Last night there was an impressive online demonstration of support for Israel
and the people of Sderot. Over 2 million people logged on to view the solidarity Sderot Solidarity rally
at its peak (though the Web site shows a much smaller figure now). The great thing about the Web is that it can involve almost everyone - even you - even if you have only a tiny sliver of time to devote to the cause.
Here's your chance to do something for Israel, for Zionism, for justice and human decency - with very little effort. Join the Face Book Zionism cause at
We are all alarmed by the proliferation of hate groups on the Web (see Zionism on the Web). But the Web also presents an opportunity for honest advocacy and a medium for spreading information and showing solidarity.
Face Book and similar social networking applications provide a similar challenge. Not long ago Israeli President Shimon Peres pointed out the importance of
promoting Israel through Face Book activism. Others have pointed out the potential for mayhem in these applications. (See
Facing up to the 'Facebook' dilemma) Over 35,000 people have joined the group "ďIsrael is not a country!" A group that lauds terror attacks in Israel has also developed a following.
The important thing is not to whine about the problem, but to do something about it. We have answered Shimon Peres's call by creating the Zionism cause on Facebook.
It is easy to join and help:
1- Join Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/
2- Go to the Zionism cause at
http://apps.facebook.com/causes/causes/73516 and join the cause.
3- Please recruit every one of your friends to the cause by inviting them to join Zionism after you join.
Purpose of the group:
Demonstrate solidarity with Israel and Zionism by our presence.
Promote the legitimacy of Israel and the Jewish right to self-determination.
Combat anti-Zionism and support for terrorists.
Provide a large online presence for supporters of Israel and Zionism.
Develop an online network of supporters who can help in fighting for specific issues.
Reach a mass audience with a message of peace, decency, tolerance and hope to combat the hate groups.
There is a permanent home page for this cause: Zionism Please Copy, forward and link
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Happy Purim.Ami Isseroff
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