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    Israeli Embassy Engages in Countering Anti-Israel News in UK

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    The Israeli embassy was funding trips to Israel for Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) activists, and had launched smear campaigns, branding some Labour members who raised questions over the definition of anti-Semitism as racists, according to media reports.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Israeli embassy engages with UK pro-Israel political activists to counter news stories which portray its policies in a negative light, media reported on Thursday.

    "The embassy helps us quite a lot… When bad news stories come out of Israel, the embassy sends us information so we can counter it," Michael Rubin, a young Labour and pro-Israel activist told the Al Jazeera undercover journalist, as quoted by the newspaper.

    Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit, The Lobby, ran a six-month investigation using an undercover reporter to approach politicians, activists and Israeli embassy officials.

    The investigation also found that the embassy was funding trips to Israel for Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) activists, and had launched smear campaigns, branding some Labour members who raised questions over the definition of anti-Semitism as racists.

    The LFI organization has denied receiving payments for trips to Israel from the embassy.


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      Marques rouges
      They do it all the time, it's not only the UK embassy !!! They do it trough the media, in fact most of them are ready to help the cause, it's the concept of the Sayanim...

      I don't think there is another people on earth as well organized and showing so much solidarity when it comes to their reputation and own interests ?

      There was this story about the Hasbara trolls, mostly students paid by the lsraeIi government some years ago, to attack and place any critic of the exactions of the IDF in the Palestinian territories in a position of minority on the web, but most of them are nor directly paid, they do it by "nationalism". Many of them show on this forum, immediately insulting and attacking anyone who dare criticize their might, or even mention their influence !!!

      There was this software, called Megaphone at some point, which allowed their trolls to quickly signal any negative article to thousands of trolls, who in turn could post comments defending their cause...

      Jewish defense groups have huge databases on "opponents" - often that's people THEY don't like, or have even attacked and so need to be on close surveillance, as they now might want to retaliate, etc.
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