Israeli Man Allowed to Sue Facebook for Blocking His Page

Page criticized Israel's Education Minister


A Jerusalem court will allow an Israeli man to sue Facebook in Israel for blocking his page that criticized an Israeli government official, though Facebook has no corporate office in that country.

Haaretz, Israel's oldest newspaper, reported Monday that the Jerusalem District Court will allow Omri Weil to sue Facebook on claims that it removed a page he created that criticized Israeli Education Minister Shay Piron.

Weil claims that Facebook blocked him and deleted the page after he posted evidence that allegedly showed that Piron engaged in ethnic segregation while principal of a girls' religious school.