U.S. Department of State Conference on Combatting Anti-Semitism Now Available for Public Viewing
Washington, DC (STL.News) The U.S. Department of State hosted?the first-ever U.S. government conference focused on combatting online anti-Semitism?entitled “Ancient Hatred, Modern Medium,” October 21 and 22, 2020.??Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo hosted?the conference?and delivered the?opening remarks.?? Organized by the?Department’s?Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, the virtual conference explored the threats posed by anti-Semitism on the internet and social media and considered practical responses for governments and civil society.
The individual sessions from the conference?are now available?for on-demand viewing by the public.? The sessions, introductions, and the conference program can be found at?http://www.state.gov/anti-semitism-conference-2020.
Other?presenters?from the U.S. Government?included?Senator James Lankford,?Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz,?Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen,?Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan?Carr,?and Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Cherrie Daniels.
Presentations?featured foreign leaders,? including?Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?and Minister Orit?Farkash-Hacohen?of Israel,?Minister?Michael Gove?of the United Kingdom,?Federal National Council Member Dr. Ali Al?Nuaimi?of the United Arab Emirates,?International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance President Ambassador?Michaela?Küchler,?European Commission Coordinator on Combating Anti-Semitism Katharina von?Schnurbein,?and UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief?Dr. Ahmed Shaheed.
Representatives of social media platforms and?leaders from religious communities, civil society,?and academia also?spoke at the conference.