Wake Up to the anti-Semitism, You Complacent British Middle Classes

The U.K.'s comfortable, critical-of-Israel middle classes are unwilling to accept that anti-Semitism is a contemporary problem that constantly manifests itself in new forms, as the recent contemptuous tribunal findings on anti-Semitism in academia showed.

Just before the 1997 election a row broke out when the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung described Britain’s then Foreign Secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, as "the Jew Rifkind…" In my diary of the time, I recorded a dinner exchange in Islington, north London between two old...