Friday, February 19, 2010
With the dreadful threat of yet another Israeli war in the Middle East looming, Israeli propaganda machine is likely to go into full gear.
It also perhaps represents the last chance of fulfilling the US neoconservative vision - that of "A New Strategy for Securing the Realm" the price of the Israeli-neocon folly should be well known to US media
Israel has greater mastery than the Arabs over fighting media wars? National Information Directorate, the Israeli propaganda center
Israeli spokespersons are icons of articulation and charm, Palestinian retaliations
vile and gruesome. Israeli media blackout. no Arab spokespersons to present a coherent narrative to challenge
But none of these scenarios are convincing. Ehud Barak is as faltering in English, the scope of the tragedy known to all, Palestinian and Arab academics in every major Western city
"whenever Israel is bombing, it is hard to explain our position to the world ... but at least this time everything was ready and in place."
Utter nonsense. I cannot take seriously the media's claims to "objectivity" some things are obvious
First, media's decision to protect Israel's image. Second, Israel has now largely lost the media war thanks to the efforts of independent media groups, intellectuals, citizen journalists, civil society activists, artists, poets, bloggers, ordinary people and those in the media who possess the courage to challenge Israeli hasbara and its devotees.