Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England
In his magnum opus, Anthony Julius looks fairly and squarely, with no propensity to exaggeration, at the history of anti-semitism from Medieval times with their blood libels, through exclusion and gradual rehabilitation, to today’s alarming new brand of anti-Zionism. Here he discussed his work with one of the staunchest opponents to anti-semitism in Parliament.
Anthony Julius is one of England’s most notable lawyers. The successful defendant of Deborah Lipstadt in the David Irving Holocaust denial trial, he is assiduous in his quest to expose anti-Semitism in all its sordid manifestations. His latest revelations are in Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in Britain.
The Rt Hon Dr Denis MacShane MP is one of Britain’s most respected politicians on European and global policy. He is currently a UK delegate to the Council of Europe and the Nato Parliamentary Assembly. He is the author of several books on international affairs and most recently of Globalising Hatred: the New Antisemitism. In 2005 he set up and chaired the All-Party Committee of Inquiry into Anti-semitism. Its report led to government action initiated by Tony Blair and continued by Gordon Brown.