Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Israeli consulate uses social networking service as part of Gaza op PR campaign

NY consulate counts on Twitter


Published: 12.30.08, 07:06 / Israel News

Between 1-3 pm (EST) Tuesday, the Consulate General of Israel in New York will hold a live Citizen "Press" Conference on Twitter in order to directly answer the public's questions regarding the current situation in Israel and Gaza in wake of the IDF's operation in the Strip.

Twitter is a fast-growing social networking service, and the consulate's intiative is the first time that a government is holding such a conference via the service

"We are constantly getting questions from the public regarding the situation in Israel and Gaza," David Saranga, Consul for Media and Public Affairs, said. "We are answering the public's call and holding a Citizen Press Conference on the social networking site, Twitter, to answer these questions directly."

Twitter users can take part in the Citizen "Press" Conference by going to: http://www.twitter.com/IsraelConsulate and directing their messages to @israelconsulate and including the tag #AskIsrael.

Questions will be answered on Twitter, with a link to IsraelPolitik if the answer exceeds Twitter’s maximum length of 140 characters.

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