09.12.2011 13.Kislev. 5772
Netanyahu video on Human Rights Day is small sign of new ‘hasbara’ policy.
As part of a new preemptive hasbara (public diplomacy) policy, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu uploaded a YouTube video Thursday lauding Israel’s human rights record two days before International Human Rights Day. Israel’s detractors generally use this day as a peg to lambaste the country.
“International Human Rights Day is a day the State of Israel stands proud”, Netanyahu said. “Proud of its record as a vibrant pluralistic democracy. A democracy that has maintained its values despite security challenges faced by no other nation on earth.”…