Gideon Falter

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Working tirelessly for EHRC to investigate Labour
Alma materUniversity of Warwick

Employment.png Consultant

In office
March 2009 - Present

Employment.png Director

In office
January 2012 - Present
EmployerRimota

Gideon Falter became Chairman of the Jewish group Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) in September 2014.[1]

On 7 March 2019, Gideon Falter tweeted:

"It is a sad indictment that the once great anti-racist @UKLabour Party is now being investigated by the equality and human rights regulator it established just a decade ago. Our incredible volunteer team has worked tirelessly to achieve this. It is an honour to work with you all."[2]

CAA surveys

Commenting on the results of two CAA surveys released in January 2015, in which 60 percent of British Jews did not consider they had a long-term future in Europe, and nearly half of British adults held some type of anti-Semitic sentiment, Gideon Falter said:

“The results of our surveys are a shocking wakeup call straight after the atrocities in Paris. Britain is at a tipping point: unless anti-Semitism is met with zero tolerance, it will grow and British Jews will increasingly question their place in their own country.”[3]

Student activist

Gideon Falter studied law at the University of Warwick, building up the JSoc whilst fighting off opposition within the Students’ Union. He was elected Anti-Racism Officer for the student body and appointed to the Race and Religion Incident Review Panel of Warwickshire Police and West Midlands Police's Key Individuals Network. He graduated and returned to London in 2005.

Campaigner

In 2009, Gideon Falter reported and pressed charges against Rowan Laxton, the then head of the Foreign Office’s South Asia Group, for antisemitic hate speech.[4] The conviction was later overturned on appeal.[5]

In the summer of 2014, as fighting flared between Hamas and Israel and antisemitism peaked in Britain, he joined Campaign Against Antisemitism. He was the principal organiser of the CAA’s major rally outside the Royal Courts of Justice calling for zero tolerance law enforcement against antisemitism. Falter was elected Chairman of Campaign Against Antisemitism in autumn 2014, a duty which he performs as a volunteer.

Gideon Falter has spoken at the House of Commons and given evidence to the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee. His work for Campaign Against Antisemitism has been publicly praised by Theresa May. In 2014, Falter was named by The Algemeiner as one of the “top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life”.[6]

Businessman

Gideon Falter has worked in high-tech, commercial real estate and management consultancy. His business manufactures electronic equipment. He has served on the Executive Board of the Jewish National Fund, UK since January 2017.[7]


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