Israeli Prayer Group with Almost 77 Million Followers Closed Down by Facebook

A Christian Pro-Israel organization with almost 77 million Facebook followers claims its Facebook group, Jerusalem Prayer Group, was closed down by Facebook last week by what can only be described as social media censorship.

The group’s founder, Mike Evans, who has close ties to both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump, stated that the group was closed down for violating Friends of Facebook’s “rules against spam and inauthentic behavior,” according to a statement released by the group to All Israel News, a website headed by U.S.-Israeli author Joel C. Rosenberg.

Jerusalem Prayer Group” Facebook page is an Evangelical group that describes itself as ‘non-partisan’ and engages in prayers for the Peace of Jerusalem as stated in Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May those who love you be secure. 

The group may have been the victim of a coordinated attack of cyberterrorism, and what Human Events would depict as a “selective case of bigotry.” 

Mike Evans

“There was an organized attempt by radical Islamic organizations to achieve this objective. They posted over a million comments on our site and then had the people contact Facebook saying that they never posted to the site. That was a complete scam and fraud. It was a very clever, deceptive plan by Islamic radicals, said Evans.

Facebook has never approached us, even though we’re under cyber-attack and even though we tried desperately to contact them. In fact, Facebook protects radical Islam and works against pro-Israel evangelicals. They also removed my private page; I cannot post anything. It is as if communism and fascism have come together, only because Israel is defending itself,” Mr. Evans told Israel’s Arutz Sheva News.

Apparently, the tactic worked. Facebook closed down the group and when Evans raised his concerns with Facebook, he was told that there was ‘no further action’ to be taken, and to “please consider this decision final.” 

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Joseph Menslage is the Publisher of Katy Christian Magazine and Fort Bend Christian Magazine. Contact him at joseph@houstonchristianmagazine.com.