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This week we take a deeper look at Asa’s latest investigative article, “Fake Labour accounts fueling ‘anti-Semitism crisis’,” which went viral soon after publication.
We discuss how the story came about and the wider background of events in the UK Labour Party over the last few years.
Who is behind the “anti-Semitism crisis” in Labour? Is this media narrative having an effect? How is Israel like ISIS? Has there been any official response to the story?
What would Asa say to Jeremy Corbyn if he had another chance to interview him? And why do people who try to ban the term “Israel lobby” annoy the hell out of us?
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Other articles we discussed
“Republicans push recognition of Israeli annexation of Golan” by Maureen Clare Murphy.
“Prominent Democrats form pro-Israel group to counter skepticism on the left” by Jonathan Martin (The New York Times).
Music: “Go Down Standing” by Excentrik featuring Rythmatik. Theme music and production assistance by Sharif Zakout.
Image: UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, 2016 (Sophie J. Brown).
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