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Federation’s Luis Fleischman to present at Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism in Jerusalem


As vice president of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) – the advocacy arm of Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County – Dr. Luis Fleischman has spearheaded local efforts to combat anti-Semitism and promote dialogue between the Jewish community and other faiths.

Now, he’s being called upon to bring his efforts onto a global stage.

This year, Dr. Fleischman is one of the only JCRC directors in North America to be invited to the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism (GFCA) in Jerusalem, the premier gathering for exchange of knowledge and for formulating the global work plan for combating anti-Semitism. The GFCA invites public figures, political leaders, heads of civil society, clergy, journalists, diplomats, educators and concerned citizens to the discuss tactics to defeat anti-Semitism and other forms of racial and ethnic hatred.

At the forum (May 12-15, 2015), Dr. Fleischman will discuss a number of topics including anti-Semitism in Latin America, anti-Semitism in the guise of de-legitimization and anti-Zionism, and interfaith dialogue as a means for mitigating anti-Semitism.

Recent JCRC programs include a panel of Middle East experts, a forum on global anti-Semitism, an interfaith gleaning project, and a seminar preparing high school students to respond to anti-Israel activity on college campuses.

If you want to be involved with Jewish Community Relations Council’s advocacy efforts, contact Mary Greco at 561.242.6671 or mary.greco@jewishpalmbeach.org.


More about Dr. Luis Fleischman

Dr. Luis Fleischman has worked for more than two decades on issues related to the Middle East, U.S. national security, Latin America, foreign policy, and international affairs. Fleischman worked for a number of organizations that deal with issues related to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and in general the Middle East. He has also worked as adviser for the Menges Hemispheric Security Project at the Center for Security Policy on issues related to Latin America, hemispheric security, democracy, and U.S policy in Latin America. 

Dr. Fleischman is the author of Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era: The Threat to U.S. Security (Potomac Books Inc, 2013). He is also the co-editor of the internet publication The Americas Report.

Dr. Fleischman is an adjunct professor of sociology and political science at Florida Atlantic University Honors College and FAU Lifelong Learning Society.

Dr. Fleischman is a frequent guest of TV and radio programs, and has written opinion pieces in newspapers in English and Spanish. Luis Fleischman holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. degree in sociology from the New School for Social Research in New York, and has a B.A. degree in political science and labor studies from Tel Aviv University.

You can contact Dr. Fleischman at luis.fleischman@jewishpalmbeach.org.

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