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B’nai B’rith Honorary President Richard D. Heideman answers “What does it mean to be Jewish?” in our latest #0dot2 video.

Heideman is Senior Counsel of the Washington, DC law firm Heideman Nudelman & Kalik, P.C., which is committed to holding sponsors of terror legally accountable and represents American victims of terrorist actions by Libya, Syria, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Palestine Liberation Organization, Arab Bank plc and other banks it has accused of funding terror.

He serves as the President of the American Zionist Movement (AZM), is the founding Chairman of The Israel Forever Foundation, and previously served two terms as President of B’nai B’rith International. He has also served as Chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Lawyers Committee, Chairman of The Herzliya Conference International Advisory Board, Chairman of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law Institute for Law and Policy and served as Head of Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa as Chairman of the Conference of Presidents United Nations Committee.

Heideman is the author of “The Hague Odyssey: Israel’s Struggle for Security on the Front Lines of Terrorism and Her Battle for Justice at the United Nations” and has been published or featured in articles in The Jerusalem Post, the Washington Times, the Times of Israel, the Legal Times, and other publications. He graduated from The University of Michigan (BA, LSA 1969), The National Law Center of the George Washington University in Washington, DC (JD 1972), and completed the American University Law and Policy Institute Abroad at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem during the summers of 1970-1972.

B’nai B’rith International has launched the Zero.Dot.Two Initiative (#0dot2) as a part of its 175th anniversary to discuss ideas around Jewish identity, to educate social media users about Judaism as a proactive way to combat anti-Semitism and to promote the Jewish connection to the State of Israel through the voices of many online influencers. With approximately 14.4 million Jewish individuals alive today, we represent approximately 0.2 percent of global citizens.

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