Tag Archives: public diplomacy

Jerusalem Post get’s Dr Oboler’s analysis on the Google Earth ‘Nakba’ dots

Stephanie Rubenstein, Google Earth highlights the ‘Nakba’, Jerusalem Post, July 2nd 2008 Anti-Israel activity on the Google Earth application has been stepped up this week, with the message “Nakba – The Palestinian Catastrophe” now appearing when users scroll over the … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Google Earth: A New Platform for Anti-Israel Propaganda and Replacement Geography, Jerusalem Issue Briefs

Virtual Israel, as represented by Google Earth, is littered with orange dots, many of which claim to represent “Palestinian localities evacuated and destroyed after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.” Thus, Israel is depicted as a state born out of colonial conquest … Continue reading

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The Jewish Week reports on the Wiki Wars raging on Wikipedia, with analysis from Dr Oboler

Tamar Snyder, Latest Front In Mideast Wars: Wikipedia, The Jewish Week, May 14 2008 Call it the Wiki Wars. Fed up with what he considered the skewed perception of Israel depicted by Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia, Gilead Ini, a … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler & Honest Reporting Staff, Exposed – Anti-Israeli Subversion on Wikipedia, Honest Reporting

HonestReporting exposes anti-Israel activists manipulating the online encyclopedia. Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia anyone can edit, may strive for pure democracy, but that doesn’t mean it’s always fair. Our colleagues at CAMERA learned this the hard way last month when their … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler’s article “Wiki-Warfare: Battle for the on-line encyclopedia” from the Jerusalem Post

Andre Oboler, Wiki-Warfare: Battle for the on-line encyclopedia, Jerusalem Post, May. 13, 2008 The Web site Electronic Intifada is running an exclusive report entitled “A pro-Israel group’s plan to rewrite history on Wikipedia.” It “exposes,” with much hype, a Google … Continue reading

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The Battle of Ideas & Online Israel Activism, World Union of Jewish Students

This talk was presented to Israeli students training with WUJS. It involved two separate presentations, the first on the Leading Role of NGOs in the “Durban Strategy”, in the lead up to Durban II, and the second on Online Israel … Continue reading

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A Web 2.0 Story: Public Diplomacy & Hasbara, Narrative & Truth, StandWithUs International

This talk was presented to the staff of Stand With Us International. The talk introduced public diplomacy in Web 2.0, discussed online knowledge and truth, assessed the current state of the art, outlined some future strategic choices and discussed a … Continue reading

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Hasbara on the Internet: Theory, Practice and Strategy

This talk was a keynote speech for an advocacy event run by the Israeli Embassy in London. The presentation followed an address by Israeli’s Ambassador to the UK. As I was in Israel at the time, the talk and Q&A … Continue reading

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The Internet and Public Diplomacy, Bar-Ilan University

With the advent of Web 2.0 technology (including blogs and social networking), the Internet is increasingly becoming a political medium for expressing views and influencing public opinion, both domestically and internationally. The lecture examines the emerging phenomenon, current practice and … Continue reading

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E-Activism, Young Jewish Diplomatic Seminar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

A presentation to my fellow participants on the Young Jewish Diplomatic Seminar run by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This occurred during the Second Lebanon War. I later presented to future groups of participants on the program.

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