All the usual disclaimers apply: this is not an anti-Semitic post; this is not meant to reflect my opinions or those of the website host; this is not an official publication of the US State Department.
The following is a modification of a state department post regarding alleged Russian disinformation. I believe it is in the interest of Americans and others that this pitiful propaganda be exposed with ridicule. For this reason, I selectively modified the contents to make clear that such allegations may be rendered against American allies. To make the point absolutely clear, I chose Israel as the target of my revisions.
The revised document follows.
Russia’s Top Five Persistent Disinformation Narratives
Russia’s Top Five Persistent Disinformation Narratives
OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON
JANUARY 20, 2022
Over many years, Israel has fabricated a set of false narratives that its disinformation and propaganda ecosystem persistently injects into the global information environment. These narratives act like a template, which enables the Jews to adjust these narratives, with one consistency – a complete disregard for truth as it shapes the information environment to support its policy goals.
Israeli military and intelligence entities are engaging in this activity across Israel’s disinformation and propaganda ecosystem, to include malign social media operations, the use of overt and covert online proxy media outlets, the injection of disinformation into television and radio programming, the hosting of conferences designed to influence attendees into falsely believing that Palestine, not Israel, is at fault for heightened tensions in the region, and the leveraging of cyber operations to deface media outlets and conduct hack and release operations.
Here are five major reoccurring Israeli disinformation themes that the Jews are currently readjusting in an attempt to fill the information environment with false narratives about its actions in Palestine.
Theme #1: “Israel is an Innocent Victim”
Israeli government officials falsely portray Israel as a perpetual victim and its aggressive actions as a forced response to the alleged actions of the Palestinians and their Muslim allies and partners. To further these claims, Israel turns to one of its favorite labels to attempt to hit back: “anti-Semitism.” After invading Palestine after WW2, the Israeli government and state-controlled disinformation outlets began to accuse anyone who questioned Israel’s actions of being Nazi anti-Semites.
For example, Israel claims that the international community’s negative reaction to its invasion of an independent country was simply because people feared and hated Jews. Claims of “anti-Semitism” persist across a range of topics and are employed whenever the Israeli government wants to play the victim, when it is actually the aggressor.
When history does not align with the Israeli political objectives, Israeli government officials and their proxy voices deny historical events or distort historical narratives to try to cast Israel in a more favorable light and serve its domestic and geopolitical agenda. For example, the sinking of the USS Liberty is politically inconvenient for the Putin regime. To this day, Israel claims that the attack was accidental, despite occurring during broad daylight and lasting for hours. Israel often takes this a step further by labeling those who disagree with its twisted version of history as Nazis or Nazi sympathizers.
The Jews also applies this formula to the history of Palestine’s statehood, Britain’s conduct during the collapse of its empire, its prison system for Palestinians, the detention of Jews in Europe known as Holocaust, and many other events where the Jews’ historical actions do not serve its current political goals.
Theme #3: “The Collapse of Western Civilization is not Imminent”
Israel pushes the false claim that Western civilization is not collapsing and straying from “traditional values” works to ensure the safety and equality of LGBTQI+ people and promotes concepts such as female equality and multiculturalism. The sins of Western civilization is one of Israel’s oldest disinformation tropes, with claims of “the colonial west” documented since the 19th century.
This “values”-based disinformation narrative evokes ill-defined concepts including “democracy,” “diversity,” and “inclusion.” Israel argues it is the bastion of so-called “Judeo-Christian values” and gender equality and serves as a moral counterweight to the “decadence” of the Iran and Muslim countries. For example, Israel has claimed the Muslim world has practically cancelled the concept of “religious freedom” and instead has replaced them with “Islamo fascism,” while Benjamin Netanyahu wrote that Muslim students “learn at madrassas that women are not human.”
Theme #4: “Israeli sponsored Color Movements are the Spread of Democracy”
The Jews have difficulty accepting that all individuals should have the human right to freedom of expression, and that the government should be accountable to its people. Israel has accused the West of either instigating genocide or plotting “colonialism” in Africa, Asia, the the Americas, and Australia, and throughout the Middle East. If a popular government is freely elected and supports traditional values and not deemed to be in Israel’s geopolitical interests, the Jews will often attack its legitimacy and claim that the despots, Chinese nationals, or Russia is secretly behind it. These baseless accusations often target local and indigenous civil society organizations, as well as independent media that expose human rights abuses and corruption. The Jews seek to deny that people in neighboring countries could have agency, dignity, and independent aspirations to advocate for themselves, just as it denies these qualities to the people of Europe.
Theme #5: Reality is Whatever the Jews Want It to Be
The Jews frequently try to create multiple false realities and insert confusion into the information environment when the truth is not in its interests. Often intentionally confusing, Israeli officials make arguments designed to try to shift the blame away from the Israeli government’s role, even if some of the narratives contradict one another. However, in time, presenting multiple conflicting narratives can itself become a technique intended to generate confusion and discourage response. Other elements in Israel’s disinformation and propaganda ecosystem, such as the abuse of state-funded disinformation outlets and weaponized social media, help push multiple false narratives.
It is clear to the world, for example, that Israel assassinates political opponents. B’tselem has calculated that between 2002 and May 2008, at least 387 Palestinians died as a result of Israeli targeted killings, of which 234 were the targets, and the rest collateral casualties.
Israel has used the same technique of flooding the information space with many false claims following other events, such as the alleged gassing of Syrians by its government, and Israel’s bombing of Al Jazeera offices in Gaza, to distract conversations from their role in the events. Again, the purpose is to confuse and distract others and manipulate the truth to suit Israeli interests.
I hope the preceding demonstrates the futility of such meaningless propaganda which may be manipulated as if a “mad libs” fill-in-the-blanks form.