Opening Event - "Navigating the Past, Shaping the Future: Middle Eastern Discourse on Jews and Israel before and after October 7th"


On May 29, 2024, The Moshe Dayan Center held an event on - 

"Navigating the Past, Shaping the Future: Middle Eastern Discourse on Jews and Israel before and after October 7th".

You are invited to watch the video of the event (below).

This event was part of a conference. Watch the second part of the conference, which was held the next day (in Hebrew) - here.


Prof. Eyal Zisser, Vice Rector of Tel Aviv University

Dr. Amos Nadan, Executive Director of the Moshe Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University

Prof. Uriya Shavit, Director of Irwin Cotler Institute, Tel Aviv University

Keynote Address: Antisemitism before and after October 7th: An Assault on Human Rights

Prof. Irwin Cotler, Emeritus Professor of Law, McGill University; Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Canada’s First Special Envoy on Preserving  Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism

Moderator: Dr. Ronen Hoffman, former Ambassador of Israel to Canada; Head of Exploration Leadership and Innovation program at Tel Aviv University; Awz for Israel  Foundation

Jews and Israel in the Arab and Muslim World — Challenges and Opportunities

Ms. Carole Nuriel, ADL’s Senior Regional Director for Israel, the Middle East and North Africa

Moderator: Mr. Roi Kais, Arab Affairs Correspondent, Kan 11

Textbooks as Political Predictors: Shifting Narratives on Jews and Israel in Regional Curricula

Mr. Arik Agassi, C.O.O and Head of Global Partnerships IMPACT-se Research and Policy Institute

The IHRA Definition of Antisemitism before and after October 7th

Prof. Dina Porat, Tel Aviv University & Yad Vashem