The Big Felafel

Satire video on flotilla best PR Israel has ever done

The Israeli government “accidentally” let a satirical video of the Flotilla “slip” out to journalists recently.  Like other viral campaigns that have “accidentally” slipped out, they tend to the be the biggest successes, and the YouTube video already reached 1.2 million views and is growing. Finally, Israel has put together an English video that gets its message out in the most effective and entertaining way possible. Well done.

Flotilla Choir presents: We Con the World

Flotilla. Where did this word come from anyway? And why is it so awkward to pronounce? Does it rhyme with a Mexican tortilla? Luckily, I found out how you can show your support for Israel’s elite navy unit without having to say the word flotilla. There is a facebook page where you can order a free bumper sticker that says: “We are all unit 13” in Hebrew. Unit 13 refers to the elite Israel navy unit that intercepted the flotilla.

The site and the form are in Hebrew, so here’s what it asks for:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email
  • Cellphone #
  • Street
  • City
  • Zip Code
  • If you want updates by email or SMS
  • Comments

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  1. * Genius says:

    The real best PR Israel ever did was the 2005 “disengagement,” which in reality was 100% about expelling Jews from their homes and 0% about “disengaging” from direct rule over Gaza which had actually been completed in the mid 1990s.

    Unfortunately the only people fooled by the “disengagement” cooked up by Dov Weisglass were the ones who could effect the expulsion.

    Anyone who endorsed the “disengagement” then and supports the naval blockade of Gaza now has a lot of explaining to do…

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 8 months ago

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