Twitter WIKIMANIA to success
July 28, 2011
Wikimania 2011 • Haifa, Israel, August 4–7, 2011
Once a year, hundreds of participants from around the globe, meet at the central conference of the Wikimedia movement to create a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.
The alphabet soup titled US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) wants to create a twitter campaign against the meeting. They say, Tell Wikimania to “edit” occupation and apartheid out of Palestine!
In principle I agree.
- The only apartheid in Palestine is the demand for ethnic cleansing the Jews, integral to the ‘moderate’ Palestinian position.
- The only occupation is the Arab occupation of Israel which began with the invasion in the year 636.
Much more than winning the semantic argument, I want to see a successful conference in Haifa and another embarrassing defeat for BDS.
I suggest sending the following tweets. Feel free to mix ‘n’ match and add your own.
|Best wishes #Wikimania with your Haifa conference http://bit.ly/wikimania @Wikimedia #BDS #Israel #Palestine|
|Apartheid = ethnic cleansing of Jews from #Palestine! http://bit.ly/wikimania @Wikimedia #BDS #Israel #Wikimania|
|Don’t “tag” #Wikimania with Nazi crime of boycott http://bit.ly/wikimania @Wikimedia #BDS #Israel #Palestine|
|Democratic, liberal #Israel best place 4 #Wikimania http://bit.ly/wikimania @Wikimedia #BDS #Palestine|
|#Israel only tolerant place in Mid East http://bit.ly/wikimania @Wikimedia #BDS #Israel #Palestine #Wikimania|
|There’s a “firm rule” against illegal #Palestine incitement http://bit.ly/wikimania @Wikimedia #BDS #Wikimania|
Action item: Tweet your message to the Wikimedia Foundation or post it on Facebook. I suggest complimenting Wikimedia for their choice of Israel will be more effective than attacking BDS.