“Journalist David Patrikarakos’s new book, ‘War in 140 Characters,’ claims that in the war over online dominance, Israel must think like David, not Goliath”

When a Gazan girl and Israeli officials battle head-to-head for social media
by Tracy Frydberg
January 6, 2018

…This anecdote among with many others is told in the new book, “War in 140 Characters: How Social Media is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century” by journalist David Patrikarakos. The book is a fast-paced read exploring the power of the individual in shaping the narrative of war online. Patrikarakos spoke with The Times of Israel about his new book and what the increasingly challenging media war will mean for Israel in future conflicts.  “What we’re seeing now is that war is the practice of politics itself,” Patrikarakos says. “[Hamas is] not trying to achieve a military victory.  It can’t have one. What it wants to do is try to goad the Israelis into action and display its suffering to the world, get more sympathy, get more condemnation of Israel…READ MORE

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