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        12/30/2008, Tevet 3, 5769

      Gov't Media Campaign Goes 'Twitter'


      The Consulate General in New York plans to hold a two-hour "Twitter" conference beginning at 1 p.m. EST (8 p.m. Israeli time) Tuesday. The event, part of the government's initiative to explain to the world the need and justification for the counterterrorist operation in Gaza, allows users of the Internet messaging website to ask questions.

      The conference may be the first time that a government has used Twitter.com. Users can compose a message to "israelconsulate" with the keyword #AskIsrael following the question.