June 5, 2010
from my little bowl, i notice that israel's pr is terrible
israel needs to "get with it", both in terms of speed and content
ships like the "marmara" are not a problem, they are an opportunity
unfortunately, in the public relations war, it is israel which "never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity"
the "rachel corrie" is another opportunity, but it must be seized immediately …
the palestinians' pr method, of renaming a ship, can be turned against them …
by renaming the "rachel corrie as the "gilad shalit"
once the ship is captured, the old name should be painted over, or covered with a banner, and since news media always refer to the name of the ship, they will feel obliged to at least mention the new name
i see gilad shalit temporarily becoming a household name, and israeli spokespersons issuing such statements as
"we are sure that rachel corrie would have protested against gilad shalit's four years of solitary confinement"
"to hamas: if you release our gilad shalit, we will release your gilad shalit"
i see ashdod harbour filled with israeli banners saying "welcome gilad shalit"
i see all the humanitarian aid stamped "from gilad shalit"
i see a lot from my little bowl!