Pushing Back Against Anti-Israel Propaganda – A Call for Posts

Gil Troy has written a blog post which appears on the Jerusalem Post, on how we should push back against anti-Israel propaganda. It seems that March 1st-7th will be a time for a wave of anti-Israel activities on campuses in North America. He argues, rightly, that we should be planning ahead instead of reacting after the fact.

Israel Peace Week is one effort in the right direction.

I’d like to do my modest bit to help, by hosting a roundup of posts on this topic (anything pro-Israel is good). Those of you who would like to contribute please send links to posts to my email, westbankmama at fastmail dot fm.

I can’t help but notice that the starting date for this anti-Israel festival is Shushan Purim – the day that we celebrate the Jews’ victory against those who hate us – especially in the Diaspora. Let’s use the internet to help battle today’s “Haman wannabes”.

Update: Today’s editorial in the Jerusalem Post says it all – it’s not a time for timidity on the college campus.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Baila
    Feb 09, 2010 @ 14:34:55

    What a great idea. I will do my part and write a post as well….

  2. WrathofG-d
    Feb 09, 2010 @ 16:11:13

    If you begin to look, you will actually notice that most of the Anti-Israel, Anti-Jew protests, actions, etc., all take place on a Jewish holiday.

    Great idea with the push-back!

    OT:

    Morning Israel Breakdown:

    ALTERNATIVES TO TRUE ARAB-ISRAELI PEACE

    Israeli MK Zevulun Orlev: “Jordan Is Palestine

    Avigdor Lieberman: ‘Land for Peace’ is Dead

    WHY ISRAEL FIGHTS; THE THREAT STILL EXISTS!

    Would-Be Arab/Muslim Stabber Arrested; Wanted to Stab Jews

    Gazans Fire Rocket at Israel

    ISLAMIC CONCEPTS OF FREE SPEECH COME TO THE U.S.
    …and in the Islamic Republic of Irvine, California Anti-Israel maniacs continue to intimidate, attack, and show complete disregard for liberty, and the basic concept of free speech. (and of course, in the end we let them get away with it)

  3. neshama
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 17:33:32

    Super great idea.

  4. Arielle Adler
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 23:26:20

    I am one of the founders of Israel Peace Week! I am so happy to read this, and I really hope you all will help us with our brand new, incredible project. If you would like to help in any way, please email us at contact@israelpeaceweek.org.

    We could use all the help we can get! Am Yisrael Chai!

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  6. mrZ
    Feb 13, 2010 @ 13:40:27

    I don’t like any sort of propaganda, be it anti or pro-israel. Do what you want, but please let people criticize israel when it’s necessary (and don’t call it anti-semitism). And I’m afraid your actions or good thoughts can’t change facts in Gaza.

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  8. Lady-Light
    Feb 14, 2010 @ 20:55:53

    Great idea. Would like to contribute; will you publish old ones (that have already been published on people’s blogs) or only new ones?

  9. westbankmama
    Feb 15, 2010 @ 08:40:15

    Thank you all for your great comments. For your information, I will be publishing pro-Israel posts, both “old” and “new” in my roundup. Feel free to send them in!

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