New York – January 22, 2015

Following a request by Member States in October 2014, the President convened an informal meeting of the plenary of the General Assembly on 22 January to address concerns of a rise in anti-Semitic violence worldwide.

Opening segment

Panel discussion

  • Mr. Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund G
  • Hon. Mr. Theodore E. Deutch, Representative, United States House of Representatives
  • Hon. Prof. Irwin Cotler, P.C., O.C., M.P., House of Commons, Canada, Former Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Canada, Emeritus Professor of Law, McGill University
  • Ms. Elisa Massimino, President and Chief Executive Officer, Human Rights First
  • Prof. Robert S. Wistrich, Director, The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem