PM lauds Israel’s rights record in YouTube video

09.12.2011                      13.Kislev. 5772


PM lauds Israel's rights record in YouTube video

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.”…