A renowned American activist named Larry Klayman who is a former US Senate candidate, a former Justice Department Prosecutor and a book author has claimed that he has filed a lawsuit against Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg for more than $1 billion after the social networking site did not remove a page which called for a third intifada against the Jewish population of Israel swiftly enough. Klayman, who himself is of a Jewish origin, filed the suit in Washington a few days ago.
The founder of controversial political advocacy group Freedom Watch and the law firm Judicial Watch, Klayman alleged Facebook and Zuckerberg of deliberately not removing a page which called for a third intifada from Palestine against the Jews with the aim of furthering the net worth and revenues of the company. However, Facebook did remove the page on the 29th of March, because the page was a direct call for violence against the policies of the company. The page had urged the people of Palestine to take to the streets on March 15, 2011 after Friday prayers and start an uprising like the first two popular intifadas. According to reports, the page had attracted more than 340,000 fans.
According to Klayman, the page was “begrudgingly” removed after increased pressure was exerted by him along with the government of Israel and various other organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League. However, this did not keep him from filing a case against the company for the unwarranted delay. The activist claims that the damage will have already been done by the page and he himself fears a threat to his life after having been publicly called a Zionist by radical Palestinians and similar Arabic interests. He is one among several other prominent people that were targeted by this call to kill Jews.