Op-ed: Labour's Deputy Leader Tom Watson was part of Remembrance Day events in the UK earlier this week before visiting Israel.
On Facebook Mr Watson says:
This week I led a delegation to Israel and the Palestinian Territories with some of my parliamentary colleagues. We met with the leader of our sister party, Isaac Herzog, to build on our friendships and renew our determination to work for peace in the Middle East.
That should make me want to say well done, yes me must fight racism and more but it does not.
Tuesday the Guardian reported "The delegation, which also includes Ruth Smeeth, Gloria De Piero, [Rosie Winterton] and Michael Dugher, toured the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum on Tuesday, and will also visit the Palestinian territories."
Those four politicians were part of an organised and orchestrated coup to remove Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader; a plot which began as soon as Mr Corbyn was elected in September 2015. They all occupy the right-wing of the Labour Party though prefer to call themseves soft-left or moderates.
Dame Rosie Winterton was sacked as Labour's chief whip recently. Her replacement appears to be doing the job he was hired to do. Ms Winterton failed time and time again to get to grips with "plotters" amd there were claims that one man in the whip's office, Conor McGinn, was orchestrating events.
Ms De Peiro a former TV personality took to writing in the Sun in the Summer of 2016 about Saving Labour as plotters tried to ignore the majority of Labour Party voters still supporting Mr Corbyn.
Mr Dugher ran Owen Smith's leadership challenge.
Ms Smeeth played her part too.
According to WikiLeaks "Ruth Smeeth, Labour MP that attacked #Corbyn, listed as "strictly protect" US informant https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09LONDON956_a.html#efmB1ZB_h."
When wikileaks tweeted that July 2 Ms Smeeth denied knowledge.
But take a look back to 2005:
Starting in 2005, Smeeth did a stint as director of public affairs and campaigns as BICOM, the British Israel Communications and Research Centre. There she was reportedly charged with strengthening the group’s relations with the “Foreign Office, party leaders, think-tanks and academia.”
Smeeth helped stage an attack on Corbyn as he, joined by Shami Chakrabarty, released the results of an investigation into allegations of anti-semitism in the Labour Party.
The final link in Tom Watson's visit to Israel as far as this story goes is Luke Akehurst.
Mr Akehurst has been an active opponent of Jeremy Corbyn from day one.
He has tweeted a series of vile tweets in relation to Mr Corbyn, made it plain that he is working to get elected on Labour's NEC in the future and remove Corbyn, having failed miserably in 2016, and has long standing links to Israel, BICOM and the weapons industry.
Over to you Mr Akehurst:
BEING appointed director of BICOM's We Believe in Israel department was a dream job for Luke Akehurst.
Opinion: If I share my opinion I could face attack, suspension from the Labour Party and more.
But the truth is Akehurst has obvious unsavoury links.
Recent Labour Party shenanigans have pushed some things out of sight but not out mind as free speech is curbed and sharing opinions goes underground.
Still those in the Parliamentary Labour Party who staged the coup know all about that having previously cooked up a plot that spectacularly backfired.
What is Watson's visit to Israel really about?
His choice of travelling companions is telling; so is the funding of the visit:
Jeremy Corbyn has been invited but his diary is too busy at this time.
But what would a Corbyn visit to Israel achieve?
Would he simply be set up to fail?
Tom Watson's visit to Israel could be many things but there is certainly more to it than meets the eye.
Watch this space.