Evaluating Muslim-Jewish Relations in Britain

Publication Date: February 2005

Publisher: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Ben Cohen

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Political Behavior; Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Community Relations

Type: Report

Coverage: Great Britain


The main issue dividing Jewish and Muslim communities in Great Britain is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The author assesses the emergence of a British Muslim political consciousness and its implications for Muslim-Jewish relations in the country, especially as a more unified Muslim identity emerges. The author provides a review of the political orientation, ethnic composition, social position and organizations of British Muslims.