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Anonymous' "OpIsrael" Has Little Impact 136

Posted by timothy
from the hard-target dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Times Of Israel and AlArabiya.net report that the planned and announced April 7th attack by Anonymous failed to frustrate the Israeli government or its citizens. The country's national Cyber Bureau quipped 'So far it is as was expected, there is hardly any real damage,' Ben Yisrael said. 'Anonymous doesn't have the skills to damage the country's vital infrastructure. And if that was its intention, then it wouldn't have announced the time of attack. It wants to create noise in the media about issues that are close to its heart,' he said."
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Anonymous' "OpIsrael" Has Little Impact

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  • Noise in the media (Score:3, Insightful)

    by xushi (740195) on Sunday April 07, 2013 @09:38AM (#43383737)

    "It wants to create noise in the media about issues that are close to its heart,' he said."

    In other words, you're saying they won...

    Well done.

    • by amiga3D (567632) on Sunday April 07, 2013 @09:43AM (#43383755)

      It's just noise, nothing coherent.

    • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

      by dskoll (99328)
      What did Anonymous "win"? Nothing. They simply reaffirmed that they're a bunch of jobless losers living in their mothers' basements who have a hard time getting laid. If that weren't the case, they'd direct their energies elsewhere.
  • Duh (Score:4, Interesting)

    by O('_')O_Bush (1162487) on Sunday April 07, 2013 @09:39AM (#43383739)
    I don't see why Anonymous would have succeeded where morenskilled groups in China and Russia have failed.
  • This make for great Zohan sequel - Zohan II : Rockem Sockem Butachem!
  • by ReallyEvilCanine (991886) on Sunday April 07, 2013 @10:10AM (#43383865) Homepage
    Israel doesn't have pizza delivery.
    • by dskoll (99328)

      Israel doesn't have pizza delivery.

      Sure it does [pizzaidf.org], but probably not to Anonymous members. :)

      Seriously... I've ordered pizza in Jerusalem. But the Israeli pizza tends to be thin-crust like the European versions and not as yummy IMO as our North American pizza.

      • by tenco (773732)

        Thin crust not yummy? You have a lot to learn, young padawan.

        • by dskoll (99328) on Sunday April 07, 2013 @12:28PM (#43384561)

          Infidel! Now you understand why there is war in the Middle East. You thin-crusters must be eliminated by the will of the Flying Spaghetti Monster; we thick-crusters alone have truth on our side!!!

        • by mishehu (712452)

          I'm sorry, but canned tuna doesn't belong on a pizza. On the other hand, though, corn goes well. Now if only the commoner in Israel could figure out that pizza is nasty when it's as dry as cardboard...

          Anyway back to my phone call...

          Yes, i'd like to order 3 large cheese pizzas for... uhm... Guy Penis [vh1.com]...

          (Sorry, I sound like I got some sort of small head on me or something...)

      • by Anonymous Coward

        Hey! Our pizza is perfectly fine!

    • by Dog-Cow (21281)

      That might have been funnier if it were not the fact that just about every single hole-in-the-wall pizza joint in Israel offers delivery.

    • Israel doesn't have pizza delivery.

      Sure it does. When I was in Israel 4 years ago, I saw Domino's Pizza delivery via scooter in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and in Haifa.

  • Palestinians? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by jodido (1052890) on Sunday April 07, 2013 @10:14AM (#43383883)
    "Anonymous" claims to be acting against Israeli oppression of the Palestinians. Did they consult with any Palestinians about this attack? Or do they share the official Israeli point of view, that Palestinians are not worthy of their own point of view?
    • by longk (2637033)

      This kind of "help" occurs all the time though. I'm forced to buy health insurance in my own country, even though foreign plans would cover me just as well at a lower cost. I'm forced to pay for my retirement fund even though I've already provided for my days as a senior through other investments. Hell, I'm forced to fasten my goddamn seatbelt! Not that I wouldn't use it, but I certainly haven't been given any choice in the matter!

      • by gtall (79522)

        You are not being forced to pay for your retirement, you are being forced to pay for the current crop of seniors. Not to worry though, Grandma can come and live with you, right?

  • by semi-extrinsic (1997002) <asmunderNO@SPAMstud.ntnu.no> on Sunday April 07, 2013 @10:28AM (#43383953)
    Whoever dropped the ball on the title should be sacked. I mean, you seriously missed the opportunity for "Anonymous \"OpIsrael\" Is Not Very Effective"??
  • [Cyber Bureau bureaucrat] Ben Yisrael said. 'Anonymous doesn't have the skills to damage the country's vital infrastructure. And if that was its intention, then it wouldn't have announced the time of attack. It wants to create noise in the media about issues that are close to its heart,' he said."

    On the one hand, a challenge response...on the other hand, a political response designed to defuse.

    I guess they're soliciting a mixed response to their response.

  • http://www.opisrael.com/ is playing Hatikvah, Israel's national anthem all day today.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    This is nonsense. Have you even looked at the Tel-Avi Stock Exchange website?
    The attack is ongoing and has already had a major financial impact!

    http://www.tase.co.il/Heb/Pages/Homepage.aspx
    http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/04/08/attacks-on-israel-creating-major-financial-loss-from-opisrael-v2

  • Utterly pathetic. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Apuleius (6901) on Sunday April 07, 2013 @01:53PM (#43384983) Journal

    One of the big scores for Anonymous was that they defaced the page for Adalah.

    Adalah is an organization providing probono legal help to Israeli minority citizens for discrimination cases.

    Way to go, Anonymous. What a bunch of fuckwits.

    (Added style points for starting this op on Holocaust Memorial Day, and trying to DDOS Yad Vashem.
    And for getting this op led by a citizen of Mauritania, the one remaining country that still has slavery.)

    • I'm listening on IRC right now, and these twatwaffles just got trolled into DDOSing Sakhnin College, an Arabic trade school.

      It's funny to see these idiots fall for it, but Sakhnin's students are probabl having an annoying day.

      Way to go, Anonymous.

      • by Rakarra (112805)

        I have nothing to contribute, but if I had accounts with mod points right now I would dump as many +1, Funny mods into the parent's post for using the word "twatwaffles."

    • One of the big scores for Anonymous was that they defaced the page for Adalah.

      Adalah is an organization providing probono legal help to Israeli minority citizens for discrimination cases.

      Way to go, Anonymous. What a bunch of fuckwits.

      (Added style points for starting this op on Holocaust Memorial Day, and trying to DDOS Yad Vashem.
      And for getting this op led by a citizen of Mauritania, the one remaining country that still has slavery.)

      Mauritania heard Moses was coming to free some slaves, and part some seas!

      But really, this Israel hate is laughable. People see the Israelis as invaders who locked out the Palestinians, yet the same people seem to never care that equal or greater numbers of Jews were banished from the multitude of Arab lands they called home for centuries.

      Two wrongs != right, but one of them is often forgotten. I sympathize with the criticism, but not the outright hostility.

      I can't wait for the Israelis to take the blame wh

      • by Anonymous Coward

        "I don't understand your optimism," Ben-Gurion declared. "Why should the Arabs make peace? If I were an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country. Sure, God promised it to us, but what does that matter to them? Our God is not theirs. We come from Israel, it's true, but two thousand years ago, and what is that to them? There has been antisemitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen

    • by jodido (1052890)
      As I noted previously, I doubted that Anonymous consulted with any of the Palestinians they claim to be supporting, and this proves it.
  • What is "Anonymous"? (Score:4, Informative)

    by davydagger (2566757) on Sunday April 07, 2013 @09:28PM (#43387477)
    I love it when people refer to "Anonymous" as a coherent entity, or even one with a defined membership or even single motive.

    "Anonymous" is not a group, but a tactic, or even a posting style. It comes from message boards that work like this one, and is dirrectly analougous to the "Anonymous Coward" on this site. So fellow /.'ers.

    So its highly likely "Anonymous" is really many many diffrent groups and inviduals with diffrent, and even contradictory or even opposing views and goals using the exact same tactic. Just the same as the AC on /.

    I think you can judge how popular an idea by judging how many people actually show up to attack it, and the group that does the attacking. Of course you don't know, but just guess via their skillsets.

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