“‘Lo ta’amod al dam re’eikha.’ Do not be indifferent to the bloodshed of your fellow man,” Apple CEO Tim Cook quoted the biblical verse as he accepted the Anti-Defamation League’s Courage Against Hate Award in 2018, emphasizing his company’s commitment to fight hate. Of the biblical injunction, he said, “It moves us not to be bystanders as hate tries to make its headquarters in the digital world.”
Covering Cook’s acceptance of the honor at the ADL’s 2018 Never is Now Summit, Times of Israel recounted: “Cook cited policies of its online music store iTunes to not allow white supremacist-themed content or violent conspiracy theories as examples of its commitment to fighting hate.”
For Apple, though, “Never” lasted less than six months.
In May 2019 — less than half a year after Cook proclaimed, “At Apple, we’re not afraid to say our values drive our curation decisions, and why should we be?” — Apple News awarded Abdel Bari Atwan with a regular platform. The British-Palestinian journalist is notorious for his long track record of antisemitism and statements supporting the murder and mass-expulsion of Jewish civilians in Israel.
Good news, you can now follow the Raialyoum channel on Apple news to read my articles in English, below the link for the latest one.https://t.co/K062F9s27S
— عبد الباري عطوان (@abdelbariatwan) May 20, 2019
From 2019 until now, Atwan has been a consistent purveyor of anti-Jewish bigotry and terror incitement.
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