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Assange Blames 'Jewish' Journalists for Negative Press

Assange Blames 'Jewish' Journalists for Negative Press

LONDON -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claimed that he is the victim of a conspiracy led by "Jewish" journalists intent on smearing his organization, according to a report in the British magazine Private Eye.

Assange called the publication's account "completely false."

Assange is reported to have phoned the magazine's editor, Ian Hislop, on Feb. 16 to complain about an earlier article on WikiLeaks associate Israel Shamir. The article questioned why Assange and his anti-secrecy organization were working with the Russian journalist, who has published a string of anti-Semitic pieces and is a known Holocaust denier.

"He said that I and Private Eye should be ashamed of ourselves for joining in the international conspiracy to smear WikiLeaks," Hislop writes in the current edition of Private Eye. "The piece was an obvious attempt to deprive him and his organization of Jewish support and donations, [Assange] said angrily, and he knew perfectly well who had written it. He then named a [journalist] who had nothing to do with it."

Assange, according to Hislop, added that the conspiracy was being led by the British daily The Guardian -- one of the international news organizations allowed access to WikiLeaks' trove of Iraq and Afghan war documents, as well as its stash of U.S. embassy cables, before their release on the Internet.

This anti-Assange conspiracy, Hislop writes, included Guardian "journalist David Leigh, [Guardian] editor Alan Rusbridger and [freedom of expression activist] John Kampfner from Index on Censorship." According to Hislop, Assange said all three "are Jewish."

Hislop reports that he pointed out that Rusbridger was "not actually Jewish, but Assange insisted that he was 'sort of Jewish' because he was related to David Leigh (they are brothers-in-law)." The WikiLeaks founder then apparently conceded the flaws in his thinking and said, "Forget the Jewish thing."

He did, however, continue to claim that there was a conspiracy based on the friendship of Rusbridger, Leigh and Kampfner, according to Hislop.

Assange has been a fierce critic of The Guardian since December, when the newspaper published leaked police papers detailing allegations of sexual assault brought against him by two Swedish women. A London court ruled last week that Assange, who has denied any wrongdoing, must be extradited to Sweden to face questioning on those accusations.

Assange has rejected the Private Eye editor's account of the phone conversation.

"Hislop has distorted, invented or misremembered almost every significant claim and phrase," he said in a statement. "In particular, 'Jewish conspiracy' is completely false, in spirit and in word. It is serious and upsetting."

The statement added that WikiLeaks treasured its "strong Jewish support and staff, just as we treasure the support from Pan-Arab democracy activists and others who share our hope for a just world."

In a separate press release, WikiLeaks denied any formal links with Israel Shamir, saying he "has never worked or volunteered for WikiLeaks, in any manner, whatsoever. He has never written for WikiLeaks or any associated organization, under any name, and we have no plan that he do so."

The anti-secrecy site added that Shamir was merely one of "hundreds of journalists" who had looked through the cables and used them for his own reporting.

However, British journalist James Ball, who worked with WikiLeaks in the run-up to the release of the U.S. embassy cables, posted a message Wednesday on Twitter alleging that WikiLeaks' statement on Shamir was "categorically untrue." In separate messages, Ball said that Shamir "invoiced [WikiLeaks] for payment after being told he could," was granted "authorized access to thousands of cables" and had "close contact" with Assange.

This isn't the first time that the WikiLeaks boss has suggested he is the target of an international conspiracy. After he was accused of sexually assaulting the two women in Stockholm last summer, Assange told-Al Jazeera that the allegations were part of a "smear campaign ... the only question is who was involved."

Some of WikiLeaks opponents have claimed that the organization itself is part of a global conspiracy. The Anti-Defamation League recently stated that following the publication of the U.S. embassy papers in November, anti-Semitic outlets claimed that WikiLeaks was in fact an Israeli front organization. They alleged that the diplomatic cables showed America, Iran and Arab nations in a poor light, while damaging cables about Israel were supposedly hushed up. In fact, dozens of documents from the U.S. embassies in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem have been published by WikiLeaks.

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It always starts with the jews.

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For fuck sake why do the bloody Jews get blamed for most of the worlds ills?, it's just bloody annoying.

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Fucking Jews always causing problems.

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Fucking Jews always causing problems.
Might have known from your avatar what stance you would take.

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he should blame his dick

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For fuck sake why do the bloody Jews get blamed for most of the worlds ills?, it's just bloody annoying.
Well perhaps you ought to go looking for the reasons instead of asking us. It's not like you'd believe me so I won't bother. I'm not an anti-semite but I am anti-Zionist to the core. You end that shit and you end all the planets ills-I swear to you.

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Well perhaps you ought to go looking for the reasons instead of asking us. It's not like you'd believe me so I won't bother. I'm not an anti-semite but I am anti-Zionist to the core. You end that shit and you end all the planets ills-I swear to you.
I guess Hitler had the fucking right idea then?, and don't try to patronise me ok, I am the wrong person to do that to.

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I guess Hitler had the fucking right idea then?, and don't try to patronise me ok, I am the wrong person to do that to.
I said nothing about Jews, my friend. I actually made it a point not to mention them. I believe Israel is the whipping boy of a much higher power used as a vehicle to bring about a one world govt. Many things clearly lead back to Israel as if they want the hate. The true masters will never allow themselves to be exposed and that's how I know Israel is not the problem.

Zionist come is all colors so I have no hate for jews, unless they're Zionist.

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