Sasha Bratwa is a communications student at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel, to which he immigrated from Belgium. He heads the French language online monitoring campaign of HelpUsWin.org.
He was interviewed by the Jerusalem Post about HelpUsWin's campaign in support of the the Operation Cast Lead offensive in Gaza in January 2009.
- "It's very hurtful and offensive to see that the world is not conveying what is happening in Israel, that there has been eight years of firing from Gaza into Israel," he said.
- Bratwa said that people he has engaged on French blogs and talkbacks don't even know that Israeli civilians had been living under attack for almost a decade.
- "The French do not believe that Israel has a right to exist," Bratwa said. "We are trying to explain on-line that we don't enjoy wars and having civilians die. It's our responsibility to show that we want peace."
- Jessica Freiman, IDC students work to win media war, Jerusalem Post, 4 January 2009.