Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki claimed in a recent interview that Jews controlled the giant tech companies Apple and Google.
Appearing on Palestine TV on July 18, Maliki was asked about a claim that appeared on Instagram – which was later proved to be false — that Apple Maps and Google Maps had removed the name “Palestine” from their apps.
According to a translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Maliki said that a petition should be launched, “but this is not enough, as it is clear that these two companies have obvious orientations.”
“It is obvious who owns them, and the Israeli-Jewish influence on them is also obvious,” Maliki asserted. “All this makes them biased towards Israel.”
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, is not Jewish or Israeli. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, is an Indian-American Hindu.
Maliki also indicated that the PA believed the false Instagram story, as he claimed it would take legal action against Apple and Google.
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