Iranian site picks up Jerusalem Post report on new PR effort
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
February 17, 2010 20:01
The Iranian website presstv.ir published its own version of The Jerusalem Post's story on Wednesday about the Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Ministry's new strategy of training ordinary Israelis to represent the country abroad. The reported quoted The Jerusalem Post but added its own spin on the story.
"Entangled in a cauldron of hate, Israel resorts to its ordinary citizens to help mend the regime's image shattered by charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity during its last year Gaza onslaught," the Iranian site reported. "Tel Aviv will launch a campaign initiated by Information and Diaspora Minister Yuli Edelstein, training ordinary people to represent Israel outside the occupied West Bank and present a positive message to the world."