“Jew or not Jew?” app removed, lawsuit dropped
An app which allowed users to view a database of celebrities to see if they were Jewish or not has been removed from the French online App Store. After several anti-racism groups filed suit the app was removed world wide: ”after the withdrawal of the application from every country in the world, which satisfies our demand,” said Lawyer Stephane Lilti, representing four anti-racism associations.
In an interview published in September, app developer Levy said he developed the app to be “recreational … as a Jew myself I know that in our community we often ask whether a such-and-such celebrity is Jewish or not,” Levy was quoted as saying in the daily Le Parisien.
Apple has removed numerous apps from the App Store since it launched in mid-2008 for violating the myriad restrictions it imposes on developers.