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  Nissan 30, 5773 , 10/04/13

Pro-Israel Activists Hacks "Anonymous OpIsrael" Site

The anti-Israel website OpIsrael has been hacked. Pro-Israel messages have been posted in the site. A loosely organized group called Anonymous vowed to “erase Israel from the Internet” in a coordinated attack called OpIsrael on April 7, but very few Israeli websites were actually affected. As of Wedesday afternoon, the OpIsrael site, rather then displaying anti-Israel messages states, "This site hacked by : EhIsR. #opisrael are nothing!! Now is the time to know the truth about Israel."

A pro-Israel video was posted along with the message, "This is Israel; this is the Jewish nation. We have survived thousands of years; we have seen empires, some of them the strongest and most powerful of their times, rise to power and then fall. When we came 64 years ago, this land was almost a complete desert wasteland.  In less than fifty years, we made the desert bloom. Being Jewish is both a religion and a nationality. Israel is, and has always been, no matter what it was called, the Jewish homeland. No other country withstands what we do, on a daily basis, and still continues to be a free, democratic country, giving equal rights to all its citizens, even if not all of its citizens agree that that is what should be done."

This is reportedly the second time within the past recent days pro-Israel activists have hacked into the OpIsrael site.

Among the few websites that OpIsrael did succeed in hacking were an organization called Larger Than Life that supports cancer patients from all segments of Israeli society. Another was the site of Eden MiQedem, a popular wedding band that mixes Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Mediterranean and Arabic musical styles. The lead singer Shmuel Nelson jokingly complained that the hackers had misspelled their words. The band restored the site back to normal the same day.

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