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New IDF Web 2.0 unit to fight enemies on Facebook, Twitter

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1131918.html

By Anshel Pfeffer and Gili Izikovich, Haaretz Correspondent

The Israel Defense Forces Spokesman's Office is to begin drafting computer experts with an eye toward establishing an Internet and new media department unit, Army Spokesman Brig. Gen. Avi Benayahu said Monday.

Speaking at the Eilat Journalists Conference, Benayahu said the new department would focus on the Internet's social media networks mainly to reach an international audience directly rather than through the regular media.

The new unit, as well as an initiative by the Information and Diaspora Ministry to train people to represent Israel independently on the Internet and in other arenas, were presented Monday at the conference during a panel discussion on Israeli public relations abroad.

Responding to criticism of Israel's ability to face hostile entities on the Web, Benayahu said the new program would be able to deal with the problem. He said that from each group drafted to the Army Spokesman's Office, between eight to 10 young people who are experts in Web 2.0 - YouTube, Facebook and Twitter - to be identified before induction, would be assigned to the new department. The new recruits would be put to work in the new media unit after undergoing a general Army Spokesman's Unit training course.

Benayahu told Haaretz the new program would be up and running in a few months.

The Army Spokesman's Office began working in this area more than a year ago. During Operation Cast Lead it put up YouTube videos of attacks on targets in the Gaza Strip, to illustrate the care the IDF takes to avoid hitting civilians. One such clip showed how the pilot of an IDF helicopter diverted a missile that had been fired at a target when it was realized civilians had entered the target area.

The head of communications at the Army Spokesman's office, Col. Ofer Kol, said they wanted to reach "mainly an international audience that is less exposed to operational processes. Foreign media do more 'zooming-in' and so it's important to us to show the totality of IDF actions without a filter."

The IDF YouTube account got millions of hits during Operation Cast Lead, which led to the decision to expand activity at the site and other social network Web sites. The IDF hopes to show other sides of the army less familiar to the world, such as women's service.

The Spokesman's Office has also contacted bloggers who are known as opinion-makers and sent them information and pictures directly.

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You did Sandy...

Accept the Ministry of Truth had a budget of $150,000 to dole out for hasbara writers. Looks like Israel wants to a go a little "professional" this time.

"Give a man a gun, and he could rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he could rob the world."

I thought I read something

like this last year.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

The internet

is certainly becoming a new battlefield...and soon to be just as slippery a slope as the MSM

This indicates Israel is preparing for another attack

I would say Iran is off the table unless they can false flag a American target for an "Iranian counterattack." Israel maybe ready to attack Lebanon or further genocide in Palestine.

"Give a man a gun, and he could rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he could rob the world."

The economy and Ft Hood may be those false flags

it's hard to trust anything anymore

the government is certainly the boy who cried wolf

Yeah Good Luck There IDF...

Zionist War Crimes 1:05:49
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This video takes you back in time. It shows actual footage of Israelis and Arabs dancing together in the streets, when violence was uncommon. Traversing the time lines, this video then takes you on a journey from the days of Herzl to today, showing numerous scenes that many of us in the West are completely ignorant--such as what occurred in Deir Yassin, Jenin, Lebanon, and many other cities that raised the Arabs' ire.

It also describes the Israelis' attack on the USS Liberty, which caused many innocent U.S. Navy crewmembers to die. The attack on the U.S. Library of Information in Egypt by the Israelis is also shown.

You will see much rare footage, which has been previously unknown to most of us in the West. Most of this footage was taken by individuals with video cameras, since camera crews are often forbidden in the midst of these ongoing battles.

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Thanks for the link, Thomas.

Bookmarked for later.