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Anti-Semitism — a Focal Point for the British Radical Right

  • Gisela C. Lebzelter
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Abstract

The existence of anti-Semitism in England is usually either questioned and denied, or is put off as an irrelevant issue without any political importance. The Jewish Encyclopedia of 1965, for example, flatly dismissed the subject, arguing that ‘anti-Semitism as such does not exist either in England or in the United States’1 Recent research, however, suggests that there existed a latent prejudice against the Jews in Britain, certainly more subtle than in most of the other European countries, but nevertheless perceptible and apt to manifest itself occasionally in organised anti-Semitism.

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Jewish Community Jewish Immigrant Russian Revolution Jewish Question Splinter Group 
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