Agenda

Collective Effort for Collective Impact

Agenda

Collective Effort for Collective Impact

Tuesday, July 13th

18:00 – 18:45

Arrival and Registration

18:45– 20:00

Official Opening of the Conference (Live)

Auditorium

Speakers:

  • President of the State of Israel, Mr. Isaac Herzog

  • Minister of Diaspora Affairs, Dr. Nachman Shai

  • Special video message – Mr. Nathan Sharanski

  • Senior Deputy Director General for Public Diplomacy, Mr. Noam Katz

Personal stories

Host: Ms. Ayellet Black MFA

Artistic Interlude: Israeli band “Watch for Whales”

20:00– 21:00

Reception

 Atrium

Wednesday, July 14th

8:30 – 09:00

Gathering and Registration

Host: Ms. Tamar Schwarzbard

9:00 – 9:30

Key Note: Professor Deborah Lipstadt, Emory University USA

09:30-11:00

Plenary:

Are We Witnessing the Mainstreaming of Anti-Zionism?

Auditorium

Moderator:

  • Mr. Michael Dickson – Executive Director Stand with US

Speakers:

  • Dr. Sharon Nazarian – Senior Vice President, International Affairs ADL

  • Dr. Einat Wilf – Former MK, author and life thinker on foreign policy, education,  economics, Israel and Zionism

  • Ms. Yana Grynspun – Senior Lecturer Sorbonne Nouvelle

  • Ms. Amanda Berman – Founder and Executive Director Zioness Movement

11:00-11:30

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Alternate Prime Minister  Mr. Yair Lapid

11:30-12:30

Talking antisemitism:

  • Mr. Ahmed Shaheed – UN special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief (online)

  • MP Christian Wakeford – UK

  • Mr. David Harris – CEO AJC

  • Mr. William Daroff – CEO Conference of Presidents

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

Atrium

14:00 – 15:30

First Session

  • The Role of Radical Islam in Spreading Antisemitism – A New Type of Terror?

Auditorium

Moderator:

  • Dr. Charles Asher Small, ISGAP UK

Speakers:

  • Dr. Lorenzo Vidino – Director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University (online)

  • Dr. Shimon Samuels  – Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations

  • A Vaccine Against Antisemitism: Education and Historical Research

Round room

Moderator:

  • Mr. Yossi Gevir – Director, Governmental & External Affairs Senior Assistant to the Chairman,

 

Speakers:

  • Dr. Eyal Kaminka- Director of International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem

  • Mr. Kishan Manocha-Hear of the Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department, ODIHR

  • Ms. Raya Kalenova- Executive Vice-President and CEO – European Jewish Congress

  • Ms. Anna Bokshitskaya- RJC (online)

 

  • Legislation is Not Enough – Improving Legal Action  

Avriel room

Moderator:

  • Adv. David Benjamin – IJL

Speakers:

  • Adv. Talia Naamat- ISR

  • Adv. Avraham Yishai- IJL, ISR

  • Dr. Felix Klein- Federal Government Commissioner for Jewish Life and the Fight against Antisemitism GER (online)

  • Prof. Lesley Klaff- Senior lecturer in law at the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, Sheffield Hallam University (UK) (online)

  • Dr. Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias – Assistant Professor of Law at the Polish Academy of Sciemce (online)

15:30-15:45

Coffee Break

15:45- 17:15

Second Session

  • Denial and Distortion of the Holocaust- Tools for Decision Makers

Avriel room

Moderator:

  • Prof. Alvin Rosenfeld- Chair in Jewish Studies, Indiana University (online)

Speakers:

  • Dr. Robert Rozett, Senior Historian, Yad Vashem (online)

  • Prof. Michal Bilewicz, Associate Professor of Psychology, Center for Research on Prejudice, University of Warsaw

  • Dr. Robert Williams, Deputy Director for International Affairs USHMM

 

  • Online Antisemitism – Optimizing Detection and Monitoring Tools

Auditorium

Moderator:

  • Yiftah Curiel – MFA

Speakers:

  • Dr. Matthias J. Becker – Technische Universität Berlin (online)

  • Dr. Joel Finkelstein – Chief Science Officer and Director of NCRI US

  • Mr. Yogev Karasenty- Director for Combating Antisemitism, Ministry of Diaspora Affairs IL

  • Prof. Gabriel Weiman- Professor of Communications, Haifa University (online) IL

  • Prof. Günther Jikeli- Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism. Indiana University (online) US

  • Mr. Tomer Aldubi- FOA ISR

 

  • Working Together – Minority Communities in the Fight Against Racism and Antisemitism

Round room

Moderator:

  • Ms. Anat Sultan-Dadon Consul General of Israel in Atlanta

Speakers:

  • Mr. Haras Rafiq-Muslims against antisemitism (UK)

  • Ms. Amanda Berman – Zioness Movement (US)

  • Rabbi Andrew Baker- Director of International Jewish Affairs at (AJC) (online)

  • Eradicating Antisemitism from our Streets: Tangible Solutions to Combat Antisemitism at the Local Level (By the Combat Antisemitism Movement – CAM)

Golan room

Moderator:

  • Sacha Roytman-Dratwa, Executive-Director of the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM).

Opening Remarks:
  • Uwe Becker, Mayor of Frankfurt am Main, Commissioner of the State of Hesse for Jewish Life and the Fight Against Antisemitism

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of the Greater Manchester (UK) (Video)

  • Gen. (res.) Sima Vaknin-Gil, CEO at Strategic Impact and Senior Advisor of the Combat Antisemitism Movement

 

City Stories fighting Antisemitism:
  • Roko Kursar, Deputy Mayor of Malmo (Sweden) (Online)

  • Benjamina Karic, Mayor of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (Online)

  • Lindsey P. Horvat, Mayor of West Hollywood (US) (Video)

                                        

Panel Discussion:
  • Deborah Lauter, Executive Director, New York City Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (Online)

  • Mark Gardner, CST Chief Executive (Online)

  • Eta Yudin, Vice President Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA Quebec) (Online)

  • Eric Fingerhut, President and CEO of JFNA

  • Holly Huffnagle, U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism at AJC (Online)

 

Closing Remarks:
  • Haim Bibas – Chairman of the Federation of Local Authorities and Mayor of Modiin-Maccabim-Reut (Video)

17:15-17:30

Coffee Break

17:30-18:30

Talking Antisemitism:

Speakers:

  • Member of Congress Bill Johnson (online)

  • Mr. Robert Singer – Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact, Chair of the Board of

    Trustees of World ORT, Senior Advisor to Combat Antisemitism Movement

Plenary – Daily Summary 

Auditorium

Presenting the working groups’ conclusions

18:30-20:30

Coffee Break

Thursday, July 15th

8:30 – 09:00

Gathering and Registration

Host: Ms. Tamar Schwarzbard

9:00-10:30

Plenary: IHRA- Definitions, Role and Status

Auditorium

 

Moderator:

  • Dr. Robert Williams – Deputy Director for International Affairs USHMM

Speakers:

  • Prof. Dina Porat- Kantor Center Tel Aviv University

  • Prof. Irwin Cotler- Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Special Envoy for preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism

  • Amb. Michaela Küchler- Special Representative for Relations with Jewish Organizations, Issues Relating to Antisemitism, International Sinti and Roma Affairs, and Holocaust Remembrance (online)

  • Dr. Mark Weitzman- Director of Government Affairs, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Member of the US Delegation to IHRA US

  • Ms. Katharina Von Schnurbein- European Commission Coordinator on combating Antisemitism (online)

  • Lord John Mann- Advisor to the British Government on Antisemitism, sitting as a Member of the House of Lords (online)

  • Lord Eric Pickles- Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust issues UK (online)

10:30-11:30

Special Message:

  • Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, President, World Jewish Congress


Fireside conversation:

  • Senior DDG for Public Diplomacy Mr. Noam Katz Together with Prof. Yehuda Bauer

Ted Talks:

  • Mr. Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chairman Conference of Presidents

  • Mr. Dan Mariaschin, CEO of B’nai B’rith International

11:30-11:45

Coffee Break

11:45-13:15

First session

  • A Global Framework – Models to Combat Online Antisemitism and Hate Speech

Moderator:

  • Mr. Jacob Dallal – Director of Academic Affairs in Ministry for Strategic Affairs

 

Auditorium

Speakers:

  • Dr. Joel Finkelstein – Chief Science Officer and Director of NCRI US

  • Ms. Michal Cotler-Wunsh-Former Knesset member, Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor

  • Mr. Amos Eytan- Ministry of Justice

  • Ms. Milena Santerini-National Coordinator for the Fight against Antisemitism (online) IT

  • MP Anthony Housefather-CA (online)


  • Attitudes Towards Antisemitism – The Gap Between Leadership Commitment and Public Sentiment

Avriel


Moderator:

  • Prof. Irwin Cotler, Former Minister of Justice and Attorney
    General of Canada, Special Envoy for preserving Holocaust Remembrance
    And Combating Antisemitism

 

Speakers:

  • Ms. Petra Bayr- Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Austria

  • Mr. Daniel Holtgen –  Director of Communications and Special Representative on Antisemitism, Anti-Muslim and Other Forms of Religious Intolerance and Hate Crimes, Council of Europe (online)

  • Ms. Amanda Berman – Founder and Executive Director Zioness Movement US

  • Mr. Eran Shayshon- CEO Reut Group IL

  • Prof. Gerald Steinberg- Professor of Politics and President of NGO monitor

 

  • Ensuring Continuity of Jewish Life in Europe

Round room

Moderator:

  • Ms. Hamutal Rogel – Director of Department for Jewish Communities

 

Speakers:

  • Ms. Katharina Von Schnurbein – European Commission Coordinator on combatting

    Antisemitism (online)

  • Mr. Shimon Cohen- Former Director of the Chief Rabbis office, Conference of European Rabbis UK (online)

  • Dr. Leon Saltiel –WJC – Representative to the UN in Geneva and UNESCO, Coordinator Countering Antisemitism

  • Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt- President CER (online)

13:15-14:45

Lunch Break

Atrium

14:45-16:15

Second Session

  • The Power of Religious Leadership

Golan room

Moderator:

  • Mr. Claudio Epelman – WJC Commissioner for Interfaith Relations (online)

Speakers:

  • Rabbi David Rosen- International Director of Interreligious Affairs AJC

  • Imam Mohamad Ismail- British Muslim Scholar Sheffield UK (online)

  • Monsignor Tomasz Grysa- Apostolic Nunciature

  • Prof. Dina Porat – Kantor Center, Tel Aviv University

  • Rabbi Moshe David Hacohen- Malmö

 

  • How to Deal with Political Parties and Movements that Promote Antisemitism

Avriel room

Moderator:

  • Mr. Edwin Yabo- Central Europe Department

Speakers:

  • Dr. Dave Rich- Director of Policy CST UK (online)

  • Mr. David Hirsch – Senior Lecturer of Sociology University of London (online)

  • Ms. Yana Grinshpun- Senior Lecturer Sorbonne Nouvelle

  • Mr. Yonathan Arfi  – Vice President, CRIF (online)

  • MP Anthony Housefather-CA (online)

  • Mr. Dominic Cardy – Minister of Education and Early Childhood New-Brunswick CA (online)

 

  • The Chelsea Model – Combating Antisemitism in the Sports Arena

Round room

Moderator:

  • Ms. Rola BrentlinHead of Special Projects at Chelsea Football Club (online)

Speakers:

  • Lord MannAdvisor to the British Government on Antisemitism, sitting as a

  • Member of the House of Lords UK (online)

  • Mr. Bruce BuckChairman of Chelsea Football Club, Chelsea (online)

  • Mr. Daniel LoercherHead of Corporate Responsibility at Borussia Dortmund Dortmund

  • Mr. Gábor Kubatov MP, President Ferencvárosi FC, Budapest (online)

  • How Safe is it to be a Jew Today? The Implications of Antisemitism on the Security of Jewish Communities

Auditorium

Moderator:

  • Mr. Yigal Palmor (JAFI)

Speakers:

  • Mr. Michael Whine – Senior Consultant WJC (online)

  • Mr. Paul Goldenberg – Senior Fellow and Policy Advisor for Transitional Security Rutgers University (online)

  • Mr. Ofir Revach, ECJ

  • Father Patrick Desbois – Historian, world Renowned Human Rights Activist

  • Mr. Robert Ejnes- Executive Director CRIF (online)

16:15-16:30

Coffee break

16:30-16:45

Talking Antisemitism

  • Ms. Kara McDonald, Senior Official, Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism & Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State (online)

  • Ms. Sophie Elizeon, Prefect, Inter-ministerial representative for the fight against racism, antisemitism and LGBT hate- FR (online)

  • Ambassador Robert Rehak – Special Envoy for Holocaust interfaith Dialogue and Freedom of Religion – CZ

16:45-18:15

Forum Summary

Auditorium