Thursday, August 21, 2008

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Bumper Sticker Hasbara

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

In discussing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs branding program discussed at the JBloggers convention, Daled Amos made the point (in comments) that:

One of the problems with Hasbara (Israeli PR) --no matter how well it is done-- is that Palestinian PR at this point can be encapsulated in a two-word bumper sticker: FREE PALESTINE. Any pro-Israel bumper sticker would be too long, because our PR is not visceral, it is full of explanations, history and dates.

I disagree. I think that's true only when one cow tows to Western media and is fearful to embrace the Jewish heritage of Israel. (For maybe marketing it means you believe it? Oy.) So, here's my idea for a counter Free Palestine bumper sticker:

Israel: God's home, and so are we!

So, what's your suggestion to encapsulate Israel in a bumper sticker? Click on comments and add yours.

31 comments:

  1. FREE PALESTINE....IN SAUDI ARABIA

    FREE ISRAEL...OF PALESTINE/NEANS

    FREE BIBLICAL ISRAEL NOW

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  2. There's already a Free Palestine
    Its called Jordan!

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  3. Yishkon l'vetachAugust 22, 2008 1:54 AM

    JEWS FOR JUDEA

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  4. better yet...JUDEA FOR JEWS (ONLY)

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  5. ISRAEL 4 the 613 & the 7; anything else has the rest of the world

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  6. PROTECT ISRAEL

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  7. "No such thing as 'Palestine' "

    Or alternatively,

    "Palestinian people = myth, founded 1964"



    Just give them the cold, hard truth. The world is hungry for truth. Who better than the Jews to provide some for once. It is our job, isn't it?

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  8. A lot better than "See the bimbos on the beach."

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  9. At my blog I already suggested "Israel - Closer to Heaven Than You'll Ever Know" so we'll shorten it to: "Israel - Heaven on Earth".

    And Akiba, to correct your comment at my blog on Tzipi refusing to stress Jewishness, you're wrong. See her "umbilical cord" comment here

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  10. first, a t-shirt that says: moses was a zionist and so am I!

    bumper stickers:

    ZION=ISRAEL

    ZION ORIGINAL

    TRUTH=ISRAEL

    ISRAEL=ORIGINAL FREEDOM FIGHTERS

    TORAH TRUTH

    3,000 YEARS BEFORE ISLAM
    THERE WAS ISRAEL

    ISRAEL=THE ORIGINAL VISION OF PEACE

    MOSES WAS A ZIONIST

    SOLOMON WAS A ZIONIST

    ABRAHAM WAS A ZIONIST

    ISRAEL=TORAH=JEWISH PEOPLE

    CAN'T BEAT THE TORAH

    TORAH=ORIGINAL VISION

    TORAH=ORIGINAL VISION FROM HEAVEN

    TORAH=ETERNAL ISRAEL

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  11. favs:

    ISRAEL=ORIGINAL VISION OF PEACE

    MOSES WAS A ZIONIST

    ZION=JERUSALEM

    these would make great t-shirts, bumperstickers, signs, banners etc.

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  12. Free Eretz Yisroel from foreign occupation.

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  13. When I said that Israeli hasbarah "is full of explanations, history and dates"--I meant it currently is, not that it has to be.

    Arutz Sheva has an article about Zionist Freedom Alliance, which apparently is being effective on US campuses, stressing more than just more than an overload of dates and essays:

    o "Unlike most pro-Israel advocacy organizations that present Israel as a democracy or focus on the Jewish state’s willingness to surrender territory, ZFA speaks of Israel as a Middle Eastern nation with a legitimate moral and historic right to its land."

    o "While some mainstream Jewish groups focus on Israel's security needs, [ZFA leader Yehuda] HaKohen's message to campuses is one of Jewish rights. “We must make the world understand that the Jewish nation, like any other nation on the planet, has a right to self-determination in our country. Not in half of our country, but in our whole country."

    o "While other pro-Israel organizations attempt to rationalize or depreciate the stridently nationalistic aspects of Zionism in order to court the favor of high-profile skeptics and to make their message palatable to wealthy and influential benefactors, HaKohen says that his group has learned out of necessity to work on a shoestring budget rather than alter their message. ZFA activists take no pains in concealing their belief in the unequivocal right of the Jewish nation to the entire Land of Israel. And the movement puts forward this message in a clear and simple yet powerful language that resonates with young people across North American campuses."

    What is missing is stressing the Jewish right to the land, by virtue of the Torah--but it is a step in the right direction, going beyond apologies and dependence on US goodwill.

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  14. * Free palestine! Support Israel!
    * Israel not Judenrein!
    * Israel=Holy Land, Palestine=Abomination!
    * Arab, Persian and Roman invaders out of Israel now!!!
    * Palestine, an euphemism for arab imperialism!
    * Israeli tomatoes taste great!

    This is fun but I gotta get back to work..Have a nice day everyone! Shabbat Shalom y'all zionists!

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  15. ISRAEL - WHAT ELSE?

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  16. JERUSALEM = JEWS R US LAND

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  17. Israel - We're Baaack!
    Israel - We're back to stay - so get out of the way.

    Israel - God's nook 4 people of God's book.

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  18. Israel or bust - in God we trust!

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  19. Israel - just a pinpoint, but it's the Jews' joint.

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  20. Israel - God's digs for God's kids.

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  21. Arabia's got the crude; but Israel's got the Mashiach dude!

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  22. If you're not with the Brit, in Israel you won't make the cut.

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  23. If you don't face the temple to pray - then you face being sent away.

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  24. Palestinians - even their mothers don't like them.

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  25. Palestine - as real as Great Caesars Ghost

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  26. Israel - be there or beware!

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  27. The Golan - Jewish wine not Judenrein!

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  28. Have you seen http://www.ads4israel.com/?

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  29. End the Occupation - Arabs Out!

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  30. how about "israeli falafel, what?! take back the falafel, it belongs to palestine!" or "israeli salad, what?! don't be a FOOLEH its called TABOULEH!"
    or maybe just "zionists make me vomit"... at least that's how i feel after reading this commentary... ew.

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