Program: 5th Global Forum for Combatting Antisemitism

Program: 5th Global Forum for Combatting Antisemitism

Det 5e Global Forum for Combatting Antisemitism äger rum i International Convention Center i Jerusalem. För att delta måste man vara inbjuden, men forumet kommer att sändas live på internet.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 (Plenary Hall)

16:00 – Registration opens

18:00-20:00 – Official Opening Session of the Global Forum

Host: Tamar Ish-Shalom, News anchor, Channel 10

Greetings: Ambassador Gideon Behar, Director of the Department for Combating Antisemitism, MFA, Israel, and Conference Chair

Speakers:
•    Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
•    Heiko Maas, Federal Minister of Justice, Federal Republic of Germany
•    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Israel
•    Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, France
•    Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, Israel
•    Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, Canada
Musical Interludes – The Oritas Duo and Miriam Toukan
20:00-22:00 – Gala Dinner Reception
Stones – Performance by Orto-Da Theater Group

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 (Plenary hall)

08:00 – Registration opens (for those not yet registered)

09:00-10:15 – Panel: The Oldest Hatred in the Newest Vessels: Confronting Antisemitism and Hate Speech on the Internet and in Social Media: Defining the Problem
Chair: Ronald Eissens, Chairperson, INACH, The Netherlands
Panelists:
•    Art Reidel, Co-Chair, ADL Cyberhate Working Group, United States
•    David Friggieri, Legal and Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Justice, European Commission
•    Ido Daniel, National Program Director, ISCA, Israel

10:15-10:45 – Coffee break

10:45-12:30 – Panel: The Oldest Hatred in the Newest Vessels: Toward Solutions
Chair: Ira Forman, US State Department Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism
Panelists:
•    Paul Giannasi, Head, Cross Government Hate Crime Programme, UK Ministry of Justice
•    Professor Raphael Cohen Almagor, University of Hull, United Kingdom
•    Simon Milner, Policy Director, UK, Middle East and Africa, Facebook, United Kingdom
•    Juniper Downs, Senior Policy Counsel, Google, United States

12:30-14:00 – Lunch
Chair:  Akiva Tor, Head, Bureau of World Jewish Affairs and World Religions, MFA, Israel
•    Mr. Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem – Coexistence in Israel’s Capital
•    János Lázár, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office, Hungary

14:00-15:30 – Panel: The Rise of Antisemitism in Europe’s Cities Today: Means of Response
Chair: Mr. Roger Cukierman, CRIF President, France
Panelists:
•    Prof. Todor Tanev, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria
•    Bas Belder, Bas Belder, MEP, Vice-Chair of the EP Delegation for relations with Israel, The Netherlands
•    Ambassador Szabolcs Takács, Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance IHRA in 2015, Hungary
•    François Pupponi, Mayor of Sarcelles, President of the Study Group on Antisemitism, French National Assembly

15:30-16:00 – Coffee break

16:00-17:30 – Panel: Faith as a Resource for Tolerance: Muslim Leaders in Europe on Combating Antisemitism and Extremism and Promoting Inter-Communal Dialogue
Chair: Rabbi Michael Melchior, Former Minister and Member of Knesset, Israel
Panelists:
•    Sheikh Dr. Usama Hasan, Senior Researcher in Islamic Society, United Kingdom
•    Lars Aslan Rasmussen, Councilor, Social Democratic Party spokesperson, Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark
•    Imam Yahya Pallavicini, Al-Wahid Mosque in Milan and Vice President of the Islamic Religious Community of Italy
•    Imam Hassen Chalghoumi, Imam of the city of Drancy and President of the Conference of Imams of France

17:45-19:00 – Closed Side Event for Co-Chairs only:
Working Group Chairs Reception at Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

19:30-21:30 – Dinner
Host: Colette Avital, Chairwoman of Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel

  • Tribute to Abraham H. Foxman for Life Achievement
    Presentation of award by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Edward James Olmos, Filmmaker and Social Activist, United States
    We are One: Humanity Must Stand United Against Antisemitism

Thursday, 14 May 2015 (12 separate halls)

This day will be devoted to the Working Groups deliberations under the leadership of their respective Co-Chairs:

•    Antisemitism in the Muslim and Arab World -Teddy Hall C
Co-Chairs: Dr. Esther Webman and Itamar Marcus

  • Antisemitism in Latin America – Oren Hall 2
    Co-Chairs: Sammy Eppel and Sergio Widder
  • Antisemitism in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe Region – Room 311
    Co-chairs: Mark B. Levin and Dr. Tomas Kraus
  • Antisemitism in the EU and Western Europe Region – Teddy Hall A
    Co-Chairs: Mike Whine, Marc Knobel and Esther Voet
  • Antisemitism in the Guise of Delegitimization and Anti-Zionism – Oren Hall 1
    Co-Chairs: Dr. Mitchell Bard and Dr. Pascal Markowicz
  • Antisemitism on the Internet and in the Media – Teddy Hall B
    Co-chairs: David Matas and Dr. Andre Oboler
  • Law, Legislation and Enforcement in Combating Antisemitism – Oren Hall 3
    Co-Chairs: Prof. Dina Porat, Adv. Talia Naamat and Michael A. Salberg
  • Interfaith Dialogue as a Means for Mitigating Antisemitism – Room 314
    Co-chairs: Jeremy Jones and Father Patrick Desbois
  • Protecting Jewish Religious Practice – Room 312
    Co-Chairs: Dr. Dov Maimon and Shimon Cohen
  • Antisemitism on Campus and Education for Tolerance and Mutual Respect – Room 313
    Co-Chairs: Dr. Charles Asher Small,  Michelle Whiteman and  Andi Gergely
  • The Role of International Organizations in Combating Antisemitism –  Oren Hall 4
    Co-Chairs: Rabbi Andrew Baker and Mark Weitzman
  • Combating Holocaust Denial and Distortion – Room 310
    Co-Chairs: Dr. Robert Rozett and Anne-Marrie Revcolevschi08:00 – Registration

    09:00-10:30 – Working Groups – Session 1
    10:30-11:00 – Coffee break
    11:00-12:30 – Working Groups – Session 2

    12:30-14:00 – Lunch

Chair: Yogev Karsenty, Ministry of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, Israel
•    Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, United States
•    Professor Robert S. Wistrich,  Head of the Hebrew University Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, Israel

14:00-15:30 – Working Groups – Session 3
15:30-16:00 – Coffee break
16:00-17:30 – Parallel Summary WG Plenary Meetings and Presentation of the Action Plans

Teddy Hall A:
Chair: Daniel S. Mariaschin, B’nai B’rith International, Executive Vice President and CEO, United States
• Antisemitism in the Muslim and Arab World
• Antisemitism in the Guise of Delegitimization and Anti-Zionism
• Antisemitism in Latin America
• Antisemitism on the Internet and in the Media
• Protecting Jewish Religious Practice
• Combating Holocaust Denial and Distortion

Teddy Hall B:
Chair: Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center, United States
• Antisemitism in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe Region
• Antisemitism in the EU and Western Europe Region
• Law, Legislation and Enforcement in Combating Antisemitism
• Interfaith Dialogue as a Means for Mitigating Antisemitism
• Antisemitism on Campus and Education for Tolerance and Mutual Respect
• The Role of International Organizations in Combating Antisemitism

17:30-18:00 – Coffee break

18:00-19:15 – Summation Plenary
Moderator:  Prof. Irwin Cotler, Member of the Canadian Parliament, former Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Canada
•    Speaker of the Knesset Yuli (Yoel) Edelstein
•    Robert-Marius Cazanciuc, Minister of Justice of Romania

  • Presentation of the Global Forum Conference Summary: Professor Dina Porat, Head, Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, Tel Aviv University, and Chief Historian, Yad Vashem, Israel
  • Presentation of the Forum’s Final Statements
    Robert Singer, CEO and Executive Vice President of the World Jewish Congress
  • Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to WG Co-Chairs

 

19:15-21:00 – Farewell Cocktail

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