Tag: public diplomacy

  • #OpIsrael Backfires

    To the Anti-Israel Hackers, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Last week ago I wrote about #OpIsrael the “planned new cyber attack against Israel”. My article ended by noting that “there will be plenty of Israeli geeks looking forward to the challenge – and quite capable of coming out on top”. I also tweeted my article to […]

  • Reclaiming Israel’s left

    An article in Haaretz, currently going viral on anti-Israel websites, blogs and social media forums, highlights the urgent need to reclaim some sanity in Israel’s political left. The article refers to the first report of a new Israeli think tank known as Molad, ‘the Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy’, which is funded by the New […]

  • Impersonating Anonymous: Is it state sponsored terrorism?

    Originally published as: Andre Oboler, ‘Impersonating Anonymous: Is it state sponsored terrorism?’, Jerusalem Post, 12 February 2012. Republished by Honest Reporting and The Cutting Edge News. Since its earliest days the “Internet gathering” known as Anonymous has declared “we are legion”. After attacks on PayPal, Amazon, Sony, various banks and US Government websites, as in Roman times, the power of the legion is […]

  • Assad gets the picture as satire comes to YouTube

    Source: By David E. Miller  / The Media Line,  Assad gets the picture as satire comes to YouTube, Jerusalem Post, September 6 2011 Cartoons emerge as new medium for Syrian protests, show Ahmadinejad, Khamenei instructing Syrian president in terrorism. A cartoon Bashar Assad picks up the phone and dials to his friend Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the […]

  • Online public diplomacy: When September comes (Part 2)

    Published as: Andre Oboler, Online public diplomacy: When September comes (Part 2), Jerusalem Post Blog, July 31 2011 This is part two of an article on online public diplomacy and the challenge and opportunity September presents for Israel advocates. In the first part I explained what public diplomacy is and where it comes from. I […]

  • Online public diplomacy: When September comes (Part 1)

    Published as: Andre Oboler, Online public diplomacy: When September comes (Part 1), Jerusalem Post Blogs, 25 July 2011 As September draws near, both supporters of Israel and Palestinian activists are becoming more organized and are spending more time online planning, networking, and building both resources and infrastructure. As an expert in online advocacy, many of […]

  • Arab World’s Leaders Are Facebook Fans, Too

    Source: David E. Miller, Arab World’s Leaders Are Facebook Fans, Too, The Media Line, 2 March 2011 Social networking isn’t just for the opposition, but managing rulers’ pages is tricky “Dear Queen Rania, what’s happening with the revocation of my father’s citizenship? For god’s sake, we were all born in Jordan. Please hurry up and […]

  • Egypt’s Internet Blackout

    Source: Andre Oboler, Egypt’s Internet Blackout, The Cutting Edge, 30 January 2011 The Egyptian Government has become the first in the world to turn off its the internet. As of January 28, almost all internet servers in Egypt are offline. Homes, businesses, foreign embassies, and Egyptian government departments are without internet access. Text messaging services […]

  • Hillel staff training, Toronto

    I presented an extended training session to Hillel staff in Toronto. The session covered online antisemitism as well as positive initiatives to combat it. We also discussed other positive campaigns and campaign strategies.

  • Andre Oboler, Gerald Steinberg, Rephael Stern, The Framing of Political NGOs in Wikipedia through Criticism Elimination, Journal of Information Technology & Politics

    Abstract This article introduces criticism elimination, a type of information removal leading to a framing effect that impairs Wikipedia’s delivery of a neutral point of view (NPOV) and ultimately facilitates a new form of gatekeeping with political science and information technology implications. This article demonstrates a systematic use of criticism elimination and categorizes the editors […]