Philip Roth would call the Jewish resistance to his work “the luckiest break I could have had.”
AP Photo/Douglas Healey
With the Holocaust still on their mind, many American Jews were highly sensitive to portrayals of Jews in popular culture. So when Roth's sex-obsessed characters came along, the pushback was swift.
Analysis of left wing Facebook groups suggests that antisemitism is often unrecognised or ineffectively challenged
The audio version of an in depth article from The Conversation, which explores how antisemitism today is carved from and sustained by powerful precedents and inherited stereotypes.
Protestors arrive at Labour HQ to call for action.
The very debate around how Labour has dealt with this issue revolves around some key tropes of anti-semitism.
Jesus and Mary, as portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara in Mary Magdalene.
Mary Magdelene film props up a view of Judaism as archaic, unchanging and out of date.
Stained glass depicting the legend of Jews stealing sacramental bread, in the Cathedral of Brussels.
Antisemitic incidents are on the rise across the globe. To understand this modern hatred we need to look into the past and understand its origins.
Most U.S. law enforcement agencies didn’t report any hate crimes to the FBI in 2016.
There's still far too much we don't know about hate crimes in the US – and that affects how we study and enforce these crimes.
A 1969 photo of political theorist and scholar Hannah Arendt.
Hannah Arendt, a political theorist, fled Germany during Adolf Hitler's rise to power and later wrote about ‘the banality of evil.’ Her work has recently become a best-seller. Here's why.
The investigation commissioned by the party failed to define what it understood antisemitism to mean, so how can it be worth the paper it's written on?
An incident on a train is a reminder of the damaging rhetoric that has been allowed to thrive in the run up to the referendum.
The hard left has a knack for getting itself in a tight spot.
Ken Livingstone may be at the centre of the latest argument, but Labour is divided by a rift that dates back much further.
Assertions that Hitler supported Zionism before the Holocaust are nothing new – and nothing to do with historical fact.
Anti-Semitic graffiti at the University of California.
AMCHA Initiative Video - The University of California: A Hostile Environment
A recent example from the University of California shows that it is possible to clamp down on anti-Semitism without curtailing freedom of speech.
Lars Vilks was due to speak in Gothenburg.
Lars Vilks was supposed to talk about free speech in Sweden but has been silenced by terror concerns.
Adolf Hitler gives the Nazi salute in 1939.
Image of Hitler by Shutterstock
Would a reprint of Mein Kampf impact a digital generation reared on "Hi Hitler" spoofs?
Galloway is the master of the chilling effect.
Maverick MP George Galloway has announced he is suing Guardian journalist Hadley Freeman over an accusation she made about him on Twitter, following his appearance on a recent edition of Question Time…
Instead of dying out, Anti-Semitic myths have withstood the test of time.
Eight hundred years ago, a monk named Thomas of Monmouth wrote a bogus account of the life of St. William, a Christian boy supposedly abducted by “the Jews” of Norwich. A boy – “like an innocent lamb…
Boycotters need to be careful about the comparisons they draw.
The Q Speaks
Russell Brand is the latest to muscle in on the Israel-Palestine conflict, calling for big businesses to pull funding from the country. But the issue of boycotts is a fraught one. For many Jews, the word…
Sayeeda Warsi, not the first Tory to be outraged over Palestine.
As Israel’s Operation Protective Edge began to draw more vocal international criticism, the supposedly staunchly pro-Israel Conservative party saw the beginnings of a revolt: a number of David Cameron’s…
God may not play dice, but Dieudonne does.
French comedian Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala has been acquitted over a video in which he called for the release of a man who tortured and murdered a Jew in 2006. The court ruled it could not prove he was behind…