The Israeli government has launched a new program to promote the Israeli agenda on Facebook and internet chatrooms.
Students participating in the program will receive a two thousand dollar stipend from the Jewish Agency to spend five hours a week online promoting talking points provided by the Israeli government. The Jewish Agency is a quasi-governmental organization. While it does not receive funding from the Israeli government, it does enjoy a great amount of political support from and closely coordinates work with the Israeli government.
According to the National Union of Israeli Students, which is a partner in the program, it is aimed at quote “deepening and expanding hasbara activities of students." Hasbara is a Hebrew word that means, literally, explanation but, in this context, it implies propaganda. Hasbara efforts usually consist of framing t
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