Facebook at 10: For Israel, It’s a Dark Mirror and a Vulgar Town Square

Instead of creating a new world, the Israeli corner on the social network is a place where everything is quick and nervous, sweaty and violent.

Twenty years ago, then-Communications Minister Shulamit Aloni (Meretz) authorized the government telephone company Bezeq to provide infrastructure for Internet services. A few years later, one of her successors, Raphael Pinchasi (Shas), authorized two companies to provide Internet services to the public.