(tr) to combine or blend (two things, esp two versions of a text) so as to form a whole
[from Latin conflāre to blow together, from flāre to blow]
1. (tr) to recognize or perceive clearly
2. to recognize or perceive (differences)
[from Old French discerner, from Latin discernere to divide, from dis-1 (apart) + cernere to separate]
The Israel Project.
Here is The Israel Project's 2009 Global Language Directory.
Helpful tips, such as how to conflate things for Americans. Page 40:
"Appeal to the global interest in keeping Iran non-nuclear. An important emphasis for prevention in Iran is that the whole world stands to benefit from keeping Iran from obtaining the ability to strike with nuclear weapons. If the argument is just about protecting Israel, then the need for prevention is easily dismissed. That sounds more like Israel is just looking out for itself and its position as the most militarily powerful nation in the region.Discerning: bad.
...Note also the use of Arab nations to marginalize Iran. Just as we recommend in the chapter about Hamas, there is immense value in isolating Iran’s leadership as being out of step with Arab neighbors. Many Americans would be surprised to know that these nations are afraid of Iran, just like Israel. By surprising them, you open their minds to the rest of your message.
The following passage works because it puts a global, ecumenical, multi-cultural face on the problem.
WORDS THAT WORK
If there is a nightmare for all of us, Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Arabs, Israelis, Americans, it is the day that there will be this unsacred marriage between terror and nuclear. – Ambassador Sallai Meridor
In other words, “We’re all in this together.”Conflating: good.
One hundred and sixteen pages of specific instructions for how to manipulate public opinion in America.