Israel's Foreign Ministry Tweets at Me, Tries to Defend Itself -- And Proves My Point
You know things are getting hairy when a government agency feels the need to go to Twitter to defend its actions. That's what happened this morning when I tweeted the fact that more peace activists were killed on the day of the flotilla attack, than Israelis have been killed by Gaza rockets in 10 years. To my surprise, within minutes, @IsraelMFA, the official Twitter account run by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, directed a tweet at me that read: "more than four naval personnel were injured, some from gunfire and some from various other weapons." I tweeted back (in compressed format) that injured is the key word here. No Israeli soldiers died -- no Israeli soldiers even sustained "serious" injuries -- though they did leave at least nine peace activists lifeless. The MFA's tweet directed at me is no longer on their Twitter page. It was likely deleted because its blind-sided comment thoroughly proved my point. That's how it goes in the world of propaganda -- inconveniences are handily, quickly deleted.