Gideon was elected to lead Campaign Against Antisemitism in autumn 2014, soon after its establishment, building it into the UK’s foremost campaigning organisation against antisemitism.
Gideon has been at the forefront of Campaign Against Antisemitism’s mass-education work to expose and explain the dangers of antisemitism to the public, appearing regularly in the national and international media to stand up for British Jews.
He has been responsible for gathering together some of the most renowned lawyers in the UK to devise and execute an ambitious legal strategy that continues to change the law on antisemitism in Britain through landmark lawsuits both against notorious antisemites and the authorities when they fail to protect the Jewish community.
Gideon is also a forthright advocate for change in Westminster, leading Campaign Against Antisemitism’s work to strengthen Britain’s laws. He has spoken at the House of Commons and given evidence to parliamentary select committees. His work for Campaign Against Antisemitism has been publicly praised by the British Government.
The Algemeiner has awarded Gideon as one of the “top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life”, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center has hailed him as a “Jewish hero who proves that there are still powerful ways to leverage democratic rules to serve justice and protect Jewish community”.
Gideon has a degree in UK, French and European Union law, and has worked in high-tech, commercial real estate and management consultancy. In addition to his charitable work for Campaign Against Antisemitism, he also serves as Vice Chairman member of the Jewish National Fund UK.