Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England

Anthony Julius

28/02/2010 2:30 pm
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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

Anthony Julius is one of England’s most notable lawyers. He is Deputy Chairman of law firm Mishcon de Reya, Chairman of the Jewish Chronicle, Chairman of the London Consortium, and a Visiting Professor at Birkbeck, London University. His most recent book is Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England. He is currently writing a study of censorship and the modern English Novel.

Denis MacShane MP

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.

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