“New Tools in Combating Contemporary Anti-Semitism” Program Featured Keynote Speaker U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Deborah Lipstadt
B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem Director Alan Schneider played a key role in a program on combating contemporary anti-Semitism with Deborah Lipstadt, the United States special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, held by the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
In a presentation about online anti-Semitism, Schneider spoke about B’nai B’rith’s “Online Antisemitism: A Toolkit for Civil Society,” which launched earlier this year in recognition of the growing threat posed by online Jew-hatred that reverberates over social media. Schneider noted that the toolkit was launched in partnership with UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), indicating the seriousness with which the U.N. views this problem. He also noted that not all interaction takes place on the web and that B’nai B’rith has implemented many projects to break down barriers and display Jewish communities in a positive light, such as the European Days of Jewish Culture.
“Online Antisemitism: A Toolkit for Civil Society,” initiated by B’nai B’rith Director of EU Affairs Alina Bricman and created together with the counter-extremism organization the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, launched in April and is available to read on our website.
B’nai B’rith also features None Shall Be Afraid, our global initiative to educate about anti-Semitism, featuring online references and resources and a pledge.