Beware of Blogaganda
Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:20:56 GMT Israel’s Immigrant Absorption Ministry says it is recruiting an “army of bloggers” in the aftermath of the military operation in Gaza.
According to Haaretz, the team will consist of Israelis who speak a second language — English, French, Spanish or German — to represent Israel in “anti-Zionist blogs”.
The aggression against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the Hamas resistance movement left at least 1,300 people dead, and thousands others wounded.
According to the Gaza-based Palestinian center for human rights, only 95 resistance fighters were among the casualties of the 23-day war.
The massive number of civilian casualties in the densely-populated coastal sliver sparked worldwide condemnation. A fierce controversy was also provoked over the alleged use of white phosphorus, also known by the military as WP or Willie Pete, by the Israeli army in Gaza.
According to the Israeli Immigrant Absorption Ministry, Tel Aviv has sought to negate the bad publicity of its actions in Gaza with the help of an online team.
“We turned to this enormous reservoir of more than a million people with a second mother tongue” to contribute to this campaign, the ministry’s director general, Erez Halfon, said.
Keep in mind a war has been waged on the media. Fair.org points out in the below video NPR was hammered for not favoring Israel when covering the Israeli Palestinian conflict. NPR became silent on Zionist human rights abuse.
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