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CAEF Web Talks Series - Antisemitism is a Virus Too!

Tune in to our specially arranged expert talks on the ancient and cyclical disease of antisemitism and its current manifestations. Learn how it is being treated and defeated. Join our campaign, NO MORE HATE!

 

CAEF Web Talks Series - Antisemitism is a Virus Too!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST

"Combating the Antisemitism Virus in the UK"

Featuring: Gideon Falter

Gideon Falter, Chief Executive Officer of Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA), will provide an overview of the trends and threats, manifestations of antisemitism and the counter measures in the United Kingdom.

As a result of the work of the CAA, the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a full statutory investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party under section 20 of the Equality Act 2006.

In 2016, the British Government became the first in the world to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism at CAA's behest.

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Jewish Heritage Month Panel Presentation, May 26th, 3:30 pm

 

CAEF Web Talks Series - Antisemitism is a Virus Too!

Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST

State-sanctioned Spreading of the Antisemitism Virus in Turkey

Featuring: Dr. Aykan Erdemir,

Senior Director, Turkey Program, Foundation for Defense of Democracies*

Dr. Erdemir is a former member of the Turkish Parliament (2011-2015), a much-published policy analyst and defender of minority rights. Erdemir served in the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, EU Harmonization Committee and other committees. As an outspoken defender of pluralism, minority rights and religious freedom in the Middle East, he has been at the forefront of struggles against religious persecution, hate crimes and hate speech in Turkey.

Among his many contributions to defending religious rights and freedoms, Erdemir is a signatory to the London Declaration on Combating Antisemitism. He is also a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s Task Force on Middle East Minorities

Aykan Erdemir holds an MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University.

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Jews lived in Anatolia for over two millennia. In the late 15th century, the Ottoman Empire welcomed Jews fleeing the Inquisition in Portugal and Spain. The Republic of Turkey was the first Muslim-majority country to recognize the state of Israel in March 1949. Over the years, the population of Turkey’s Jewish community dwindled to less than 20,000, as a significant portion immigrated to Israel, Europe, or North America. Although Turkey and Israel enjoyed close political, economic, and cultural ties for decades, bilateral relations began to deteriorate with the rise of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) to power in 2002. Under Erdoğan’s increasingly authoritarian rule, state-sanctioned antisemitism and scapegoating of religious minorities have led to a rise in hate speech and hate crimes.

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*The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) was founded shortly after the attacks by jihadists on American soil in September 2011. It is a non-government research institute focusing on foreign policy and national security, based in Washington, D.C. Its well-researched intelligence is shared with policymakers, law enforcement and the media.

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CAEF Web Talks Series - Antisemitism is a Virus Too!

Lecture in Honour of Yom HaShoah

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 at 11:30 AM EST

Holocaust Denial, Minimization, Inversion and Trivialization in South Asia

Featuring: Dr. Navras J. Aafreedi

Dr. Navras J. Aafreedi, an Indo-Judaic Studies scholar, Assistant Professor of History, and expert on Muslim-Jewish relations in South Asia, teaches courses in Holocaust Studies and Global Jewish History (the only such courses in South Asia) at Presidency University, Kolkata, India. Author of the monograph Jews, Judaizing Movements and the Traditions of Israelite Descent in South Asia (New Delhi, 2016), and many peer reviewed papers, book chapters published by prestigious publishing houses, Dr, Aafreedi’s writing is also much published in quasi-academic publications, leading newspapers, and popular media.

Aafreedi’s writing which encompasses Indo-Judaic Studies, Interfaith Relations, Antisemitism Studies, Genocide Studies and Jewish Literary History with a focus on South Asia has appeared in English, Urdu, German and Spanish. He has delivered scholarly presentations in all continents except South America, held visiting fellowships at the universities of Oxford, Tel Aviv and Sydney, and at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, UK. He is a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention Program since 2014, a member of the editorial board of the peer reviewed Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies, and a member of the national advisory board of Asia in Global Affairs (a non-profit independent forum for research).

For more biographical information about Dr. Aafreedi, read here.

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CAEF Web Talks Series - Antisemitism is a Virus Too!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

The Iranian Regime and COVID-19 Antisemitism

Featuring: Alireza Nader,
Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Nader, a Farsi-speaking, researcher and political analyst is an expert on Iran and the Islamic Republic’s systematic repression of religious freedom and freedom of speech, and its lack of human rights and equality for women, for LGBTQ folks and for its critics.

While the Iranian regime was aware of the COVID-19 virus as early as last November, the regime did nothing to prepare its health system, nor the general population. Far easier and better for the Mullahs to let the people suffer and then blame America for its tough sanctions, the Europeans for not rushing to meet its demands, or the Israelis for supposedly creating this virus to control the world.

Learn about the imaginative, if not so novel, lies that have been forthcoming from the regime. Jews have been blamed for every man-made and natural disaster since time immemorial, but Iran has it down to an art. From denying the Holocaust to calling Israel a Nazi regime, to claiming its people will not access any Zionist developed vaccine, antisemitism is fodder for the Islamic regime.

 

Alireza Nader has a BA in political science and an MA in International Relations. His publications have appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Bloomberg and other press. He also serves on the Anti-Defamation League’s Task Force on Middle East Minorities.

 

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) was founded shortly after the attacks by jihadists on American soil in September  2011. It is a non-government research institute focusing on foreign policy and national security, based in Washington, D.C. Its well-researched intelligence is shared with policymakers, law enforcement and the media.

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Monday April 6th, 2020 at 2:00 PM

The IHRA, ONE ANTIDOTE AGAINST ANTISEMITISM

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism has been adopted by Canada and 32 other countries

The IHRA makes it clear that discriminating against Israel is antisemitism

The IHRA is a framework for holding antisemites accountable

Featuring: Yifa Segal, Legal Expert

Yifa Segal is Executive Director of the International Legal Forum (ILF), a cutting edge, Tel-Aviv based, nonprofit organization, an international legal body fighting against terror, antisemitism and the delegitimization of Israel and the Jewish people.

The ILF provides creative and groundbreaking legal strategies, legal and factual knowledge, research services, and sophisticated tools for a global network of over 3,000 partners.

Previously Ms Segal was Joint Director of Tazpit Press Service (TPS), the only Israeli news agency disseminating news reports and footage in real-time from Israel to media outlets across the world. Ms Segal who has a BA in Law from the University of Haifa and an MA in International Relations from the University of Tel Aviv is also a member of Shurat Hadin – Israel Law Center's legal team.

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