Invitation to Department of State Conference on Online Anti-Semitism

THE FIRST EVER U.S. GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED EVENT TO FOCUS ON THE TROUBLING RISE OF ONLINE ANTI-SEMITISM Ancient Hatred, Modern Medium Hosted by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo We cordially invite you to join us for two afternoon sessions beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT, October 21st & 22nd The Internet has digitally connected our world in ways that have dramatically advanced the human condition. But these global connections are also vectors of societal ills, including anti-Semitism, the ancient hatred of Jews. The U.S. Department of State, with the goal of developing a unified response to this burgeoning menace, will bring together leaders of government, religious and civil society, social media platforms, and academia to devise effective counterstrategies that combat anti-Semitism while upholding America’s longstanding commitment to free speech. Participants will include: Deputy AG Jeffrey Rosen, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Members of Congress, the UK Parliament and the Israeli Knesset, EC Coordinator on Combating Anti-Semitism Katharina von Schnurbein, IHRA President Amb. Michaela Küchler, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, and many more. Kindly RSVP to The conference can be found at Note: All sessions have been prerecorded and will be broadcast for the first time on the above dates. Framing the Challenge Adoption of the IHRA Working Definition of Anti-Semitism Social Media Platform Responsibility Legal Framework Activists’ Experiences Rapid Response Strategies Building Coalitions & Alliances Gathering & Sharing Information

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