and returns to his family and home in Bel Air for the weekend.
There he is able to relax for a couple of days knowing that he has helped grow Yahoo into a company that has the widest
global reach of any Internet site.
Not shabby for a man who, prior to joining Yahoo,
had rarely gone near a computer.
Semel may constantly redirect attention to his
team, but he is very much an individual. “I would not have succeeded had I not been true to myself. I never wanted
to be the guy who looks back and says ‘I wish I’d done this, done that,'” he said.
Summing up Semel's pre-Yahoo! career
Prior to Yahoo! – as stated in the article above
– Semel worked in Hollywood where he spent 24 years at Warner Bros. As its chairman and co-chief executive officer,
Semel and his partner built the company into one of the world’s largest entertainment enterprises. Prior to Warner
Bros., Semel was in charge of Walt Disney’s Theatrical Distribution division and he has also been in charge of CBS’
Theatrical Distribution division.
Terry Semel is a friend of Arnon Milchan,
the Jewish Hollywood producer with Mossad connections, and was one of the invited att Milchan´s Israel party 2008,
a party co-organized by the Israeli consulate (The Jewish Journal, September 25, 2008).
Other Yahoo Jews
The Israeli Jew Andrei Broder,
a graduate from Israel´s Technion Institute, is Vice President for Search & Computational Advertising at Yahoo!
Research. Broder also serves as Chief Scientist of Yahoo’s Advertising Technology Group. He has previously
worked for AltaVista as the Vice President of research and for IBM Research as a Distinguished Engineer and CTO of IBM’s
Institute for Search and Text Analysis.
David Goldberg was
Vice President and General Manager of Music at Yahoo! Inc., since the acquisition of LAUNCH Media, Inc. by Yahoo! in August
2001. David Goldberg is married to and has kids with Sheryl Sandberg, the Jewish Internet boss formerly
with Google and presently “second-in-command” in Facebook (see our long entry on her in our Google section).
Goldberg left Yahoo! in 2007.
The Israeli engineer Udi Manber, also a graduate from the Israeli Technion Institute and who
we portray in more depth in our section on Google, was chief scientist at Yahoo! from 1998 to 2002. Manber then joined Amazon.com where he became “chief
algorithms officer” and a Vice President. He was later appointed CEO of the Amazon subsidiary company A9.com, where
he led the company’s A9 search engine work. In 2006, he was hired by Google as one of their Vice Presidents of engineering.
It should also be added that the Jew Dan Rosensweig was the chief operating officer (COO)
of Yahoo! Inc. from 2002 to 2007. He later became CEO at Guitar Hero and then at Chegg.
Some Yahoo! News Jews
Yahoo! News is a news website that is operated by Yahoo! as an Inernet-based news
aggregator. It has had quite a level of penetration and thus infuence on which news will be highlighted – and which
news will be not. In 2013 the site was rankedv one of the world’s top news sites.
prominent Jewish persona is Michael Isikoff, who is the Chief Investigative Correspondent at Yahoo!
News and Editor at large for Reporting and Investigations (2020). As such Isikoff
is frequently interviewed on other news outlets such as CNN.
Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent at Yahoo! News – and
invited as an “expert” in CNN.
Virginia Heffernan, who has converted to Judaism – and then back to
Christianity – joined Yahoo! News as a National Correspondent in 2012. She has been seen as late as 2020 contributing
a Passover inspired article in the Jewish paper “The Forward” (
journalist and former speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter, Walter Shapiro,
has worked as a columnist for Yahoo! News.
Some other Jews that have done a career
at Yahoo! News and then moved over to CNN, are treated in more detail in Radio Islam‘s extensive
article “CNN’s Jewish version of “diversity”. Fistly we have David Chalian, who served as Yahoo! News’ Washington Bureau Chief, secondly
we have Bianna Golodryga who was News and Finance Anchor at Yahoo! News. The former CNN employee,
the Jewess Katie Couric, has also served as Global
News Anchor at Yahoo! News.
Yahoo! and Israel
Semel was in Israel during the festive events 2008, celebrating
Israel´s 60th anniversary. Semel appeared as a speaker on Shimon Peres’ “President’s
Conference” in Israel May 15, on the topic “The Revolution of the Internet and the new media”,
together with Google´s Jewish co-founder and President Sergey Brin. Semel was here to represent
his post-Yahoo! company Windsor Media, where he is chairman and CEO.
Decker, the present President of Yahoo! Inc., also attended and spoke at the 2008 Israel conference. Decker is
the person that took over the Presidency over Yahoo! directly after Semel.
paper Ha´aretz writes:
Facebook, Google founders
to attend Jerusalem conference in May
By Guy Grimland, Ha´aretz
Co-founder of internet giant Google, Sergey Brin, will join Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Yahoo president
Susan Decker at a presidential panel on technology to be held at the Jerusalem International Convention Center May 13-15.
The convention, which was formed at the initiative of President Shimon Peres, will also be attended by a number
of Israeli political, religious and financial leaders, as well as academics and cultural figures.
The panel will discuss issues facing technology in today’s age and the future, in particular in regard to
how it will affect Israel and the Jewish world.
Former UK prime minister Tony Blair
will also take part in the conference, as will French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger, former prime minister of the Czech Republic Vaclev Havel, Nobel Prize Laureate Eli Wiesel, and Georgia President
Other Zionist participants
at the meeting were Rupert Murdoch and Maurice Levy, the latter a powerful
French Jew with enormous might in the advertisement/publicity business (Publicis, Saatchi & Saatchi),
and a man very dedicated to promoting Israel´s image.
The meeting was moderated
by Israel´s “technology guru” Yossi Vardi, whom Yahoo! already had business dealings with (see below).
Conference” figured other speeches by staunch Zionists such as Israel´s Defense Minister Ehud Barak,
and “American” agents of Israel such as Dennis Ross and Henry Kissinger.
And the collaboration between Yahoo! and Israel deepens
Here follows three Ha´aretz articles
on the subject.
Yahoo! President Susan Decker takes interest
By Haaretz Staff and Channel 10, May 18, 2008
Susan Decker, the president of Yahoo! Incorporated, visited Jerusalem last week to attend the 2008 Presidential Conference.
Decker oversees one of the most popular Web sites in the world, with more than 400 million page views daily. She
is the second highest paid female executive in the United States, with 14,000 people working under her.
Decker suggests that Yahoo! exemplifies the fact that the glass ceiling she was spared is a thing of the past.
Internet giant Yahoo! to follow rivals Google, Microsoft to Israel
By Raz Smolsky and Maayan Cohen
Internet giant Yahoo! is coming to Israel, and not only over the Net. The company is taking its battle for survival
against Google and Microsoft to Israel on two levels. It will open a research and development center in Haifa, and will
also enter the content side of the business here for the first time through a cooperation agreement with Walla!, which is
partly owned by Haaretz.
Yahoo! is following Google, which set up R&D centers
in Tel Aviv and Haifa, as well as establishing a marketing center that also deals in joint content arrangements with Israeli
portals. Microsoft, meanwhile, has set up a sales and marketing branch in Ra’anana, as well as R&D centers in Tel
Aviv and Herzliya.
Yahoo! is now negotiating office space in the Matam high-tech
park in Haifa; and is expected to open its research center within a few months.
kicked off in the Middle East with its Haifa R&D center in July 2006, despite the Second Lebanon War at the time; the
center was its first in the region and only its fourth outside of the U.S. Other well-known companies in the Matam industrial
park include Intel, Microsoft, Elbit and Zim.
Yahoo!’s first foray into the
Israeli content market is based on a strategic deal signed with portal Walla!. The goal is to threaten Google’s hegemony
in the Israeli search market for the first time and the real challenge is to compete in search-based advertising.
Under the long-term deal signed between Yahoo! and Walla!, the technology and databases will come from Yahoo!, but
the search engine will be branded as Walla! Search, the name of Walla!’s present engine.
Only six months ago there were reports that Walla! was negotiating with Google in the search market, but no agreement
was ever reached. Google usually partners with a local search engine by providing the technology and the advertisements,
while the revenues are split.
The joint Walla!-Yahoo! venture will continue using
Walla!’s AdVantage platform. This will allow Walla! to continue to manage the advertising itself, and it will receive
a higher percentage of the revenues than in a deal that also included advertising, such as Google proposed.
According to Walla! CEO Ilan Yeshua: “The search and advertising in search results sector is one of the fastest
growing in the world, and also in Israel. The agreement with Yahoo! allows us to offer Walla!’s surfers an excellent
search product … for the Israeli user. The agreement will help Walla! increase its market share in the search-based
advertising market. The existence of another strong player in the search and textual advertising sector will contribute to
competitiveness , both in the search experience and in the range of possibilities available to advertisers.”
Yahoo! and Walla! had previously discussed technological cooperation in the past, but nothing serious came of it.
Walla!’s previous management, replaced in 2006, was never willing to allow outsiders to share its advertising revenues.
Israeli Internet advertising was estimated at $90 million in 2007, 10% of the total advertising pie. Of this figure,
search engine advertising took about half, $40-50 million, the large majority of which went to Google.
Yahoo! buys no-sales FoxyTunes for $40m
By Guy Griml
Ha´aretz, February 05, 2008
Yahoo, the Internet giant that Microsoft wants to take over, is gearing up for its second Israeli investment: FoxyTunes,
owned by entrepreneurs Vitaly and Alex Sirota. The exact amount has not been announced, but sources close to the situation
say the company will go for between $30 million and $40 million.
The Sirota brothers,
new immigrants from Russia, are the big winners in the deal, along with Yossi Vardi and a group of private investors from
the United States. Initial investment in the company is estimated at just a few million, and the brothers will be raking
in a total of $15 million.
“We will become part of Yahoo Entertainment,
and they will distribute the FoxyTunes toolbar to as many people as possible.”
More on Jewish Internet actor Semel...
Semel is currently on the Board of Directors of Polo Ralph Lauren
Corporation, Emerson College, and the Guggenheim Museum. But he still continues his favourite pastime, which he describes
in a Hebrew-language interview in the Israeli The Globe, as:
busy mostly with in searching for interesting companies in order to purchase and invest in, and I’m certain that they’ll
be heard of in the coming years.
daughter Courtenay Semel is also in the spotlight. The Jewish site Jewtastic writes:
Semel Reveals She Was Lohan's
First Jewish Gay Lover
By Jewtastic Staff
Lindsay Lohan embarked on a secret lesbian affair with aspiring
actress Courtenay Semel before meeting [Jewish] Samantha Ronson, it has been claimed.
– the daughter of former Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel – insists she was the Mean Girls star’s first gay love.
But she claims they kept their affair secret because of the actress’ fear of coming out to the world.
She said: “Everyone thinks Samantha is Lindsay’s first lesbian love, but we were very passionate until
her fear of being found out drove us apart. At the time she was terrified her career would be over if she revealed her sexual
tendencies. But then Samantha came on to the scene and I was dropped.”
Terry Semel doing the classic “palms-out” pose
MySpace is a social networking website with an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs,
groups, photos, music, and videos for teenagers and adults internationally.
Jewish co-founders and President
The MySpace project was
overseen by Brad Greenspan (eUniverse’s Founder, Chairman, CEO), who managed Chris
DeWolfe (MySpace’s starting CEO), Josh Berman, Tom Anderson (MySpace’s
starting President), and a team of programmers and resources provided by eUniverse.
Jews in this lot are Anderson, Greenspan and Berman.
As one Jewish blogger writes:
The website was co-founded by Tom Anderson.
Although Tom’s last name reflects his father’s Scottish heritage, he and his mother are Jewish and he was raised
in a messianic Jewish household.
Berman, the other Jewish co-founder of MySpace.com, also served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.
President Tom Anderson (right) and Chris DeWolfe (left)
Vice Presidents including an Israeli paratrooper (reserves)
Another Jew, Richard Rosenblatt, was former Chairman of MySpace and thus earned the title the
The Jew Travis Katz is presently the international
head of MySpace and a senior Vice President (2009).
Among other names as senior Vice Presidents we have Shawn Gold, the Israeli Nimrod
Lev (former Israeli paratroopers and military intelligence) and Josh Brooks. Whether Steve Pearman also is Jewish, we don´t know.
Another Jew – with political insights – is Jeff Berman who
joined MySpace in 2006 as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs. In 2007, Berman was promoted to General Manager of MySpaceTV
(http://myspacetv.com), where he oversaw the launch of the company’s global video platform. There he cooperated with
media Jews Michael Eisner, Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick.
In 2008 Berman was appointed Executive Vice President of Marketing and Content of MySpace, responsible for spearheading
the development and implementation of marketing initiatives and campaigns for MySpace’s more than 110 million users
worldwide. Berman will thus report to MySpace’s CEO and co-founder Chris DeWolfe.
joining MySpace, from 2001-2005, Berman served as Chief Counsel to the Jewish U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and
Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts.
Jeff Berman, MySpace Jew with political insights MySpace,
and its parent company eUniverse (now renamed Intermix Media) was bought in July 2005 for US$ 580 million by arch-Zionist Rupert
Murdoch‘s News Corporation.
Murdoch is a fanatic
pro-Israeli. In the Jewish magazine 15 Minutes, Issue 26, July 1, 2001, one could read:
[Murdoch] explained at a Museum of Jewish Heritage dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria that, “I have always believed
in the future of Israel and the goals of the international Jewish community”.
MySpace and Israel
The Israeli paper Ha´aretz writes,
January 09, 2007:
Hey, Israeli startups - MySpace wants you
By Lior Haner
Even though most Israeli entrepreneurs say they want to develop their startups into large companies, most secretly
wish for generous purchase offers from abroad – and may even prefer working as senior vice presidents in an American
Both of these wishes were granted to Israeli Internet serial entrepreneur
Nimrod Lev, 35, who founded KSolo in 2005, sold it last summer to Fox Interactive Media and now works as a senior vice president
Fox Interactive is owned by the media conglomerate News Corp., and owns
the popular MySpace Internet Web site. Lev is currently on a personal trip to Israel, and will be speaking at the Israel
Management Center’s convention this coming Sunday, January 7, where participants will choose the 2006 high-tech CEO
of the year.
Haner’s current visit is his first to Israel since selling KSolo
and he does not hide his intentions to find more Israeli Internet entrepreneurs for Fox’s acquisitions department.
“If there is a company can benefit FOx’s MySpace, I would rather find it in Israel than elsewhere,” explains
Despite his Israeli background and the fact that there are other Israelis who could assist
companies in penetrating the American market, Lev insists that due to the cultural gaps and problems in understanding one
another, any company that wants to succeed overseas needs a local presence.
week Lev hopes to meet with representatives of several Israeli companies whose products are in their initial stages, to
form ties between them and Fox. Lev believes that the next big high-tech field combines the Internet and cellular services,
but he has not revealed which Israeli companies he thinks have the best potential, or with whom he is meeting. In the meantime,
he has been heaping praises on the more established and familiar Internet companies, such as Jajah, Oberon Media and Quigo
He also feels the biggest underachieving company in recent years is
Babylon, the interactive dictionary developer, which Lev says could have been much more successful. During his visit, Lev
will share his experience and relate the story of his ascent to the upper echelons of the American Internet industry.
Lev started out as an editor at the Israeli Internet portal Walla in 1996, a job he landed after editing the student
newspaper at Tel Aviv’s College of Management.
In 1999 Lev left Walla to join Zion Madmon, the founder of cupid.co.il,
to help promote that company and develop it abroad, thus beginning his journey to American Internet.
“We established JCupid, which joined forces with JDate,” recalls Lev. “In 2004, Cupid was sold
to Spark Networks, which operates JDate. That was my first exit and I immediately started looking for my next project and
remained in the United States. The next thing turned out to be KSolo.” KSolo, run by the Israeli developers of Cupid
and headed by Lev in New York, is a site for karaoke singing and recording.
says that his secret to success is not developing something that he thinks users want, but something that users need. The
product does not have to be connected to the success of other sites or the entrepreneur’s personal background.
“I was no longer a bachelor when I began matchmaking on the Web and had no connection to karaoke when I founded
KSolo, but it seemed to me like a necessary product. One does not always have to invent the wheel. One can take something
that works well in the real world and adapt it for the Internet. This was the case with the two companies I founded,”
“At KSolo, we signed an agreement with all the major copyright holders
of the songs in America and share the revenues with them,” Lev adds, adding that in the Internet era, content has
so far been considered the main thing.
“One has to understand that in the
past two years, the user has become the focal point,” continues Lev, “and it is the users who control the content.”
Lev’s path to the Fox deal began like that of many Internet entrepreneurs, with a fund-raising campaign by
“The investors were American,” relates Lev. “It
is easier to raise money in the U.S. It depends on the project, but usually Israelis find it harder to spend money. It is
something in their blood. Israeli market evaluations are lower, because Israelis were burned more severely by the bursting
of the high-tech bubble. Since the American Internet market was much more advanced, many companies had already had exits,
while in Israel, the industry collapsed a moment before companies closed deals, and the sting of the previous experience
affects investors’ decisions to this day.”
In the summer of 2006, about
a year after KSolo went on the air, Lev received a telephone call from, Tom Andersen, one of Fox’s senior executives,
who is also the president of MySpace. He had discovered a karaoke recording by a KSolo user on the user’s personal
site at MySpace.
“The negotiations [with Fox] were quick and very serious,”
recalls Lev. “For a few weeks I attended a great many meetings, at which [Fox representatives] explained to me exactly
what they wanted. They exhibited a level of perseverance and determination I had not encountered before and did not waste
any time, something critical to startups.”
Lev would not disclose how much
he received for the company, but commented that the investors received a good return on their money. After the sale, Lev
was appointed a senior vice president at Fox, where he continues to be responsible for KSolo’s operations.
The Jewish Vitual Library wrote in their article on MySpace´s
Lev Nimrod´s (http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Nimrod_Lev.html) connection to the Israeli military:
Ironically enough, it was war-not
love-that prepared Lev for his career and reinforced his belief in promulgating the Jewish faith via Jewish marriages. Military
service is compulsory in Israel-women serve two years and men three. Lev, however, opted to serve five: three years as a
paratrooper in a combat unit and then two years in charge of an intelligence unit that focused on anti-terrorist tactics.
Today, he is a captain in the reserves.”When you walk 60 miles with 40 pounds on you, everything else looks easy,”
he says. “I wish that young people didn’t have to go through this. At this age-after high school graduation-they
should be thinking about chasing down dates not about chasing terrorists. But I know that until we find peace, everyone
has to contribute to Israel’s safety. We’re defending Israel so Jews all over the world will have a place to
feel safe. This is one of the reasons we need to do whatever we can to bring Jews together.”
The Guardian on
how Israel´s Foreign Office tries to promote Israel via MySpace:
Israel seeks friends through MySpace
By Bobbie Johnson, technology correspondent
Guardian, Saturday 24 March 2007
A 58-year-old Jerusalem woman is not a
typical MySpace user – the hugely popular social networking site is inhabited mostly by people at least 30 years younger.
But the profile she is reading is a profile with a difference: it represents the entire state of Israel. Officials
hope that running a MySpace page dedicated to Israel will help improve relations with people from other countries, and increase
awareness and communication with those under 35.
The idea belongs to David Saranga,
a diplomat based at the Israeli consulate in New York. Mr Saranga said research had shown Israel’s image among the
young was not good, and that by reaching out through one of the internet’s most popular sites he could repair some
of the damage.
“We saw that we had a problem with the 18 to 35 age group.
The reason is that this group doesn’t see Israel as relevant.We have to talk to them in their language, in platforms
they are using, and the new media is one of the ways to do so,” he said.
page is particularly targeted at young Americans, who make up a large proportion of MySpace users. Since Mr Saranga set
up the page, “Israel” has gained 963 friends from around the world, including fictional characters such as TV
secret agent Jack Bauer and Star Wars heroine Princess Leia, as well as, it is claimed, the Hollywood actors George Clooney
and Leonardo Di Caprio.
The pages include pictures of Israeli cities, as well as
music that invites the audience to question the cycle of violence and to “end this holy war”. Among Mr Saranga’s
other initiatives are a blog called “isRealli” and an internet TV station.
Shawn Gold of MySpace
Article from Prison Planet.com on arch-Zionist Murdoch´s “cyber
MySpace is the Trojan Horse of
Media's elite's last gasp effort to
save crumbling empire
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones/Prison
Planet.com | March 16 2006
MySpace isn’t cool, it isn’t hip
and it isn’t trendy. It represents a cyber trojan horse and the media elite’s last gasp effort to reclaim control
of the Internet and sink it with a stranglehold of regulation, control and censorship.
Rupert Murdoch’s $580 Million acquisition of MySpace in July 2005, it has come from total obscurity to now being the
8th most visited website in the world, receiving half as many page hits as Google, despite the fact that on first appearance
it looks like a 5-year-old’s picture scrap and scribble book.
MySpace is the
new mobile phone. If you don’t have a MySpace account then you belong to some kind of culturally shunned underclass.
What most of the trendy wendy’s remain blissfully unaware of is the fact that MySpace is Rupert Murdoch’s
battle axe for shaping a future Internet environment whereby electronic dissent, whether it be against corporations or government,
will not tolerated and freedom of e-speech will cease to exist.
MySpace has been
caught shutting down blogs critical of itself and other Murdoch owned companies. They even had the audacity to censor links
to completely different websites when clicking through for MySpace. When 600 MySpace users complained, MySpace deleted the
blog forum that the complaints were posted on. Taking their inspiration from Communist China, MySpace regularly uses blanket
censorship to block out words like ‘God’.
Earlier this week Rupert Murdoch
sounded the death knell for conventional forms of media in stating that the media elite were losing their monopoly to the
rapid and free spread of new communication technologies. Murdoch stressed the need to regain control of these outlets in
order to prevent the establishment media empire from crumbling.
MySpace is Rupert
Murdoch’s trojan horse for destroying free speech on the Internet. It is a foundational keystone of the first wave
of the state’s backlash to the damage that a free and open Internet has done to their organs of propaganda. By firstly
making it cool, trendy and culturally elite for millions to flock to establishment controlled Internet backbones like MySpace,
Murdoch is preparing the groundwork for the day when it will stop being voluntary and become mandatory to use government
and corporate monopoly controlled Internet hubs.
The end game is a system similar
to or worse than China, whereby no websites even mildly critical of the government will be authorized.
The Pentagon admitted that they would engage in psychological warfare and cyber attacks on ‘enemy’ Internet
websites in an attempt to shut them down. The fact that the NSA surveillance program spied on 5,000 Americans tells us that
the enemy is the alternative media and that it will be targeted for elimination. Google has been ordered to turn over information
about its users by a judge to the US government.
The second wave of destroying freedom
of speech online will simply attempt to price people out of using the conventional Internet and force people over to Internet
2, a state regulated hub where permission will need to be obtained directly from an FCC or government bureau to set up a
The original Internet will then be turned into a mass surveillance database
and marketing tool. The Nation magazine reported, “Verizon, Comcast, Bell South and other communications giants are
developing strategies that would track and store information on our every move in cyberspace in a vast data-collection and
marketing system, the scope of which could rival the National Security Agency. According to white papers now being circulated
in the cable, telephone and telecommunications industries, those with the deepest pockets–corporations, special-interest
groups and major advertisers–would get preferred treatment. Content from these providers would have first priority
on our computer and television screens, while information seen as undesirable, such as peer-to-peer communications, could
be relegated to a slow lane or simply shut out.”
The original Internet will
deliberately be subject to crash upon crash until it becomes a useless carcass of overpriced trash and its reputation will
be defiled by the TV and media barons cashing in on the perfectly streamlined Internet 2, the free for all network that just
requires you to thumbscan in order to log on! Those with a security grading below yellow on their national ID card will
unfortunately be refused access. Websites that carry hate speech (ones that talk about government corruption) will be censored
for the betterment of society.
For the aspiring dictator, the Internet is a dangerous
tool that has been seized by the enemy. We have come a long way since 1969, when the ARPANET was created solely for US government
use. The Internet is freedom’s best friend and the bane of control freaks. Its eradication is one of the short term
goals of those that seek to centralize power and subjugate the world under a global surveillance panopticon prison.
Rupert Murdoch’s MySpace and its ceaseless promotion by the establishment media as the best thing since sliced
bread is part of this movement. In saying all this we do encourage everyone to set up a MySpace account, but only if you’re
going to use it to bash MySpace, Rupert Murdoch and copy and paste this article right at the top of the page! See how long
it is before your account is terminated.
The gigantic American online retailer Amazon.com with influence on destribution of not only
media products such as books, music, films but all kinds of products, is firmly under Jewish control. Jeff Bezos –
who is both founder and present CEO of the company – is an open Jew and as such an important part of the Jewish media
power network in the world, exerting influence but criminal to criticise.
The official Jewish news site The Jewish Press brands him simply as “Amazon’s
Jewish CEO Jeff Bezos”. See for instance the articles “Four of Top Ten Net Worth Gainers Are Jewish” (The Jewish Press, December 23, 2013) and “Jewish Efforts to Save Washington Post Date Back to 1933” (The Jewish Press, August 7, 2013).
Apart from control of Amazon.com and its subsidiarys such as
the British version Amazon.co.uk, Bezos’ company also controls Appstore, LoveFilms (online film streaming) and the
Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Jeff Bezos is a celebrated man
in the Jewish circles, the Jew-oriented site Jewish World Review for instance promotes “The 20 smartest things Jeff Bezos has ever said” (March 12, 2014).
And when a Jewish Rabbi writes a complaint to Amazon on
their services Bezos himself – the top company executive – promptly answers personally. The fact even highlighted
in the article “How a Rabbi Got Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Respond to an Email” (The Algemeiner, March 10, 2014); “Bezos replied by saying he would relay the rabbi’s
recommendation and kind words to the Amazon team.”
the Executive Vice President & CEO of the Zionist entity World Jewish Congress writes to Bezos. The WJC article “Don’t sell books that deny the Holocaust, WJC urges Amazon.com” (WJC Website, October 17, 2013) tells of Singer writing a personalized letter directly to Jeff Bezos:
The World Jewish Congress today demanded that Amazon.com remove from its website books that deny the Holocaust
and promote anti-Semitism and white supremacy.
There have since been other sites doing the connection between Amazon and Israel. The official Zionist site of
“The Israel Forever Foundation” runs the ad “Support Israel Engagement By Shopping At Amazon” stating:
Now when you shop at Amazon.com, you can contribute to
The Israel Forever Foundation as an expression of your commitment to the personal connection to our one and only Jewish
The tool is the AmazonSmile function whereby (according to Amazon themselves) “Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of
your choice”. Thus The Israel Forever Foundation according to that logic is a charitable organization!
to enlarge screensaved ad from “The Israel Forever Foundation”
Jeff Bezos’ tight connection to the Jewish community should be put in the perspective of the long history
of Jews misusing their influence for Israel’s political needs. Our article “Sayanim – Israel’s and Mossad’s Jewish helpers abroad” gives the background. Thus Bezos’ position as the top global middleman in dealing media services and registering
who is consuming what, is very dangerous. Amazon’s unique power to register the media consumption of its customers
has been noted by others. The article “Big Brother is watching you e-read Mein Kampf” (The Guardian, 9 January 2014) on the Amazon provided Kindle online book reading service, states:
But the privacy electronic readers are availing themselves of isn’t
exactly private. The person opposite you on the tube may not know you’re following der Führer on your Kindle,
most lethal watercolourist, your device is providing Amazon with “information related to the Digital Content on your
Kindle and Supported Devices and your use of it … such as last page read and content archiving”. It’s
also reporting back on information “including annotations, bookmarks, notes, highlights, or similar markings”,
and may be storing those reports on “servers that are located outside the country in which you live” […].
It’s not just about Jeff Bezos, of course. Whether you’re exploring fascism on your iPad or your Android
phone, Big Brother is watching. These kind of concerns tend to raise little more than a shrug around these parts, but you
might want to think twice before downloading your electronic copy of Mao’s Little Red Book of Guerilla Warfare.
top figure at Amazon is David Zapolsky who has been a Vice President at Amazon.com since 2002
and its General Counsel & Secretary since 2012. Mr. Zapolsky oversees Amazon.com’s legal, policy compliance and
in that respect was involved in the suppression of US anti-Zionist writer Michael Hoffman’s groundbreaking
work on Jewish racism, the book “Judaism Discovered: A Study of the Anti-Biblical Religion of Racism, Self-Worship,
Superstition and Deceit”. Hoffman states:
I did not anticipate the ban by Amazon,” Hoffman said, “which in the past has had a well-deserved reputation
as a bastion of freedom of the press, fierce opposition to Judaism Discovered was of course expected. Mr. Zapolsky’s
Aug. 3 communication was so partisan it was akin to a hazmana from a Beit din. It seems that when Judaism is radically challenged,
there are no limits to the tribal solidarity that coalesces to fight threats to its immunity, an immunity not enjoyed by
Christianity or Islam.”
Amazon have since then also suppressed
bookreviews by Hoffman, reviews written on topics deemed sensitive to Zionist propaganda. Please read more on Zapolsky’s
and Amazon’s censorship:
“ANOTHER BATTLE WITH AMAZON.com”
Hoffman’s New Book on Judaism is banned by Amazon.com
Why Amazon banned Hoffman’s book on Judaism
David Zapolsky and the banned Amazon book
The Israeli engineer Udi Manber,
a graduate from the Israeli Technion Institute and who we portray in more depth in our section on Google, was chief algorithms officer” and a Vice President Amazon.com. Manber was later appointed CEO of the Amazon subsidiary
company A9.com, where he led the company’s A9 search engine work. In 2006, he was hired by Google in 2006 as one of
their Vice Presidents of engineering.
Apart from Bezos, Zapolsky and Manber another
interesting figure is Andrew Cecil, Amazon’s Director of Public Policy.
Mr Cecil has had a rough time lately trying to defend Amazon’s tax evading policies in Britain. Watch BBC
News (12 November 2012): “MPs condemn Amazon executive over tax payments” where mr Cecil is having a tough time… and read also: “Tax row: ‘pathetic’ Amazon man humiliated by MPs” (The week with First Post, 13 November 2012):
accused of being “totally evasive” over questions relating to the value of Amazon’s sales in the UK, the
pre-tax profits of the European company and its ownership structure.MPs slammed a “ridiculous answer” and called
him “pathetic”. Committee chairman Margaret Hodge accused Cecil of “pretend ignorance” and said she
would “order” Amazon to send another person to provide answers to the committee’s questions.
The Guardian’s Nils Pratley observes that Cecil’s performance should be watched by “anybody who
doubts the need for a root-and-branch review of the taxation of multinational companies”.
Pratley went on: “Cecil was not merely evasive on Monday, which is par for the course when officials of multinationals
are quizzed on tax, he was ignorant at an extraordinary level, unable even to tell the MPs how much tax is paid by Amazon’s
operation in Luxembourg, the base for its European businesses.
Andrew Cecil, Amazon Director of Public Policy
Before his job at Amazon mr Cecil had been director of Public Policy at Yahoo! and Hill and Knowlton, the latter firm as a parenthesis deeply connected with the First Iraq War propaganda effort in the early 1990s.
It should be noted that Amazon is
also in control of the widely popular Internet Movie Database (IMDb), indexing films and actors, directors, producers and
also promotes movies through Amazon’s ownership of the UK-based video-on-demand service LoveFilm (since 2014 folded
into the Amazon Instant Video service).
In turn the co-founder and original CEO
of LoveFilm International was the South-African born Jewish venture capitalist Saul Klein, who also
was part of the original executive team at Skype (acquired by eBay). In December 2012 the British government appointed Saul Klein as the special UK “Tech Envoy to Israel”,
following an agreement between UK Prime Ministers David Cameron and Benjamin Netanyahu to
build a UK-Israel partnership in technology.
The UK government announced in the official
statement “Prime Minister announces Saul Klein as UK Tech Envoy to Israel” (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-announces-saul-klein-as-uk-tech-envoy-to-israel):
Prime Minister David Cameron today announced the appointment of Saul
Klein as the UK’s tech envoy to Israel. Mr Klein will promote the growing UK-Israel tech partnership between the two
countries, working with the recently established UK Israel Tech Hub and UK Israel Tech Council. He will lead UK tech missions
to Israel, bring Israeli start-ups to Britain, and host tech events in both countries; helping UK tech business to compete
and thrive in the global race.
Mr Klein brings to the role huge experience as a
venture capitalist and successful business executive. He has a track record in developing successful start ups in both Britain
and Israel. He has been an advisor to the UK Israel Tech Hub since its inception, supporting its mission to promote economic
growth through tech partnership between the two countries.
Jeff Bezos enters politics stage; buys Washington Post, influences Saudi Arabian politics, cooperates with the
It has also to be reminded that Bezos has stepped out
of his comfort zone of being just a businessman, becoming a political actor on the international stage.
This was first seen with Amazon’s 2013 acquisition of the The Washington Post. Bezos’ political
ambitions can also be seen with his contacts witht the Saudi political régime under Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)
and the subsquent support by Jeff Bezos, to the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi,
who according to Khashoggi’s own family story even has Jewish heritage! (see article
on his uncle Adnan Khashoggi entitled “Stepping Out”. New York
Magazine, 18 December 1989, p. 44).
As Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by agents of the
Saudi régime under MBS’s auspices, Bezos meddling in the foreign polices of the Arab World became even more
evident, openly endorsing the legacy of his now dead puppet.
Jeff Bezos in 2016 cozying up with the Saudi dictator Mohammed
bin Salman (MBS).
Jeff Bezos on the anniversary ceremony in 2019 of the murder of Saudi dissident and Washington
Jamal Khashoggi, to the right lending support to
the Saudi activist’s widow.
Bezos’ involvement doesn’t stop here. In 2013 he landed a contract with the US Government’s spying and
“intelligence” agency, the infamous CIA. An organization whose history is laden with documented participation
in Crimes Against Humanity, coups and contre-coups, black-propaganda ops, psywar-ops, desinformation, torture, assassinations,
gunrunning and drugpeddling… you name it.
“The CIA, Washington Post, And Russia: What You’re Not Being Told” (TheAntiMedia.org, December 19, 2016) tells the story:
But the outlet’s behind-the-scenes relationship with the CIA is nothing new. In 2013, a conflict of
interest arose shortly after Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, purchased the newspaper. As the Nation reported at the time:
“[Jeff Bezos] recently secured a $600 million
contract from the CIA. That’s at least twice what Bezos paid for the Post this year. Bezos recently disclosed that the company’s Web-services business is building a ‘private cloud’ for the CIA to use for
its data needs.”
As this occurred, a petition calling on the Washington Post to disclose its new ties to the CIA when reporting on the agency
garnered 30,000 signatures. According to the RootsforAction petition:
Post often does reporting on CIA activities. The coverage should include full disclosure that the owner of the Washington
Post is also the main owner of Amazon — and Amazon is now gaining huge profits directly from the CIA.”
Robert McChesney of the Institute for Public Accuracy pointed out the glaring conflict of interest:
“If some official
enemy of the United States had a comparable situation—say the owner of the dominant newspaper in Caracas was getting
$600 million in secretive contracts from the Maduro government—the Post itself would lead the howling chorus impaling
that newspaper and that government for making a mockery of a free press. It is time for the Post to take a dose of its own
moralities do not hinder the ambitions of mr Bezos. The article “Bezos Becomes World’s Richest Man As Whistleblower Exposes NSA & CIA Collusion with Amazon” (TheFreeThoughtProject.com, July 27, 2017) writes more on the cooperation
between Bezos’ Amazon and the CIA and NSA, with information from a whistleblower:
Washington, D.C. – Amazon, and its owner Jeff Bezos, who recently surpassed Bill Gates to become the richest
man in the world – and who has a $600 million dollar contract with the CIA – have come under fire after a purported whistleblower implicated the company of collusion with the CIA and NSA to
spy on Americans.
Bezos, who also owns one of the main propaganda outlets in the
United States, The Washington Post, is a controversial figure, who has deep ties to the national security apparatus. He is a former Bilderburger, who has enmeshed his corporations with the national security state.
After building Amazon into an e-commerce behemoth, CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the ailing 140-year-old media goliath
in 2013 for $250 million — but his lack of experience in media raised the eyebrows of that industry and much of the
business world. The same year Bezos purchased the Post, Amazon landed a $600 million deal with the CIA to develop a coordinated
computing cloud for all 17 agencies of the U.S. intelligence community.
Although innocuous on the surface, that sizable deal appears somewhat darker in consideration of this year’s quasi-official continuance of the U.S. government’s most notorious propaganda
program, Operation Mockingbird — during which intelligence agents posed as the media to imbue pro-American propaganda
and censor certain information.
Now, a person claiming to be a former tech at one
of Amazon’s data centers, which operates “under the purview of VADATA, Inc.” — in an effort to conceal
its relationship to Amazon – made a detailed, and scathing claim, which directly implicates the company in working
directly with the NSA and CIA to domestically spy on Americans hosting their data on AWS servers.
The whistleblower claims that after having stumbled upon the illegal domestic surveillance, and notifying superiors
to no avail, he/she began to be targeted by both electronic and physical surveillance.
to the whistleblower’s post on Reddit titled, “I will remain quiet no longer and Americans need to know. I worked on AWS systems (Amazon) and they let agencies carry out
unconstitutional domestic surveillence on their customers.“:
Read the rest of the
whistleblower’s deposition following this link to the original article.
Also see the article “Under Amazon’s CIA Cloud: The Washington Post” by Norman Solomon (CommonDreams, December 18, 2013) for a fuller accounting, where
Bezos personally and publicly touts Amazon Web Services,
and it’s evident that Amazon will be seeking more CIA contracts. Last month, Amazon issued a statement saying, “We
look forward to a successful relationship with the CIA.”
read The Nation 2013 article, since surpressed by The Nation (due to “sensitivities”?
one may speculate), but luckily we have accessed a saved copy.
“We look forward to a successful relationship
with the CIA.”
eBay (which between 2005-2011
also owned Skype)
The Jewish boasting page www.jewishachievement.com writes
on the Jewish first President of eBay, the Canadian-born Jeff Skoll:
Jeff Skoll did not create eBay, non-Jew Pierre Omidyar did in 1993. For Omidyar, born to French and Iranian parents,
creating an on-line auction Web-site was a Labor Day weekend hobby project. For its first couple of years, it was simply
a free Web-site Omidyar ran on his own home page along with several other of his Web page creations. During the first few
months, he tried to recruit Skoll, a Jewish French-Canadian he met through friends, to become his partner. Skoll turned
him down, choosing to remain at Stanford Business School.In early 1996, Omidyar’s Internet service provider began
charging him $250 a month to host the site. Omidyar was forced to start charging a fee, which he passed along to the site’s
users based on the sale price of auction items. As the checks started rolling in Omidyar realized he needed help. Again,
he approached Skoll. This time, after a few months of consulting for eBay, Skoll signed on as its first full time employee
Skoll grew up in Canada and showed early signs of being a driven entrepreneur. At twelve, he was selling Amway
products door-to-door. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a 4.0 grade point average, he set up two high
tech companies before moving to Palo Alto to enroll at Stanford Business School. Compensating for Omidyar’s easy going
ways and enjoyment of programming, Skoll was the driven leader who planned the business and made things happen. He hired
key people, established much of the culture, and constantly pushed to build the business.
The result is the number one auction Web site in the world. It grossed $3.9 billion in 2004, netted $936 million
and was worth $53 billion by mid 2005, all of which made both Omidyar and Skoll very wealthy. Skoll has since left eBay
and now devotes the bulk of his time to philanthropic activities, particularly his Skoll Foundation to which he has donated
$250 million. The Foundation supports social entrepreneurs working to effect lasting positive social changes worldwide.
In 2003, Skoll won recognition from Business Week magazine as “one of the most innovative philanthropists of the past
also interacts with fellow Jewish Internet entrepreneurs. We have named the Israel-loving financier and Board member of Facebook, Peter
Thiel, in our section on that company.
Thiel togeher with the Ukrainan Jew Max Rafael
Levchin founded PayPal. The company was then bought by eBay. In an excerpt from “Once You’re
Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0”, by Sarah Lacy, (see: http://www.metroactive.com/metro/06.11.08/cover-supermen-0824.html ), we can see how Skoll “became friends with the PayPal crew” of Jews and even entered
the movie business:
The PayPal mafia even had Hollywood success. Jeff
Skoll was one of the first eBay executives who became friends with the PayPal crew when eBay bought the company in 2002.
He started up Participant Productions on a lark, and it has been one of the most profitable productions companies in Hollywood.
Among its first four films were Syriana, Good Night, and Good Luck, North Country, and An Inconvenient Truth. Skoll’s
success convinced Max and Peter to start dabbling in Hollywood, bankrolling the 2006 indie flick Thank You for Smoking,
along with David Sacks, PayPal’s former chief operating officer.While Sacks continued to play the Hollywood game,
he also launched a new social networking site for families, called Geni.com. It allows people to fill out their family trees
and link them to the family trees of spouses and in-laws. Anyone on the tree can add to the tree, the idea being that over
time you discover people you’re related to that you didn’t know. It’s a bold idea, one of the first Web
2.0 start-ups aimed squarely at families. Peter Thiel, naturally, backed it early on. And in Geni’s first venture
capital round with Charles River Ventures, it got nosebleed $100 million valuation. The CRV partner who wrote the check was
George Zachary, Skoll’s early partner in Participant Productions and a friend of Max and Peter’s. By 2006, the
PayPal mafia was an incestuous world where, for now, everyone seemed to be making lots of money.
Just to clarify both David Sacks, PayPal’s former
chief operating officer, and George Zachary, “Skoll’s early partner in Participant
Productions and a friend of Max and Peter’s”, are Jewish.
Jew in Skoll´s present entourage is Larry Brilliant who we detail more in our section on Google where he for 3 years was responsible for Google´s philanthropic arm Google.org. In 2009 Brilliant
joined a new organisation set up by Jeff Skoll. But Dr. Brilliant also said he would remain as an advisor
Skoll was President of eBay until 1998 when he became Vice President,
Strategic Planning and Analysis, until back problems necessitated his departure from full-time employment at the company.
Once eBay’s second largest stockholder (behind only Omidyar) he subsequently cashed out a portion of his company holdings,
yielding him around $2 billion.
Jeff Skoll of eBay
Larry Ellison, Jewish co-founder and CEO
of Oracle Corporation
As quoted from the Jewish article “Jews as High Technology Entrepreneurs and Managers” below the computer technology corporation Oracle is also firmly in Jewish hands under the Jewish co-founder and CEO Larry
Ellison’s Oracle Corporation is presently the second-largest
software maker by revenue, after Microsoft, and amongst many things the corporation behind the Java technology. This position
pays off well as in 2008 the Associated Press ranked Ellison as the top-paid chief executive in the world.
Java is present in millions of appliances world wide, something that should be kept in mind when it comes to the
boss Ellison’s pro-Zionist leanings and pro-Israel stance. Having a friend in such a place must be considered a top
asset for Israel.
According to their own information:
97% of Enterprise Desktops Run Java89% of Desktops (or Computers) in
the U.S. Run Java
3 Billion Mobile Phones Run Java
“Oracle Software Powers the Internet” – revealing
title!Ellison’s “unwavering support for Israel”
To illustrate the depth of Ellison’s Zionist commitment towards the Jewish
state of Israel it should here be told that he was one of the honoured guests invited by the Israeli Consulate in the U.S.
to celebrate Israel’s 65th anniversary in 2013.
Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO, at a the Israeli Consulate’s official party
in Los Angeles, celebrating Israel’s 65th
Independence Day, April 11, 2013. Israel’s Consul General David
Siegel (left) who hosted the event honored
Larry Ellison with a memorial plaque
as a present.
During the event, the Consul General in Los Angeles, David Siegel, gave tribute to the Jewish
billionaire Larry Ellison for his “activities and unwavering support for Israel” (see Hebrew
article at the site IsraeliLifeUSA.com 14th April 2013).
In thanking Allison told his first visit to
Israel and how it changed his life and talked about the importance of the Jewish state to the free world.
The webpage of the Israeli consulate also writes about the event with a similar wording:
to receiving a treat for the palate, guests shared in the honoring of Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle Corporation, for his
unwavering support of the State of Israel. Upon accepting the honor from Consul General David Siegel, Larry Ellison spoke
about his life-changing experiences while traveling in Israel. Mr. Ellison said that he is proud to be honored on the occasion
of Israel’s 65th Independence Day because of the vital importance of the Jewish state to the free world.
Ellison’s Jewish entourage
Ellison’s staff one finds the Israeli-born Jewess Safra Catz who is a board member and since
2011 Oracle’s Co-President and Chief Financial Officer. Safra Catz is promoted in the Jewish Press, see for instance
the article in Jewish Business News (Oct 17th, 2013) “Safra Catz Is Getting Ready To Face Some Shareholder Flak”.
In Oracle’s Board of Directors one also finds (in 2014) Dr. Michael
J. Boskin, Jewish professor of Economics. Boskin is also a director of Exxon Mobil Corporation and is also promoted in the Jewish Press.
Chizen is another Jew at Oracle’s Board of Directors and who has had the higly influential post as the CEO and President of Adobe
Systems between 2000-2007. Chizen is an outright fan of Judaism, one can even read a review by him on the book “Judaism For Dummies”, where Chizen states:
Judaism For Dummies is a great
way to understand the true essence of Judaism… a refresher for those of the Jewish faith and a basic guide for those
who are non-Jewish.
Another Jewish board member is Naomi
O. Seligman, a former member of the Board of Directors of Sun Microsystems.
The Jew Jeffrey S. Berg has served as a member of Oracle’s Board of Directors since
1997. Mr Berg has a high position in the arch-Zionist organization American Jewish Committee (AJC) where he sits as a member
in the President’s Cabinet. The AJC which as Mission Statement has the task “to deepen ties between American and Israeli Jews” promotes
itself with the following revealing quote, given from a trustworthy friend of Israel:
“The American Jewish Committee has become one of the world’s most influential organizations.”-
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO, News Corporation
S. Berg working both in Oracle and in “one of the world’s most influential organizations” that
strives “to deepen ties between American and Israeli Jews” can be looked upon as the “liaison
officer” between Ellison and the Zionist/Israeli military-political establishment.
Jeffrey S. Berg. Please note the Star of David logo to the
left of the background
and the Jewish Menorah candle to the right.
downloading Java Oracle since many years promotes the addition of the Ask.com toolbar for web searches.
Interestingly this company also has a firm Jewish background and we have been notified of several cases of censorship in
so called “Jew sensitive” subjects when certain themes/names are searched for through this so-called search
aid. Thus Ellison is promoting not only his Jewish pals and co-tribesmen but also helping in the Jewish campaign of narrowing
of the available knowledge to non-Jews and helping in the Jewish censorship of free information on the web.
Jew Gary Chevsky is one of the chief architects of Ask Jeeves, Inc. (since transformed into Ask.com).
Chevsky has also been Vice President of Product Development and Operations at YouSendIt, a company considered the leader
in secure digital file delivery on the Web, an interesting strategic position – again – in the hands of a Zionist
Jew. Gary Chevsky presently sits in the Internet company Tango as Vice President of Engineering together with fellow Jews Uri
Raz and Oded Pelled. Among many things Israeli Internet entrepreneur Raz, the founder
and CEO at Tango, also founded Teletel, Israel’s first online search engine, the leading search portal in Israel today.
Gary Chevsky amusing himself
And the Jew Garrett Gruener was one of the co-founders
of Ask.com back in 1995.
Yossi Vardi - "Israeli technology guru"
Article from European
Jewish Congress, Thursday, May 22, 2008:
Yossi Vardi: Israel's 'Mr.Tech'
Jennifer L. Schenker
It’s May 15, and Israeli technology guru Yossi
Vardi is moderating a session on the future of the Internet at a conference in Jerusalem. On stage with the fatherly 65-year-old
is a who’s who of tech and media bigwigs, including Google (GOOG) co-founder Sergey Brin, Yahoo ! (YHOO) President
Susan Decker, and News Corp. (NWS) Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch.
in the above photo) isn’t the least bit cowed by their eminence. In his irrepressible manner, he calls out to the crowd
: “How many Israeli entrepreneurs in the audience want to do business with Yahoo ?” He then tries to get Decker
to give out her personal e-mail address. (She declines.) Vardi settles for announcing the e-mail of Yahoo’s head of
European operations to the scores of entrepreneurs who have raised their hands.
the most prominent and connected tech entrepreneur in Israel, Vardi makes no bones about his objectives. The point of moderating
the tech panel, he says later with a laugh, was to “shamelessly promote Israel’s high-tech sector.” The
same evening, he tries to convince Brin to do more business in Israel by dragging the Google co-founder and his parents
to a dilapidated warehouse in the suburbs of Tel Aviv to introduce them to 300 Israeli “garage geeks” who tinker
Now this goodwill ambassador-long known for his connections in Silicon Valley-has
been tapped by the Israeli government to help deepen ties with Europe. Vardi was recently named co-chairman-alongside Mathias
Döpfner, the chief executive of German media company Axel Springer (SPRGN)-of a group called the EU-Israel Business
Dialogue. Its aim is to foster business relations between Israel and Europe through events such as the upcoming Israel Innovation
Day in Germany on June 16.
Making Deals, Earning Respect
Although the panel’s work is just getting under way, Europe’s big tech companies have already been
eyeing Israeli innovation for some time. In March, a France Telecom (FTE) subsidiary spent $21.4 million for a startup called
Orca Interactive, based in Ra’anana, near Tel Aviv, that develops Internet TV software and applications. Germany’s
Deutsche Telekom (DT) has opened a research and development laboratory at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University focused on
network security. And Britain’s BT Group (BT) is “actively scouting for Israeli technologies to use either ourselves
or for our customers,” says Gary Shainberg, BT’s vice-president for technology and innovation support.
Such deals are welcome news to Vardi, who founded his first technology startup in 1969 and has gone on to be involved
in more than 60 Israeli tech ventures. He has taken seven companies public and sold many others-the most famous of which
was ICQ, the first Internet instant-messaging company, which was acquired by AOL (TWX) for more than $400 million.
But more than his financial success, what has turned the avuncular Vardi into Israel’s Mr. Tech is relentless
networking, his passionate belief in the cause, and generosity with his time and money. Known for his love of gadgets and
mischievous sense of humor, Vardi has plowed his gains from ICQ and other successes back into startups, serving as angel
investor and mentor to scores of young Israelis. He now counts more than 40 companies in his investment portfolio, and spends
much of his time traveling around the world to promote these and other Israeli companies at business events.
That commitment and kindness has earned Vardi legions of admirers, including Shimon Peres, the President of Israel,
who calls him Israel’s “best ambassador” to the world of science and technology. Vardi isn’t in
it for the money, Peres insists. “He is after the science itself. He really and sincerely wakes up in the morning,
opens his eyes, and asks, ’God, what can I discover of your secrets today ?’ And once he has it, he will relate
it to others.”
motivation as well, says Vardi, who had a long civil service career in Israel : what he calls modern day Zionism. “I
belong to the generation that witnessed the creation of the state,” Vardi says. “I still remember the dancing
in the streets on the 29th of November, 1947, so for me, what I am doing, is a current manifestation of pioneering the building
of the state of Israel.”
At times, Vardi may be too much of a soft touch.
He says he hates to read business plans and instead goes with his gut-sometimes even committing to investments over the
phone if he believes in the entrepreneur making the pitch. “My wife, Thalma, who keeps me connected to the ground,
tells me it doesn’t make sense that every kid with shining eyes walks away from a meeting with me with a check,”
says Vardi. “But I tell her if I lose the money at least it goes to nice people and allows them to follow their dreams.
Who wants to give money to jerks?”
Thanks in part to his involvement, high
tech now represents a vibrant portion of Israel’s economy (BusinessWeek.com, 5/13/08). But the domestic market is so
small that Israeli tech companies have to grow their businesses quickly in the U.S. and Europe. Nobody can open doors abroad
like Vardi, say entrepreneurs and executives.
“Yossi is a super-node,”
says BT’s Shainberg. “He connects people and companies from around the world to leverage the world-beating technology
innovation in Israel.” With the help of Vardi and the Israeli Trade & Industry Assn., Shainberg is bringing a
group of Israeli tech entrepreneurs to London on June 10-11 to meet with executives from the British phone company and its
Indeed, Vardi’s web of connections spreads throughout the Continent. He has, for instance, a long-standing
relationship with German publishing company Hubert Burda Media, acting as an informal adviser on digital strategies. A few
years back, he helped the company set up a conference called Cool Companies in the Hot Desert that brought a group of German
tech entrepreneurs to Israel. “Yossi is a connector, a sharer, a giver, a storyteller,” says Stephanie Czerny,
Burda’s managing director in charge of R&D, marketing, and communication.
success of the event led Vardi and Burda CEO Hubert Burda (left in the photo) to launch what has quickly become one of Europe’s
most important technology conferences, known as Digital, Life, Design, or DLD. The annual event now draws 1,000 attendees
every January, and this year Vardi brought 150 Israeli Internet entrepreneurs along with him to the conference to introduce
them to potential investors and business partners.
Vardi thrives on forging those
sorts of links. “Yossi has an amazing capability and will to connect people,” says Tal Keinan, CEO of an Israeli
startup called SemantiNet, one of the companies in Vardi’s portfolio. “This is priceless for a startup.”
Keinan found that out firsthand when Vardi invited him to a private dinner in London in April. Held in the BT Tower,
the exclusive event included senior executives from Apple (AAPL), Yahoo, Hutchison Europe, and Google, as well as partners
from investment firms such as Accel Partners and Hasso Plattner Ventures. As if that wasn’t enough, a few days later
back in Israel, Vardi introduced Keinan to Dell (DELL) founder and CEO Michael Dell.
all his brokering of deals and relationships, Vardi isn’t impressed by big names and isn’t in it just for the
money. “It is about building things, about having fun, about exploring new boundaries, and crossing boundaries,”
says Uri Admon, CEO of an Israeli startup called Dyuna, another company in Vardi’s portfolio. “He is an inspiration
to us all.”
Schenker is a BusinessWeek correspondent in Paris.
Other Jewish Actors
In August 2007 the AlwaysOn Stanford
Summit featured the forum “Social Networking 3.0”. The composition of the panel at this forum was very illustrative:
Moderator Charlene Li was joined by Travis Katz, senior Vice President and General Manager
of MySpace International; Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook; Richard Rosenblatt,
CEO of Demand Media and former MySpace Executive; Gina Bianchini, CEO of Ning; and Karl Jacob, CEO of
The only non-Jew in this panel was Bianchini, the rest – Katz, Moskovitz,
Rosenblatt and Karl Jacob – were are all from the tribe of the “chosen people”, as they call themselves.
This clearly illustrates the Jewish overrepresentation in this field.
We will here
reproduce some Jewish articles on the subject of Jews and Internet.
Networking meeting. From the left; Travis Katz, Dustin Moskovitz, Richard
Gina Bianchini, Karl Jacob.
The Jewish boast-page www.jewishachievement.com writes on the subject:
the passage below that Google´s Larry Page is a “non-Jew” is utter nonsense,
as illustrated by quotes from Jewish sources in our section on Google.)
Jews as High Technology Entrepreneurs and
Jews have traditionally been seen as prominent in such
industries as finance, merchandising, apparel, textiles, entertainment, media, and publishing. And in most of them, Jews
were true pioneers. They played leading roles as those industries emerged on the scene.
disproportionate importance to the contemporary world of 24/7 competitive high technology is less well known, but they have
flourished there as well. It plays to their strengths. High technology demands a solid grounding in the underlying science
or engineering and that typically calls for college, and sometimes a post graduate education. Demographically, Jews are
better educated than their peers. An earlier chapter pointed out the high levels of Jewish enrollment at leading public
and private universities.
The National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01 goes further.
It points out that:
“More than half of all Jewish Adults (55%) received a
college degree and a quarter (25%) earned a graduate degree.” “The Comparable figures for the total U.S. population
are 29% and 6%.” As a result,
“More than 60% of all employed Jews are
in one of the three highest status job categories: professional or technical (41%), management and executive (13%) and business
and finance (7%).” “In contrast, 46% of all Americans work in these three high status areas, 29% in professional
or technical jobs, 12% in management and executive positions and 5% in business and finance.”
Jews also tend to be disproportionately entrepreneurial, working where they will succeed or fail based on their
own efforts. Andrew Grove’s decision to stop writing, and instead to pursue science, illustrates the point. Judgments
about writers are often subjective while those about science are much less so. Grove wanted to work in a field where he
would be judged on his own performance. He chose chemistry and got his Ph.D. After several years working with the best and
brightest at Fairchild Semiconductor, he left to become one of the three founders of Intel.
Technology is a high risk meritocracy. While even the most talented people sometimes fail, and fortune can obliterate
the most brilliant of plans; technology is not political. Relationships and initial funding will carry a venture only so
far. Ultimately it must succeed or fail on its own merits in a volatile, highly competitive arena. Such risky opportunities
can be pursued in hospitable climates, such as the United States, and in such environments, Jewish entrepreneurs have done
- Created the world’s largest and most valuable personal computer
company; (Michael Dell, Dell Computers)
- Co-founded the
world’s most successful search engine; (Sergy Brin, Google)
- Head the world’s largest software company; (Steve Ballmer, Microsoft)
- Co-founded and head the world’s second largest software company; (Larry Ellison, Oracle)
- Co-founded, led and served as Chairman of the dominant microprocessor and memory
chip company whose products drive most of today’s personal computers; (Andrew Grove, Intel)
- Created the first “killer application” software which ignited demand for personal
computers; (Mitch Kapor, Lotus 123)
- Served as Number 1
or 2 person in three of the world’s four most valuable Internet companies according to a May 2004 Fortune study (Terry
Semmel at Yahoo, Jeff Skoll at e-Bay and Barry Diller at IAC)
and head the communications protocol/chip company whose technology is the market leader in U.S. cell phones and is likely
to be the world leader as the next generation cell phone technology (3G) is adopted worldwide. (Irwin Jacobs, Qualcomm).
And that is only the barest overview:
Dell and Larry Ellison (of Oracle) share the distinction of being two of the most successful college dropouts in history.
(Non-Jew Bill Gates is a third.) Dell quit the University of Texas in 1985 when he was 19 years old to start Dell Computer
Corporation with a $1,000 stake. His idea was to “cut out the middleman” by selling personal computers (PCs)
directly to customers.
Dell’s combination of custom built computers, excellent
product quality, superb customer service, outstanding production efficiency, and low prices created the world’s largest
computer manufacturing company. In achieving that distinction, he took on IBM, Compaq, Hewlett Packard, Toshiba, and many
other PC makers, most of them much bigger and better financed than Dell.
emblematic of the creative, determined nature of successful entrepreneurs. In the process, he made his company one of the
most valuable in the world. In 1992, Dell became the youngest CEO in history to earn a spot on the Fortune 500 when his
Company had been in existence for only eight years. With fiscal year 2005 sales of $53 billion, Dell has humbled most competitors.
Despite the challenges of rapid growth and competitive success, Dell and its founder are consistently counted as among America’s
The success has earned 40 year old Dell a fortune, sufficient, till
his most recent birthday, to consistently place him among Fortune’s “40 under 40.” These are all young
entrepreneurs, athletes and entertainers who have achieved stellar success before reaching age 40. With his wife, Dell has
created the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, endowing it with more than $1 billion. Its focus is the health, education,
safety, care and development of children. Among its recent commitments was $130 million to help boost high school graduation
and college attendance rates in Texas.
Google: Sergy Brin
is the son of Russian Jewish emigrants who left the Soviet Union in 1979 to escape persecution. Sergy was six at the time.
Mathematically inclined, he earned a computer science degree from University of Maryland before entering Stanford as a postgraduate
student. There he met non-Jew, Larry Page, also studying for his doctorate. Together, they developed a search engine –
called BackRub before they renamed it Google.
They dropped out of Stanford, rounded
up $1 million from friends, family and angel venture investors and on September 7, 1998, launched Google. Less than ten years
old, it is the most popular search engine on the Web with more than eighty-two million users each month accessing more than
eight billion Web site pages (twice the comparable 2004 figure). It employs more than 4,000 people and has had a spectacular
run up in its stock price to a value of roughly $80 billion in mid 2005.
Ballmer did not found Microsoft. Non-Jews Bill Gates and Paul Allen did. They started the Company in 1976, five years after
they began programming together while attending Lakeside High School in Seattle where they had access to the school’s
computer. Gates went off to Harvard where he and Ballmer became good friends. Ballmer was a bright Jewish kid from Detroit
who scored a perfect 800 on his math SATs and who took it upon himself to “socialize” Gates at Harvard –
until Gates dropped out to start Microsoft. About the same time, Paul Allen dropped out of Washington State and together
Gates and Allen launched the Company.
Gates tried to convince Ballmer to drop out
as well, but instead, Ballmer stayed in school, going on to graduate magna cum laude from Harvard in 1977. He worked for
Proctor and Gamble for two years and then entered Stanford Business School. Perhaps just to “fit in,” he then
dropped out of Stanford Business School in 1980 after Gates had made yet one more appeal for him to join Microsoft. Ballmer
was the Company’s twenty-fourth employee.
Within three years Paul Allen was
gone, the result of a bout with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Ballmer served first as the Company’s financial disciplinarian
and later became the number two guy, holding down every senior job in the Company before being named President in 1998 and
CEO in 2000. Known for his determination and salesmanship, Ballmer has been vital to Microsoft’s success.
Oracle: Larry Ellison is a University of Chicago dropout. He was one of the three (later four)
partners who founded Oracle Corporation in 1977. Ellison, the leader, read an IBM article about a new kind of software termed
a “relational database.” Then commonly acknowledged as a revolutionary new way to build a database, no one,
not even at IBM, thought it was commercially viable. Ellison disagreed and with $2,000, the partners began developing the
software, using cash generated from consulting projects to augment the $2,000.
the four founders, two later left the company and one died. But from the start, it was Ellison that was, and still is, the
driving force behind Oracle. “Relentless,” “determined,” and “ruthless” are among terms
commonly used to describe him. He has been schooled in Japanese approaches to business where anything less than 100 percent
market share is not enough.
His strong ego is characterized by the titles of two
books about him. The first is titled, “The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison.” It is the first line of
an old Silicon Valley joke for which the punch line is “God does not think he is Larry Ellison.” The second
book is Everyone Else Must Fail, for which the preamble is “It is not good enough that I should succeed.”
Ellison was born to an unmarried Jewish teenage mother and an Italian-American air force pilot father, but he grew
up with an aunt, and an uncle who constantly put young Larry down saying he would never amount to anything. Harvard Business
School’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 1990, the 2004 Forbes’ 400 lists Ellison as the world’s ninth wealthiest
Ellison has devoted roughly half a billion dollars to charities, particularly
a medical foundation focused mostly on infectious diseases in the third world and diseases of aging. In mid 2005, he also
pledged $115 million to Harvard University.
Intel: As noted
in the Andrew Grove bio, Intel was formed in 1968 by non-Jews Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore who recruited Grove to be their
co-founder and third employee. Their established reputations and ability to raise the needed $2.5 million from venture capitalist
Arthur Rock financed the Company, Noyce headed up sales and Marketing, Moore R&D, while Grove headed manufacturing and
product development. Grove disciplined the organization to set and reach goals and he made the critical decisions, such committing
Intel to the microprocessors which made Intel the huge success it is.
Kapor did not invent the spreadsheet, but his software program, Lotus 123, was the first application to spawn huge demand
for personal computers. Visicalc, an earlier spreadsheet program created by Jew Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston in 1982,
was available on several early computers including the Apple II a few years before Lotus 123 arrived. But Lotus 123 had
many more features, was easier to use, and had far better graphics. It provided the compelling reason for consumers to buy
personal computers and demand was so strong, Lotus grossed $53 million in its first year and $156 million by 1984. Kapor
went on to create other major software programs including Lotus Agenda.
Skoll did not create eBay, non-Jew Pierre Omidyar did in 1993. For Omidyar, born to French and Iranian parents, creating
an on-line auction Web-site was a Labor Day weekend hobby project. For its first couple of years, it was simply a free Web-site
Omidyar ran on his own home page along with several other of his Web page creations. During the first few months, he tried
to recruit Skoll, a Jewish French-Canadian he met through friends, to become his partner. Skoll turned him down, choosing
to remain at Stanford Business School.
In early 1996, Omidyar’s Internet
service provider began charging him $250 a month to host the site. Omidyar was forced to start charging a fee, which he passed
along to the site’s users based on the sale price of auction items. As the checks started rolling in Omidyar realized
he needed help. Again, he approached Skoll. This time, after a few months of consulting for eBay, Skoll signed on as its
first full time employee and President.
Skoll grew up in Canada and showed early
signs of being a driven entrepreneur. At twelve, he was selling Amway products door-to-door. After graduating from the University
of Toronto with a 4.0 grade point average, he set up two high tech companies before moving to Palo Alto to enroll at Stanford
Business School. Compensating for Omidyar’s easy going ways and enjoyment of programming, Skoll was the driven leader
who planned the business and made things happen. He hired key people, established much of the culture, and constantly pushed
to build the business.
The result is the number one auction Web site in the world.
It grossed $3.9 billion in 2004, netted $936 million and was worth $53 billion by mid 2005, all of which made both Omidyar
and Skoll very wealthy. Skoll has since left eBay and now devotes the bulk of his time to philanthropic activities, particularly
his Skoll Foundation to which he has donated $250 million. The Foundation supports social entrepreneurs working to effect
lasting positive social changes worldwide. In 2003, Skoll won recognition from Business Week magazine as “one of the
most innovative philanthropists of the past decade”
(IAC): Barry Diller has made a career of corporate transformations. He started in the mail room at the William
Morris Agency in his early 20s, and at age 24, moved to ABC-TV. Within three years, he was Vice President of Feature Films
and Program Development. In that job he inaugurated ABC’s Movie of the Week, the most popular movie series in television
history. At ABC Diller pioneered highly profitable “made-for-television” films which focused on social issues
such as homosexuality, the Vietnam War and drugs.
In 1974, following that success
(and still only 32), he was named President of Paramount Pictures. At Paramount, he oversaw creation of the hit television
series: Cheers, Taxi, and Laverne and Shirley, and hit movies including: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saturday Night Fever and
Grease. Ten years later he moved to Twentieth Century-FOX where in 1985, after Rupert Murdoch took over, he launched Fox
as the fourth television network. By 1990, Diller had Fox producing five nights of prime time television with such popular
shows as: The Simpsons, Married With Children, Cops and America’s Most Wanted.
quit Fox to purchase a stake in QVC, the cable shopping network, and from there he launched an unsuccessful bid to take
over Paramount. Sumner Redstone’s Viacom beat him out. Shortly thereafter, in 1995, non-Jew John Malone recruited
Diller to leave QVC, invest in and run Liberty Media’s Silver King Communications, which was broadcasting the Home
Shopping Network. Diller later merged Home Shopping into Silver King.
blinding series of name changes, strategic redirections and $8 billion worth of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and
investments in more than 45 companies, Diller created what is now called Interactive Corp (IAC), the fifth major Internet
Company, (behind Google, Amazon, e-Bay, and Yahoo). Little known to the general public, IAC controls such prominent Internet
names as: Expedia, Hotels.com, Lending Tree, Hotwire.com, Evite, Citysearch and Ticketmaster.
Over the years, Diller has served as a director of Coca Cola and the Washington Post, Trustee of New York University,
member of the Executive Board for Medical Sciences at UCLA, member of the Board of Councilors of USC’s School of Cinema-Television
and a member of the Board of the Museum of Television and Radio.
Semel did not create Yahoo. Non-Jews Jerry Yang and David Filo did in 1994, as a hobby, while pursuing their electrical
engineering PhD’s at Stanford. In those halcyon, “early bubble” days, Yahoo went public within two years.
It was then, and still is today, regarded as one of the major Internet successes of all time, but along the way, it hit a
bump in the road. In 2001, Yahoo lost $93 million on revenues of $717 million. The stock tanked and new talent was needed
to avert a melt down.
That is when Terry Semel arrived. Semel had 24 years at Warner
Brothers where he had been instrumental in building the Company from $1 billion to $11 billion in annual revenues. Semel
quickly pushed Yahoo’s marketing, consumers’ services and acquisitions and by 2003, he had turned the company
around. In 2004, Yahoo made $1.6 billion under his leadership.
Jacobs is listed as one of seven Qualcomm founders, but by any measure, he has been the “essential man” from
Qualcomm’s 1985 inception till now.
Qualcomm created and controls Code-Division
Multiple Access (CDMA), a major wireless telecommunications technology. It is the most widely used wireless calling technology
in the United States, (47 percent market share) used by such carriers as Verizon, Cingular, and Sprint. Around the world,
212 million wireless phones already utilize Qualcomm technology and as 3G, the next generation of wireless, is deployed,
Qualcomm is expected to become the international market leader as well.
up in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was a mediocre musician, but an excellent student earning a bachelors degree from Cornell
and a Masters and a Doctor of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He taught at MIT and the
University of California San Diego (UCSD) from 1959 to 1972.
While teaching, he
wrote a still used college text, Principles of Communications Engineering, and in 1969, co-founded LINKABIT, a company he
describes as his initial move towards becoming an “academic dropout.” That finally happened in 1972 when he
became LINKABIT’s full time President and Chairman. The Company pioneered satellite TV receiver technology (VideoCipher)
and was the first to commercially introduce Time Division Multiplex Access (TDMA), the predecessor technology to CDMA. Jacobs
built LINKABIT to 1,400 employees, before merging it with M/A-COM and he served on that Board until 1985.
Initially, Qualcomm did research and development and some manufacturing for wireless companies while it built the
largest satellite-based messaging service used by trucking companies to manage their fleets. That service was quickly overshadowed,
however, by CDMA. By 2004, CDMA was generating over $5 billion in annual revenues.
of this has made Jacobs (and his fellow founders) quite wealthy. Jacobs has responded with major philanthropy. He and his
wife have given $110 million to the San Diego Symphony (hearkening back to his days as a mediocre musician), another $110
million went to the UCSD to “support the other faculty that are currently doing the teaching,” $7 million went
to the Salk Institute, and millions more has gone to support the San Diego Food Bank and historic New Bedford. Both he, and
fellow Qualcomm founder Andrew Viterbi now have schools of engineering named after them, Jacobs at UCSD and Viterbi and
the University of Southern California.
RealNetworks: Ron Glaser
takes credit for creating the first technology to “stream” audio, video, and other digital content, such as
music and games, to computers. He founded RealNetworks in 1994 to capitalize on the technology.
Fresh out of Yale with degrees in economics and computer sciences, Glaser joined Microsoft in 1983 where he rose,
over his ten years there, to become Vice President of Multimedia and Consumer Systems. He left Microsoft in 1994 and shortly
thereafter, says he downloaded Mosaic, an early version of the Netscape Internet browser. He immediately saw the potential
to augment the browser with “streaming.” He founded RealNetworks and was soon able to take it public. It became
a hot Internet stock and, for a time, Glaser was a billionaire.
the bursting of the Internet bubble and heightened competition with Microsoft’s Media Player and Apple’s Quicktime,
RealNetworks continues to post operating losses and it is taking on Microsoft in court. Like earlier Federal and state lawsuits
against Microsoft, Glaser’s company claims Microsoft competes unfairly by bundling its Mediaplayer into its software.
Win or lose, RealNetworks has sufficient cash to finance itself for some time and thus remain a major Internet force, particularly
as the downloading of music and games becomes ever more prolific. If RealNetworks succeeds, Glaser will rejoin the ranks
of billionaires who hit it big with their Internet technology innovations.
& HDNet: Mark Cuban grew up poor, the son of Russian Jewish emigrants in blue collar Pittsburgh. He was
a bright student who was also considered something of a hustler with his native selling ability (selling garbage bags, greeting
cards and magazines, all door-to-door, from the time he was 12.) At the University of Indiana he started a chain letter and
gave disco dancing lessons to pay for school.
After graduating in 1983 he started
a computer consulting firm, MicroSolutions, though he neither owned, nor knew much about, computers. Self-taught by having
to learn to perform on the promises he made to customers, he built the Company to revenues of $30 million a year before
selling it to Compuserve. He made himself wealthy in the process.
He then “kicked
back” for a few years, before returning in 1995, with partner Todd R. Wagner (not Jewish), to create Broadcast.com.
It pioneered radio and television broadcasting over the Internet. Cuban and Wagner soon took it public and, in 1999, sold
it to Yahoo for $5.7 billion. Cuban and Wagner were billionaires.
then shifted to his ownership of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. Cuban is a brash, avid, courtside presence whose
outbursts have cost him an estimated $1 million in fines. At the same time, his savvy marketing and recruiting of top talent
has converted the Mavericks from a perennial loser to a contender.
Cuban also launched
HDNet, a high definition television broadcast network available on satellite, cable, and selected over the air high definition
broadcast stations. He and Wagner also purchased Landmark theaters, a large U.S. chain of “art-house” movie
theaters which will air the high definition movies he is producing and the films he has contracted six major studios to
convert from film to digital.
Measures of entrepreneurial success
One measure of entrepreneurial success
is provided by the Fortune “40 Under 40” annual list of the wealthiest young Americans, nearly all of them self
made. Though entrepreneurial success is not simply about wealth, it is one scorecard. The Fortune’s 2004 list is included
as Exhibit 16a. While it includes thirteen athletes and entertainers, the remaining twenty-seven are successful young entrepreneurs,
mostly from high technology companies they started or led. Of the twenty-seven, at least six are Jewish. Three of them are
among the top five and five of them among the top ten. In order, the six include: #1 Michael Dell, #3 Jeff Skoll, #5 Sergey
Brin, #9 Dan Snyder, #10, Marc Benioff, and #17 Jerry Greenberg. Statistically, at two percent of the U.S. population, Jews
would be lucky if even one of the twenty-seven was Jewish. At 22 percent, the result is ten times what one would expect.
The Forbes 400 corroborates the Fortune list. (Exhibit 16b) Of the year 2004 ranking, at least 25 percent of the
“400” are Jewish. And like the Fortune “40 Under 40,” many of them made their wealth as entrepreneurs
who started successful businesses. Prominent among the first twenty-five are #9 Michael Dell, #10 Lawrence Ellison, and
#11 Steven Balmer. As with the Fortune 40, the performance defies expectations. We would expect perhaps eight Jews among
the 400, the actual figure (at least 102) is twelve times that.
And another Jewish article, this time from http://emergentobserver.blogspot.com/2009/03/omg-jewish-history-of-internet.html:
OMG, A Jewish History of the Internet
Did you know
that the internet is Jewish? Yeah…Moses got the Torah from HaShem on Mt. Sinai and HaShem told Moses that his brother
Aaron and his descendants would be Kohenim forever. Now a “Kohen” is a priest and the story of the internet
involves a Jewish priest, a Jewish painter, a Jewish Scotsman and a Jewish sugar merchant living high in the mountains…well
In 1972, at the International Computer Communication Conference,
Robert Kahn (a kohen) was able to connect 40 different computers revealing his work to the public for the first time. Just
three years later David Farber (whose Yiddish family name means “painter”) worked to create a primitive kind
of email system. Within the next twenty years the internet that we now know and love was born. In 2003 MySpace was launched
and by 2006 it had become the largest social networking site in the United States. MySpace added a new dimension to how
we communicate and share information with our friends, family and even religious communities. The website was co-founded
by Tom Anderson. Although Tom’s last name reflects his father’s Scottish heritage, he and his mother are Jewish
and he was raised in a messianic Jewish household. At the age of 14 Tom was a computer hacker working his mischief under
the tag name Lord Flathead (not a Jewish name). He lead a team of hackers that were able to brake in to Chase Manhattan Bank
computers, he tampered with banking records and left a message saying that unless he was given free use of the system he
would wipeout the records. He must have been praying because he was never charged with the crime �� The website
Tom would later become famous for inspired a 23-year-old Mark Zuckerberg (a Jewish name meaning “sugar mountain”)
to create another social networking site called Facebook. Things are looking sweeter then a pile of sugar for Zuckerberg
because Facebook has made him over a billion dollars and more people can be found on his networking site then in the entire
country of Japan.
…So we see that many key players in the field of computer
technologies are our fellow tribesmen. The internet itself has even been compared to the Talmud…layers upon layers
of commentary dealing with issues from personal hygiene to oven construction. However the internet is only truly comparable
to the Talmud if it’s dialogue eventually returns to G-dly matters. The Talmud finds a way to elevate even mundane
and seemingly secular matters to a level of Torah. We should do the same with our technologies, only then do they become
And finally yet another Jewish boasting
article on the same topic (from http://kupe.joeuser.com/article/158970/Jews_On_The_Internet):
Jews on the Internet
By Larry Kuperman
July 29, 2007
of how many Jews there are begs the definition of “What is a Jew?” and also “Who is a Jew?” Questions
that have been asked many a time…..mostly by other Jews. Being a Secular Jew myself, I like the most liberal, inclusive
definition that includes….well ME. The biggest number that you will see is about 18 million Jews. This works out to
something like 1/4 of one per cent of the world’s population. So you would expect that our impact on the Internet
would be proportional to our numbers.
Not so, bubbala. (A term of endearment, darling.
Can you feel me virtually pinching your cheek? In a nice way.) The impact of Jews far outweighs their numbers. Lets look
at “Who’s A Yid?”
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of Google.
Larry Page’s mom, Gloria Page, is Jewish. Sergey Brin was born in Moscow, Russia, to Jewish parents, Michael and Eugenia,
who fled to America for religious freedom.
Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg,
while he was a student at Harvard University. It was originally going to be limited to Harvard students, but expanded quickly.
Zuckerberg saw the potential in the site and sought capital. He turned to Peter Thiel, a co-founder of Paypal and, not-so-coincidentally,
also Jewish. Facebook is often rumored to be up for sale. How much is Facebook worth? Let me refer that to Mr. Thiel: “Facebook’s
internal valuation is around $8 billion based on their projected revenues of $1 billion by 2015.” Founder Mark Zuckerberg
is 23, or as we like to say, 10 years past his Bar Mitzvah.
Robert Kevin Rose is,
comparatively, an old man at age 30. He is best known for founding Digg.com. Robert lost his job during the burst of the
Dot Com bubble, ended up working as a production assistant on the show The Screen Savers He began appearing on air and stepped
in as host after Leo Laporte left TechTV. On November 1, 2004, he started a site that combined social bookmarking, blogging,
RSS into arguably the premier tech news site. Today Digg is rated among the 100 most popular sites on the web.
Scott Blum has been referred to as the “Sam Walton of e-commerce.” Leaving a successful career as a
shoe salesman as a youth, he founded Microbanks, a company that sold add-on memory modules for Macintosh computers. Before
his 21st birthday, he sold Microbanks to Sentron Technology in San Diego for $2.5 million in cash. He would then co-found
Pinnacle Micro with his father. Leaving there under a cloud of dubious accounting practices (he paid no penalty and admitted
no guilt) he would go on to found Buy.com. He left before went public, returned to take it back private and it is now his
RealNetworks is not the most beloved company in the world, nor is Real Player
a favorite product. But there is no question that CEO and Founder Rob Glaser has been influential. When he founded Real
Networks in 1994, at age 31, he was already a millionaire from his days at Microsoft. He has had a major impact on the Internet.
Certainly also worth mentioning are Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, whose mother is Jewish; Larry Ellison, founder
of Oracle, who was born on the Lower East Side of New York to a Jewish mother and raised by his great-aunt and great-uncle
in Chicago; and Phillipe Kahn, founder of Borland.
What would the Internet be like
with Google, PayPal, Facebook, Digg.com, Buy.com? It would be very, very different.