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Why The Palestinians Have Better PR Than Israel
Israel News Agency ^ | June 28, 2014 | Joel Leyden

Posted on 06/28/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT by IsraelBeach

Why The Palestinians Have Better PR Than Israel

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem --- June 28, 2014 ... If you asked me this question a year ago or ten years ago, my knee jerk response would be money. The Palestinians and the Arab world have oil dollars, millions of them to make us look bad while slamming our towns and cities with rockets and missiles.

But the real answer is actually two fold.

Yes, money is one part. But we also have access to money.

The Palestinians (when I say the Palestinians it means the Arab world) are more creative than the Jews.

What?

The Jews who dominate Hollywood and the media are being decimanted by Arab creativity.

Our PR sucks because the Israeli government does not retain professional PR or social media professionals. Just look at last week's Israel to the UN Mission press conference. Very few attended. It did not make major media. Less than 100 people viewed it on YouTube!

But when the Palestinians do something - they are truly great.

Just look at their creativity - flotilla ships to Gaza, powerful photoshopped pictures on Facebook, staged videos of "dead Palestinians" on YouTube, the chutzpa to walk into stores in Paris, by the hundreds, to demand boycotts and now - knowing no limit - the production of an elaborate opera openly illustrating their terrorism and anti-semitism.

An opera about such a horrific incident. The 1985 murder of a disabled Jewish American who was vacationing with his wife aboard the Achille Lauro cruise ship when Palestinian hijackers shot him in his wheelchair and threw him off the deck.

“The Death of Klinghoffer” was scheduled to run at the New York Metropolitan Opera.

And where are the Jews?
Where are the Israelis?

The Israelis are today putting out fires in southern Israel.
Fires in our towns and cities caused by Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror rockets. The Israelis are holding up signs saying: "free our boys". The Israelis are hitting Syrian military sites for attacking our northern border with missiles.

Israel is at war and just doesn't have the time for being media creative.

Take one step back.
We were at war in the 1960's yet that generation really knew how to respond. Transcending Abba Eban, Hollywood produced such greats as Exodus and Cast A Giant Shadow.

In the seventies we produced not one version but three of Entebbe.

We were not issuing news releases to a tired, biased media which does not care and to a public which has no time to read beyond the headlines.

Israel went where the people were. Where the public would spend hours focused on various issues. Israel went to the movies and to the stage. People love to be entertained and will actually turn off Facebook and Twitter for a good movie.

Today, the Palestinians are grabbing the stage. Don't we have any talented screenwriters? Can they not find funding from Sheldon Adelson and others?

Going to Haiti and Japan on humanitarian rescue missions to save hundreds is noble.
But a movie and a play are eternal.

Dim the house lights and win public opinion.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: agitprop; enemedia; israel; media; mediawar; palestinians; pr; propaganda; stih

1 posted on 06/28/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT by IsraelBeach
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To: IsraelBeach

0bama and the MSM hate Israel.


2 posted on 06/28/2014 1:00:26 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: All

With friends like Israel, who needs enemies?


3 posted on 06/28/2014 1:04:41 PM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Gunpowder green

With friends like Israel, who has the back of the US in blood, democracy and oil, you can sleep at night and worry less about another 9/11!


4 posted on 06/28/2014 1:11:57 PM PDT by IsraelBeach
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To: IsraelBeach

Israel employs today’s cutting edge PR tools including Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and a very effective group of home-grown sites and multi-media tools to get the truth out to deter the worst, most vile propaganda. Yet, Israel can not
combat the worst PR weapon of them all;Antisemitism.


5 posted on 06/28/2014 1:12:56 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: Gunpowder green

Huh? You’ve not been around long but that’s not going to be tolerated around here.


6 posted on 06/28/2014 1:15:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

It disturbs me that any disagreement with Bibi’s agenda is somehow “Anti-Semitism”. American Conservatives are sick of political correctness, and certain issues being somehow “off-limits”. The truth is that Americans find truth refreshing.

I am absolutely not “anti-Semitic”, but I do resent the fact that Israel pushes us into pointless wars for their benefit. If that gets me banned so be it, it won’t change the truth.


7 posted on 06/28/2014 1:23:39 PM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Gunpowder green

This site is pro Israel. When speaking your mind be aware of that fact.

5.56mm


8 posted on 06/28/2014 1:27:39 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: IsraelBeach

It’s all “window dressing” with the Palestinians ... and ... that does fit perfectly in with our “window dressing world” that we live in (sound bites and faked pictures). They’re winning the PR-war because they lie so well. And the world loves wonderfully-crafted lies!


9 posted on 06/28/2014 1:27:41 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Gunpowder green

Ummm ... how did you, as an Israel-hater (and thus a Jew-hater), get on this forum?!


10 posted on 06/28/2014 1:30:08 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Gunpowder green

I won’t push Israel or the Jews into the ocean, but I would push you ...


11 posted on 06/28/2014 1:31:21 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Gunpowder green

Which war did Israel push us into?


12 posted on 06/28/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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Or should I say, which pointless wars did Israel push us into?


13 posted on 06/28/2014 1:33:50 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Gunpowder green

Please name one war Israel pushed us into.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 1:34:22 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Star Traveler

I am not a hater of Israel, I disagree with many of it’s policies though, especially when they lobby for the US to shed the blood of it’s own on their behalf. I wish Israel well.

That’s a standard Liberal tactic, to paint anyone you disagree with as a “bigot” and therefore discredit them. Conservatives aren’t falling for that anymore, you need a new tactic!


15 posted on 06/28/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: lbryce

I asked my liberal Jewish friend to explain to me why the Left turned on Israel and the Jews. She said that it went back to the 6 day war. When Israel and the Jews were weak, the left loved them (well, not the Soviets, but that’s not what we were discussing); once they got strong, that love affair was over.

But the Left, whom they love, whom they hate, it never makes sense to me.

The way they defend the Muslims astounds me; those people would cut their heads off given half a chance, but it’s kumbayah all the time.

Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.


16 posted on 06/28/2014 1:39:13 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: Gunpowder green

You’re no more of a hater of Israel than is Ron Paul or Pat Buchanan ... :-) ...

But I won’t have anything to do with either one of them. You’re in the same category.


17 posted on 06/28/2014 1:39:40 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Pat Buchanan rocks! Ron Paul is a little crazy, but I voted for his son (he’s one of my Senators). Diverse opinions strengthen our republic. If you can’t tolerate dissent, you aren’t much of an American.


18 posted on 06/28/2014 1:46:28 PM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Gunpowder green

LOL ... I thought so ... :-) ...


19 posted on 06/28/2014 1:48:28 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Gunpowder green

AND ... as I’ve posted elsewhere on Free Republic ... Rand Paul is the NUT that didn’t fall far from the tree.


20 posted on 06/28/2014 1:50:10 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: jocon307

Liberalism should be in the DSM as a mental disorder. It’s primarily comprised of the delusion that someone else’s property is your own.


21 posted on 06/28/2014 1:50:33 PM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: IsraelBeach

“when I say the Palestinians it means the Arab world”

Money quote! It’s not just the `poor little mistreated Palis’, it’s the four hundred million strong twenty-two nation sized Arab League that makes up the Arab World (and the Palestinian Authority is one of them).

Israel’s Jewish population is about seven million.

400 million Arab Muslims steeped in a culture of Jew-hatred that is the very core of their religion, versus seven million Jews......

Would someone please do the freaking MATH!!!?


22 posted on 06/28/2014 1:52:17 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: jocon307

Illuminating insight. Thanks for sharing.


23 posted on 06/28/2014 2:02:36 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: IsraelBeach
Answer:

The liberal/Marxo/fascist/progressives have always been anti-semites. They hate Jews and always have. It is a mystery why American Jews vote in such large numbers for them.

( No. I did not read the article but will now.)

24 posted on 06/28/2014 2:15:11 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: IsraelBeach
Answer:

The liberal/Marxo/fascist/progressives WHO CONTROL THE MEDIA AND ACADEMIA FROM PRE-K THROUGH GRADUATE SCHOOL have always been anti-semites. They hate Jews and always have. It is a mystery to me why American Jews vote in such large numbers for them. ( No. I did not read the article but will now.)

25 posted on 06/28/2014 2:18:57 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Gunpowder green

Truth isn’t bigoted.


26 posted on 06/28/2014 2:20:33 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: IsraelBeach

It’s pretty easy to have great PR when you have the mainstream media working for you pro-bono.


27 posted on 06/28/2014 2:31:28 PM PDT by RichInOC ("In the name of Allah, The Inexorable, The Irresistible...")
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To: IsraelBeach

Everyone loves the underdog. Everyone sympathizes with a victim. The PLO is expert at making themselves victims. With all the billions they have been given over the decades their “leadership” will never let anyone be successful. It’s bad for the image.


28 posted on 06/28/2014 2:37:45 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Gunpowder green

Listen up slick; it might be best if you went back to the DU where you belong.


29 posted on 06/28/2014 3:35:05 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Gunpowder green

Well that explains everything, your just another idiot Paulista.


30 posted on 06/28/2014 3:38:29 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Star Traveler; Gunpowder green
Ummm ... how did you, as an Israel-hater (and thus a Jew-hater), get on this forum?!

I don't mind that he shows up, long as he doesn't stay...

31 posted on 06/28/2014 4:08:12 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: Gunpowder green
Israel pushes us into pointless wars for their benefit.

Just can't help yourself, can you?
32 posted on 06/28/2014 4:10:15 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Iscool

The tactic of claiming that any dissent implies bigotry is wearing thin. There are an enormous number of Americans who are fed up with that assertion. They are truly through with it, to be honest.

You can call me an anti-Semite, which is demonstrably untrue, but you run the risk of desensitizing people to the term itself. It may soon mean nothing if “anti-Semitism” simply means disagreeing with someone’s political position.

Disagreeing with Bibi does not make me a “Jew-Hater”. It’s a disgusting Liberal tactic to paint opposition as bigotry. Those who engage in it should be called out for the authoritarians they are.


33 posted on 06/28/2014 4:31:38 PM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: IsraelBeach

Israel’s biggest problem is that liberals and democrats hate Jews. So long as that is true, it will be hard to get the truth out when it would help Israel and easy to get harmful stories on the front page even if they are staged or fictional.


34 posted on 06/28/2014 6:00:36 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Gunpowder green
You never answered the questions.
What war or wars did Israel push the US into?
You can't answer but you can definitely try to smear Israel which supports and helps train US troops.
If you don't care for Israel - try Iran - is that where you are posting from?
And I don't think you will be banned here for speaking your mind - but also try doing that in any other country in the Middle East other than Israel! ;>
35 posted on 06/29/2014 1:14:01 PM PDT by IsraelBeach
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