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On Eve Of 75th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Israel and B’nai B’rith to Hold Geneva Event on Violent Hatred of Jews And Israelis

Session at U.N. European Headquarters Comes Two Months After Hamas Atrocities

B’nai B’rith International and Israel’s Mission to the United Nations in Geneva will hold an urgent event Dec. 7 at the Palais des Nations, the European headquarters of the U.N., “The Ideology Behind October 7: Dehumanization and Hatred of Jews and Israelis.”

Coming on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted in the same year as Israel’s founding, the session will explore the ideology and systemic incitement underpinning recurrent conflict in the Middle East, and the exporting of tensions beyond the region.

Two months to the day following the unprecedented Oct. 7 attacks in Israel by Palestinian terrorists based in the Gaza Strip—the most significant atrocities against Jews since the Holocaust, in whose wake the UDHR was drafted—leading experts will present analysis and documentation on the doctrine and stated objectives of jihadists behind violence that has deepened suffering among Israelis, Gazans and civilians of other diverse backgrounds.

The event, moderated by B’nai B’rith Director of U.N. and Intercommunal Affairs David J. Michaels, will feature remarks by Israeli Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar and presentations by Itamar Marcus, founder and director, Palestinian Media Watch; Marcus Sheff, chief executive officer, IMPACT-se; and Yehudit Barsky, research fellow, Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy.

The event will take place Dec. 7 from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Geneva time (8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Washington, D.C.; 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Jerusalem).

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