November 30, 2023

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit has been working to organize private showings of a 40-minute film documenting Hamas’s massacre on October 7, 2023, for influencers around the world. The film displays graphic videos and photos of brutal acts carried out by Hamas terrorists. The film has been impactful, sparking three hours of discussion after one screening in the United States. However, there are questions about why the film has only been shown to small audiences and not widely distributed.

The understanding is that the families of the victims have vetoed widespread distribution out of respect for their privacy, but this may be causing Israel to lose ground in the international arena. The article suggests breaking the film into smaller clips and giving exclusivity to international networks to remind the world of the reason for fighting against Hamas. The Foreign Ministry and volunteers have been involved in showing the video to as many people as possible, but there are concerns about the coordination and management of Israel’s advocacy efforts.

The article also raises questions about the lack of funds and coordination within the government for advocacy efforts. It calls for a more strategic, focused, and vigorous campaign to combat Hamas’s narrative. The article emphasizes the importance of being more graphic and less diplomatic in order to win the war against terrorism. Overall, the article highlights the need for Israel to step up its advocacy efforts and take a stronger stance in the international arena.