'An app operated as part of an Israeli government propaganda campaign issued a “mission” for social media users to make comments against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of anti-Semitism.
This is the latest evidence of an Israeli campaign of psychological warfare against the UK’s main opposition party.
The Act.IL app on Sunday falsely accused Corbyn of comparing Israel to Nazi Germany in a 2010 meeting which had been resurfaced by The Times last week.
The “mission” was documented in this Tweet by Michael Bueckert, a Canadian researcher who has been monitoring the app since last year.
Israel’s official propaganda app is promoting comments against @jeremycorbyn on @HuffPostUK. Strangely, these comments claim there is NOT a history of anti-semitism in the Labour Party... blaming antisemitism solely on Corbyn’s “anti-Israel” statements? #JeremyCorbyn pic.twitter.com/3Uqq5OGRjR
— Behind Israel's Troll Army (@AntiBDSApp) August 5, 2018
The reality is very different from the app’s claims.
As my colleague Adri Nieuwhof explains, Corbyn hosted a meeting titled “Never Again – For Anyone” with Hajo Meyer, a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp and an anti-Zionist who spoke out strongly for Palestinian rights.
Meyer passed away in 2014.
The Act.IL app asks users to comment on Facebook in response to a Huffington Post UK story about Corbyn’s alleged “anti-Israel remarks,” which it claims are “often a way to hide anti-Semitism.”
The “mission” directs users to click “like” on a comment by Facebook user “Nancy Saada,” and write their own comments echoing her criticisms of Labour.
“Nancy” has posted elsewhere on her Facebook profile a photo of herself in an Israeli army uniform posing on an armored vehicle draped with an Israeli flag.'
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