The hasbara brigade strikes again! You always hear about Israeli attempts at media manipulation. Everyone knows it's going on but usually the process happens through cyber insurgents like those involved with Giyus (and its media monitoring software, Megaphone). Now, we know that the Israeli foreign ministry itself is orchestrating propaganda efforts designed to flood news websites with pro-Israel arguments and information.
Israel tried to organize a flood of internet propaganda to cover their war crimes during Operation CAST LEAD.
It did not work because the blog-o-sphere is interactive and every single Israeli lie was met with ten posts containing the actual facts. Israel could not buy the blogs nor could they overwhelm them no matter how many volunteers (or paid PR shills) they had.
I relinked this because it appears Israel is about to restart their aggressions against Gaza and possibly Lebanon, and inevitably, we can expect Israel and the "Megaphonies" to once again treat the internet the way the USSR tried to treat radio waves.