Israel has requested that Apple completely remove an application called “The Third Palestinian Intifada” which has offended the country, CNN reported.
An official from CNN claims that “Apple removed this app from the App Store because the app was said to have violated development rules by being offensive to substantial groups of people.”
The removal happened a day following Israel’s Minister Yuli Edelstein letter that was sent to Apple’s Chief Executive Steve Jobs. Yuli Edelstein requested in the letter that the company abolish the application that provided open information on protests that were deliberated against Israel.
CNN says that Edelstein’s letter quotes wording such as, “I consider Apple, as a ground-breaking and innovative company that places values on liberty, and freedom of expression. Also, as a leader in the industrial marketplace I am certain that you are conscious of this application’s ability to bring together an intention that could be devastating.”
Along with recent CNN statements, UPI.com states that the letter held a victorious Israeli government movement that led to the termination of a Facebook page with the same name as the Apple application.