UPDATE on Danny Ayalon: Twitter Warfare Between Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic and DFM Ayalon Himself
Seems that Jeffrey Goldberg’s blogpost yesterday inspired a response from Deputy Foreign Minister Ayalon in the flesh (or at least, in the Tweet). Which led to a response from Goldberg, and so on back and forth.
Let’s get ready to rumble!
Gentlemen, you know the rules: Twelve rounds, obey my instructions at all times, no hits below the belt, and keep it to 140 characters. Ding-ding!
After 8 rounds, he has Goldberg up – but judge for yourself. It’s very clever and an enjoyable read: http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/73556/ayalon-vs-goldberg-on-twitter/
- Jeffrey Goldberg Joins Tablet (lukeford.net)
In a very interesting story, Danny Ayalon, Israeli’s Deputy Foreign Minister and one of the notoriously right-wing members of the Netanyahu government has made a video supporting the occupation of the West Bank – er, excuse me, Israel controlling the “disputed territories” (after you watch the video, you will understand). But, the truly interesting part is that the images used in the video were exactly the same as those used for a pro-settler lobbying group. Gal Beckerman in the Forward says:
Ayalon’s video is identical, image for image and in large part word for word, with one he made in May for the YESHA Council, the organization that represents and lobbies for the settlers.
It is a great piece of propaganda. Watch it here: