Israeli Consulate in the U.S. to Hold Public Press Conference via Twitter Today

According to JTA:

In what may be a first for any government the world over, the Consulate General of Israel in New York will be holding a public press conference about the war in Gaza via Twitter. On Tuesday, December 30 during the hours of 1-3 p.m. EST, David Saranga, Consul of Media and Public Affairs in New York, will answer questions written in by users of the popular Internet social messaging Web site.

To participate, create an account at and compose a message to user israelconsulate, including the keyword #AskIsrael in your tweets. For example: “@israelconsulate How many troops are now on the ground in #Gaza? #AskIsrael.”

According to the Israel Consulate blog “Israel Politik“:

We will do our best to answer through Twitter. If an answer requires more than the 140 character limit, we will respond on Twitter with a link to an answer posted in this blog.

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