âWe see the intense, unquestioning dedication amongst his fans thatÂ Justin Bieber commands on Twitter, and we thought weâd try a similar approach,â said Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak.
Â âIf anyone questionsÂ Bieber or dislikes his music, millions of his fans leap to his defence, passionately destroying those they perceive as enemies of their icon.â
âIf millions will gladly defend a monster like Beiber, we hope to inspire a similar passion with the #TeamNetanyahu hashtag. Anyone suggesting a cease fire or peace talks will be drowned out by abuse, spelling mistakes and the over-punctuated tweets of #TeamNetanyahu.â
Barak says they are also planning a similar campaign on Facebook, asking users to âlikeâ the possible Israeli ground operation into the Gaza Strip.
Story: Simon Swatman