Britain’s Channel 4 documentary on the Zionist lobby there faces the inevitable smears from groups that have a lot to hide (and prefer to operate through intimidation):
Labor MP Denis MacShane, who chaired the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism and is the author of Globalizing Hatred: the New Anti-Semitism, questioned the existence of such a lobby.
“If there is a Jewish/Israel lobby here, it is not very effective, as Israel is almost treated as a pariah state in the media and has few friends in politics,” he told The Jerusalem Post.
“I assume that Dispatches, having done some tough stuff on Muslim hate preachers, wants to do a UK equivalent of the Walt and Mearsheimer book and prove there is a powerful Israel ‘lobby’ here. If they can find it, I hope they let me know.”