Rav Amnon Yitzchak Sues Google, Youtube, and Facebook


Rav Amnon Yitzchak filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Google, and Youtube, after according to Rav Yitzchak, the three internet companies refused to remove ads that “were slanderous” against him.

In the advertisements, that Rav Yitzchak has requested be removed, it is written, among other things, that he has called on the public to burn the books of Maran Hagaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef. Rabbi Yitzchak’s attorney, Matan Shock, claims that such a statement was never made by Rabbi Yitzchak.

The Judge presiding over the trial, which took place on Tuesday in Rishon LeZion’s Magisterial Court, heard the claims of both sides, that of Rabbi Yitzchak, and those of Google and Facebook. The discussion today revolved around whether or not the internet giants need to remove the ads until the culmination of the proceedings, or whether it was okay to let them be. The judge did not make any ruling regarding the advertisements for the time being. A final ruling is expected in a month’s time.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. @Uncle Ben
    Here in Eretz Yisroel we hear and see things that you baruch Hashem don’t have to
    he puts down known rabbonim in the most disgraceful manner
    I was personally attacked by his followers and afterwards by him in his talk for taking down a brochure for his shiur after it was glued on the bulletin board of our shul covering everything including the times for the shiurim and tfilos that take place on a regular basis
    and last I was told by a well known Dayan to stay away from him because he is an apikores – I wasn’t told that i can say it over in his name so I wont

  2. not getting involved in the debate here because I am ignorant of anything being said here, but Yuda you would have done better to say from the outset that a Dayan told you so than to say that “most Rabbonim say so”

  3. Those who call him an apikores need to provide absolute proof or dare not make such a claim. He has done wonderful work in kiruv. Do not believe anything other than sinas chinam is alive and well. That you can believe

  4. @Yuda
    what the hell are you saying? Can you name one “gadol” who said he is an apikores?
    Can you prove that your not just a wanna be “macher” (perhaps you think it makes you a maccabe?)
    who is insulted that he could’nt get his way with “pulling off the- OMG big sign covering ALL the other signs on your shuls bulletin board!
    Oh, and throwing around things like anonymous dayanim holds approximately ZERO weight. and that with rounding upwards.