Joseph has countered anti-Israel bias and antisemitism for over a decade. He previously co-founded the Campaign Against Antisemitism, created the internets largest website focused on Jewish-Muslim relations (Judaism-Islam.com) and now runs the Israel Advocacy Movement combatting anti-Israel activity at a street level. He is a self-described ‘alternative peace activist’, promoting a strong and secure Israel with equal rights for all citizens.
Followed by a discussion on the New Antisemitism with Gideon Falter, Joseph Cohen and Ella Rose. Chaired by Richard Bolchover.
Attending this event
Gideon was elected Chairman of Campaign Against Antisemitism in autumn 2014, a duty which he performs as a volunteer. He has spoken at the House of Commons and given evidence to Parliament. His work for Campaign Against Antisemitism has been publicly praised by Theresa May. The Algemeiner awarded him as one of the “top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life”, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center hailed him as a “Jewish hero who proves that there are still powerful ways to leverage democratic rules to serve justice and protect Jewish community”.
Ella is the National Director of the Jewish Labour Movement, the Labour Party’s Jewish affiliate since 1920. She has previously been Public Affairs Officer at the Israeli Embassy and President of the Union of Jewish Students, where she is currently a trustee. She is on the Advisory Board of Lead, the Board of Deputies of British Jews and is a regular Limmud and CST volunteer. In 2015 she was named the most influential British Jew under the age of 25, and in 2017, the second under the age of 30. Outside the Jewish community she sits on the East of England Labour Party Regional Board.
Films screening at this event
- original title
- Daniel Sivan
- Canada, Israel
- 72 min
The Patriot tells the extraordinary story of French-Israeli hacker Gregory Chelli (also known as Ulcan), a controversial fighter in the war against the leaders of an extreme antisemitic movement in France and their army of activists. Targeting family members and engaging in modern methods of cyberattack, Chelli often crosses the boundary between lawful and criminal actions. Dark and thought-provoking, this documentary asks how far should an individual be allowed to go in order to eradicate hate crime.
Warning: Film contains violence and depictions of both antisemitism and bullying behaviour that some viewers may find disturbing.