Opening Remarks via Video-Conference, Jerusalem

Author of ‘The Lie That Wouldn’t Die: “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, that been used for a century to demonize Jews and delegitimize Israel. Judge Ben Itto is an international jurist, and Past President of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists. She will discuss the influence of this world-wide bestseller, once the centrepiece of Nazi propaganda.


Catherine Chatterley is Research Fellow at the University of Manitoba and a respected historian in the fields of Antisemitism and the Holocaust.

Founding Director of The Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (CISA), a new scholarly initiative dedicated to placing the problem of antisemitism on the international human rights agenda and ensuring that Canadians are part of this discussion.

The New Antisemitism

Psychotherapist, noted author, journalist, and icon of the feminist movement, Dr. Chesler is Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at CUNY. She has been instrumental in focusing attention on women’s rights, has organized political, legal and human rights campaigns. An international commentator and lecturer, she has tirelessly defended the rights of women all over the world.


Realities of War…Perspectives for Peace

Elliot Chodoff is a political and military analyst specializing in the Middle East conflict and the global war on terrorism. He is the co-author of MidEast On Target, and a Major in the IDF reserve. A dynamic speaker, Chodoff teaches and lectures on the history and challenges of the Middle East, terrorism and responses, military thought and strategy, the morality and ethics of the IDF, military aspects of international conflict, and Arab-Israeli relations.


The War Against Israel on Campus

Dr. Richard Cravatts, Boston University, is the author of a forthcoming book Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s Jihad Against Israel. His talk and video presentation exposes the threat posed by the new antisemitism, the corruption of scholarly debate, and then offers some concrete solutions to help bring campuses back to a balanced discussion.



Salim Mansur, Professor of Political Science at University of Western Ontario, Toronto Sun columnist, and author of the book, “Islam’s Predicament”, will talk about the need to confront bigotry and extremism, and explore the issue of racism on campus.


The Friends of Israel Initiative

What Is It? Who is involved? Why now?
Noted British historian, author and lecturer, Andrew Roberts’ most recent book is the award-winning 'The Storm of War', a history of the Second World War. He appears regularly on TV and radio, writes for The Sunday Telegraph, and publishes articles in many other leading British and global newspapers. As a Founder Member of the Friends of Israel Initiative, Roberts’ speech to launch the FII in the British House of Commons has been reprinted internationally.


Gil Troy is Professor of History at McGill University, Visiting Scholar with the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, the author of Why I Am a Zionist: Israel, Jewish Identity and the Challenges of Today,  and a frequent contributor to Jerusalem Post and many international publications including the blogosphere,. Dr. Troy will discuss “How Zionism Can Get A Passing Grade On Campus Today”.

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