Comments on: Close your books! We’re having a pop quiz in Hasbara! http://972mag.com/close-your-books-were-having-a-pop-quiz-in-hasbara/64946/ Independent commentary and news from Israel & Palestine Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:03:50 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 By: Yani http://972mag.com/close-your-books-were-having-a-pop-quiz-in-hasbara/64946/comment-page-1/#comment-172929 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:27:35 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=64946#comment-172929 Why do you critique hasbara and then allow those engaged in it to comment on every story? Some of who are the greatest egoists engaged in the topic whose principle critique is the Ad Hom. All this does is undermine every article written.

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By: Ami Kaufman http://972mag.com/close-your-books-were-having-a-pop-quiz-in-hasbara/64946/comment-page-1/#comment-108070 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:46:50 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=64946#comment-108070 The ones that offer good arguments are still commenting. The idiots are not. If that means I’m testy, so be it.

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By: Piotr Berman http://972mag.com/close-your-books-were-having-a-pop-quiz-in-hasbara/64946/comment-page-1/#comment-108056 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:48:36 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=64946#comment-108056 My summary and suggestion:

On the second thought, I think that Ami chose the lesser insult (shorthanded to PHT) then me, healthily thinking patriots, because I was actually insulting patriotism, and that is not nice.

That said, the policy of allowing trolls to exists but refusing to feed them seems inhumane. It is better to try to turn a discussion in a creative direction. Ami, trolls are already pathetic and you want to starve them to boot?

And the trolls indeed seem morose at best (“pathetic” is judgmental and thus debatable). None defended the answers that the children learned! And none offered a positive dream for the future, except for some grim version of survival.

Last word: Ami, you are too testy. Compared with average commenters in JPost and ynetnews, right wingers here are moderate and made some effort to offer good arguments. As the (relative) moderates, they have their limits, like defending the designers of the hasbara course for the children.

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By: noevil9 http://972mag.com/close-your-books-were-having-a-pop-quiz-in-hasbara/64946/comment-page-1/#comment-107688 Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:11:06 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=64946#comment-107688 Yes, there is ! Its called the truth, if you wish to look it up. You might find some good informations there.

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By: Ruth http://972mag.com/close-your-books-were-having-a-pop-quiz-in-hasbara/64946/comment-page-1/#comment-106885 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:22:17 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=64946#comment-106885 Comment deleted and user banned

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By: Piotr Berman http://972mag.com/close-your-books-were-having-a-pop-quiz-in-hasbara/64946/comment-page-1/#comment-106741 Sun, 03 Feb 2013 00:06:10 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=64946#comment-106741 “We have to deal with reality.”

Sure. Hasbara is a method of dealing with reality by obfuscation and falsification. As I observed before, you did not even try to defend the answers given by the children except for the claim that a quiz in Jordan or Lebanon would have symmetric results.

Putting PHT version together, teaching chidren b..t is a part of struggle and not teaching children b..t would constitute an unwarranted advantage conferred upon the enemy, thus jeopardizing physical existence of the Jewish state, and personal safety of the Jewish people.

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By: Piotr Berman http://972mag.com/close-your-books-were-having-a-pop-quiz-in-hasbara/64946/comment-page-1/#comment-106740 Sat, 02 Feb 2013 23:50:33 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=64946#comment-106740 Plate tectonics is tricky: indeed, Eurasian plate is huge, but African plate extends to the Dead Sea, Jordan Valley and Beka’a Valley, bordering Arabian plate to the east and Anatolian plate to the north. Indian subcontinent has a plate and so on.

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By: Ami Kaufman http://972mag.com/close-your-books-were-having-a-pop-quiz-in-hasbara/64946/comment-page-1/#comment-106636 Sat, 02 Feb 2013 06:45:38 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=64946#comment-106636 Ah. Pelasar, you’re so wise! You think your last comment is so unique, and insightful, don’t you? Let me just tell you I’ve read it already a thousand times. “Oh, you extremists on the left and the right are all the same”. Blah Blah. You’re not only a troll. You’re a boring one. Shall I be un-progressive and ban you too, just because you’re lame? Yes… so tempting… Banning someone because they’re boring like you, anonymous Pelsar who doesn’t even have the balls to use a real name, only something that seems to come from some kind of Star Wars movie. Are you holding your saber now, as we speak, my child?

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By: Ami Kaufman http://972mag.com/close-your-books-were-having-a-pop-quiz-in-hasbara/64946/comment-page-1/#comment-106635 Sat, 02 Feb 2013 06:40:34 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=64946#comment-106635 Ah! It was you! The brave anonymous commenter!

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By: Ami Kaufman http://972mag.com/close-your-books-were-having-a-pop-quiz-in-hasbara/64946/comment-page-1/#comment-106634 Sat, 02 Feb 2013 06:39:42 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=64946#comment-106634 who said i was progressive?

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