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Hon. Christopher H. Smith, Chairman
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
November 28, 2011


WASHINGTON—The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) announced today the following hearing:

“Combating Anti-Semitism in the OSCE Region:

Taking Stock of the Situation Today”

Friday, December 2, 2011

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Room 2203 Rayburn House Office Building


Please join the U.S. Helsinki Commission for a hearing on efforts to combat global anti-Semitism. The hearing will review U.S. Government and civil society efforts to combat anti-Semitism with a focus on initiatives designed to target violent and other manifestations of anti-Semitism in the fifty-six North American and European countries that comprise the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Lessons learned and the way forward in monitoring and combating anti-Semitism will be discussed.

 Witnesses Scheduled to Testify:

Hannah Rosenthal, U.S. Department of State Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

Rabbi Andrew Baker, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chair-in-Office on Combating Anti-Semitism, AJC Director of International Jewish Affairs

Stacy Burdett, Director, Government and National Affairs, Anti-Defamation League

Eric Fusfield, Director, Legislative Affairs, B’nai B’rith International

Mark Levin, Executive Director, National Conference on Soviet Jewry

Shimon Samuels, Director of International Relations, Simon Wiesenthal Center




The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, is an independent agency of the Federal Government charged with monitoring compliance with the Helsinki Accords and advancing comprehensive security through promotion of human rights, democracy, and economic, environmental and military cooperation in 56 countries. The Commission consists of nine members from the U.S. Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense, and Commerce.

Media Contact: Shelly Han
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