Facebook blocks Israeli PM’s son for anti-Muslim posts
Yair Netanyahu took to Twitter to call the platform a "dictatorship of thought"
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eldest child tweeted on Sunday that Facebook blocked his page for 24 hours over apparent anti-Muslim posts and called the social networking behemoth a “dictatorship of thought.”
In a message posted Thursday on his Facebook page after lethal Palestinian attacks, Yair Netanyahu had called for “all Muslims [to] leave” Israel.
“Do you know where there are no attacks? In Iceland and in Japan where coincidentally there are no Muslims,” the prime minister’s son wrote.
In another post, he wrote that there were only two possible solutions for peace, either “all Jews leave [Israel] or all Muslims leave.”
He added, “I prefer the second option.”
Facebook deleted Yair Netanyahu’s posts, prompting him to take to Twitter to slam the social networking giant, calling it a “dictatorship of thought.”
Critics of the prime minister have often attacked Yair as a grown man living in the premier’s residence despite having no official role and benefitting from a bodyguard, a driver and other perks.
They claim the parents of the 27-year-old are grooming him for future political power in an effort to establish a ruling dynasty.
– with reporting by Agence France-Presse