Thursday, October 14, 2010

Israel and the digital diplomacy

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube - the newest places to find information and news on diplomacy. And the newest, coherent presence in the digital world of international affairs: the state of Israel.
Better late than never, as the latest flotilla incident, at the beginning of the year, offered another clear example of the high level of misunderstanding, hate and stereotypes regarding the situation from the area.
What can this digital presence achieve: it is offering another image of the country, and quick answers when necessarily. On the other side, don't wait for 2.0 to make peace in the Middle East or to uproot terrorism and hate-speech. The digital world is offering information for those who would like to know more, but don't have the sources. The undecided people. For radicals, it is a different cure and treatment.

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