The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent the following letter to pro-Israeli groups. Their mission: search web sites and chat room for “facts” that may harm “Israel’s image” and take appropriate “corrective” measures. The following letter was published on EI:
Many of us recognize the importance of the Internet as the new battleground for Israel’s image. It’s time to do it better, and coordinate our on-line efforts on behalf of Israel. An Israeli software company have developed a free, safe and useful tool for us – the Internet Megaphone.
Please go to www.giyus.org, download the Megaphone, and you will receive daily updates with instant links to important internet polls, problematic articles that require a talk back, etc.
We need 100,000 Megaphone users to make a difference. So, please distribute this mail to all Israel’s supporters.
Do it now. For Israel.
Director Public Affairs (Hasbara) Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem
Well, I’ll be damned; we can all use this Megaphone software. It may turn out to be very helpful for Lebanon, Palestine and everywhere else.