The year is 2015. Israel has the most polished, efficient and far-reaching
diplomatic and media relations departments in the Western world.
years of myopic focus on military affairs – and denial regarding the gravity of
Israel’s lackluster handling of the intellectual war waged against its existence
– in 2012 Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak
wisely embraced a complete paradigm shift in the struggle by allocating all
necessary resources to the now-heralded Israel Intellectual Defense Force
INDEED, IN an unprecedented organizational turnaround, the IIDF
has become the premier model of study for international diplomacy and media
relations among governments and elite universities the world
Israel’s transformation from a diplomatic and media-relations
nightmare into a 21st-century powerhouse has resulted in a tectonic narrative
shift that has finally ceased to put the Jewish state on the defensive – and for
the first time since its founding in 1948, has brought the fight to its many
Mirroring the IDF’s proven success of deterring
attack by utilizing precise and powerful retaliation – frequently preemptively –
the IIDF has adopted a similar tactic in the intellectual war.
attacks on Israel’s narrative are still routinely launched, they are now quickly
and thoroughly neutralized or contained – far away from our
EVERY CORNER of the globe now has an IIDF satellite office
charged with monitoring all media coverage relating to Israel.
countries most steeped in anti-Semitic rhetoric – including Britain, Spain,
France, Germany, Denmark, Poland and Austria – have been assigned the most
extensive staffing and resources.
Every mainstream medium in these
countries, and others like them, is meticulously scrutinized for anti-Israel and
A team of analysts highlights every inflammatory,
libelous and false statement made against Israel and then immediately directs
the objectionable content to a provincial editorial team charged with cleanly
refuting the fallacy within 24 hours of its publication.
For print media, a written retort is composed within hours by the
most talented and compelling writers in the region in question.
televised retorts or debates, a polished indigenous speaker of the region’s
language clearly articulates Israel’s defense in no uncertain terms. He or she
is hyper-articulate, highly knowledgeable about the issue at hand, a master
debater, attractive, likable and compelling.
By the next news cycle, the
fallacy in question has been unequivocally corrected on the record, and the
source of the lie thoroughly discredited for its flagrant and irresponsible
distortion of the truth.
This process is repeated in perpetuity until our
enemies in the intellectual war are conditioned to realize that any attack on
Israel will immediately result in an unassailable unilateral retaliation that
will cause far more intellectual damage against them than Israel.
reason this process is so effective is that it consistently and expertly
packages self-evident truths that were once manipulated to create a damning
false reality, yet went largely unaddressed by the Israeli government.
the IIDF illustrates, Israel finally recognizes that right and wrong in today’s
media climate are no longer self-evident truths, and require clear and expert
presentation in an environment marred by journalistic irresponsibility and
THE SUCCESS of the IIDF has resulted in Israel’s now-celebrated
standing as the sole democracy in an otherwise profoundly hostile region rife
with Shari’a law and autocratic dictatorships.
Israel’s true narrative is
repeatedly reflected until it becomes the new reality – finally changing its
once tarnished international image while, for the third year in a row, also
mitigating all false and libelous press.
For the first time in Israel’s
history, the world sees unequivocally the patent and culturally entrenched lies
systematically propagated against it and the Jewish people, as the IIDF has
focused like a laser on each one and corrected it in professionally packaged,
media-friendly language based on irrefutable truth, in real time.
every mainstream media attempt to demonize Israel has been so vigorously and
effectively refuted that the news organizations and governments that once
chronically espoused irresponsible diatribes against it have been rendered
In effect, the IIDF has beaten its enemies at their
Now it is their narratives
that have been
FURTHERMORE, THE UN and EU formally condemn Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for allowing textbooks in Palestinian schools
– or anywhere else in the world – that teach children destructive, hateful and
hackneyed lies about Jews.
Financial aid is cut off to the PA and its ilk
until the inflammatory books are permanently discarded and replaced with books
that reflect historical truths.
A watchdog agency oversees the process
and inspects every school book for falsifications and hate speech to ensure
In the meantime, young soldiers now vie for a coveted spot in
the IIDF, the way they once did for the most elite IDF units.
to be trained as intellectual warriors, and to use their minds instead of their
Only the most talented recruits are accepted into this prestigious
LADIES AND gentlemen, the aforementioned does not have to be
Indeed, it could become a reality if the leaders of this great
country finally concede that more needs to be done to contain the ongoing
intellectual war against its very right to exist.
The battlefield has
shifted, but the game remains the same: destroy and discredit Israel. However,
Israel’s Jews need not fight this war alone any longer.
We are now more
connected internationally than ever, allowing us to fight together, near or
Success in this war doesn’t require a miracle – just proactive,
intensive and unified restructuring to allow us to do what Jews do best: Adapt
We have the blueprint to do this.
Now it is time to
get it done.