September 14, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - With the UN vote on the question of "Palestinian" statehood drawing ever closer, Israel finds itself at a distinct disadvantage in the public relations war of ideas over the matter.
As related by Ronn Torrosian, CEO of one of America's largest PR firms [5WPR] in a September 5 Op Ed, the Jewish state has so far refused to retain a single American public relations firm to help manage its message as the time for decision in the UN nears, "...not a single major American Jewish Organization nor the Israeli government has a US PR Agency..." [source, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/10582]
In marked contrast, the Islamists who are leading the UN effort have followed the same pattern for success that brought them international support in their effort to create an Islamic state within the confines of the former Yugoslavia in the late 1990s, when the Croats went pro, allegedly hiring [see, Source Watch, http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Ruder_Finn's_work_for_Croatia] the Ruder Finn Global Public Affairs firm based in DC to manage their message.
Thus was created the myth that Serbia was carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Muslims upon which quickly followed a US led [Gen. Wesley Clarke] military intervention under the auspices of NATO which included indiscriminate bombings.
Proof of the existence of the "mass graves" attesting to ethnic cleansing has yet to be found...easily explained...it don't exist, the allegation was a hoax.
So great was the Croatian/Muslim PR effort that it enrolled people such as former GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole and other high level politicos to exert their considerable legislative influence.
In hopes of producing similar results, "The PLO Mission in the U.S. in advance of the upcoming September vote has hired Bell Pottinger, a leading International PR agency to provide "advice on strategic communications, public relations, media relations and congressional affairs." Fenton Communications, a US public relations firm works for "Al Fakhoora", a Qatar based pro-Palestinian initiative that has "launched an advocacy campaign to file legal charges against Israel and change the public perception in the West about its actions." They have been paid at least $240,000 for communications services..." [source, Ronn Torrosian, Israel News]
As we have seen in the Islamists' post 9/11 "Islamophobia" campaign in the U.S., the enemy eagerly uses the media resources available within Western constitutional democracies as a potent weapon against them, a plan clearly laid out in seminal Muslim Brotherhood documents.
If Israel and American Jewry allows themselves to be steamrolled by Muslim majority countries - among the world's most violent human rights offenders - it has only itself to blame - bringing the proverbial knife to a gunfight.
Also figuring large in the irreparable damage which will accrue should Judea and Samaria be declared the state of Palestine by the UN are the myriad of U.S. based organizations claiming to represent Jewish interests. The problem here is clear, most of these lofty sounding organizations are manned by deracinated Jews whose self-loathing defeatism seems to be all-encompassing.
©2011 PipeLineNews.org LLC. All rights reserved. Beila Rabinowitz contributed research for this article.