“It’s part of a pattern of how the state of Israel operates” — Asa Winstanley talks to Al Jazeera Arabic about The Archimedes Group and Israeli election subversion on Facebook

I appeared on Al Jazeera Arabic and talked to them about The Archimedes Group, the latest Israeli private enterprise busted for online fakery and election subversion. Facebook removed many of their accounts but, as I told Al Jazeera, has refused to take action against other Israeli-linked groups creating misleading and fake pages on Facebook, such as The Israel Project. (You can read more about The Archimedes Group in my colleague Ali Abunimah’s report on The Electronic Intifada.)

We also discussed the NSO Group, another Israeli spy firm, which hacks the phones of (among many others) Saudi dissidents and human rights activists — most recently via WhatsApp, which has now fixed the vulnerability.

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Palestine is still the issue — Asa Winstanley on The East is a Podcast

Sinha kindly invited me onto his show, The East is a Podcast in April — and of course I jumped at the chance.

The East is a Podcast is absolutely one of my top podcasts — you should definitely subscribe!

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“A campaign by racists to smear anti-racists as racist” — I talk to The Real News about “Labour anti-Semitism”

“Asa Winstanley discusses the coordinated incitement campaign against critical voices in the UK. On the same day that the Israeli lobby attacked Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in the U.S, British right-wing activists launched an attack on Human Rights Watch, and later on Jeremy Corbyn.”

Click here to read the full transcript of my interview.

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Investigation shows bots used in effort to smear Jeremy Corbyn — Asa Winstanley on Loud and Clear

I spoke to Brain Becker for his Loud & Clear show on Radio Sputnik about my investigation into a network of fake “Labour” anti-Semitic Twitter sockpuppet accounts that were fuelling the “crisis”.

I said: “With Joan Ryan’s known links to Israeli embassy agents, including Shai Masot, the Israeli embassy spy … questions have to be asked … what is she doing with that data? … Is she sending it back to Israel?”

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Censored Al Jazeera film exposes anonymous Israeli blacklist — I talk to The Real News

I spoke to Aaron Mate of The Real News about our exclusive release of clips from The Lobby — USA, Al Jazeera’s censored film about groups in the US close to the Israeli government and how they are spying on US citizens.

Watch above, or read the transcript here.

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Independent media for Palestine — my talk in Brighton

This is the video of a talk that Brighton Palestine Solidarity Campaign invited me to give at their annual AGM in June.

In it I talk about: the role of independent media within the Palestine solidarity movement, specifically The Electronic Intifada; and about Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs and its covert war against BDS, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

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The Nakba at 70 — my talk in Bristol

Here’s the video of a talk I gave in May at Bristol’s Palestine Museum, a great local activist project.

In it I talk about the modern day legacy of the Nakba, the Israeli ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians in 1948; BDS, the boycott divestment and sanctions movement against Israeli apartheid; and Israel’s current war against Palestine solidarity.

Thanks to the Palestine Museum for inviting me to take part.

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Asa Winstanley does RT news review with Afshin Rattansi

I appeared on RT reviewing the news.

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Talking Ofcom’s ruling on Al Jazeera Israel lobby film

I spoke to Al Jazeera English about Ofcom’s ruling in favour of Al Jazeera’s undercover documentary The Lobby.

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Secret BDS blacklists: The Real News

My appearance on The Real News to discuss Israel’s covert campaign against the BDS movement. Transcript on The Real News website. The articles discussed in the interview are here and here.

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My appearance in Al Jazeera’s film, The Lobby

 

I appeared in Al Jazeera’s four-part undercover documentary The Lobby, which aired in January. I was in parts one and two, which you can view above (the videos should skip straight to my contributions). All four parts can be viewed here.

The film led to the forced resignations of Israeli embassy officer Shai Masot and civil servant Maria Strizzolo.

Click here to read the article I wrote mentioned in the film, which had exposed Jewish Labour Movement director Ella Rose’s former role as an Israeli embassy officer. It was the article which led for her to express the wish for me to “die in a hole,” as seen in part two above.

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Me on the Real News talking Shai Masot

I appeared on the Real News back in January, talking about the Israeli embassy scandal. You can watch the video above, and read my take on Shai Masot here.

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