“Israeli” Prime Minister @Netanyahu Joins Twitter & YouTube, Seems Not Knowing His Way Around!

31 Aug, 2010

Following the steps by many politicians from around the world  and the region like Obama, Queen Rania, El Baradi or Hamas, “Israeli” Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu has joined Twitter, facebook and Youtube in what it seems a bid to open conversion with Israleis and thew world.
“Social media channels are today vital to Israeli public relations, government transparency and keeping the public informed,” the prime minster’s bureau said in a statement the Israeli newspaper Haartz has received.


@Netanyahu is where he tweets. His tweets include both Hebrow and English Tweets, but the guy seems not knowing his way around as at the time of writing this post -3:30 GMT- many of Netnayahu’s tweets include broken links to his facebook page that we could not find! Also his tweets include official non casual announcements which is not the common way among the tweeps, who mostly like casual less press release like tweets.

@Netanyahu is following 423 users, being followed by 8,053 and listed in 687 lists. By Taking a quick peek at who he is following we see that most of them are Jewish “Israelis” or Jwish Americans such as United States Of America Senator Joe Lieberman who is  also Jewish  and Israeli early stage VC Ouriel Ohayon. We could not find any Arab or Muslims that netanyahu follows.

On his Youtube channel the first video that appears date to the 11th of August where Netanyahu greats all Muslims in the Month of Ramadan.
In the 31st of May an attack by Netanyahu’s Army on Fotilla aid ships headed to beasgaed Gaza strip resulted in killing a number Internettionla activists and that has caused the hashtags #freedomflotilla and #Gazaflotilla to trend on Twitter, despite the few hours  of “glitches.”

The prime minister  office listed  aims with this entrance  are “transparency, public relations and public information.” Is Netanyahu enternce to social media world is to create transparency or will be used as a propaganda platform for his government policies?

#Pic Via Haartez

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  1. Ibtehal  |  August 31st, 2010 at 5:04 PM #

    He’s screwed out there , I knw that he’ll be blocked someday or at least let me hope so!

    So el hamdullah we’re Done with the headache of the Direct talks!we have the wireless talks instead, no more in public blah blah blah blah blah

    let him go to hell!!

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