The report of the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism was published in February 2015.
During the Israel-Gaza war of July and August 2014 there was a significant and unacceptable increase in antisemitic incidents in the UK. The chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, John Mann MP, instigated a parliamentary inquiry into the lessons that could be learned from the upsurge of anti-Jewish violence emanating from the Middle East conflict.
The terms of reference for the report were:
- To consider the events of July/August 2014 and the causes and consequences of the
highest-ever recorded number of antisemitic incidents during that period
- To consider this in the light of the 2006 All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into
- To review the situation in the uK in the light of similar events in Europe and draw any
lessons that can be learnt
- To identify and review the effectiveness of existing legal and other frameworks for
addressing antisemitism in the uK, with a view to avoiding the extreme anti-Jewish
violence in Europe that resulted from the conflict
- To identify models of best practice for guaranteeing intercommunal cohesion and
Jewish communal welfare at times of increased tension.
A number of sub-reports were commissioned to aid the deliberations of the parliamentary panel and are also available to download.