Abraham Benisch (1811-1878) was a Jewish journalist and editor of the Jewish Chronicle. Benisch was born of Jewish parents at Drosau (Strážov), in Bohemia and from an early age concerned himself with the Jewish agenda. He left Austria in 1841 to settle in England where he remained to zealously promoted the concept of a ‘Jewish’ literature. Benisch was editor of the Jewish Chronicle 1864-1869, and again from 1875 until his death. He was also heavily involved in the foundation of the Anglo-Jewish Association (AJA) in 1871, that serves to compound the myth of Jewish persecution. Benisch died at Hornsey on 31st July 1878.