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Israel tells supporters which polls to freep

by manon Fri Jul 28th, 2006 at 05:25:02 AM EST

I had read years ago about how  supposedly, the Israeli government encouraged their supporters  to write letters to the editor of newspapers around the world to support the Israeli position on various issues.  I always considered this to be paranoia put forth by the types who believe that the US government is beaming messages subconciously to them via their televisions.

Well, to my surprise, I found this web site:


which asks people to sign up to support Israel by responding to online articles and blogs.  Unfortunately, since I have a Mac, I can't download the tool which gives you the alerts.

Now, I am also wondering if "the other side" also engages in this type of practice and if so, I would really be interested in knowing who "the other side" is.

This also lends credence to my theory that it is PR that will win or lose this war.

The following notice is being circulated to potential supporters of Israel's genocide and war crimes:
Please go to www.giyus.org, download the Megaphone, and you will receive daily updates with instant links to important internet polls, problematic articles that require a talk back, etc.

We need 100,000 Megaphone users to make a difference. So, please distribute this mail to all Israel's supporters.

Do it now. For Israel.

Amir Gissin

Director Public Affairs (Hasbara) Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem

I found this at the web site mentionned above.

by manon (m@gmail.com) on Fri Jul 28th, 2006 at 05:50:23 AM EST
It is very well known not only the encouragmeent but the training of public relations. There are porfesional people on one hand and just living abroad  that join the isreali/government cause.

It is not some kind of secret system, it is well in the open, well-advertise. Everybody can contribute on this issue.

Palestinianas do the same thing with the profesional members and palestinians abroad in th emiddle class also do the same thing. The only difference is that there are much more jews in middle class environments than palestinians.

The battle for ideas (or propaganda wars, some people call) is very well known and completley in the open.
Just visit Haaretz once in a  while and you will see the ads eventually.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Fri Jul 28th, 2006 at 08:27:57 AM EST

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