One communal figure said the documentary series revealed an “antisemitic mindset” among those who made it.Source
The standard Jewish response to critical comment is "The goyim know - Shut it down". We see that perfectly illustrated in this instance. First, legal action is being contemplated against the undercover journalist in the film.
An undercover reporter working for Al-Jazeera may be the subject of a legal complaint over his treatment of Jewish Labour activist Ella Rose. The reporter used the false identity “Robin Harrow” to make contact with Jewish groups while working on a four-part documentary, called The Lobby, on Israel’s alleged influence in British politics.
In the second episode, posted on the Al-Jazeera website today, he is seen secretly filming Ms Rose, the director of the Jewish Labour Movement, who appears to be in tears following an encounter with Jackie Walker, a Labour activist twice suspended over claims of antisemitism.
A senior Jewish Labour source told the JC: “There are other elements of Harrow’s behaviour towards [Ella Rose] whilst undercover that we have not been able to speak about publicly as, pending advice, we hope they will become the subject of a legal complaint.”Source
Second, a complaint to the broadcasting regulator is being made.
Broadcasting standards watchdog Ofcom's code states that programme makes "should not normally obtain or seek information, audio, pictures...through misrepresentation or deception", without adequate public interest justification. There is no public interest in seeing a young Jewish activist left crying by the side of the road for doing her job. But of course, three of the top five currently trending articles on Al Jazeera’s website relate to this “investigation”. The channel, and its Qatari masters, provided their viewers with exactly what they want – the harassment of Jews dressed up as entertainment. It is a disgusting project and should be stripped of any vestige of journalistic credibility to which Al Jazeera and its supporters lay claim.Source
This delicate "young Jewish activist left crying by the side of the road" apparently evoked violence multiple times when faced with opposition.
Asa Winstanley, the Electronic Intifada writer who had “revealed” details of Ms Rose’s embassy job, is then wheeled out by Al Jazeera to explain his apparent success. He looks misty-eyed as he describes feeling “threatened” by her suggestion he was a “dickhead” who could “go and die in a hole”.Source
Ms Rose cries as she recounts how the online anti-Israel hate-site Electronic Intifada has revealed details of her former employment, and Ms Walker has been “slamming” her online. It makes for deeply uncomfortable footage, not least as the viewer now knows that Robin’s supposed consoling is utterly false. He knows how these images will be used to embarrass her and manipulates the situation accordingly. Hardly any surprise that moments later Ms Rose is shown saying “f*** you, f*** you, f***ing antisemites the lot of them”, apparently directed at the various aforementioned parties.
Of course her comments have subsequently been seized on by the perpetrators of her torment. In fact Ms Walker, the supposed perennial victim, is immediately shown in the film looking shocked and saying “oh my God” when Ms Rose’s words are replayed to her. Sadly in the next scene the JLM director is seen boasting that she could “take” Ms Walker in a fight using krav maga martial arts.Source