Netanyahu vs Obama

Israel won’t yield to U.S. demands, won’t halt settlement construction’

Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon spoke to Channel 2 on Saturday about the meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama, held earlier this week, saying that Israel’s government will not allow the U.S. to dictate its policy, and that “settlement construction will not be halted.” …

Gideon Levy / Let’s hope Obama won’t be a ‘friend of Israel’.

…When we say that someone is a “friend of Israel” we mean a friend of the occupation, a believer in Israel’s self-armament, a fan of its language of strength and a supporter of all its regional delusions. When we say someone is a “friend of Israel” we mean someone who will give Israel a carte blanche for any violent adventure it desires, for rejecting peace and for building in the territories. …


Truth Suppression, Disinformation, Lies, Deceit and Deception.

Thirteen Techniques for Truth Suppression

Explaining War. – Israel’s foreign press liaison. (Snip)

… THE MEDIUM is the message, as communications theorist Marshall McLuhan famously said. Just in case, though, the IDF Spokesperson’s Office now controls both. The foreign press liaison unit, as the face and voice of Israel’s army to the entire world, is the gateway through which information flows (or, often, does not flow), and it has transformed from something of an afterthought into a major part of the military’s arsenal. As wars are increasingly fought on the virtual battlegrounds of television and the Internet, the soldiers of the IDF Spokesperson’s foreign press liaison unit are a new breed of pressed-uniform commandos. …

“The North American desk must be one of the best educated units in the IDF,” … “We’re proactive. We no longer wait for someone to come to us with a request; we are now the initiators. We suggest stories to journalists, instead of the other way around,” …

“Since each area has its own unique characteristics and its specific areas of interest, we provide each ‘audience’ with what it needs,” she adds. “We tailor information and stories for North America, for Europe, for Russian-language media, for Arabic media and for Latin America and the Far East.” …

..: Daniel Seaman: Enemy of the Journalists in Israel :..

Stephanie Gutmann’s book – “The Other War – Israelis, Palestinians and the Struggle for Media Supremacy”. Chapter 10 – “His Own Private Jihad” is specifically about his efforts to curb Palestinian influence on the media coverage …


Ministerial Committee Approves Anti-Nakba Law

( A ministerial committee approved on Sunday, a proposal to make it illegal to mark Israel’s Independence Day as a day of mourning. The proposal by Member of Knesset Alex Miller (Yisrael Beiteinu) would make public observances or other activities of that sort punishable by a three-year jail sentence. Miller calls his bill “the first phase in ending the organized incitement of the Islamic Movement and [Israel Arab] Monitoring Committee among the Arab population in the country.”

The Palestinian Authority and many Israeli Arabs such as members of the Israel Islamic Association, observe May 14 as “Catastrophe (Nakba in Arabic) Day”, commemorating the day on the civil calendar when the British Mandate for Palestine ended and the modern Jewish state began. Nakba Day events include anti-Israel and anti-Zionist declarations.


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