Planning for Military Transparency

In times of war is the lack of timely provision of information the single most serious obstacle to explaining Israeli military action. Blood libels proliferate as well as Anti-Jewish inversions where it is ostensibly the Israeli side that is targeting civilians and seeking civilian casualties. Israel has not been able to effectively counteract these very effective Anti-Semitic disinformation campaigns which play into pre-existing Anti-Jewish prejudice in both Islamdom and Christendom. 

Israel needs a war blog where as much information as possible is provided for every Israeli air strike and every Israeli ground action. Israel should provide coordinates on the blog for every Israeli strike and in detail immediately explain every action. This will offer instant information to journalists and bloggers in real time. It is essential that each blog post is as detailed as possible without compromising intelligence sources or the safety of Israeli ground troops.

An Israel Defense Forces war blog will not defeat Anti-Jewish prejudice but at least will it enable instant information to those with an open mind relatively unpoisoned by Anti-Semitism. The next war should become Israel’s first blog war. Transparency is the best way to fight disinformation.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization

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