Apple has removed an anti-Israeli iPhone app, which contained stories and article about attacking the country, from the iTunes App store, following complaints from the Israeli government.

Third Intifada, which is the Arabic term for violent uprisings against Israel, has now been banned from the store after Apple admitted it was "offensive".

Yuli Edelstein, Israel's information minister contacted Apple CEO Steve Job via email this week, to highlight the "anti-Israel and anti-Zionist" app.

"As is implied by its name, the application calls for an uprising against the State of Israel. I am convinced that you are aware of this type of application's ability to unite many toward an objective that could be disastrous," he said.

Tom Neumayr from Apple said the firm removed the app "because it violates the developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people".

In March, Facebook removed a page from the social network that was set-up by a group off activisists and called for web users to join an uprising against Israel that would have begin on May 15.