Antisemitism in the UK – The Home Affairs Committee Report 16/10/2016

The UK is one of the least anti-Semitic countries in Europe. Anti-Semitic crime amounts to only 1.4% of all faith- and race-related hate crime. Yet, among the policy changes recommended in this report is a broadening of the definition of anti-Semitism. Those who may wish to be critical of the Israeli Government, particularly with respect to the Palestinian issue, are likely to feel inhibited if not silenced by this new definition of anti-Semitism. This report can only be seen as a cynical attempt to inhibit freedom of speech and political debate.