INSIDE A HASBARA (PROPAGANDA) WAR ROOM
THESE ARE THE JEWS YOU ARE DEBATING ONLINE
|Firing online comments in 34 languages to 61 countries (Photo: Oren Kochavi)|
|Avishai Bitton at IDC online comments war room|
|IDC comment war room (Photo: Oren Kochavi)|
HIGHLY ORGANIZED, THEY HUNT IN PACKS
The fact is, Israel has a highly organized army of these “hasbara” operations both formal and informal all over the world.
|They co-ordinate with each other via Skype|
They will never answer a simple question. They change the subject, insult, cry that you are hurting their feelings, seek to trap you under legislation.
The following article depicts Israel as a “helpless maiden”, barely holding its own against a sea of anti-Jewish invective.
“The idea we worked by was that we are not official representatives of the country, but simple people writing about our personal feelings living under fire, and that’s how we achieved what we did,” said Yarden Ben-Yosef, who started the war room. “I remember that on a news site in Denmark, comment posters promoted an anti-Israeli protest, and our posters developed a dialogue with them and showed them, in Danish, the Hamas Charter that calls to destroy Israel and links to Hamas summer camps that teach Palestinian children hate. Remarkably, a comment poster who was so active in promoting the protest suddenly admitted he never saw those things before.”
Four years ago, it was said that the Foreign Ministry was starting a division of paid comment posters to increase Israeli presence online, but the idea never took off. The Foreign Ministry explained that not only questions of cost went into the process, but questions of morals and reliability. A country that pays people, regardless of their opinion, to market it to the world, guised as independent surfers, is playing a very dangerous game.
YOU BET THEY PAY POSTERS, TO THIS DAY.
To defeat them is easy – simply repeat your short question over and over and watch what they do. They will insult, they will change the subject, they will cry that you are hurting their feelings and they will try and entrap you. Recently I asked this simple question –
Why is there no cyanide residue on the walls of the alleged Auschwitz “gas chambers”?
DESPITE A VIBRANT DISCUSSION OF INSULTS AND COPY AND PASTES FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES – THE LOCAL JEWISH LADIES HASBARA TEAM PACKED UP THEIR SKYPE HEAD SETS AND WENT SHOPPING RATHER THAN ANSWER A SIMPLE QUESTION