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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:13 AM
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Israel ‘friend requests’ its neighbors
By Haaretz


New pro-Israel Hasbara video depicts Israel’s dealings with Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinians; featuring many Israeli ‘friend requests,’ but no occupation.

The Hasbra Fellowship, a pro-Israel campus activism organization, recently posted a video describing the Arab-Israeli conflict taking place within a social network.

The video features a rundown of Israeli history; starting with Israel joining the social network and the UN. Then Israel precedes to “friend request” its neighbors, who do not respond. Only once Israel sends gifts do Egypt and Jordan do they accept Israel’s outstretched hand.

Israel’s repeated “friend requests” to the Palestinians are answered with suicide bombers and rockets. The video doesn’t mention the occupation, roadblocks, arrests, or any other activity that would reflect negatively on Israel.


http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israel-friend-requ...
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:45 AM
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1. Thanks for posting.
Edited on Sun Dec-04-11 10:45 AM by bemildred
Reality is stranger than anything you could just think up.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:52 AM
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2. Methinks Egypt may be unfriending Israel soon
Have a bad feeling about where that relationship is going.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:07 AM
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4. As long as Bibi is around anyhow.
I am sort of hoping the realities of geography will fix that soon enough when cooler heads are in charge, and the difficulties of rescinding long-standing and lucrative peace treaties. But yeah, I don't see things becoming more chummy as things are now.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:55 AM
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3. You're welcome, and agreed..bizarre just doesn't even begin to describe it. n/t
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:22 AM
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5. While it could politely be called 'strange' I also think it's
what's expected from a group hat calls it self the Hasbara Fellowship
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:33 AM
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6. Good point, but I'll say I believe they may have out done themselves this time around. n/t
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 04:18 PM
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7. it could be a trilogy
the Fellowship of the Hasbar The Two Walls........ but The Return of the King could be a real show stopper
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 05:05 AM
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8. That's just bizarre...
Not to mention the complete lack of knowledge of the history of the conflict. King Abdullah was sending a bunch of friend requests which Ben Gurion ignored, and then Abdullah's account got shut down in 1951. And let's not forget the Syrians, who while not sending friend requests, were sending a bunch of messages about settling things and divvying up the DMZ, and Israel replied to those messages, but they never friended each other. And Ben Gurion wasn't into sending out friend requests, coz he was quite happy with the status quo as it was...
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 05:23 AM
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9. Facebook didn't exist during Ben Gurion's time
It's only been around the last ten years or so I think.
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 03:40 AM
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10. I know that, but I'm not sure if the Hasbra Fellowship are aware...
I was just talking in their language and adding a few important details to their whole social network thing :)
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