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Antisemitism in contemporary Great Britain: a new report

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research has published one of the most comprehensive studies of antisemitism every conducted in Britain. “It finds that only a small proportion of British adults can be categorised as ‘hard-core’ antisemites – approximately 2% – yet antisemitic ideas can be found at varying degrees of intensity across 30% of British society.” It draws important distinctions between anti-Israelism and antisemitism but finds some correlation between them in some contexts. “Yet, importantly, most of the antisemitism found in British society exists outside of these three groups – the far-left, far-right and Muslims; even at its most heightened levels of intensity, only about 15% of it can be accounted for by them.” [Blurb crossposted from the Jews for Justice for Palestinians website] […]