Deborah Lipstadt’s trial against Nazi sympathiser David Irving was a landmark victory for social justice and historical truth. But now anti-Jewish violence is back in the headlines. She joined the How To: Academy to help us understand why – and what we can do about it.

In this conversation with BBC NewsNight's Emily Maitlis, Deborah explores the root causes of antisemitism's resurgence. Should we understand this new anti-Jewish violence as a return to the brutality of the 1930s? Does antisemitism come from the far-right or far-left? Is anti-Zionism distinct from anti-Semitism? Are there different kind of anti-Semites? And what can be done to combat this extremely damaging racist ideology?

"Jews cannot fight antisemitism alone. The victim cannot cure the crime. The hated cannot cure the hate. It would be the greatest mistake for Jews to believe that they can fight it alone. The only people who can successfully combat antisemitism are those active in the cultures that harbour it."

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Combat Antisemitism Movement

CAM is a global coalition engaging more than 700 partner organizations and three million people from a diverse array of religious, political, and cultural backgrounds in the common mission of fighting the world’s oldest hatred. We act collaboratively to build a better future, free of bigotry, for Jews and all humanity.

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The Foundation to Combat Antisemitism

In the United States, Jews account for 2.4% of the population, yet are victims of 8.7% of all hate crimes in the U.S. as well as 55% of all religious hate crimes in the U.S. That startling discrepancy is the cornerstone of this new omnichannel campaign, created through a $25 million investment by Robert K. Kraft and his family, which combines alarming data with humanizing storytelling representing everyday instances of antisemitism to encourage audiences to recognize Jewish hate in order to stand up against it.

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