Israel’s Public Relations: The Problem and the Solution

“War is the continuation of politics by other means,” said by General Carl von Clausewitz nearly 200 years ago, has now morphed into: “Politics is war by other means”.

Enemies who are inferior militarily have understood this; hence, from the height of admiration after the Six Day War, Israel has hit bottom, sharing the position with the likes of North Korea.

How and why is this?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This asks an interesting question, with an even more interesting follow up.
    Do ethno-states have a right to exist?
    If they do not, then what right do any peoples have to exist as a distinct people?

    • Waffle

      Jews are not a race.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Quick, call the Israeli embassy and tell them they got it all wrong.
        Of course Jews are a race! If not, then what are they testing for to determine right of return?

        • Waffle

          All Jews — those born to a Jewish mother or those who have converted — have the Right of Return. The Felashim of Ethiopia (black, negroid Jews) are just as Jewish as European, Ashenazim (Caucasian).

        • Waffle

          My main problem with the paper you reference is that it appears to add fuel to the fire of the lie of Israeli “apartheid”.

          It is interesting to consider the case of the Sephardim. Spain has offered citizenship to the descendants of those they exiled in 1492 but not to the descendants of the conversos. Many converso descendants can be found throughout the Americas and some are interested in returning to their Jewish roots. Some are actively pursuing formal conversion. They have been Catholics for 14 or 15 generations, so the sprinkling of a little bit of Holy Water doesn’t exactly make them”kosher”.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            And you should not care at all what the optics are, especially in that comparison. These people that make such comparisons will hate you anyways.
            The quality of life in South Africa has decreased for EVERYONE in South Africa since “apartheid” ended.
            The Israelis know that they will share the exact fate of South Africa if they kick open the floodgates to non-westerners.
            Maybe we need to rethink how we viewed apartheid?
            Same thing with Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. Is anyone even arguing that it’s better off now?

          • Waffle

            The whole idea of Jewish DNA is ridiculous as I have tried to point out — perhaps very clumsily. Having Jewish DNA does not make a person Jewish. It is very sad that the academic community has been coopted into participating in the demonization of Israel with lies disguised as scholarship. I have heard of others, just as insidious, such as the alleged sterilization of Ethiopian women with contraceptive drugs

            As for “opening the floodgates to non-westerners” — you should visit Israel some time, if you get the chance. You might be rather surprised.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            One day, I’d love to visit Israel.

    • vwVwwVwv

      most states are ethno states and you exist not out of a right

    • canminuteman

      This isn’t one of those things that is a right, so much as it is just the way it is.

  • vwVwwVwv

    Israel cant afford to have diplomats as Politicians, like great nations can.
    Israel is small and war a constant threat, Israeli Politicians are Generals,
    not used to fight on the battle field of diplomacy and as diplomacy
    is like a poker game, the Arabs (its an Arab Israeli conflict)
    the Arabs offer a larger market, oil and
    land the size of Russia.

    It is more than impressive and only with the help of the US explainable that
    Israel has any legitimat voice left at all on the diplomatic platform of
    lies treason and hate, Arabs play such a important role in.

  • Shebel

    If I say to Black person—- ‘You People…………..’they get insulted. – Excluded.

    If I say to a Jew—–‘You People………..’ – would you be insulted ? Recognition.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    If Israelis in official positions and otherwise persist in telling the truth, they will be okay, since enemies who lie eventually get caught short, even if it is no more than self-delusion. Meanwhile, here is a surefire means for good public relations.

  • canminuteman

    Anyone know what the aircraft is in the picture? I can recognize just about anything that flies but I’m drawing a blank on this.

    • Uncommunist

      Gloster Meteor

  • Minicapt

    IAF “Vautours” overfly a column of Army Centurions (Sho’t Kal Alef variant).