Melanie Phillips, author of Londonistan is well known, and in many corners well hated. She really hit the mark in this interview! All I can say is that the interviewer is the prime example of why Israel is losing the PR war. Some of the key points she makes:
1:26 Israel is defenseless in the PR war
2:30 Israel's Hasbara is a joke
5:03 ...She goes on to explain the ignorance of history prevalent in the world at large and in particular the luminaries in Israeli universities who know nothing of Jewish history, Israel history or middle east history who have themselves been taught a load of rubbish and are teaching the young...
5:55 She points out that the "freedom" of press is fine but the government has not understood that the only story being told is that of left wing press and the truth is not being put out there
7:55 She points out that the PA not only does not want peace it never has--it wants Israel gone
I can't figure out if it is a language thing or the interviewer really is as dumb as he sounds--you decide, but one thing for sure, unless we get some people out there with the ability to speak out (like Melanie Phillips) we are surely going to end up in the garbage bin of public relations. I urge you to take the time to listen to the entire interview--now all I need to do is to figure out how to get our politicians to watch it!!