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  1. 2. JIDF MISSION: <ul><li>Lead the Fight Against Antisemitism and Terrorism on the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate Concerned Citizens Around the Globe </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Jewish Pride, Knowledge , and Unity </li></ul><ul><li>Israel advocacy </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Pro-Israel advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Provides news and information through email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Myspace, Digg, and other popular areas of the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks out, exposes, and reports online content which is against the Terms of Service of internet companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on material that promotes Islamic terrorism and antisemitism. </li></ul><ul><li>Direct action to eradicate promotion of hatred and violence online, and creating publicity that will cause internet companies to take the needed action themselves by enforcing their own Terms of Service. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on websites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Myspace, Google Earth, and Wikipedia. </li></ul>About the Jewish Internet Defense Force:
  3. 4. <ul><li>The JIDF has been in the making for about 8 years, but came into official fruition in May, 2008.  There were five main turning points: </li></ul><ul><li>The Start of the 2nd Intifada in September 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>9/11 </li></ul><ul><li>The disengagement from Gush Katif (Gaza) in August 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>The war with Hezbollah in Lebanon in July 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>The massacre at the Mercaz HaRav and the Facebook groups which went up to honor it in March 2008 </li></ul>History of JIDF:
  4. 5. JIDF Campaigns: <ul><li>Exposing Antisemitism & Terrorism 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Solidarity with Israel </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet4Shalit Twitter Campaign for Gilad Shalit </li></ul><ul><li>Against Nasrallah on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Against &quot;Hate Israel&quot; groups on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Against Online Holocaust Denial </li></ul>The JIDF has the flexibility and to launch a campaign at a moment’s notice, and the reach to make it effective. Below are some samples of campaigns and themes, which have caught the attention of the media:
  5. 6. JIDF: On the Forefront of Exposing Antisemtism and Terrorism 2.0 Some Organizations Covering JIDF Activism Australian Jewish News BBC CNN Canadian Jewish News Chesler Chronicles Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism CS Monitor FAZ - Germany 5 Towns Jewish Times Ha'aretz HonestReporting Israel National News Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Jewish News Agency (Argentina) Jewish Telegraph Agency Jewish Tribune Jewish Week - New York JTA Russian Israel News The National (UAE)
  6. 7. JIDF Solidarity with Israel and the IDF Most of the coverage came about during Operation Cast Lead in January, 2009. The JIDF stood in full solidarity with Israel and was doing our part, online. After Cast Lead, we received many meaningful notes from IDF soldiers, like this one: ....I was just surfing the net and i fell across your website. I just want to say that although I had always dreamed something like this existed, I never thought it did. I am a soldier with the 101st paratroopers corps Messayat company of the IDF who just came out of operation Cast Lead, and the most heart wrenching thing coming out of there was the amount of hate and lies spread throughout the internet, specifically Facebook and YouTube . So I just wanted to personally thank you guys for having the balls to do something about it. Because as important as it is to face the enemy in combat, it is equally as important to face him on the internet, where his lies and hatred spread like wildfire . So THANK YOU, from myself, the IDF, and the Jewish people.....”
  7. 8. JIDF “Tweet4Shalit” Twitter Campaign for Gilad Shalit <ul><li>24-hour Twitter campaign to make #GiladShalit trending topic to raise awareness prior to his 23rd birthday </li></ul><ul><li>Formed a coalition of organizations to help </li></ul><ul><li>Succeeded in getting #GiladShalit to trend in #2 position for nearly 24 hours </li></ul>
  8. 9. JIDF Against Nasrallah on Facebook: <ul><li>Exposed many Hezbollah and Nasrallah Pages on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Official Nasrallah page had over 9,000 fans </li></ul><ul><li>Created ACTION ALERTS. Got word out to thousands of JIDF activists to report material </li></ul><ul><li>Israeli Knesset Member Avi Dichter also got involved </li></ul><ul><li>Official Nasrallah Fan Page disappeared </li></ul><ul><li>More work must be done </li></ul>
  9. 10. JIDF Against &quot;Hate Israel&quot; groups on Facebook: <ul><li>In Honor of Israel Independence Day, JIDF launched an “ACTION ALERT Against &quot;HATE ISRAEL&quot; Facebook Content </li></ul><ul><li>While content can “hate” a political entity or government, Facebook seems to avoid the fact that these groups are havens for a wide variety of antisemitic and jihadist material </li></ul><ul><li>While we were successful in getting some groups removed, others remain. </li></ul><ul><li>This issue is still outstanding. The largest “Hate Israel” group has nearly 90,000 members. It actively promotes Jew hatred and Islamic terrorism. Specifically, Hezbollah. </li></ul>
  10. 11. JIDF Against Online Holocaust Denial <ul><li>Holocaust denial is Jew hatred </li></ul><ul><li>Discovered and exposed dozens of groups, and hundreds of people promoting and spreading Holocaust denial on Facebook and YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Pointed out the Holocaust denial is illegal in 13 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Got Facebook to change policies and make that content unavailable to those countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired international mainstream media coverage of the issue </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook took a very unpopular stand, in support of Holocaust denial on their platform </li></ul><ul><li>Created “United Against Holocaust Denial” group with over 85,000 members </li></ul><ul><li>Petitioned advertisers, making them aware that their ads were appearing beside such material. Many stopped advertising on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>More work must be done </li></ul>
  11. 12. 9 <ul><li>Follow JIDF on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/JIDF </li></ul><ul><li>Join JIDF Facebook Fan Page </li></ul><ul><li>http://facebook.com/thejidf </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to JIDF Daily Email Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Share our information and action alerts with others </li></ul><ul><li>Have your union join forces with us or suggest campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Donate or help raise much needed funds for the JIDF </li></ul><ul><li>Promote or use JIDF Media Consultation and Advertising Services </li></ul>Ways to Get Involved with the JIDF: