The Persistence of Anti-Semitism on the British Left

By Ben Cohen

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), Fall 2004

'New' antisemistism is best understood as the legacy of a historical phenomenon. The article analyzes the historic evolution of leftist antisemitism, concentrating in particular on the motif of delegitimization that marks discussions of Zionism and Israel. It concludes that the organizational alignment of leftist and Islamist organizations, and the ongoing integration of Islamist and leftist attitudes toward Jews, represents a qualitative shift in the nature of leftist antisemitism in Britain.

Topic: Political Behavior, Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Islam, Anti-Israel Sentiment, Community Relations, Jewish-Muslim Relations, Politics

Name of Publication: Jewish Political Studies Review

Volume/Issue: Vol. 16/No. 3-4

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Great Britain

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Ben. The Persistence of Anti-Semitism on the British Left. Jewish Political Studies Review. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). Fall 2004:


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