Gaza flotilla counter-demonstration
StandWithUs fellow Roman Baron organised a counter-demonstration against the Free Gaza Flotilla on 28 May 2010, with six boats from the Israeli port of Ashdod. StandwithUsInternational Fellowship Alumni Coordinator Lior Meir said he was overwhelmed by the "tons of support we received from people on the dock. They are so grateful that we went out to sea to confront these self-styled European human rights activists. It is so clearly evident that the world needs to see what the situation really is."
However, a Jerusalem Post analysis of coverage around the flotilla suggested the effort had been a failure:
- How much coverage and attention did the 'counter flotilla' organized by Stand With Us generate across the web? SWU sent out a few little boats last week, a press release and some pictures, and that was that. There was no staying power to this valiant PR attempt because it didn't manage to garner popular support.
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- Michael Dickson - Israel Director
- Gilad Stern - Logistics & Projects Manager
- Dana Tsipris - Bar Ilan University
- Or Ben-Shaul - Technion & University of Haifa
- Assaf Irony - Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
- Noa Almog - Ben Gurion University, Beersheva
- Maya Epstein - Hebrew University
- Dvir Koenigstein - Tel Aviv University
- Youtube, StandWithUS International work during the war on Hamas - Israeli TV interview with Michael Dickson of StandWithUs International during Operation Cast Lead.
- Youtube, StandWithUs improving Israel's image on the Web - (from IBA) Israeli TV report on StandWithUs (Hebrew)
- Youtube, StandWithUs puts the case for Israel on the Web, presented by Gilad Stern on IBA, Israeli TYV report on StandWithUs,(Hebrew).
- Youtube, Stand With Us Part I, StandWithUs Event at Bar-Ilan University with guests: The Hon. Irwin Cotler (Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) and Prof. Eytan Gilboa. Live screening of Binyamin Netanyahu policy speech.
- About Us, StandWithUs International, accessed 18 June 2009.
- http://www.standwithus.com/app/iNews/view_n.asp?ID=1443, StandWithUs International, 28 May 2010.
- Amir Mizroch, #FreeHasbara, Jerusalem Post, 31 May 2010.
- StandWithUs International Newsletter, accessed 18 June 2009.