Weaponising Anti-Semitism



“For five years Jeremy Corbyn was portrayed as a bigot leading an anti-Semitic Labour Party. This important book makes the case for the defence.” —Peter Oborne

“A story that needs to be told.” —Chris Mullin

“Winstanley tells this explosive story without fear, favour, or frills.” —Roger Waters

“Extremely important. An informative page-turner, full of intrigue” —Katie Halper

“Asa Winstanley is providing a vital service by writing this book.” —Alexei Sayle

“Essential reading … a comprehensive answer to right wing propagandists who endorse this manufactured campaign …” —Ken Loach

“A much-needed comprehensive (and meticulously documented) dissection of one of the most scandalously misreported and misrepresented episodes in recent British politics”
—Abdel Bari Atwan

“Everyone should read Weaponising Anti-Semitism. The same cynical methods Winstanley lays out here will be used against any groundswell that questions the politics of empire.”
—Felix Biederman

“His book doesn’t beat about the bush: the antisemitism crisis under Corbyn was ‘constructed'.”
—John Ware, BBC

“A masterly work of truly investigative journalism. Meticulous. Passionate. Fearless”
— John Pilger

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Asa Winstanley tells the story of how a hostile foreign government helped stop a socialist becoming Britain’s prime minister. (via 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐚𝐝𝐚

Meticulously researched while reading like a fast-paced thriller, this explosive new book details the way the Israel lobby deployed charges of anti-Semitism to destroy Jeremy Corbyn’s bid for power as leader of the Labour Party.

In an electrifying account, investigative journalist Asa Winstanley shows how Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis was manufactured by pro-Israel groups. Despised and feared by Israel and its allies because of his long-standing support for the Palestine solidarity movement, Jeremy Corbyn became a target of enemies determined to abort his left-wing project.

Drawing on new interviews with many of those victimized in purges the Labour leadership claimed were necessary to tackle anti-Semitism, Winstanley exposes a plot by the Israel lobby, in alliance with the Labour right and Israeli and British intelligence agencies, to prevent a socialist entering Downing Street.

An essential historical corrective, Weaponising Anti-Semitism shines light into the murkiest corners of the British state and those who work with it.

300 pages • Paperback ISBN 978-1-68219-381-5 • E-book ISBN 978-1-68219-382-2

About the Author

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Asa Winstanley has been writing about Palestine and the Israel lobby since 2005. He spent two years living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank as an activist and writer. He has been an associate editor and reporter with the award-winning website The Electronic Intifada for more than a decade.

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