Guy Seemann

Getting to the bottom of marc3pax, Israel’s gay flotilla hoaxer

A few months ago, I shared on this blog a video by UK writer Jon Ronson investigating the marc3pax hoax that The Electronic Intifada exposed in June 2011. This week, Ronson published his interview with Omer Gershon who evades serious questioning about the hoax video.

What does fraudulent "anti-gay flotilla" video tells us about Israeli hasbara strategy?

Last Saturday, The Electronic Intifada revealed the true identity of “Marc,” the star of a YouTube video, who claimed to be a disillusioned activist turned away from the Gaza Freedom Flotilla because he’s gay. He was in fact Omer Gershon, a minor celebrity in Tel Aviv’s club scene.

Israeli actor in anti-Gaza Flotilla pinkwashing video identified

The disillusioned “gay activist” called “Marc” who appeared in a YouTube video condemning the Gaza Freedom Flotilla for alleged homophobia, that was tweeted by the Israeli Government Press Office, has been identified as an Israeli called Omer Gershon.

Israeli prime minister's office staffer confirms to EI he promoted pinkwashing video

One of the first people to disseminate a mysterious YouTube video condemning the upcoming Gaza Freedom Flotilla has confirmed to The Electronic Intifada that he works at the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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