Professor David Miller fired after Israel lobby smear campaign

1 October 2021 — The Electronic Intifada

Asa Winstanley

Professor David Miller (CAGE/YouTube)

The University of Bristol has fired Professor David Miller, a leading UK critic of Israel and its lobby.

After a years-long campaign of smears by that same lobby, the university said on Friday that, “Professor David Miller is no longer employed by the University of Bristol.”

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Podcast Ep 7: Behind Israel’s troll army

5 July 2019 — The Electronic Intifada Podcast

On episode 7, Nora Barrows-Friedman and Asa Winstanley host a discussion about Act.IL, an online influence campaign funded by the Israeli government.

They are joined by Michael Bueckert, who’s been behind some of the most vital research on the group, publishing much of it to his @AntiBDSApp Twitter account.

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Inside Israel’s million dollar troll army By Asa Winstanley

12 June 2019 — Electronic Intifada

People in a room sit at computers with an Israeli flag on the wall

Act.IL’s Israeli headquaters in Herzliya. (Act.IL/Facebook)

A global influence campaign funded by the Israeli government had a $1.1 million budget last year, a document obtained by The Electronic Intifada shows.

Act.IL says it has offices in three countries and an online army of more than 15,000.

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Yes of course Israel is interfering in British politics By Asa Winstanley

11 February 2019 — Electronic Intifada

UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn standing at a lectern holding his hands up.

Jeremy Corbyn has been targeted by Israel and its lobby for years. Aaron Chown ZUMA Press

Sarah Leah Whitson, the head of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East division, was fiercely attacked by anti-Palestinian groups and pundits this weekend.

She had shared a posting of mine on the manufactured “Labour anti-Semitism crisis” story.

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