Zuckerberg’s recent string of Jewish affirmations began nearly two years ago following then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States. “It’s a disgrace that we still need to say that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are wrong — as if this is somehow not obvious,” he wrote. At the Harvard commencement, Zuckerberg told graduates that he sings an adaptation of the Mi Shebeirach — the traditional Jewish prayer for the sick — when he tucks her in at night. Some people like it and some people don't, but everyone has an opinion. Replying to a comment last year, Zuckerberg wrote that he “went through a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important.”. “Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan could really change the course of Jewish history if they got involved in efforts to engage interfaith families in Jewish life.”. While Zuckerberg may not have always talked publicly about his Judaism, he has surrounded himself with people who do. It’s quite a transformation for a public figure who once defined himself as an atheist. In October 2019, during the High Holiday season, he was summoned to appear at the U.S. Congress as part of a hearing by the House Financial Services Committee regarding libra, the crypto-currency his company was about to issue. Screenshot of Mark Zuckerberg's comments in the "Secret Tel Aviv" Facebook group It is unclear the last time Zuckerberg was in Israel. He established Israel's first Velodrome in Hadar Yosef, brought the Giro d'Italia to Israel about two years ago, and together with Ron Bar-On promoted the "Start Up Nation," the best group of cyclists in Israel to compete in the world's leading races, including an historic Tour de France appearance. "What do all these dangerous trends have in common? Was sagen die Nahost-Araber über den Frieden mit Israel? While he attended the forum that year, Israel’s delegation invited him to visit the country. Country of residence: England. Year of birth: 1984 This rise is reflected on social networks, with the increasing use of social media, as well in politics and the media. © 2020 The Times of Israel , All Rights Reserved, Mark Zuckerberg delivering a commencement speech at Harvard University in which he quoted the Hebrew Mi Shebeirach prayer, May 25, 2017. Year of birth: 1981 Country of residence: Israel. Wenn dies auch in Israel geschieht, könnte dies für Netanjahu problematisch werden, der sich wie US-Präsident Donald Trump zunehmend auf soziale Medien verlässt, um linksgerichtete Mainstream-Medien zu umgehen und direkt mit der israelischen Öffentlichkeit zu sprechen. Berichten zufolge hat Netanyahu letzte Woche Mark Zuckerberg, den Geschäftsführer von Facebook, angerufen, um ihm dies zu sagen. 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Or as Israeli journalist Amit Segal said as he summed up the attitude towards the prime minister: Netanyahu is like coriander. He is known for co-founding Facebook, Inc. and serves as its chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder. Country of residence: Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House after signing agreements with the UAE and Bahrain. It isn’t the first time that Zuckerberg has encountered trouble because of the content published on his site. Family status: Married with three children Davos also occasioned the first JTA clip about Zuckerberg, published in 2008. An independent businessman who as a son-in-law shares Friday night dinners with U.S. President Donald Trump, Kushner has all the right economic-government connections – and has his own personal money interests, of course. NEW YORK (JTA) — Mark Zuckerberg wrote last December on Facebook that for him, “religion is very important.” It looks like he meant it. Sylvan Adams, the son of Holocaust survivors, is probably the least known man on this list. Trump has managed to use this uncertainty to mediate this great deal between Netanyahu and [UAE leader Mohammed] bin Zayed. The last Jewish year will be remembered as one in which Adams, a Canadian billionaire who made aliyah, signed Chris Froome, one of the greatest cyclists in history and a four-time Tour de France champion, in order to stake Israel's claim as a world-leader in the sport. Wie bei vielen konservativen Medien weltweit hat auch die Reichweite der rechten israelischen Facebook-Seiten nach Änderungen des Facebook-Algorithmus in den letzten Jahren erheblich abgenommen. She says her family unplugs for a “digital Shabbat” each weekend, and sang “Jerusalem of Gold,” a classic Israeli song, at the Davos World Economic Forum. The next step must be a coordinated and well-designed international plan of action.". Country of birth: Israel Country of birth: U.S.A. Come see it for yourselves! Family status: Married with two children But judging from his Facebook profile (and in his case, shouldn’t we? In May, he quoted a Jewish prayer at Harvard’s commencement. “Her great-great-grandfather Max got it after our family immigrated here and it has been passed down through our family ever since.”. Nur Mitglieder können Kommentare lesen und schreiben. Ha’aretz berichtete, dass Netanjahu Zuckerberg gebeten habe, “die Fairness der Wahlen sicherzustellen und vernünftig und fair zu handeln”, während sich die Israelis darauf vorbereiten, am 2. The committee members attacked the limited freedom of expression on the social network and wondered aloud if Zuckerberg, a 35-year-old man who holds information on 2.7 billion people, could be trusted while his company's policies on political issues and censorship of information were unclear, and sometimes even ranged from alarming indifference to contempt. “After the Paris attacks and hate this week, I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others,” Zuckerberg wrote, referring to that year’s terror attack in the French capital.

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