Pivotal Moment: Antisemitism After 7th October

Leading researchers JPR, CST and the Decoding Antisemitism Research Project discuss how the recent events in Israel sparked a rise in antisemitism worldwide, and what can be done about it.

Dr Jonathan Boyd

The events of 7th October, the deadliest attack on Jews since the Holocaust, along with the subsequent Israeli response in Gaza, mark a pivotal moment in the Arab-Israeli conflict and Jewish life worldwide. They have sparked extensive media and public response and fervent reactions from all sides.

Social media has been central to the way this response has played out over the past months – fierce debates have been joined by denial, distortion and the harassment and abuse of Jewish social media users. 

How have these events affected Jewish communities in the UK? What patterns can be found in the online responses to the Hamas attacks and the subsequent war? What do the data being generated by the community and global polling agencies tell us about the current state of antisemitism in the UK, both on- and offline? 

This event brought together leading researchers from the Institute for Jewish Policy Research and the Decoding Antisemitism Research Project, to present the latest findings regarding trends both online and offline during this escalation phase, and discuss potential courses of action within an increasingly toxic social climate.

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Dr Jonathan Boyd, Executive Director of the London-based Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR)

Dr Matthew Bolton and Karolina Placzynta of the Berlin-based international Decoding Antisemitism project (DA)

Yoni Gordon-Teller, CST Analyst and lead writer of the CST 2023 Antisemitic Incidents Report

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Dr Jonathan Boyd

Executive Director

Dr Jonathan Boyd

Executive Director

Jonathan has been Executive Director of JPR since 2010, having previously held research and policy positions at the JDC International Centre for Community Development in...

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