Anti-Semitism: The Generic Hatred


TIME: 18:00 – 19:00, 13th July 2017

VENUE: Committee Room 9, House of Commons,
Houses of Parliament, SW1A 0AA


Dr. Shimon Samuels, Editor of Antisemitism: the Generic Hatred and
Director for International Relations the Simon Wiesenthal Centre

Dr. Esther Webman, Editor of Antisemitism: the Generic Hatred and Senior Research Fellow at Tel Aviv University

Adel Darwish, Journalist and Broadcaster

Najah al-Otaibi, Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society

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Anti-Semitism continues to blight multiple regions around the world, causing continued harm to new generations. The Generic Hatred, published by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, captures the full nature of the challenge, by including testimony from a wide range of international contributors, many of whom bring unique perspectives to contemporary debates.

The Henry Jackson Society, in association with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, are delighted to invite you to a discussion with Dr. Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, Dr. Esther Webman Senior Research Fellow at Tel Aviv University, Adel Darwish, Journalist and Broadcaster and Najah al-Otaibi, Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society. The panel will consider the significance of The Generic Hatred on the occasion of the launch of its Arabic translation, and consider the lessons it holds for other peoples and groups struggling against hatred and oppression. What lessons can be drawn from past efforts to counter anti-Semitism? Will future generations have to re-learn the importance of confronting virulent ideologies before they gather strength?

shimonDr. Shimon Samuels is the Director for International Relations at the Simon Wiesenthal Centre. He previously served as the European Director of the Anti-Defamation League based in Paris. Dr Samuels is an Editor of Antisemitism: the Generic Hatred which has been translated into Arabic. He holds a PhD from a combined program between the University of Pennsylvania and the Sorbonne, Paris.

estherDr. Esther Webman is a Senior Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, and the editor of the Arabic language edition of The Generic Hatred. Dr. Webman’s book ,From Empathy to Denial: Arab Responses to the Holocaust, co-(authored with Meir Litvak), was the recipient of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s book prize for 2010.

abdelAdel Darwish is Political Editor of Middle East Magazine Group, who, as a foreign correspondent for several Fleet Street newspapers, covered many events that changed history in the Middle East and Africa over the past four decades. As well as The Independent and The Daily Telegraph, Darwish has worked for The Times and his articles have been printed in The Daily Mail, The Daily Express, The Scotsman, The Washington Post and The Economist magazine. He frequently appears as a commentator on the BBC, Sky News and ITN, as well as major American and Canadian networks and Arabic-language television stations, including Nile TV and Kuwait TV.

najahNajah al-Otaibi is a Research Fellow with the Henry Jackson Society, specialising in Middle Eastern affairs. She recently finished work on her doctoral thesis at the University of East Anglia, which focused on the role of soft power in  Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy. Najah holds a Master’s degree in International Journalism from London City University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpretation from King Saud University.


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