Hot on the heels of the Supreme Court of Canada ruling that hyperlinking can’t be construed as publishing comes further news that Palestinian envoy Linda Sobeh Ali has been ordered home because she’d posted a link on her Twitter page of to anti-semitic video urging people to ‘destroy the Jews’, says Haaretz, going on she’d tweeted a link to a video of a “Palestinian girl shouting a poem in Arabic earlier this month,”
“The video’s English subtitles at one point called on people to join a war against injustice, to raise the flag of Palestine in all the skies of the universe, and to ‘destroy the Jews,’ said “Shimon Fogel of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs informed Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird of the link, who deemed it wholly inappropriate and expressed ‘profound disappointment’ to the Palestinian Authority on behalf of Canada”.
“The Palestinian Authority asked her to return home immediately after the Canadian government announced it would limit contact until a suitable replacement for Ali had been selected”, Haaretz states, adding,
“Before leaving Canada, a distraught Sobeh Ali apologized for tweeting the link and shut down her Twitter account. She told CTV that she had not watched the video before linking because she saw the link on her smartphone, and that she would not have posted it had she seen it.
“She also said that the issue had been ‘intentionally magnified’and misinterpreted by ‘certain lobbying groups.’