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Julian Assange Reportedly Claims ‘Jewish’ Conspiracy Against Him

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange complained about a Jewish smear campaign against WikiLeaks emanating from journalists in Britain, reports the editor of a British magazine on Tuesday.

In a call related by Ian Hislop, editor of the satiric magazine Private Eye (similar to the U.S.’ Spy magazine), Assange reportedly bemoaned that the magazine had previously published a piece critical of WikiLeaks beacuse it had been taken in by “a conspiracy led by the Guardian which included journalist David Leigh, editor Alan Rusbridger and John Kampfner from Index on Censorship—all of whom ‘are Jewish,’” the Guardian is reporting.

Hislop says that after he questioned Assange, the internet activist backed off on his claims. Hislop writes:

I pointed out that Rusbridger is not actually Jewish, but Assange insisted that he was “sort of Jewish” because he was related to David Leigh (they are brothers-in-law). When I doubted whether his Jewish conspiracy would stand up against the facts, Assange suddenly conceded the point. “Forget the Jewish thing.”