Freedom of Information challenge to Israel’s effort to undermine Jeremy Corbyn

This is an interesting development that may cast light on efforts to undermine the UK Labour Party, who has been targeted and the links between those behind the attacks.

But I wouldn’t get my hopes up just yet.

The Israeli government may block this, in much the same way the Department for Work and Pensions in the UK has been blocking attempts to bring reports on its behaviour – by disabled people – into public knowledge.

But if the information does come out, it will be interesting to see if my name is mentioned, along with a few prominent others.

Human rights activists have lodged a freedom of information request under Israeli law seeking documents about the state’s ongoing disinformation campaign against UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Israeli lawyer Eitay Mack on Sunday sent a letter on behalf of 18 Israeli citizens to the ministries of foreign affairs and strategic affairs.

Corbyn is a “thorn in the side” of Israel’s government, Mack’s letter tells the two ministries.

While these ministries “have been highly successful in their relations with regimes that are responsible for mass murder” and “that are infected with anti-Semitism,” Israel’s government has a major problem with “a pro-Palestinian leader who supports human and civil rights,” the letter observes.

As examples of Israel’s friendly relations with anti-Semitic governments, Mack cites Hungary, Poland and Ukraine.

Meanwhile, according to the letter, Corbyn has “thwarted attempts by the two ministries to silence any critique of the State of Israel and the Netanyahu government” by labeling such criticisms as anti-Semitism.

This is a reference to the current Israel lobby attack on Labour for refusing to adopt verbatim the controversial IHRA definition of anti-Semitism.

Given this history, the activists demand public scrutiny of the Israeli government’s intervention in British politics, including all “information, documents and records as to correspondence by the two ministries with NGOs [nongovernmental organizations], groups, individuals and journalists in the UK, regarding the UK Labour Party and Mr. Corbyn.”

Source: New challenge to Israel’s effort to undermine Jeremy Corbyn | The Electronic Intifada</em

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3 thoughts on “Freedom of Information challenge to Israel’s effort to undermine Jeremy Corbyn

  1. John.

    The sooner people realise Israel is a colonial abomination invented and run by a murderous US sponsored and protected criminal supremacist cult the better.

    1. nmac064

      I would suggest John that the invention of Israel was an Anglo-American abomination. The Balfour Declaration, written and signed before Britain even controlled Palestine, was basically the giving away of someone else’s country to a third party in return for financial help to wage war.

  2. Zippi

    This indeed is interesting. The information should be made public, for it is in our public’s interest, to show whether, or not there has been any influence on our democracy by a foreign power. People are mightily critical of Russia so, why not submit Israel to the same scrutiny, or would that be deemed anti-Semitic, too? Note that when we say “Russia” we are not referring to, or implying all Russians but the Russian Government so, let the equivalent be assumed, when we say “Israel.” For the avoidance of doubt, nationality does not necessarily denote ethnicity, or religion, or any other social grouping; remember that not all Jews are Israeli and not all Israelis are Jews. Israel was not born out of the Jews but created for them, which sets it apart from just about every other nation on Earth. This is not a Jewish issue but one of national political interest.

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