The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) is a non-partisan, global grassroots movement of individuals and organizations, across all religions and faiths, united to combat anti-Semitism. Our unique platform creates partnerships throughout the world, strategically implementing new and creative solutions to combat the world’s oldest hatred. We leverage the collective power of our broad-based coalition to unite individuals of all backgrounds in this fight. CAM is a registered 501(c)(3) entity organized under the Combat Hate Foundation.
CAM fights anti-Semitism wherever it occurs and across the ideological spectrum, including efforts to deny the Jewish people their right to self-determination in Israel, their ancestral homeland. Jews should not have to live in fear for their safety anywhere in the world.
Our efforts are focused on any and all individuals, organizations and governments that openly express or support anti-Semitic views or commit anti-Semitic acts. We will never be complacent or silent when confronted with anti-Jewish hatred. Our unique coalition mobilizes the grassroots and leaders to take concrete actions to help defeat anti-Semitism.
Senator Lieberman is senior counsel at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP. Senator Lieberman was the Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee in 2000 and served 24 years in the United States Senate, retiring in January 2013. He served in many leadership roles including as chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. Prior to the Senate, Senator Lieberman served as Attorney General of the State of Connecticut for six years and also served 10 years in the Connecticut State Senate.
Senator Lieberman is co-chair of the American Enterprise Institute’s American Internationalism Project, which is a cross-party initiative designed to rebuild and reshape a bipartisan consensus around American global leadership. Senator Lieberman is also on the Board of Trustees for The McCain Institute for International Leadership, the Board of Trustees for the Institute for the Study of War, and the Board of Directors of the Center for a New American Security. Lieberman is the author of a seven of books and lives in Connecticut with his wife Hadassah.
Isaac Herzog succeeded Natan Sharansky as the Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel in June 2018. Herzog was born in Israel in 1960, and is an attorney. Previously, Mr. Herzog had been a member of Knesset (Israel’s parliament) was the Chairman of Israel’s Labor Party, as well as the Knesset Opposition Leader. In 2015, Mr. Herzog was a front-runner to win the election for Israel’s Prime Minister.
In the past 15 years, Mr. Herzog has held several ministerial posts: Minister of Housing and Construction; Minister of Tourism; Minister of Diaspora Affairs, Society and the Fight Against Anti-Semitism; and Minister of Welfare and Social Services. He also served as Government Secretary and as the Israel Government Coordinator for the provision of humanitarian aid to Gaza in 2008-2009. Before entering politics, Mr. Herzog was a senior partner at the law firm of Herzog, Fox & Ne’eman. He lives in Tel Aviv with his wife, Michal. They have three sons.
Natan Sharansky is an Israeli politician, human rights activist and author who, as a refusenik in the Soviet Union during the 1970s and 1980s, spent nine years in Soviet prisons. During his time in government, including as Deputy Prime Minister – and as the head of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Sharansky fought tirelessly for the rights of new immigrants, religious minorities, and women. At the helm of the Jewish Agency, he focused on repatriation of Jews to Israel, strengthening the links between Israel and global Jewry, and made an effort to develop separate, egalitarian prayer space near the Western Wall.
Natan Sharansky currently serves as the Chairman of the Institute of the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP). Sharansky is the sole living non-US citizen to receive both the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Sharanksy is also the 2020 Genesis Prize Laureate. He is married to Avital Sharansky and has two daughters, Rachel and Hannah.
Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University emeritus. She is a noted scholar of Yiddish literature and of Jewish history and culture. Professor Wisse is currently the Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Tikvah Fund.
Her books on literary subjects include an edition of Jacob Glatstein’s two-volume fictional memoir, The Glatstein Chronicles, The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey Through Literature and Culture, and A Little Love in Big Manhattan. She is also the author of two political studies, If I Am Not for Myself: The Liberal Betrayal of the Jews and Jews and Power. Her most recent book, No Joke: Making Jewish Humor, was recently published by Princeton University Press.
Uwe Becker is the current Mayor of the City of Frankfurt am Main in Germany, a post he has held since July 2016. Since 2007, Mr. Becker has also served as the Treasurer of the City of Frankfurt am Main. In April 2019, Mr. Becker was appointed State Commissioner for Jewish Life and the Fight Against Anti-Semitism of the State of Hesse. Uwe Becker also serves as President of the German-Israeli Society.
Uwe Becker is a member of the supervisory boards of the energy company Mainova AG, the traffic company Verkehrsgesellschaft VGF, the Trade fair Company Messe Frankfurt GmbH and the Stadtwerke Frankfurt Holding as well as of the airport company Fraport AG. He is also President of the Friends of Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Germany and Governor on the Board of Governors of the TAU, the Honorary President of the German-French Society, a Member of the Executive Board of the German-American Steuben-Schurz Society, as well as a member of several other associations, foundations and institutions. Uwe Becker is a practicing Roman Catholic and he and his wife are the parents of twins. He graduated from the “Ziehenschule” in Frankfurt in 1989. After completing his basic military service, he trained as a banker at Frankfurter Sparkasse, where he worked until 2004.
Lord Eric Pickles was appointed as the United Kingdom’s Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust issues in September 2015. Lord Pickles works closely with the wide range of Holocaust academics, survivors and educational and social organizations in the UK. Along with the former Labour Cabinet Minister Ed Balls, he co-chairs the United Kingdom’s Holocaust Memorial Foundation. He was made a Life Peer in 2018.
Lord Eric Pickles was appointed as the UK’s next Conservative Party nominee to the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments in July 2019 and was subsequently appointed as Chair following an open competition, in line with the Cabinet Office Governance Code, taking up the role in April 2020. His appointment was approved following pre-appointment scrutiny by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee. First elected to Parliament in 1992 he retired as MP for Brentwood and Ongar at the 2017 general election. He was previously Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
Lord John Mann currently serves as Her Majesty’s Government Independent Adviser on Antisemitism. John Mann was the elected Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom for Bassetlaw from June 2001 until 2019. In the summer of 2005, he was appointed Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Antisemitism (APPG). John has commissioned two major All-Party Inquiries into Antisemitism and a further inquiry into Electoral Conduct. In July 2019, John Mann stepped down as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism when he was appointed the Government’s Independent Adviser on Antisemitism in one of Theresa May’s final acts as Prime Minister.
In 2008, John established the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA). In 2010, he chaired the Football Association’s Task Force on Antisemitism and Islamophobia in football. John Mann joined the House of Lords in October 2019 as Lord Mann of Holbeck Moor. In May 2009, John received the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC’s) Jan Karski Award in recognition of his commitment and work in fighting antisemitism. Before entering Parliament, he worked for the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (AEEU), the TUC and TULO. He is a former Chair of Labour Students and just prior to his election he was involved in running his family’s business. Since his time in student politics, John has been vocal in his condemnation of all forms of racism and intolerance and has worked tirelessly to combat it.
Valentina Leskaj currently serves as Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Albanian Center for Population and Development, which she founded in 1995. She was Member of the Albanian Parliament from 2002 to 2017, when she decided to leave politics. Valentina Leskaj held important leadership roles, among others as Minister of Labor and Social Affairs and a Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, Chairwoman of the Parliamentary Commissions for Education and Media and Parliamentary Commission for Country Integration.
She has been Deputy Chair of the EU-Albania, Inter- parliamentary Committee on Stabilization Association for many years. She was head of Albanian Parliament in Council of Europe from 2013-2017 and Reporter of the Council of Europe for Moldova. Alongside her political career, Valentina Leskaj has also been active in academia and civil society activities, authoring many publications on politics, human rights, gender, civil society, population and development issues. From 2013 to 2017 she served as President of the Albania – Israel Friendship Group in the Albanian Parliament.
Ambassador Mario Adolfo Búcaro Flores is a career diplomat serving as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Guatemala in the United Mexican States since March 2020. Previously, he served concurrently as the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala in the State of Israel, for the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Cyprus. Upon being appointed Ambassador of Guatemala in Israel, Ambassador Búcaro became the first Guatemalan Ambassador in Jerusalem.
Lawyer and Notary, he graduated from the Rafael Landívar Catholic University of Guatemala, and was formerly Professor and Dean of the Consular Corps accredited in Guatemala, former Honorary Consul of Georgia in Guatemala, former Dean of the Faculty of Law and Justice of the University of San Pablo de Guatemala, former President of the Board of Directors of the International Mediation Center of Guatemala and former Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Guatemalan-Mexican Chamber of Commerce. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal and Social Sciences and continued his legal training with a postgraduate degree in Private International Law from the University of Salamanca in Spain and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Law and Competitiveness from the National University of San Carlos de Guatemala. The Gusi Peace Prize International Foundation awarded the Gusi Peace Prize International 2019 to Ambassador Búcaro for his contributions to world peace, respect for human life, dignity and progress.
Ambassador Danny Danon became Israel’s 17th Permanent Representative to the United Nations in October 2015. He currently serves as Chairman of the World Likud. With over twenty years of experience representing Israel overseas and within the public sector, Ambassador Danon has developed a reputation as one of Israel’s most ardent defenders.
At the UN, Danon became the first Israeli to lead a UN committee when he was elected Chairman of the Sixth (Legal) Committee in 2016. The following year, he served as Vice President of the General Assembly for its 72nd (2017-2018) session. Prior to assuming his role as UN ambassador, Danon served in the 18th, 19th, and 20th Knessets. From 2013-2014, Danon served as Deputy Minister of Defense and in 2015, Danon was appointed Israel’s Minister of Science and Technology.
Prior to serving in the Knesset, Danon was a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Chair of World Betar, and member of the Executive Board of the World Zionist Organization, where he led efforts to combat anti-Semitism. Danon completed his military service at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Florida International University. He is married to Talie Danon. They have three children, Aviad, Hila, and Shira.
With André Azoulay, history meets the present and embraces the future. Born in Essaouira when it was called Mogador, André Azoulay has not forgotten a childhood when Jews and Muslims lived with exceptional and resilient closeness. With Katia, his wife, he made the resurrection of Essaouira the challenge of his life. Thanks to the power of their common dream, the City of the Trade Winds became the flagship of a Judeo-Muslim revival.
In 1974, André Azoulay created in Paris, “Identity and Dialogue”, a movement of Sephardic Jewish intellectuals in which for the first time Jewish voices were raised to call for a just and lasting peace between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, living side by side in two states equal in rights and dignity.
After a long and brilliant career in Paris with Banque Paribas (1967-1990), this commitment reached its peak with the appointment of André Azoulay as Advisor to Kings Hassan II (1991-1999) and Mohammed VI since 1999. In charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, André Azoulay notably contributed to the implementation of the liberal reform program successfully applied by the Kingdom of Morocco since the beginning of the 90s to promote the international influence of Morocco and to promote national and international private investment, the engine of growth of the Moroccan economy.
Deeply involved in the consolidation and expansion of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership, he has made his contribution whenever necessary to the monitoring of peace processes in the Middle East and to the consolidation of a culture of mutual respect and trust between Islam and Judaism.
Founding member of the United Nations High Level Group for the Alliance of Civilizations, André Azoulay chaired the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation (2008-2015), the Foundation of Three Cultures and Three Religions (Seville), as well as the Pierre Mendès France Institute (Paris) and the Edmond Amran El Maleh Foundation (Rabat). He was a founding member of the C-100 Davos Forum for the Dialogue of Civilizations and Religions and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Shimon Peres Center for Peace. He also serves as President of Project ALADDIN’s Committee on Conscience and Honorary President of Association Mimouna.
André Azoulay received an honorary doctorate from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev “as a Jew whose roots lie in Morocco, who has devoted his time and energy to a life-long quest for coexistence between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East and Northern Africa.” In 2017, at the 20th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, André Azoulay was honored with the American Sephardi Federation’s Pomegranate Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his remarkable life’s work bridging religious divides through artistic and other cultural endeavors. More recently, André Azoulay was awarded the Medallas de Oro de Andalucía (“Gold Medal of Andalusia”), presented in recognition of his “exemplary commitment to solidarity and harmony and for his pioneering approach at the head of the Foundation of Three Cultures, through which Morocco, Spain and Andalusia have been telling the world, for over twenty years, the art of living together.”
Mr. Azoulay, a fervent supporter of the revival of his hometown which has a specific place in the historical, cultural and spiritual heritage of Morocco, is the founding President of the Essaouira-Mogador Foundation for Arts, Culture and Heritage, as well as the President of the Association Essaouira-Mogador, which has established an original approach to the durable development of the city based on its cultural and spiritual legacy.
A member of the Royal Academy of Morocco and of the Royal Academy of Spain for Economic and Financial Sciences, André Azoulay is a Commander in the Order of the Throne (Morocco). He also holds the highest honors bestowed on him by France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico.
Elan Carr was appointed by the President of the United States and the Secretary of State to the office of United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. In that capacity, Mr. Carr served as the senior diplomatic representative of the United States and the senior advisor to Secretary Pompeo on the subject of anti-Semitism, and he directed U.S. policy and programs aimed at combating it. During his two years in office, he negotiated groundbreaking agreements with foreign governments; convened the first-ever U.S. Government-sponsored conference on combating online hate; drove the establishment of important new policies on anti-Zionism, anti-Israel discrimination, and campus anti-Semitism; significantly broadened the global consensus on the definition of anti-Semitism; focused the attention of law enforcement leaders across international jurisdictions on the importance of hate crimes prosecutions; regularly met with foreign leaders, often in foreign capitals, to drive U.S. policy priorities; launched philo-Semitism initiatives in multiple countries; and conducted an aggressive and global public diplomacy campaign, including by delivering more than 180 speeches to large gatherings of stakeholders throughout the world and conducting numerous press interviews. He was voted by Congress to be given the rank of Ambassador.
Prior to joining the Trump Administration, Mr. Carr prosecuted violent felony crimes for more than a decade as a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County. He prosecuted murders, attempted murders, and cases involving Southern California’s most notorious criminal street gangs. While assigned to a special victim unit, he focused on sexual assault, domestic violence, and child molestation cases. A number of his cases garnered media attention. He was also one of LA County’s few specially-designated animal cruelty prosecutors.
Mr. Carr is an officer in the United States Army Reserve and he has received multiple awards for his two decades of military service. In 2003-04, he spent nearly a year on military deployment in Iraq. He helped to lead a joint anti-terrorism team in life-saving missions throughout the country, and he prosecuted terrorists who attacked U.S. troops. He was also part of the Coalition Provisional Authority’s efforts to establish an independent Iraqi judiciary and helped to train Iraqi judges on constitutional law and criminal defense.
As the son of Jewish refugees from Iraq, Mr. Carr speaks Hebrew and the Iraqi dialect of Arabic. While in Iraq, he met with remnants of the Jewish community there and worked with them to preserve Jewish texts and other assets. He regularly led Jewish services in the former presidential palace of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad.
In 2014, Mr. Carr was the Republican nominee for Congress in California’s 33rd Congressional District. He finished first out of 18 candidates in a multi-party, top-two, open primary; and in the general election, he out-performed GOP registration in his district by 18 points. He received the National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Young Gun” status — its highest rating — and was endorsed by the House leadership, the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs, and the previous two Republican nominees for President of the United States.
Mr. Carr was the international president of Alpha Epsilon Pi, he served on the National Council of AIPAC, he was a voting member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and he was a board member of Operation Gratitude, a charity that supports deployed military servicemembers.
Mr. Carr is married to Dr. Dahlia T. Carr, a rheumatologist in private practice, and they have three children, Hannah, Rachelle, and Samuel.
Dina Porat, a Tel Aviv University professor of Jewish history, served as head of the Department of Jewish History, the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies, and the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism. She is now head of the Kantor Center for the study of Contemporary European Jewry (that includes the Moshe Kantor Database for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism), and holds the Alfred P. Slaner Chair for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University. Since 2010, Professor Porat has served as the Chief Historian of Yad Vashem.
Professor Porat has written and edited a large number of books and articles on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. Her biography of Abba Kovner, published by Stanford University Press, won the 2010 National Jewish book Award, and her most recent book on Jewish revenge after World War II won the Bahat Prize for the best Hebrew research for 201. She won the 2012 Raoul Wallenberg medal, was a visiting professor at Harvard University, Columbia University, New York University, Venice International University and the Hebrew University, and was awarded Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Humanities best teacher award for 2004. Professor Porat was a member of the Israeli Foreign Ministry delegations to four UN world conferences and served as the academic advisor of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, now the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (2005-2010).
Dr. Friedman holds leadership roles that serve both the Jewish and larger communities. She is the head of the Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) in the San Francisco Bay Area – one of the largest and most renowned family service institutions in the U.S. She is an expert in social policy and programming for diverse populations, the provision of health and human services, as well as the development of innovative social enterprise models. She has served on various local, state, national and international commissions, including as Commissioner of the San Francisco Human Services Commission.
In addition to her professional leadership positions, Dr. Friedman also serves as President of the Board of the Koret Foundation, which devotes its resources to elevating the quality of life of all who live in the Bay Area and to supporting the global Jewish community. The foundation supports organizations that seek to increase Jewish identification and involvement, strengthen ties between Israel and the Bay Area and combat antisemitism. Dr. Friedman is also widely acclaimed for her expertise on Holocaust and genocide education. She is the editor of the English-language edition of Rywka’s Diary (HarperCollins), which has been published in more than a dozen languages and is the subject of a forthcoming film.
Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt is the rabbi of Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Potomac, Maryland, a vibrant Conservative synagogue of over 600 families he founded in 1988. Rabbi Weinblatt has held a number of leadership positions, locally and nationally, including having served as the President of the Rabbinic Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America, as Director of Israel Policy and Advocacy for the Rabbinical Assembly, and as chair of the JNF’s Rabbis for Israel.
Most recently, Rabbi Weinblatt formed the Zionist Rabbinic Coalition, a coalition of rabbis from all denominations which seeks to encourage rabbis committed to strengthening ties between Jews of the Diaspora and Israel. Rabbi Weinblatt has given the opening prayer at sessions of the United States Senate, the House of Representatives, both houses of the Maryland State legislature, the inaugurations of Maryland’s Governors, as well as numerous other public gatherings.
His dynamic leadership, innovative approach to Judaism and reputation as an outstanding teacher and speaker has been recognized through a number of honors. He was chosen by The Forward as one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis”, as the Greater Washington area ORT “Man of the Year,” a “Pillar of the Community” by the JCRC of Greater Washington, and in surveys conducted by The Washington Jewish Week, as the “Best Rabbi in Washington” by its readers for multiple years. Rabbi Weinblatt has written many articles, poems and Op-Ed pieces, many of which highlight his work as an outspoken and passionate advocate and spokesman for Israel and Jewish causes. He is the author of, “God, Prayer and Spirituality,” a compilation of his sermons and articles, and “Living in the Shadow of Death: A Rabbi Copes with Cancer.” Rabbi Weinblatt and his wife, Symcha, have four adult children and seven grandchildren.
Dr. Misha Galperin is President of Zandafi Philanthropy Advisors, an international consulting firm working with philanthropists, foundations and non profits to help develop their Vision, Mission and Strategic Plans and Objectives. Zandafi LLC also provides assistance in implementation stages through offering board and staff training, recruitment and ongoing consulting in the areas of organizational development and restructuring, marketing and communications, program and grant allocation and due diligence, and financial resource development.
Dr. Galperin is a clinical psychologist and was in private practice and worked with a number of institutions before assuming executive management and leadership roles with social service, educational and community organizations He was COO of the largest US refugee resettlement agency and of UJA – Federation of New York, the largest local charity in the US. He was also the CEO of the second oldest and one of the largest settlement houses in the US, the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and President of the world’s largest Jewish non profit — The Jewish Agency for Israel where he was responsible for thousands of employees worldwide and for generating revenues of $1 million/day.
He is the author of two books and numerous professional publications and has spoken widely on philanthropy, leadership development and financial resource development topics.
Brig. Gen. (Res.) Sima Vaknin Gill is a former intelligence officer in the Israeli air force, served as the Chief Censor of the state of Israel and is a former Director General of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy. Sima is an Expert in Intelligence work, Data and research-based action and campaigns, the De-legitimization campaign against Israel, the BDS movement and Antisemitism. Sima joined the Israel Air Force in 1984 and served for more than 20 years in various positions in the Research and Operational Intelligence departments. During that time she was involved in dozens of complex operations, in low and high-intensity conflicts and directly oversaw major operational and intelligence initiatives in the Air Force and the IDF.
In 2005 Sima was appointed Chief Censor of Israel by the Defense Minister and IDF Chief of Staff, charged with the protection of Israel’s security secrets and interests and balancing that with freedom of expression.
After retiring in July 2016, she was appointed by the Government as the Ministry of Strategic Affair Director-General; she formulated the strategy of the campaign against delegitimization and BDS, created and ran the Task Force in the ministry and oversaw all of the ministry’s activities, foremost among them, its operations to counter delegitimization and BDS. She also established Concert – a joint Project between the Israeli government and Jewry.
Sima holds a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations and an MA in National Security Studies from the National Defense College.
Robert Singer served as the Chief Executive Officer of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), the leading umbrella organization of Jewish communities around the world from 2013-2019, and as Chief Executive Officer of World ORT (WO), the world’s largest Jewish education and training organization from 1999-2013. Mr. Singer traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting Jewish communities in more than 60 countries while enhancing the WJC and WO’s global diplomatic and educational presence. He has participated in meetings with presidents and prime ministers of various nations, as well as prominent government, business, faith and civil society leaders, including Pope Francis, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, International Red Cross President Peter Maurer and many others. Currently, Mr. Singer serves as Chairman & CEO of Spero Impact Solutions, Chairman of SASA Setton and Chairman of Alumot Or, as well as other public positions.
Mr. Singer has also spoken at, and participated in, many high-profile events on behalf of the world Jewry including at the United Nations in New York, addressing a demonstration outside the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre in Kyiv, international conferences of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Organization of American States (OAS) counter-terrorism sessions, and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem’s (ICEJ) Feast of Tabernacles, among others.
On behalf of Diaspora Jewish communities, Mr. Singer regularly engaged with Israeli government officials and other institutions in the Jewish state. Robert Singer was born in Ukraine in 1956 and immigrated to Israel at the age of 15. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Israel, in 1976 with a degree in Political Science and History. Mr. Singer served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for eleven years and left the army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1987. Mr. Singer spent twelve years with the Office of the Prime Minister in Israel in a number of senior posts. In 1996, he received a Master’s degree in management engineering from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Revital Yakin Krakovsky has vast experience in strategy and communications in both the public and private sectors. Over the years, Revital had worked with presidents, government ministers, mayors, international organizations, nonprofit foundations, Jewish institutions and more. Revital filled various executive positions within the “communication cycle”: senior PR and media positions; a senior position in a large international nonprofit organization and senior public sector- government positions.
Sacha Roytman-Dratwa serves as the Director of CAM. Prior to joining CAM, Sacha led the Digital Advocacy Unit at the World Jewish Congress. At WJC Sacha led the #WeRemember Campaign for International Holocaust Remembrance, the world’s largest digital educational campaign. He previously worked for Rimon Cohen Sheinkman, a leading PR firm in Israel, as the director of digital media communication and prior to that commanded the Israel Defense Forces’ New Media Operations team. Sacha holds a bachelor’s degree in Interactive Communications from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. He can be reached at [email protected].
Arthur Maserjian joined CAM as the Director of Strategic Content & International Affairs, after working on a consultative basis since its launch. Before joining CAM, Arthur was a non-profit and investment research consultant. Previously, Arthur worked in business development for a technology start-up, and in banking at several large financial institutions. Arthur holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University. He can be reached at [email protected].
EJ Kimball serves as Director of Christian Outreach and Engagement for CAM. EJ is a foreign policy and national security consultant with 15 years experience working in Washington, DC. EJ is the President of EJK Strategies, a national security consulting firm specializing in government relations and building strategic alliances. EJ previously served as the Director of US Operations for the Israel Allies Foundation where he built a niche pro-Israel organization into the “go-to” resource on Capitol Hill for pro-Israel and Middle East policy. He served as Foreign Policy Counsel to US Congresswoman Sue Myrick (NC) and was Staff Director of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus. Following his time on the Hill, EJ was Director of Government Relations for Jorge Scientific Corporation. He graduated from Boston University, earned his Juris Doctor from Western New England College, and received a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the American University School of International Service. He can be reached at [email protected]
Prior to joining CAM, Hadas was previously the Deputy Director of the Digital Department at The Israel Project (TIP). Before TIP, Hadas worked in the marketing department of the Friends of Zion Museum and promoted events for the evangelical community in Israel. Hadas holds a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Hadas served in the Israel Defense Forces for seven years, achieving the rank of Captain and is an active reservist logistics officer in an artillery brigade. She can be reached at [email protected].
Barney Breen-Portnoy is the Israel-based editor-in-chief of the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement. A native of Washington, DC, he has previously worked in both Israel and the United States as a journalist, for outlets including The Algemeiner, Israel Hayom, Haaretz and Charlottesville Daily Progress. He also served in the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Barney holds a BA degree in Government and History from the University of Virginia. He can be reached at [email protected].
Originally from Michigan, Catherine Szkop has worked in a number of disciplines both in the US and internationally. At the World Jewish Congress in Geneva, she served on the UN Combating Antisemitism team to monitor live Human Rights Council sessions and report on antisemitism in Central and Eastern Europe. Catherine recently finished her MA in Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem where she specialized in the medieval to modern period, with a particular focus on Polish Jewry and Israeli sociology. During her masters program, she was an intern researcher and Polish-English translator at Yad Vashem. Prior to her master’s, Catherine earned a BS in Evolutionary Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Religion from the University of Michigan. She can be reached at [email protected]