Israel is Talking, but Not Communicating

We all know the difference between talking and communicating. Being “talked at” by someone has a very different feel to “communicating with” someone. On an individual basis, this can be annoying. When an entire nation fails at communication, the results can affect the entire world.

My op-ed in The Times of Israel explores why Israel is losing the battle of narratives, and what can be done about it.

In the conflict with Hamas, there are two narratives fighting a battle:

  1. Hamas’s actions directed at Israel, and the impact of those actions on Israel and Israelis.
  2. Israel’s actions directed at Hamas, and the impact of those actions on Gaza and Gazans.

What proportion of global public discourse is focused on each of these two narratives?

Read the article: We’re Talking, but We’re Not Communicating

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