Antisemitism Policy Trust publications can be found on this page, however the Trust has helped to deliver all of the cross-party reports produced by the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism. These can be found on the APPG Publications page.
Many of the antisemitic myths perpetrated against Jews, either as individuals or as a collective, can be traced back historically. All of the myths can be
discredited. This briefing aims to serve as a guide to historical myths, persistent accusations and modern misconceptions alleged about Jews and the truth behind them. It is by no means fully comprehensive, with new conspiracy theories regularly coined and old tropes perpetuated on social media, and further reading is encouraged.
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, antisemitic scapegoating has surfaced, giving ammunition to antisemites and extremists looking for someone to blame. Online, memes have been
circulating espousing antisemitism, whilst offline, several public figures and others in the public eye have alluded to Jews being the cause of the pandemic. Blame and scapegoating of Jews is not new, and it didn’t take long for antisemitism to mutate. This briefing highlights several examples of scapegoating of Jews for earlier global pandemics and addresses Covid related antisemitism in the United Kingdom and globally.
On 26 May 2016, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) adopted a Working Definition of antisemitism, which has also been formally adopted by the Government of the
United Kingdom. Accompanying the definition and integral to it are 11 examples. This Working Definition should be regarded as a helpful set of guidelines to help identify different examples of possible antisemitism, rather than a strict legal definition.
This guide provides a breakdown of each of the IHRA's explanatory clauses, supported by details of reported cases of antisemitism to help illustrate the different ways in which antisemitism manifests and has affected Britain's Jews. All the cases included are illustrative and do not constitute a complete list of antisemitic incidents in the United Kingdom. Each case, as the full IHRA definition makes clear, must be judged on its particular context.
The Trust works with parliamentarians, other decision-makers and opinion formers, delivering events and educational programming to help them better understand antisemitism, and supporting them to take action against it. This work occurs predominantly through the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism to which the Trust provides the secretariat. Find out more about APT's work in this short booklet.
The briefing details the state of antisemitism online today, provides an overview of some of the successful prosecutions for internet-based antisemitism and includes several recommendations to build upon the proposals contained in the Online Harms White Paper consultation.
For more than a decade, the Antisemitism Policy Trust has been seeking to improve the structures and facilities for addressing online harms, including antisemitism. The Trust strongly supports the introduction of a new regulatory framework but would like to see a number of the recommendations in the Government’s Online Harms White Paper strengthened, including on digital literacy and education for users. This briefing analyses how antisemitism online manifests and includes an examination of The Online Harms White Paper.
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is an international body that seeks to remember the Holocaust and tackle antisemitism by bringing governments together, supporting Holocaust education, research and commemoration. In pursuit of some of its aims, IHRA adopted a working definition of antisemitism that includes 11 examples as illustrations. This briefing, which includes the definition and the examples, explains the background to its development, and some of the issues that have been raised about its application.
Antisemitic and sexist discriminations involve the notions of power, control, and domination. Jewish women are at the intersection of both antisemitism and sexism. they are considered as different, forced to place their Jewish identity at the forefront of their activism and commitments, rejected in their identity from the common space. The voice of Jewish women is disempowered as a Jew when discussing antisemitism and attacked when defending women's rights. it is being removed from the public space under this dual attack. This briefing seeks to illuminate some of the detail on this form of double discrimination.
What can the internet tell us about antisemitism in the United Kingdom?
The Antisemitism Policy Trust together with the Community Security Trust have published a new report, called Hidden Hate: What Google searches tell us about antisemitism today, that uses Google search data from 2004 to 2018 to show what people in the UK are searching for in relation to Jews, Zionism and the Holocaust, and what this tells us about antisemitic attitudes in Britain.
The report also uses data from the complete archive of the far right website Stormfront, which has been used as a discussion board by neo-Nazis across the world for over 20 years.
The report is authored by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, who wrote the acclaimed 2017 book Everybody Lies: What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are.
This briefing provides detailed examples of historic and contemporary antisemitism within the Conservative Party and is one of a number of briefings produced by the Trust about antisemitism in all political parties.
This briefing is version 5, published on 5 November 2019.
This briefing provides detailed examples of historic and contemporary antisemitism within the Labour Party and is one of a number of briefings produced by the Trust about antisemitism in all political parties.
This briefing is version 7, published on 5 November 2019.
This briefing provides detailed examples of historic and contemporary antisemitism within the Scottish National Party and is one of a number of briefings produced by the Trust about antisemitism in all political parties.
This briefing is version 1, published on 21 March 2019.
This briefing provides detailed examples of historic and contemporary antisemitism within the Liberal Democrat Party and is one of a number of briefings produced by the Trust about antisemitism in all political parties.
This briefing is version 1, published on 14 May 2019.
The Antisemitism Policy Trust believes that revisions to the current prison education system could promote social values, tolerance, and non-discrimination amongst prisoners, contributing to improved conduct and more effective rehabilitation. This briefing paper sets out some of the Trust's recommended actions.
Statutory PSHE education could provide the necessary platform to ensure effective education about antisemitism and other forms of discrimination. This briefing sets out the Antisemitism Policy Trust position on improving anti-racism education.
This report sets out the British experience of Parliament, Government and Civil Society working together to combat antisemitism. The guide includes key findings and various recommendations for other parliaments or governments that are seeking to improve their own efforts to combat antisemitism. It was drafted in part by the PCAA Foundation, the forerunner to the Antisemitism Policy Trust.