Be a Better Spokesperson in under Three Hours

I see that one can become a media spokesman in just 2.5 hours?

According to this, “spokesperson training” in London will be conducted shortly with a guest from Israel. I am sure this is for those well-versed in Zionist history, the Arab conflict with Israel, the origins of the Arabs-called-Palestinians and other elements such as terror incitement, pay-for-slay policy of the Palestinian Authority and Israel’s efforts for peace.

Will there be material on why Israel is not an “illegal occupier”?

On why Jewish “close settlement on the land” is actually an internationally guaranteed right?

That the Arabs since 1924 (when they rejected the Legislative Council idea which would have killed Zionism, not to mention the truncation of the area of the Mandate to exclude lands east of the Jordan River) have officially adopted a policy of rejecting all diplomatic or political efforts including two partition plans (at least) in 1937 and 1947? And that this isn’t a territorial dispute but existential?

That “belligerent occupation” does not mean Israel was/is belligerent? And that since the 1967 war was defensive and that Jordan was an illegal occupier itself and that no Palestine ever existed in history as an Arab state, Israel has the best claim to sovereignty in the area? Not to mention that the Arabs into the 1920s and beyond demanded they be recognized as Southern Syrians and that the Mandate be “united” with that of Syria?

The session makes clear that

The seemingly relentless media focus on Israel and its associated bias carries with it a challenge for spokespeople to be able to present the facts about Israel in an oft-hostile environment.

Will there be time devoted to analyzing media bias, how to identify it and how to use that fact to one’s advantage?

Will the recent Jewish Nation Law be explained?

Will the historic animosity of the extreme and progressive camp, especially with Jeremy Corbyn as a potential Prime Minister as head of the Labour Party?

Will groups such as Yachad, Na’amod and Jewdas be put under the microscope?

I admit, my agenda is too much for the two-and-one-half hours set aside.

But will anything of the above be dealt with?

About the Author
Yisrael Medad, currently is a Research Fellow at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem and Deputy Editor of the English Language Anthology of Jabotinsky's Writings. American-born, he and his wife made Aliyah in 1970. He resides in Shiloh since 1981. He was a member of the Betar Youth Movement World Executive and is a volunteer spokesperson for the Yesha Council. He holds a MA in Political Science from the Hebrew University and is active is many Zionist and Jewish projects and initiatives.
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