Here is what the spokesmen have to say about their new Twitter accounts:
Follow Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich, official IDF Spokeswoman for the international press, on Twitter.
I believe that it is the responsibility of every spokesperson to use the Internet to reach the public. In the near future, these platforms will become even more dominant and even replace some of the more traditional platforms.
Follow the Arabic tweets of Major Avichai Adraee, head of the IDF Spokesperson’s Arabic desk, on Twitter.
The last few months have made it increasingly clear what a profound influence social media networks have on the Arab world. We live in the Middle East; we must speak its language.
Follow Captain Barak Raz, head of the IDF Spokesperson’s North American Desk on Twitter.
I am excited that spokespeople to the foreign press are available on Twitter so that we can reach out around the world and engage in open dialogue – to share from our thoughts and experiences.
Follow the French tweets of Lieutenant Sacha Dratwa, head of the IDF Spokesperson’s new media desk on Twitter.
I’m very happy to see the recognition on behalf of the other spokespeople of the importance of social media and their understanding of the possibilities inherent within it.