Secret Jewish agents operating on behalf of the Israeli Embassy in London are orchestrating the antisemitism crisis engulfing UK Labour, according to Peter Willsman, a leader of the left-wing party’s governing National Executive Committee.
He also alleges the same covert Labour Party members opposed to Jeremy Corbyn instructed 68 rabbis to say that antisemitism within the Labour Party was “widespread and severe.”
LBC Radio in London has aired the sensational claims obtained via a secret recording wherein Mr. Willsman can he heard saying: “It’s almost certain who is behind all this antisemitism against Jeremy. Almost certainly, it was the Israeli embassy.”
NEW: Labour’s Pete Willsman recorded saying:
– Israeli embassy whipping up anti-Semitism claims to attack Labour.
– Party staffers work “indirectly” for embassy.
– 68 rabbis “organised” by embassy to complain about “severe” anti-Semitism within Labour.https://t.co/MxNzCtOFkZ
— Theo Usherwood (@theousherwood) May 31, 2019
“The rich control the papers. The rich control everything else and they know he’s [Corbyn] going to make them pay taxes,” Mr.Willsman also says in his conspiracy theory, although he declines to offer any evidence.
“One of the things about antisemitsm is that they’re using that to whip people up. They use anything. It’s all total lies.”
He then says “off the record” that: “It’s almost certain who is behind all this antisemitism against Jeremy. Almost certainly it was the Israeli embassy.
“They caught somebody in the Labour Party. It turns out they were an agent in the Israeli Embassy. My guess would be, they are the ones whipping it all up.”
He was recorded by Israeli-American author Tuvia Tenenbom after a chance encounter in Oxford.
LBC spoke to Mr Tenenbom yesterday about the meeting: “It was shocking. It was surprising, but that’s the reality.
“He’s a nice guy, he has a great sense of humour, he’s knowledgable. But Like Jeremy Corbyn – I met Jeremy and he’s also a nice guy, very fatherly – but they suffer from a disease of really hating the Jews.”
Mr.Willsman’s claims drew a response from one of those mentioned in the allegations:
I was one of the 68 rabbis. Disgusted that NEC Labour official Pete Wilsman would again push antisemitic conspiracy theories. I expect immediate action from @UKLabour, especially when being investigated on #antisemitism by the EHRC. @LBC https://t.co/yiN39BS51D
— Senior Rabbi Janner-Klausner (@LauraJanklaus) May 31, 2019
A Labour spokesman said the complaint had been noted but declined to offer if any direct action would be taken: “The Labour Party takes all complaints of antisemitism extremely seriously and we are committed to challenging and campaigning against it in all its forms.
“All complaints about antisemitism are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures and any appropriate disciplinary action is taken.”
UPDATE: The Labour Party announced on Friday morning Mr. Willsman has now been suspended until further notice.