"Who Is and Anti-Semite? The Polemic and Its Significance"
The Kantor Center organized a conference debating the IHRA Working Definition of anti-Semitism. Prof. Yehuda Bauer gave the key-note speech, followed by a round-table with Rabbi Andrew Baker (Director of International Jewish Affairs at the American Jewish Committee), prof. Alvin Rosenfeld (Director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antismeitism at Indiana University), Ms. Katharina von Schnurbein (EU Coordinator on Combating anti-Semitism), and Mr. Mark Weitzman (Direcotr of Government Affairs at the Simon Wisenthal Center). In the last part of the conference, prof. Dina Porat and prof. Moshe Zuckermann debated the definition of anti-Semitism. The video of the conference, held on Zoom, is available here.
"Antisemitism Today – a State of Emergency?", Guest lecture by Ms. Katharina von Schnurbein, EU Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism, March 2019
On 7 March 2019, Ms. Katharina von Schnurbein, EU Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism, gave a guest lecture at Tel Aviv University on the state of Antisemitism today. Opening remarks were given by Prof. Raanan Rein, Vice President of Tel Aviv University, and Prof. Dina Porat served as the Chairperson. A Q+A with the audience followed.
The Annual Raoul Wallenberg Awards Ceremony, May 2019
On 19 May 2019, the Kantor Center in cooperation with the Office of the Vice President of TAU and the Swedish Embassy in Israel, held the gathering commemorating Raoul Wallenberg Day.Two students received the Wallenberg scholarship: Ms. Sheri Shamaev for her Master’s thesis on “Lost opportunities? Jewish organizations and their rescue efforts in Spain”,
and Mr. Yossi Kugler, for his doctoral thesis on “The Attitudes of the Israeli Society towards Antisemitism during the Holocaust”. H.E. Ambassador Magnus Hellgren, Swedish Ambassador to Israel, provided opening remarks at the event. Other participants included Prof. Peter Seideman, TAU Governor, Sweden, Prof. Raanan Rein, VP of TAU and Mr. Peter Stein, TAU Governor, Sweden.
The Pittsburgh Synagogue Killings: Causes, Context, and Consequences, December 2018
On 24 December Prof. Alvin Rosenfeld from Indiana University lectured on “The Pittsburgh Synagogue Killings: Causes, Context, and Consequences”. [write more here].
Event Presenting “An End to Antisemitism! A Catalogue of Policies to Combat Antisemitism”, November 2018
On 19-20 November 2018 a conference organized by the EU in Vienna included a session on antisemitism, in which the authors of a catalogue of means to combat antisemitism, led by Dr. Moshe Kantor, presented the catalogue to the participants.
On 21 November the catalogue was also presented to the media. This publication is a result of the February conference “An
End to Antisemitism”, of which the Kantor Center was one of the organizers.