As the AIPAC policy conference is underway obsessing over how to keep the relationship between Israel and the US safe, as opposed to how to keep the people of Israel safe, I'm sharing a recent piece of mine published in Israel National News. An excerpt is below. It can be read in...
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Tag: Public Relations
March 4, 2013 | 2:42 pm
March 14, 2012 | 6:29 pm
The year was 1960. Tom Tugend, living in Israel and working as the temporary head of the Weizmann Institute of Science’s public relations department, had to make a choice: keep his job or return to Los Angeles to a UCLA job he’d had before moving to Israel. He went back to UCLA...
December 21, 2010 | 3:48 pm
June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pmI took a break from the hood the other night to speak to a large Conservative synagogue in Palos Verdes called Congregation Ner Tamid -- and I used a word that got me in trouble. The occasion was a showing of "Obsession" -- a documentary on the rise of radical Islam and the worldwide...
April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm
More and more Jewish leaders are becoming aware of the dangers posed by a festering anti-Israel sentiment on U.S. college campuses. A recent poll showed that when students were asked whether they were more "sympathetic" to Israel or the Palestinians, 28 percent answered Israel and 22...
June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm
January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm
It's one thing you can take to the bank: Every time a new Middle East crisis explodes on the world's front pages, there's another hue and cry in the Jewish world about the need for better hasbara (public relations).
Commissions study the issue, politicians blame their rivals and...
August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm
With image almost as important in the Israeli-Palestinian struggle as the actual fighting on the ground, American Jewish activists note with approval the strides Israel's public relations machine has made.
Criticism of Israel's PR response to the violent Palestinian uprising rose...
May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Israel is fighting a war of attrition with the Palestinians, and militarily, the Jewish state is holding its own. But it's taking a drubbing in the battle over public opinion here and around the world.
In part, that failure is a natural result of the kind of battle that is shaping up...