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Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and national student union to create covert units at universities to engage in diplomacy via social media; unit heads to receive full scholarships.
By Barak Ravid | Aug. 13, 2013 | 5:50 AM
The Prime Minister’s Office is planning to form, in collaboration with the National Union of Israeli Students, “covert units” within Israel’s seven universities that will engage in online public diplomacy (hasbara).
The students participating in the project, who would post on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter on Israel’s behalf, will be part of the public diplomacy arm of the PMO, but would not identify themselves as official government representatives.
About a week ago, the outgoing deputy-director general of the Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Ministry, Daniel Seaman, sent a…
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