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Students paid to spread Israeli propaganda
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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

Added: Jan-25-2012 Occurred On: Jan-25-2012
By: kanns01
World News, Politics, Other Middle East, WTF
Tags: palestine, israel, westbank, gaza, jews, propaganda
Location: United States (load item map)
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