Category Archives: Information war

UNESCOs moral infirmity

If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions. – Abba Eban What’s next? A UNESCO decision denying the … Continue reading

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How to talk to Jews about Israel

Quite a few years ago, I went to a meeting in San Francisco about Israel advocacy, sponsored by the ADL (when the ADL was still interested in Israel advocacy). One of the speakers suggested a form of triage: there are … Continue reading

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Hasbara: why it’s harder and more important than you think

Everyone says Israel does a poor job of hasbara, but the question is “what is the job?” Hasbara is information, propaganda, public diplomacy, clarification of policies, telling the truth about Israel or telling lies. It depends on whom you ask.  … Continue reading

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Etgar Keret’s missing piece

Israeli writer Etgar Keret recently received an award for “work conveying Jewish values across cultures and imparting a humanitarian vision throughout the world.” The word ‘humanitarian’ is a tipoff that the award is given to someone who espouses a left-wing, … Continue reading

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The case for paranoia

I am sitting at my desk on a quiet day. There are no screaming sirens. Hezbollah isn’t bombarding us with its tens of thousands of missiles, and Hamas tunnels aren’t disgorging terrorists near kibbutz dining halls. Nobody has been stabbed … Continue reading

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