The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism
Director: Professor Robert Wistrich
The Vidal Sassoon International Center (SICSA) was established in 1982 as an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to an independent, non-political approach to the accumulation and dissemination of knowledge necessary for understanding the phenomenon of antisemitism. The Center, which is based at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, engages in research on antisemitism throughout the ages, focusing on relations between Jews and non-Jews, particularly in situations of tension and crisis.
The Steven Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism
Director: Scott Ury, PhD
The Institute, based at Tel Aviv University, is a resource for information, provides a forum for academic discussion and fosters continuing research on issues linked to antisemitic and racist theories and manifestation. The social and political exploitation of these phenomena in the period since the end of World War II, and the influence of their historical background, constitute the principal focus of the Institute.
Palestinian Media Watch
Director: Itamar Marcus
Founded in 1996, Palestinian Media Watch is an Israeli research institute that studies Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives by monitoring and analyzing the Palestinian Authority through its media and schoolbooks. PMW’s major focus is on the messages that the Palestinian leaders, from the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas, send to the population through the broad range of institutions and infrastructures they control. PMW’s many reports and studies on Palestinian summer camps, poetry, schoolbooks, crossword puzzles, religious ideology, women and mothers, children's music videos and the PA’s indoctrination of adults and children to seek Shahada (martyrdom), have had significant impact on exposing the incitement to hatred and violence within Palestinian society. PMW has presented its findings before members of US Congress and to members of Parliament in numerous countries, including the European Union, Britain, France, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, Canada and Australia, and has lectured at universities and conferences worldwide.
Observatoire du monde juif
Director: Professor Shmuel Trigano
This Paris-based research center is devoted to the analysis of contemporary antisemitism, and publishes many bulletins and monographs.
The Journal for the Study of Antisemitism (JSA)
Editors: Steven K. Baum and Neal E. Rosenberg
JSA is the peer-reviewed work of a select group of independent scholars who examine antisemitism in traditional and emerging forms. This group is not affiliated with any institution nor are they financially dependent on a single source of funding. They have in common an understanding of antisemitism as a social pathology that must be eradicated, and serve as an educationally based concern.
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Institute for Global Jewish
JCPA’s Institute for Global Jewish Affairs was established in 2008. It comprises of several long-running programs of the JCPA that deal with Jewish issues. The 2001 United Nations Anti-racism Conference in Durban, South Africa revealed the global revival of antisemitism. Thereupon the JCPA initiated its Post-Holocaust and Antisemitism Project (PHAS), which is directed by Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, Chairman of the Board of Fellows. It has become a leading research and information program on worldwide contemporary antisemitism as well as emerging trends in that field. Both the project and its monthly publication Post-Holocaust and Anti-Semitism address issues concerning past and present acts of persecution against world Jewry as well as post-war issues relating to the Holocaust. Specific subjects include antisemitism in specific countries, Jewish and anti-Israel boycotts in particular on campus, Muslim and Christian antisemitism, and the negative portrayal of Israel in the media. Post-Holocaust subjects include matters such as manipulations of Holocaust history, Holocaust education and restitution issues. Many of the world's leading experts in these fields have been published in the series.
International Association for the Study of Antisemitism
President: Charles Asher Small, PhD
The International Association for the Study of Antisemitism (IASA) is a non-profit association for scientific purposes. Its function is to represent scholars and intellectuals everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches, academic discipline, or ideological opinion.
Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, Touro College
Director: Professor Anne Bayefsky
The Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust aims to understand, explore and evaluate contemporary mechanisms for protecting human rights and the rule of law in view of the lessons of the Holocaust and its aftermath. Its purpose is to promote tolerance through educational programs and activities. The Institute aims to improve our understanding of the importance of the promotion of human rights and freedoms. The Institute, therefore, has a dual purpose: to remember the Holocaust and its affect on the Jewish people and to use its lessons to promote human rights for all peoples. Its goals reflect the dual mission of Touro College: to strengthen Jewish life and perpetuate the Judaic tradition on the college campus, and at the same time, to help build a better society for all through educational opportunities.
Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP)
The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) is dedicated to the scholarly research of the origins, processes and manifestations associated with antisemitism globally, as well as other forms of prejudice, including racisms, as it relates to policy, in the age of globalization. Through the examination of antisemitism and policy, ISGAP disseminates analytical and scholarly material to help combat hatred and promote further understanding. ISGAP encourages, develops and supports inter-disciplinary research. It promotes relations among scholars, the public at large, leaders, and government officials. A key goal of ISGAP is to promote excellence in research and to develop accessible social scientific understanding. Attention is placed on policy analysis and consultation, so to contribute to local, national and international contexts.
Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, Indiana University
Director: Professor Alvin Rosenfeld
A significant part of the research effort of ISCA will be to clarify what is new and what has been inherited from the antisemitic lexicons of the past. The repertoire of emotionally charged accusations against Judaism and the Jews is made up of a familiar series of destructive myths that have been perpetuated over the ages. Given their longevity and tenacity, it is unlikely that these myths can be eradicated, but by analyzing and exposing them as myths, it may be possible to help people recognize this pathology for what it is and thereby mitigate some of its harmful effects. The Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University was established in 2009, under the auspices of the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program. The Institute plans to sponsor regular lectures, colloquia, symposia, and national and international conferences involving scholars from other universities, as well as research by faculty members and current graduate students.
Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism
Director: Catherine Chatterley, PhD
The Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (CISA) is an independent national academic organization committed to the scholarly study of the millennial phenomenon of antisemitism in its classic and contemporary forms. CISA is a registered Canadian charity committed to the uprooting of hatred and stereotypes through progressive education and by working cooperatively to build a more humane future for all people.
As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations. Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter. For over half a century, Yad Vashem has been committed to four pillars of remembrance: commemoration, documentation, research, and education.
World Jewish Congress (WJC)
Secretary-General: Daniel Diker
The World Jewish Congress is an international organization whose mission is to address the interests and needs of Jews and Jewish communities throughout the world. Founded in Geneva in 1936 to unite the Jewish people and mobilize the world against the Nazi onslaught, the WJC is the representative body of Jewish communities and organizations in nearly 100 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe, across six continents. It seeks to foster the unity and creative survival of the Jewish people while maintaining its spiritual, cultural and social heritage. The core principle of the World Jewish Congress is that all Jews are responsible for one another. One of WJC’s stated priorities is combating antisemitism.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum's permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global Jewish human rights organization that confronts antisemitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. With a constituency of over 400,000 households in the United States, it is accredited as an NGO at international organizations including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE, Organization of American States (OAS), the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO) and the Council of Europe. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Simon Wiesenthal Center maintains offices in New York, Toronto, Miami, Paris, Buenos Aires, and Jerusalem.
Louis D. Brandeis Center
Director: Kenneth L. Marcus
This newly-founded Washington, D.C.-based organization serves as a legal action center focused on litigating campus antisemitism.
Jewish Agency for Israel
The Jewish Agency brings Jews from forgotten, and often embattled, corners of the earth to Israel. New realities also demand that we bring Israel to corners of the earth where Judaism has long been forgotten, and that we stand strong in Israel’s corner during troubled times. Featured programs include Aliyah of Rescue Today, The Jewish Agency Fund for Victims of Terror, Summer/Winter Camps and Youth Clubs in the FSU, and bringing the last Falash Mura Jews of Ethiopia to Israel and integrating them into Israeli society.
Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism
The Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA) brings together Parliamentarians from around the world to lead the fight against resurgent global antisemitism. Its principal purpose is to share knowledge, experience, best practice, and recommendations, encouraging their dissemination in an attempt to deal more effectively with contemporary antisemitism. Gatherings are thematically focused and dedicated to sharing the best examples of the initiatives and involvement of its members, through working groups and plenary sessions, as was the case with the inaugural London Conference in February 2009. The Coalition’s pronouncements are informed and inspired by the expertise and experience of its members. They reflect the consensus of the Coalition, and invite the attention and respect of national governments and international institutions alike. ICCA objectives are to promote awareness and understanding of the nature and threat of antisemitism; to establish a reliable set of indicators of antisemitism for the purpose of better identifying, monitoring, confronting and combating it; to work with scholars of antisemitism – and the leading scholarly institutions for the study of antisemitism; to utilize the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry Into Antisemitism in the UK as a model template for other national assemblies to follow; to identify and develop a range of remedies to combat antisemitism; and to organize working groups around the indicators of antisemitism.
Institute for Jewish Policy Research
JPR maintains a database of annual country reports on anti-Semitic and xenophobic incidents, related phenomena (including hate music), and hate crime. The European extremism section offers commissioned articles and research, and is available in English and French.
The Institute for Jewish & Community Research, San Francisco (IJCR)
IJCR is an independent think tank devoted to creating a safe, secure, and growing Jewish community. They provide research to the Jewish community and the general society, utilize its information to design and develop innovative initiatives, and educate the general public and opinion leaders. One of three areas that the Institute for Jewish & Community Research conducts on-going research is religious prejudice and the security of the Jewish Community. The Institute conducts research on religious prejudice using surveys and other tools. They specifically examine antisemitism and anti-Israelism in America's educational systems, assessing how prejudice impacts elementary, secondary, and higher education.
Haiti Jewish Refugee Legacy Project
Directors: Harriet and Bill Mohr
The Haiti Jewish Refugee Legacy Project is embarking on a journey to discover more about the Haiti Jewish refugee experience, via connecting with people, who fled Europe and found safe haven in Haiti, and/or their descendants. The site also addresses contemporary manifestations of antisemitism and related issues.
Friends of Israel Initiative
Under the leadership of former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar, a high level group met in Paris in the middle of 2010 to launch a new project in defense of Israel’s right to exist. They been joined by such notable figures as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate David Trimble, Peru’s former president Alejandro Toledo, Italian philosopher Marcello Pera, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, British historian Andrew Roberts, and others. Their key aim is to counter the growing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and its right to live in peace within safe and defensible borders. This Initiative arises out of a sense of deep concern about the unprecedented campaign of delegitimation against Israel waged by the enemies of the Jewish State and, perversely, supported by numerous international institutions. This Initiative differs from previous such ventures primarily in that it is being led by people who are not Jewish and whose motivations are based on the firm conviction that Israel is part of the Western world. Indeed, the sponsors of this initiative are convinced that Israel is of fundamental importance to the future of the West. Although the peace process is important, the members of the Friends of Israel Initiative are even more concerned about the onslaught of radical Islamism as well as the specter of a nuclear Iran, both of which threaten the entire world.
The Jabotinsky International Center's Fight Hatred project to combat anti-Semitism aims to foster a proactive approach to combating this age-old illness, by increasing public awareness of antisemitic developments; showcasing and supporting the work of organizations and individuals dedicated to the fight against hatred; providing informational resources to educators, decision makers, journalists and all others seeking insights and facts; and operating a range of educational projects.
FAST (Fighting Antisemitism Together)
FAST (Fighting Antisemitism Together) was established as a coalition of non-Jewish Canadian business and community leaders who came together to speak out against antisemitism and to fund education and other projects that encourage other non-Jews to speak out. This coalition was founded by Elizabeth and Tony Comper in response to the documented increase in vicious anti-Jewish incidents in Canada. FAST is dedicated to speaking out against antisemitism, the oldest hatred in human history, and to funding education and other projects to combat antisemitism. FAST believes it is time for non-Jews to take the lead in eradicating antisemitism. Key goals are to teach children that hatred has no place in Canada, and to encourage all children to feel safe and secure to be who they are. FAST invites and challenges other non-Jews of good will to rise up and be counted against antisemitism. And FAST invites all people of good will to found similar organizations to speak out against all forms of bigotry, racism and hatred.
The Dreyfus Society supports and seeks support for cultural, academic and educational projects relating to the Dreyfus Affair and Human Rights and the prevention of antisemitism and racism. The Society acts as a catalyst in the co-operation of partners in the pursuance of such projects, particularly in the fields of the performing arts, and in publications relating to them. Such co-operation may take the form of co-productions, joint exhibitions, the exchange and enlargement of collections, information for international archives and libraries and other sources of advanced knowledge, and the dissemination of the above through the Internet and other media.
Community Security Trust (CST)
CST is proud of Britain's diverse and vibrant Jewish community, and seeks to protect its many achievements from the external threats of bigotry, antisemitism and terrorism. CST provides physical security, training and advice for the protection of British Jews. CST assists victims of antisemitism and monitors antisemitic activities and incidents. CST represents British Jewry to Police, Government and media on antisemitism and security. CST believes that the fight against antisemitism and terrorism is an integral part of safeguarding our wider democratic British society against extremism and hatred.
Bureau National de Vigilance Contre l’Antisemitisme
Director: Sammy Ghozlan
The Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism was created in April 2002 by the CCJ in the Paris region. Led by Sammy Ghozlan, president of the CCJ and 93 honorary police commissioner, the Office continues in a much more structured the fight that was started by the CCJ at the beginning of the second Intifada to deal with all forms of aggression and anti-Jewish hostility and anti-Israeli whose departments in the Paris region were the first to suffer. Its action is a continuation of the Crisis Unit consists of Roger Pinto and Sammy Ghozlan at the height of the events of October 2000.
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, under-standing and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 30 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and abroad.
American Jewish Committee (AJC)
AJC states a commitment to playing a leading role in the global effort to combat antisemitism. Securing Jewish communities worldwide and fighting racism and discrimination are critical to its stated mission. Integral to that is AJC’s commitment to monitor, analyze and counter antisemitism wherever it appears.
Directors: Tammi Rossman-Benjamin and Leila Beckwith
The AMCHA Initiative strives to bring together Jewish people from all over California so that they might speak in one voice in order to express their concern for the safety and well-being of Jewish college and university students. In pursuit of that aim, the AMCHA Initiative endeavors to inform the California Jewish community about manifesta- tions of harassment and intimidation of Jewish students on colleges and university campuses across the state, with a special focus on the University of California. The AMCHA Initiative also sets out to inform the Jewish community about the efforts made by Jewish students and faculty to combat anti-Jewish bigotry on California campuses.
Jeffrey Herf, PhD
Matthias Kuentzel, PhD
Senator Joe Lieberman
Ambassador Michael Oren, PhD
Alvin Rosenfeld, PhD
Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Alex Safian, PhD
Shimon Samuels, PhD
Robin Shepherd, PhD
Charles Asher Small, PhD
Gerald Steinberg, PhD
Elie Wiesel, PhD
Ruth R. Wisse, PhD
Robert Wistrich, PhD
R. James Woolsey