Many of us know that over the years blogs have just recently started opening up to being places where folks can discuss, debate and share information having to do with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Some of us know that just a few years ago when this topic would come up people would be verbally attacked, the site would be attacked (David Corn’s a few years ago) and also any bloggers that would dare dip their toes into these potentially dangerous waters.

Check this out…STILL TRYING TO SHUT DOWN AN HONEST DEBATE
Pro-Israel media: Bloggers join media war
Some 1,000 new immigrants and foreign-language-speaking Jews volunteer to army of bloggers set up by Absorption Ministry and Foreign Ministry with the stated objective of flooding blogs with pro-Israel opinions

Itamar Eichner Published: 01.29.09, 09:52 / Israel Culture

http://www.ynet.co.il/english/articles/0,7340,L-3663679,00.html
…..By the way one of the best sites for honest open discussion about the I/P conflict is over at Washington Note.

Arye Sharuz-Shalicar, 31, whose parents emigrated from Iran to Germany, is a one-man PR show. He speaks Persian, German, English, French, and Spanish and can also get by in Russian, Turkish, Arabic, and Italian.

Sharuz-Shalicar is one of the front-line soldiers in the Ministry of Absorption’s new "army of bloggers" that was recently established in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry’s public relations department following Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip.

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