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Frankfurt Mayor Joins Combat Anti-Semitism Movement’s Advisory Board

July 21, 2020

Uwe Becker, Mayor of Frankfurt am Main is the latest high-profile addition to the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement’s Advisory Board.

The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) today announced that Frankfurt Mayor, Uwe Becker, who is also the German State of Hesse’s anti-Semitism commissioner, has joined its Advisory Board. Becker joins an impressive list of advisors helping the organization spearhead the fight against anti-Semitism across the world.

Becker has been a member of the City Government Magistrat of Frankfurt am Main since July 2006. Since July 2016 he has served as Mayor of the City of Frankfurt am Main. At the same time, as city treasurer, he is responsible for the city’s finances. In April 2019, Becker was appointed State Commissioner for Jewish life and the fight against Anti-Semitism of the State of Hesse by the Hessian state government.

Becker has long been a consistent and strong voice against anti-Semitism in Germany. Last year, he publicly called for an end to tax breaks for charities and NGOs that support boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, demanding a public review of their non-profit status.

The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement is a non-partisan, global grassroots movement of individuals and organizations, across all religions and faiths, united around the goal of ending anti-Semitism in all its forms. Since its launching in February 2019, 250 organizations and 270,000 individuals have joined the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement by signing the campaign’s pledge. The CAM Pledge draws upon the IHRA international definition of anti- Semitism and its list of specific behaviors used to discriminate against the Jewish people and the Jewish State of Israel.

Mayor Becker joins CAM’s Advisory Board, which already includes Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog, former-US Sen. Joe Lieberman, human rights icon Natan Sharansky and acclaimed Harvard academic Dr. Ruth Wisse.

Mayor Uwe Becker said, “The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement’s unique, grassroots, apolitical approach has never been more important, with anti-Semitism flourishing across the world. My own determination to fight the evil of anti-Semitism in all its forms, wherever it is found is no secret. I am therefore delighted and honored to join the organization’s Advisory Board and to help CAM’s tireless efforts to defeat the scourge of anti-Semitism.”

Sacha Roytman-Dratwa, The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement Director commented, “Mayor Uwe Becker is one of Europe’s most powerful and prominent public voices against anti-Semitism. We are thrilled that he has agreed to join our Advisory Board. We look forward to working alongside him as the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement continues to grow and expand its activities. I am confident that his input, advice and guidance will have a tremendous impact as we strive to influence more people and strengthen the fight against anti-Semitism wherever it rears its ugly head.”