I have been visiting family in Cheyenne, Wyoming this last week. It is a time of the year when this small Wild West town becomes the world capital of rodeo and country music. The war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza seemed, at least on the surface, of very little interest for the thousands of cowboy hat and boot wearing men and women, who came early in the morning to the town’s Depot Plaza. They arrived for a massive communal breakfast of pancakes with maple syrup accompanied by strong coffee. Yet, even there as everyone was enjoying their food and listening to old country music favorites, the loudspeakers of the local radio broadcasted an interview with an Israeli official doing his best to explain Israeli policies in this tragic war. It sounds anecdotal, but it was just another piece of evidence, in my eyes, of the relentless PR(opaganda) machine, trying to win over people around the world.
Israel enjoyed the upper hand
At the beginning of the hostilities Israel enjoyed the upper hand in most media fronts. This support has worn off graduallyYossi Mekelberg