The latest victim of his PR war is the most popular band in the world - the Beatles. He has invited them to Israel to celebrate the anniversary of 1948 a year when Palestinians were ethnically cleansed from their lands. Palestinians mourn this time as the Nakba or catastrophe.
The Beatles should take a look at the reasons behind Israel’s PR war. After July 2006 when Israel murdered over 1,000 innocent Lebanese civilians the countries PR gurus met to try to understand why they’d lost the propaganda (hasbara) battle.
They concluded that its difficult to counter images of innocent murdered civilians and that Israel’s PR image must be inproved as “you need to shoot a picture before you shoot them.” Dr Ra’anan Gissin
This is the level and point of this media onslaught in the UK they wish to improve the “Worlds worst brand“, to improve the image of a country dripping with the blood of innocents.
To be a part of this PR effort is to help cover past and ongoing crimes.
Lets hope the Beatles haven’t forgotten the revolutionary peace loving spirit of the Sixties which they embodied, singing “when you talk about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out.” If they haven’t forgotten they will turn down the offer to help a military power, which regects peace, celebrate its past ethnic cleansing exploits.
Stop celebrating the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and give peace a chance.