The Combat Antisemitism Movement’s Top Five Interviews of 2021


December 29, 2021

The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) regularly sits down with leading decisionmakers, influencers, scholars, and activists to discuss the global fight against Jew-hatred.

As 2021 comes to an end, let’s take a look at the five most-read interviews published on the CAM website in the past year.

Dr. King and the Rabbi: Daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Remembers MLK’s Legacy

Dartmouth College Jewish Studies Professor Susannah Heschel spoke with CAM about her late father’s close relationship with assassinated Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Read the interview here.

Professor Susannah Heschel. Photo: Robert Gill / Dartmouth College.


‘Iran’s Leaders, Who Threaten the Existence of Another Country, Should Not Be Welcome Anywhere’ Top Scholar Says

Professor Dina Porat, a CAM Advisory Board member, is one of Israel’s leading experts in contemporary antisemitism and European Jewish history. She serves as chief historian at Yad Vashem and is head of the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University.

Professor Porat shared with CAM her insights on antisemitism, both modern and ancient, and highlighted some of the greatest threats facing the Jewish people today.

Read the interview here.

Professor Dina Porat.


New Jewish Advocacy Group Warns of Antisemitism Growth Fueled by ‘Critical Social Justice Ideology’

The notion that Jews should not be forced to choose between their political and religious identities is what led veteran Jewish professional David Bernstein to establish a new advocacy group earlier this year — the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values (JILV).

Bernstein spoke with CAM about his organization’s mission.

Read the interview here.

Jewish Institute for Liberal Values Founder David Bernstein.


Antisemitism Is a Problem for All Societies, Not Just Jews, Ex-IHRA Presidency Chairwoman Tells CAM

Ambassador Michaela Küchler — former chairwoman of the German Presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) — reflected with CAM on her work at IHRA and talked about the state of global antisemitism.

Read the interview here.

Ambassador Michaela Küchler.


New Video Game Aims to Revamp Holocaust Education for Younger Generation

With the number of Holocaust survivors dwindling by the day, the need for innovation in the realm of educating future generations about the Nazi genocide is only getting more urgent.

This was the challenge Los Angeles-based video game director Luc Bernard decided he must tackle. And now, his educational video game about the Holocaust — “The Light in the Darkness” — is set to launch on Xbox and Windows 10 next year as a free-to-play title.

Read the interview here.

Luc Bernard.