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.
During the 2019 General Election candidates from all parties and none were invited to add their name in support of the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism. This is a list of those that signed their names on the Trust’s site.
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 is intended to provide an overview of the definition, manifestation and prevalence of anti-Jewish hatred.
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.