Though it’s often asked if some anti-Israel positions (such support for BDS) are inherently antisemitic, it always seemed to us more relevant to determine whether the people holding such anti-Israel views also hold antisemitic views. In other words: what is the correlation between antisemitic and anti-Israel attitudes in the UK?
Whilst there have been recent efforts to answer this question as it relates to the members of one specific anti-Israel group, CST and the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) have produced a major study on antisemitism in Great Britain, including “the first robust empirical documentation” on the link between antisemitic and anti-Israel attitudes in the country as a whole.
The report demonstrates a dramatic disparity between the percentage of the general population who hold antisemitic views and the percentage of those with strong anti-Israel views who hold antisemitic views.
In short, we find that, in the population as a…
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