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Israel’s Ministry Of Fail Abroad (Update)

UPDATE: I made a mistake. I didn’t check the URL carefully of the first result for Israeli Embassy in Denmark. So the site I’m quoting is NOT directly run by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However: if I was running the embassy in Denmark, I’d be checking to see if I had the #1 search result on Google for that. And if I didn’t, I’d be asking my people why. And I’d be pestering whoever does have the #1 result to get the details right. Secondly, the only official sites seem to be either void of details (here in Hebrew) or in Danish only: that would explain their poor search performance in English and the failure of Channel 4 to get the right name.

I was all set to do a funny little addition to the post I made this morning. I posted the first part of an interview about the shootings in Copenhagen (Denmark’s undisputed capital city). After the interview with Agnieszka Kolek, Channel 4 interviewed the current Israeli Ambassador to Denmark.

Only the Ambassador starts the interview by correcting the interviewer and spelling out his name. Channel 4 called him “Avraham Avnon” and his name is actually Baruch Binah.

I was all set to laugh at silly Channel 4 but when I went to check the spelling (because, you know, fact check) I did the following google search “israeli ambassador to denmark” and got the web page for the Embassy of Israel in Copenhagen, Denmark (still the undisputed capital) only to find:

Embassy of Israel in Copenhagen, Denmark just info highlight

So the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs is 18 months behind on updating their own website (full screenshot). Oh dear. Not only that, even after probably giving numerous interviews yesterday, they still haven’t updated the website this morning.

Here’s the full interview with Baruch Binah (cued up to where the clip I posted earlier ends). He gives a pretty good interview here, artfully dodging an attempt to draw him into politically criticising Netanyahu.

Once again h/t Jonathan Sacerdoti

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Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.
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Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.
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