Dave Rich: The Left's Jewish Problem
Chair: Nick Cohen
This event took place on Sunday 5 March 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.
In his thought-provoking new work, The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Anti-Semitism, Dave Rich offers a judicious analysis of the Left’s increasingly controversial ‘Jewish problem’. He examines the widening gulf between British Jews and the anti-Israel left and, based on fresh academic research, demonstrates that while the election of Jeremy Corbyn may have thrown a harsher spotlight on the crisis, it is by no means a recent phenomenon. In conversation with journalist Nick Cohen.
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Dave Rich is an Associate Research Fellow at the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism, Birkbeck College, University of London, where he was awarded his PhD. He works at the Community Security Trust (CST), for whom he briefs ministers, MPs, civil servants and police officers about antisemitism.
Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer. He does occasional pieces for Time, the Spectator, Standpointand New Humanist. He is the author of Cruel Britannia, Pretty Straight Guys, What’s Left: How Liberals Lost Their Way? and Waiting for The Etonians. You Can’t Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom was published in 2012.