∞ Israel asks Apple to remove app that calls for Palestinian uprising

Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein has written Apple CEO Steve Jobs and asked that an app be removed from the App Store.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]According to Reuters, the app “passed on information about protests, some violent, planned against Israel.” It appears the app is based on Arabic editorial content and offers users information on upcoming protests.

A similar complaint to Facebook resulted in the removal of a page on the social networking site, according to the report.

“Companies like this that have a global reach also have a responsibility, and they are aware of this responsibility, and I am sure that Apple will act in the same way (as Facebook),” Ayalon told Israel’s Army Radio.