The KGB’s Operation SIG: A 50-Year Campaign to Incite Hatred of Israel and Jews [Research in Progress]

Eli Cohen, Elizabeth (Betty) Boyd
InSITE 2019  •  2019  •  pp. 035-070
Aim/Purpose: The paper explores the success of KGB Operation SIG to incite hatred for the purpose of overthrowing a democracy.

Background: About 50 years ago, the KGB created the means to create upheaval in the middle east. This paper explores one such campaign and reveals some disinformation techniques in use today.

Methodology: The paper brings together literature from many fields in its exploration of Operation SIG.

Contribution: The paper reveals the role of the KGB in the PLO’s campaign to replace Israel with an Arab Muslim state

Findings: Operation SIG is an early and extremely successful example of the Soviet/Russian campaign to disrupt democracy.

Impact on Society: The recurrence of antisemitism, particularly on campus, can be attributed to Operation SIG.
Operation SIG, disinformation, Israel, propaganda, bias, KGB, Nazi
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