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    • Ben Ya'acov
    • 30.12.12 | 06:22 (IST)

    That anti-Israeli propaganda is ineffective is clear to those who have lived in western countries. You would need a great deal of imagination to believe that the growing criticism of Israel is driven only by ideological or fundamentalist movements. The problem is the growing revulsion of people living in western liberal democracies to the racism and human rights abuses of the Israeli government . Clever hasbara cannot explain this away. Attacking the messenger may be an effective tactic for internal propaganda but it only reinforces the convictions of those who have sent him. It may be useful for Israel's ambassadors to study this report, but there is little they can do while the government continues its policies of injustice and abuse of human rights.

    from the article: Think tank: Israel's poor international image not the fault of failed hasbara
    First published 07:51 30.12.12 | Last updated 04:48 30.12.12
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