Leaked Wikileaks Messages Show Julian Assange Targeted Jewish Reporter In Anti-Semitic Attack

Leaked Twitter messages reportedly written by Julian Assange, the controversial founder of Wikileaks, included a disturbing attack on a journalist.

In August 2016, Associated Press journalist Raphael Satter had helped to write a story about the damage done to individuals by Wikileaks’ unredacted disclosures, and when he tweeted about it, Mr Assange reportedly wrote a message in a private Twitter messaging group using the Wikileaks verified Twitter account: “He’s always been a rat. But he’s Jewish and engaged with the ((()))) issue.”

The round brackets refer to a neo-Nazi device called “echoes” whereby they placed Jewish people’s names between three sets of round brackets in order to identify them for targeting. In response, many prominent figures decided to appropriate the device by using it in their own name on Twitter.

Wikileaks previously referred to the round brackets, tweeting in July 2016: “Tribalist symbol for establishment climbers? Most of our critics have 3 (((brackets around their names))) & have black-rim glasses. Bizarre.” Jews are often accused of tribal collusion by neo-Nazis. The tweet was later deleted.

In 2013, a Wikileaks employee said that he had left the organization because he said that Mr Assange had close links to notorious antisemite Israel Shamir.

In 2011, Andrew O’Hagan, who had hoped to ghostwrite Mr Assange’s autobiography, claimed that Mr Assange had “uttered, late at night, many casual libels, many sexist or antisemitic remarks”.

Mr Assange currently lives in the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has claimed political asylum.

He has previously denied being antisemitic, saying: “We treasure our 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.”

(Source: Campaign Against Anti-Semitism UK)

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


More in Local


WATCH: The Best Wines For The Passover Seder

adminMarch 23, 2018

Palestinian President Abbas’ Recent Health Scares Spark Succession Talk

adminMarch 23, 2018

WATCH: Dashcam Video Shows Horrific Florida Bridge Collapse That Killed 6

adminMarch 23, 2018

adminMarch 23, 2018

AUSTIN BOMBER IDENTIFIED: Blew Himself Up; Police Warn Remaining Explosives May Be ‘Out There’

adminMarch 22, 2018

Firebomb Thrown at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem

adminMarch 22, 2018

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Shocking Vandalism At Shul In Thornhill, Ontario

adminMarch 22, 2018

Rare $1,000 Bill Expected To Fetch $1M At Baltimore Auction

adminMarch 22, 2018

SCHOOL VIOLENCE: Maryland School Shooter Dead; Armed School Resource Officer Engaged Shooter

adminMarch 20, 2018