Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy/Overcast    29 / 20 ℃  City Forecast


Israeli Arabs sue Google to remove anti-Islam clip


09:28, September 20, 2012

JERUSALEM, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- A group of Israeli Arab officials and clerics, led by a Knesset (parliament) member, on Wednesday filed suit against Google to pull a controversial U.S.- made video off its YouTube video sharing site that insults the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.

The petitioners, among them Knesset Member Taleb a-Sanaa, also demanded that the film, "Innocence of Muslims," be blocked from being streamed or downloaded in Israel, charging that it violated Israeli statutes against incitement to racism, defamation, and hurting the feelings of a religious group, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Google has so far cut off access to the clip in Egypt, India, Indonesia, and Libya, in the wake of several dozen deaths in the course of violent protests in close to 30 nations against the United States over the video. Google, however, refused a request by the White House to take down the clip.

Israeli Arabs held a noisy, but peaceful protest against the film in front of the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv last week. Palestinian Arabs also protested against the clip.

Most viewed commentaries

World News in Photo
They have reasons to be naked DPRK in festive mood for National Day Remember 9/11, return to where nightmare started
A glimpse of Berlin Air Show North Korea's Kim, wife visit physical exercise center Anti-US protests sweep Islamic world


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. China, U.S. conduct joint anti-piracy exercise in Gulf of Aden

  2. To live an amazing life

  3. Alibaba closes buyback deal with Yahoo

  4. Chinese actress Yang Mi covers Darizi magazine

  5. Guninness World Records 2013

  6. Snapshots of film "Dangerous Liaisons"

Most Popular


  1. Returnees should receive a helping hand
  2. U.S. trade dispute with China a mistake
  3. Landings fan protest flames
  4. Politics should not victimize China-US trade
  5. Shifting sands in Middle East
  6. U.S. has responsibility for Asia-Pacific stability
  7. Chinese people do not fear deliberate provocation
  8. US case against China subsidies politically driven
  9. Editorial: How we all gain in the power of two
  10. Anti-Islam movie threatens Arab ties with US

What's happening in China

Bright Diary product under fire for forbidden ingredients

  1. Plans to curb sandstorms in Beijing, Tianjin
  2. Overloaded trucks at fault for bridge collapse
  3. China steps up investment in flood control
  4. Social entrepreneurship increases in popularity
  5. Japan expats exercise caution in capital

China Features

  1. Why was the U.S. ambassador killed in Libya?
  2. Unforgettable moments you can't miss in Sept.(II)
  3. Three questions for Japan
  4. Commercializing Kung Fu
  5. Chinese Kung Fu: myth or deceitful trick?

PD Online Data

  1. Ministry of Water Resources
  2. Ministry of Railways
  3. People's Bank of China
  4. Ministry of Health
  5. Ministry of Culture