Dep FM Ayalon follows Sarah Palin’s lead
By Ted Belman
Of the many detractors Sarah Palin had to deal with the MSM stands out. It distroted everything she said, impuned her reputation, labelled her in so many negative ways and hid any positive story about her to deny her reality.
Very early on she understood that she had to talk with the people unfiltered and unfettered, so she developed a Facebook following of 3 million and a Twitter following of 300,000. Perhaps someone can advise on the actual numbers.
Israel suffers from the same problem. The only story that is fit to print about Israel is a negative one. It makes no attempt to verify the facts. It doesn’t call into question what her enemies say.
Deputy FM Ayalon just announce he would be following the same path.
The deputy foreign minister said that Israel would increasingly make use of what he termed “E-diplomacy” to spread its message to “many millions in the world, directly and without any middle man.”
Last year, as part of his E-diplomacy campaign, Ayalon released YouTube videos entitled “The Truth About the Peace Process” and “The Truth About the West Bank” in which he attempted to present a historical narrative meant to help wage Israel’s public diplomacy battle.
“Social media in general and YouTube in particular are major battlegrounds in the clash of narratives and public diplomacy. It is vital that a strong rights-based Israeli presence is seen and heard, especially for the YouTube demographics who are more interested in easy to digest explanations,” Ayalon’s office said in a statement released last year.
Follow the leader.