The investigation chronicles an attempt by Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs to use covert influence techniques to undermine international support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. BDS is a nonviolent, Palestinian-run organisation that seeks to pressure Israel to meet its obligations under international law and provide equal rights for Palestinians.

In the first of a four-part series, a senior political officer at the Israel embassy in London is instrumental in forming pro-Israel organizations that claim to be independent from Israel.

It also exposes a campaign to infiltrate youth groups including Britain’s National Union of Students, whose president faces a smear campaign supported by the Israeli embassy.