A playwright celebrated for his observations of modern life has criticised the "ineradicable taint of antisemitism" in British society.
In an interview with the Financial Times, the Chicago-born Jewish writer David Mamet said that modern speakers were using the same antisemitic arguments that Charles Lindbergh and Oswald Mosley made in the 1930s.
British Jewish organisations have called on the UK government to follow in the footsteps of the United States and boycott the follow-up to the Durban conference.
Last week the American administration said that the US would not attend the United Nations event in September, because it would be wrong to commemorate the "ugly displays of intolerance and antisemitism" of the conference of September
Jersey's planning minister has announced he will not stand for re-election later this year after he was sent an antisemitic death threat.
Senator Freddie Cohen, the former president of Jersey's Jewish community, was bombarded with antisemitic messages on his mobile phone and a blog site last month, including a death threat against him and his family.