The Foreign Ministry unveiled a new plan this week: Paying talkbackers to post pro-Israel responses on websites worldwide. A total of NIS 600,000 (roughly $150,000) will be earmarked to the establishment of an â€œInternet warfareâ€ squad.
Yeah. Israel is so worried about how sending battalions of tanks into Palistine to “Cleanse” them at random in the hopes of nailing a few gurellias they decided they need to hire people to argue they're doing the right thing on the internet.
the idea that hiring people to go onto whatever internet forum, chatrooms what have you that speak ill of Israel, for whatever reason, and effectively try to start flamewars to make the offending party look bad (the only possible result of this i can see, personally) is equal parts blindingly ignorant and maliciously undemocratic.
and with the proper opener of the discussion formed, allow me to be the first to troll it with: I can't wait to use “How's that Israeli money spend, huh?”* in an internet argument.
*note: i intended almost all of this to be taken seriously, but i can't bring myself to let that terrible joke's toll fall to another.