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Israeli Government Video Irks Palestinians

Why has an Israeli video explaining the history and legal status of the West Bank upset the Palestinians? Could the real story be a threat to the distorted Palestinian narrative?

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A Digest of Weekend Articles

• Columnist Faisal Al Qasim says the Arab regimes are are more brutal than the Zionists: But is the Arab media still able to satirise Israeli barbarism with the same vigour after it has witnessed what Arab dictators have done to their own people? Isn’t it a bit silly to bombard the Israelis with criticism

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Study Finds Overwhelming Facebook, Twitter Support for Israel: What It Means

 A new study by the Pew Research Center found Facebookers, the Twitterverse and bloggers expressing support for Israel over the Palestinians by a whopping 3-1 margin. The study looked at a week’s worth of online activity the week following President Obama’s May 19 policy speech. We’re talking about 48,000 blog posts and 430,000 tweets/status updates that coincided with Benjamin

Send Questions for Bibi’s YouTube Press Conference

Benjamin Netanyahu’s in a YouTube citizen’s press conference next week. So submit questions and/or vote for your favorite questions. You can also submit questions via Twitter (#AskNetanyahu). Dana Weiss from Israel’s Channel 2 will pose the top ranking questions to the prime minister in a 40-minute live stream on March 23 at YouTube’s WorldView channel. Barack Obama,

What Happened to 21st Century Statecraft?

Early in 2010, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made news when she formally embraced social media and Internet-based diplomacy in the battle for hearts and minds around the world. The informal policy, known as 21st Century Statecraft, involves helping people living under repressive government gain access to communications tools to help them fight against

Al-Jazeera, Egypt, and History’s First Draft 2.0

Yesterday, my colleague, Alex Margolin commented on the role of Facebook and Twitter in Egypt’s protests. There’s no question social media is playing a key role. But there’s a facet that needs more scrutiny. The media’s role, specifically Al-Jazeera. George Washington U. professor Marc Lynch would call it not a “Twitter Revolution,” but more accurately,

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