Un étudiant étatsunien #sioniste ("Common Dreams" lui donne le pseudo de Beck) abreuve les sites qui ne se plient pas à la doxa israélienne de commentaires antisémites auxquels il répond ensuite lui-même pour fustiger le « climat antisémite qui règne » dans les sites en question.
The impersonation, this character wrote, must be part of an “elaborate #Hasbara setup,” referring to an Israeli international public-relations campaign. When Common Dreams finally confronted the man behind the deceptive posting, he denied that he himself was involved with Hasbara.
“Today many supporters of Israel worldwide are becoming digital ambassadors,” Neil Lazarus, a prominent Israeli public-relations consultant to the government, wrote in the Times of Israel in 2012. “The internet is transforming the battle lines of Israel’s public relations war. . . . As Hasbara becomes a grass-roots movement, the very essence of the relationship between Israel and Diaspora Jewry is being transformed.”
Lazarus, in fact, has teamed up with the pro-Israel website HonestReporting.com to train “digital ambassadors” globally to promote Israel’s interests online. The website claims 3,000 such ambassadors, a number Lazarus confirmed in a phone conversation with Common Dreams from Israel.
Beck may have shown the future, unless defenses are mounted. As the ADL’s Todd Gutnick said, “Any idiot with a computer can do something like this.” But Beck is highly intelligent—at least in some ways. Think what a team of Becks could do.