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Israel to spend half a million pounds to form covert hasbara units


Israel to spend half a million pounds to form covert hasbara units

The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office is planning to form, in collaboration with the National Union of Israeli Students, “covert units” within Israel’s seven universities that will engage in online public diplomacy (hasbara).

The students participating in the project, who would post on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter on Israel’s behalf, will be part of the public diplomacy arm of the PMO, but would not identify themselves as official government representatives.

About a week ago, the outgoing deputy-director general of the Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Ministry, Daniel Seaman, sent a document to the government tender committee seeking to exempt the national student union from being chosen as the partner in the project through a public bidding process.

The PMO is looking to invest close to NIS 3 million to recruit, organize and fund the activities of hundreds of university students, as part of the country’s public diplomacy effort.

via Prime Minister’s Office recruiting students to wage online hasbara battles – National Israel News Broadcast | Haaretz.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_diplomacy_(Israel)

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