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Jerusalem Center Strategic Roundtable

Assessing the Role of Institutions in the Fight against Anti-Semitism

This diplomatic deliberation will focus on the roles of local, national, and international institutions regarding modern anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, which are frequently masked as political criticism of Israel. This institutionalized conflation has often legitimized anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic rhetoric and activity while sanctioning a lethal environment around the topics of Jews and the Jewish state. Ironically, and as a matter of deepening concern, these phenomena have continued even while European nations have adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 via Zoom

Times: Israel – 7:00 p.m., London – 5:00 p.m., Rome – 6:00 p.m.,
U.S. – New York – 12 noon, California – 9:00 a.m.


  • Opening remarks:

    • Amb. Dore Gold – President, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

    • Dr. Fiamma Nirenstein – Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

  • Presentations:

    • Amb. Elan S. Carr – U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism

    • Amb. Emanuele Giaufret – Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the State of Israel

    • Ms. Katharina von Schnurbein – European Commission Coordinator on Combating Anti-Semitism and Fostering Jewish Life

    • Lord John Mann – National Advisor to the UK Government on Anti-Semitism

    • Prof. Milena Santerini – Italian National Coordinator on Combating Anti-Semitism

    • Szabolcs Takacs – Head of the Hungarian IHRA Delegation

    • Power Point presentation: Rebecca Mieli and Ben Hayton

    • Dan Diker – Director of the Political Warfare Project at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

    • Daniel Schwammenthal – Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute in Brussels

    • Dr. Charles A. Small – Founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy; Research Scholar at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University

    • Prof. Gunther Jikeli – Professor in Jewish Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington