Israel urges Apple to remove pro-Palestinian app

June 21, 2011 - 11:44 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government has appealed to Apple Inc. to remove an application called "ThirdIntifada" from its App Store.

Israel's information minister, Yuli Edelstein, sent the request in a letter to the American computer giant on Tuesday.

"Intifadah" is the Arabic term for uprising against Israel. The application allows its followers to share opinions and organize protests against Israel.

Edelstein says "one can easily see that this is in fact anti-Israel and anti-Zionist." A similar campaign several months back prompted Facebook to remove a related page.

There was no immediate comment by Apple.