Mr. Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder and CEO

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg,

During these past few days a Facebook page entitled “Third Palestinian
Intifada” has been garnering attention on the web by calling for a third
intifada against the State of Israel to begin on May 15th, 2011.

On this Facebook page there are posted many remarks and movie clips which
call for the killing of Israelis and Jews and the “liberating” of Jerusalem
and of Palestine through acts of violence.

It is important to note that this page’s inflammatory calls are supported by
over 230,000 “friends” at the time of the writing of this letter.

As Facebook’s CEO and founder you are obviously aware of the site’s great
potential to rally the masses around good causes, and we are all thankful
for that. However, such potential comes hand in hand with the ability to
cause great harm such as in the case of the wild incitement displayed on the
above-mentioned page.

I turn to you with the request that you order the immediate removal of this
Facebook page. I write to you not only in my capacity as Israel’s Minister
of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs who is charged with monitoring and
combating anti-Semitism, but as someone who believes in the values of free
speech, and knows that there is a difference between freedom of expression
and incitement.

I am sure that you too hold fast to these values and would prefer that all
of the pages on your site operate according to them.Sincerely,
MK Yuli Edelstein
Minister of Public Diplomacy
And Diaspora Affairs
Kaplan 3, Jerusalem
Office 972-2-6587100 Fax 972-2-658711