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Sunday, August 23 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Antisemitism in Europe - is it time for the Jews to leave Europe and where should they go?

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This session  with its provocative title of “Is it time for the Jews to Leave Europe?" was inspired by the Atlantic article of the same name - which in turn was inspired by increased anti-semitic attacks in Europe over the last few years, including the shooting of four Jewish people at a kosher supermarket in Paris in January.  This has led to calls from quarters that France, and perhaps Europe, is no longer safe for Jews.  In this panel session we explore different reactions and opinions on this issue, from various perspectives including the professional, personal, historic and journalistic. This session will be moderated by Tanya Thomson.

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Abe Cooper

Rabbi Abraham Cooper is the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a leading Jewish human rights organisation with over 400,000 family members. Born in New York in 1950, Abraham Cooper has been a longtime activist for Jewish and human rights causes on five continents. His... Read More →
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Simone Gigliotti

Dr. Simone Gigliotti teaches in the History Programme at Victoria University of Wellington. She researches in the field of European and German history, with a specialisation on the Holocaust, Central European Jewish refugee migration, and displacement studies. Among other publications... Read More →
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Maureen Kendler

Maureen is currently a freelance educator, broadcaster, commentator, and writer; having more recently been on the academic staff as Teaching Fellow, and Lead Tutor at LSJS, the London School of Jewish Studies. Maureen lives and works in the Orthodox British Community, and is also... Read More →
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Shmuel Rosner

Shmuel Rosner is an Israeli columnist and editor.  He is a contributing opinion writer for the International New York Times.  He is the political editor of the Jewish Journal. In 2008–2011, he wrote for The Jerusalem Post. In 2005–2008, he was chief United States correspondent for the daily newspaper Haaretz. Rosner is also the non-fiction chief editor for Israel's largest publishing house, Kinneret-Zmora-Dvir, and is a Senior Fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute... Read More →

Sunday August 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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