A New York City-based anti-Israel group named Within our Lifetime (WOL), has been banned from Instagram last week, apparently after it posted a collage featuring prominent Palestinian terrorists.
On March 8, the group posted a photo featuring terrorist women on International Women’s Day. Among those depicted in the collage were Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted of two terrorist bombings in 1969, one of which killed two Israeli agriculture students in Jerusalem; and Leila Khaled, part of a Palestinian terror group that hijacked a TWA flight that same year. The ban came the next day.
WOL is a group that supports the Palestinian right of return “from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea,” resistance to the “Zionist occupation by any means necessary” and “the abolition of Zionism.” WOL is led by Nerdeen Kiswani, a New York City law student. An online poll by StopAntisemitism.org in 2020 named her “Antisemite of the Year.”
In reaction to the ban and in appreciation of Israel, Liora Rez, executive director of StopAntisemitism.com said, “We applaud Instagram’s ban. We’re now requesting Facebook do the same.”
StopAntisemitism.org also successfully lobbied Donorbox, the payment system used by WOL to raise funds, to stop allowing the group to use its system. WOL has since switched to Google Pay. “We’ve asked Google to cease its relationship with them, but they have not,” said Rez.