How to efficiently fight anti-Israel propaganda?

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What would such a centralized Israeli anti-propaganda agency do? Let me map out some of the basics.

It would have to focus on three major pursuits: research, monitoring and operations.
The  research branch would cover a number of areas. It would have to investigate, in detail, how the entire anti-Israel propaganda war works.

 This would include analysis of the key motifs of demonization, where major attacks originate, the investigation of the main categories of   perpetrators, the interactions between them, how the  hatred is transmitted, and so on.

For Israel to  effectively expose and fight its multiple adversaries in the  propaganda war it would have to know, in an organized manner, much  more about them than it presently does. The anti-Israel defamation and  hate system is far from having been explored in its totality.

 Developing an understanding of both unstructured and structured  anti-Israel incitement and how they mutate should be an ongoing project. A database should be established with all the information  collected.




The second function of the anti-propaganda agency would be to monitor current developments.

Such   monitoring would be done by specialists, in various ways. Some would follow developments in specific countries. Others would specialize in specific categories such as Muslim governments, Muslims in the Western world, politicians, academics, etc.

 A third monitoring group  would follow specific types of anti-Israeli incitement such as the  boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, false accusations, the  application of double standards, false moral equivalence, scapegoating  and other fallacies.

The operational branch of the new structure would  have to develop increasingly effective methods to fight  the   anti-Israeli propaganda as well as anti-Semitism. It would have to assess which activities it undertakes itself and which should be left for others, such as other government services, nongovernmental bodies in Israel and abroad, or even some individuals.

The  success of a central Israeli anti-propaganda agency would depend on  both the quality of its staff and the availability of government funds. Rough estimates  put the financial requirements in the $200  million to $250m. per year range.

 Had Israel started to fight hate propaganda efficiently in the   1980s, it would have been able to avoid  much of the damage done since.

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To  demonstrate that the  fight against hate propaganda requires a  central  Israeli body  overseeing the battlefield is simple. Its  establishment,  however, depends on the political will of the government  to create –  decades  too late – this highly necessary agency and allocate  to it the   necessary funds.

In the Western world, Israel has largely lost the propaganda battle against the Arabs. More than 40  percent of Europeans believe the conspiracy theory that Israel aims to exterminate the Palestinians. In reality, the Palestinian population  has greatly increased.

The Palestinian- Israeli conflict is often  absurdly presented as the  greatest threat to world peace.
Palestinian  (you know, the original inhabitants we crushed and stole their lands and usurped everything in totality and because they wouldn't all go away the world knows about them now and put us in the spotlight) criminality, while similar to that in several other Muslim countries,  is ignored or whitewashed by many media figures, politicians and  others.

Around the   globe, whether within or outside of the Muslim world, large numbers of  people are massacred, some by governments. The US government and the European Union, however, often remain silent about such mass killings.

Yet they religiously publish condemnations of Israel for building homes outside the Green Line, as if that was  endangering the world. This is yet another success of Arab propaganda.

In February 1988 CBS cameraman Moshe Alpert filmed four soldiers carrying out Yitzhak Rabin's "break their bones" order against Palestinian teens.


According  to the   Anti-Defamation League, the number of anti-Semites in the  world exceeds   one billion people. The anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic  hate propaganda emerging from large parts of the Muslim world knows no  limits.

This is a highly dangerous development.

Israel is a small country with many enemies. Its survival depends on being smarter than them.

The question is, then, why is Israel’s propaganda falling so short? The strategic answer is simple. Israel is fighting a total war which has a number of facets. One is military.

For that purpose, Israel has an efficient instrument, the IDF. It oversees the entire military battlefield and innovates methods for dealing with future  threats.

A  second facet is the intelligence war. To  fight this war, Israel has three competent agencies: the international  agency Mossad, the domestic security service Shin Bet (Israel  Security Agency) and the military intelligence branch, AMAN.

 Cyber-warfare has become yet another major battlefield and Israel is investing heavily to become a world leader in this area.

To fight the fourth element of the total war, however, there is, quite surprisingly, no effective instrument.

There  is no governmental or non-governmental organization which  oversees the entire propaganda battlefield. Some Israeli government  bodies, private NGOs and other operators participate in the  anti-propaganda  battle, but there is little coordination between them.

Some major anti-Israeli propaganda matters are barely dealt with.
In   recent decades, the role of diplomats has expanded to include public diplomacy (hasbara in Hebrew).

They are expected to not only maintain  government contacts in the country where they are located, but also to communicate with the public there and influence them to view Israel favorably. A variety of tools have been developed for this purpose.

One often hears that Israel should be more effective in its public diplomacy.

That is true, because many people abroad do not have a structured, hostile attitude toward Israel, but are simply uninformed [our way]. Fighting the propaganda war, however, is a very different issue. Here one does not deal with the poorly informed, but one’s adversaries [the rightly informed].


Hostilities   against Israel come from both government and other sources  within   Muslim states, from Muslims in the Western world, politicians  from many   countries, NGOs, academics, trade unions, church leaders –  mainly   liberal ones – a variety of Western socialist parties, the extreme   Left, the extreme Right, and so on. Social media is yet another arena for hate propaganda.

Diplomats are quite ineffective in  a propaganda war.To put it brutally, they have been well trained to say it is raining if one spits in their face.

The  only way to fight   the propaganda war is to establish a central body,  much like those that exist for military, intelligence and cyber-warfare: an agency which oversees the entire battlefield.






5 comments:

  1. research, monitoring and operations

    Sounds like a plan to not only eliminate their paranoia, but to exterminate individuals using the Mossad.

    The assholes have had 67 years to start doing the right thing and not only have failed miserably, they seem to be getting worse, as their increasingly violent incursions into Gaza show.

    They've got either Jeb Clinton or Hillary Bush riding to their rescue, but they might arrive too late to make a significant impact, unless the impact is made using the Pentagon.

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  2. Indeed, a kill list in the making.

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  3. "Jeb Clinton or Hillary Bush"

    Yeah, meanwhile in the USA...

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  4. The Gag & Magag "Jews" will never be 'Israel"...Jesus @ John 8:44

    were there Dallas Cowboys at the Alamo ?

    http://www.jewsindallas.com/events/conspiracy-%E2%80%93-devising-the-nazi-final-solution--may-7-2015.html

    No Dallas Cowboys at the Alamo,
    NO "JEWS" in the Old Testament

    http://jyrilina.com/english/under-the-sign-of-the-scorpion-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-soviet-empire/

    which is totally GREAT NEWS for the whole world....{non-Jews}

    http://rehmat1.com/2015/06/07/holocaust-is-the-biggest-and-most-sustained-lie-in-history/

    because now the

    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/US-Israel/MOUs.html

    "HARVEST OF THE TARES" is so much easier...
    for the messengers of the Truth about the so-called
    "Jewish" narrative....which is just one big
    monumental LIE....from the progenitor of all lies.

    http://israelect.com/reference/WillieMartin/ISAAC-13.htm

    knowing the Truth is the exit strategy from the

    STOOL SCULPTURE DEITY CULT COMPOUND
    "The Jewish State of Mind"....a giant pile of poo....
    which is stinky mud....from the Talmud....!

    sincerely

    Davy

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  5. "No Dallas Cowboys at the Alamo,
    NO "JEWS" in the Old Testament"

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