What is the role of disinformation technology in Israel’s foreign policy?

15 February 2024. From 18:30 | Conference | English | IEMed
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Spyware, coordinated disinformation campaigns based on artificial intelligence-generated avatars, open source intelligence (OSINT) and location-based tracking are tools used by intelligence agencies and by military intelligence. In the private sector, however, these tools are provided almost exclusively by Israeli companies. Israeli surveillance, spyware and disinformation companies test their technology on Palestinians and then offer it on the market, and it reaches every part of the world.

Shir Hever is manager of the Alliance for Justice between Israelis and Palestinians (BIP) and coordinator of the military embargo for the National Boycott Committee (NBC). He holds a PhD from the Freie Universität in Berlin and works as an independent economic researcher. His research topics include: the global arms trade, the privatization of security, the Israeli arms trade and security sector, the economic aspect of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory, and international aid to the Palestinians and Israel. His most recent book, based on his doctoral thesis, is entitled The Privatization of Israeli Security (2017).

Aula Mediterrània session co-organised with the Master’s Degree in International Journalism, FCRI Blanquerna – Universitat Ramon Llull

Chair: Blanca Camps Febrer, adjunct professor of the Master’s Degree in International Journalism, URL

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Shir Hever

Manager Alliance for Justice between Israelis and Palestinians
Blanca Camps Febrer

Blanca Camps Febrer

Adjunct Professor Master’s Degree in International Journalism (Blanquerna – URL)

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