Pallywood: Getting inside the news cycle
The Israeli government seems to have learned something from the Palestinian PR manipulations of Muhammed al-Dura and Jenin and Sharon's walk on the Temple Mount, where lies sprinted several times around the globe before truth shuffled out of bed. Decades of relentless guilt-mongering from the UN, NGOs, and Israel's former buddy the Left, reawakened the reflexive shtetl crouch in which one eagerly accepts blame and then tries to find out the truth after everyone has stopped listening and moved onto the next scandal.
Perhaps the naming and study of the phenomenon itself has made it easier for constantly scapegoated Jews and Israelis to take their own side, just as victims of emotionally abuse learn how to differentiate reality from their abusers' lies when they can identify the mechanism of manipulation.
Now the Israeli government goes on the offense a bit more quickly, getting inside the news media's decision cycle. If it turns out they were wrong, they'll correct themselves and apologize later. Just as the Palestinians have been doing it, long after everyone has stopped listening and moved onto the next scandal.
- Alexa: Keshertalk.com