Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen is a British Jewish writer and broadcaster based in New York. A former producer and reporter with the BBC, he now works as a freelance journalist and analyst for several newspapers and broadcasters.

Publications by Ben Cohen

Evaluating Muslim-Jewish Relations in Britain

British Muslim organizations are becoming far more vocal on foreign policy matters. Two positions would appear to be axiomatic: opposition to the Iraq war and Britain’s continued involvement in Iraq, and a resolute anti-Zionism which both delegitimizes the State of Israel and scorns Jewish anxieties when it comes to anti-Semitism.
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The Persistence of Anti-Semitism on the British Left

Much of the recent analysis of leftist anti-Semitism focuses on developments since the outbreak of the second intifada in September 2000. This article, which takes Britain as a case study, seeks to situate what is commonly referred to as the "new" anti-Semitism in a historical context, arguing that many of the anti-Semitic themes currently present in leftwing and liberal discourse have been observable in the past. Read More »