Israel backed by army of cyber-soldiers
From Yonit Farago in Jerusalem
WHILE Israel fights Hezbollah with tanks and aircraft, its supporters are campaigning on the internet.
Israel's Government has thrown its weight behind efforts by supporters to counter what it believes to be negative bias and a tide of pro-Arab propaganda. The Foreign Ministry has ordered trainee diplomats to track websites and chatrooms so that networks of US and European groups with hundreds of thousands of Jewish activists can place supportive messages.
In the past week nearly 5,000 members of the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) have downloaded special "megaphone" software that alerts them to anti-Israeli chatrooms or internet polls to enable them to post contrary viewpoints. A student team in Jerusalem combs the web in a host of different languages to flag the sites so that those who have signed up can influence an opinion survey or the course of a debate. Read More ...
No matter how much counter spin gets posted, Truth and Justice will prevail. Israel has already lost this war. Hamas and Hizbollah have already been strengthened by the outrageous Israeli aggression in their drive to crush the Palestinians and shatter Lebanon.
George Bush and Tony Blair have blood on their hands by actively supporting this genocide and must be indicted for war crimes, along with the enitire political and military leadership of Israel.
Enough is Enough! It is time to stand up for Human Rights and to stop this barbarity.