January 08, 2009

The lipstick shimmers but the pig still stinks

Gideon Lichfield, correspondent for the Economist, tries to explain to bewildered Israelis why they don't and they will never "win the PR war," despite the fact that
...Israeli hasbara is so sophisticated that there is still no adequate word for it in English...some of Israel's spokespeople could talk the hind legs off a donkey and then persuade the donkey to dance the hora, and...the Palestinians barely even know what a spokesman is, let alone be able to provide one who is available when he needs to be and knows anything about what is actually going on. ( Haaretz )

He's saying it very politely, but it comes down to this, no amount of lipstick can cover that much stink.


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