Israeli Army Puts War Videos on YouTube

IDF launches web channel to steer Gaza debate
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 30, 2008 4:29 PM CST

(Newser) – The Israeli army has launched a YouTube channel of graphic war videos in an attempt to curry public favor for its Gaza siege, the Jerusalem Post reports. The footage shows aerial strikes, aid distribution, and—in one potentially unsettling piece—an alleged airstrike on two men loading Israel-bound rockets onto a truck. The web-savvy IDF has also privately briefed bloggers and plans to launch English and Arabic vlogs.

"The blogosphere and new media are another war zone," says an IDF spokeswoman. "We have to be relevant there."