MINELRES: Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing Examining U.S. and Civil Society Efforts to Combat Anti-Semitism

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HELSINKI COMMISSION NEWS

234 Ford House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-6460
Hon. Alcee L. Hastings, Chairman
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release 

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Media Contact: Lale Mamaux
202.225.1901
January 23, 2008 

HELSINKI COMMISSION TO HOLD HEARING EXAMINING U.S. AND CIVIL SOCIETY
EFFORTS TO COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM

(Washington, D.C.) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki
Commission) and Co-Chairman Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), will hold
a hearing on Thursday, February 7 at 2:30 p.m. in room 406 of the
Dirksen Senate Office Building. The hearing is the second in a two-part
series that will review U.S. government and civil society efforts to
combat anti-Semitism in North America and Europe. In particular, the
hearing will examine lessons learned and a way forward in monitoring and
combating anti-Semitism with a focus on Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) initiatives. The hearing will be webcast
from the Helsinki Commission website at www.csce.gov. 

On January 29, the Helsinki Commission held the first hearing in this
series entitled, “Taking Stock: Combating Anti-Semitism in the OSCE
Region.” The transcript and testimonies from this hearing can be found
on the Commission’s website. 

Testifying before the Helsinki Commission will be: 

Dr. Gregg Rickman, U.S. Department of State, Special Envoy to Monitor
and Combat Anti-Semitism 
Ms. Felice D. Gaer, Commissioner, US Commission on International
Religious Freedom 
Rabbi Andrew Baker, Director of International Jewish Affairs, American
Jewish Committee 
Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean and Founder, Simon Wiesenthal Center 
Mr. Mark Levin, Executive Director, National Conference on Soviet Jewry 
Ms. Stacy Burdett, Associate Director, Government and National Affairs,
Anti-Defamation League 

WHAT: Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing Examining U.S. and Civil
Society Efforts to Combat Anti-Semitism 
WHEN: Thursday, February 7 at 2:30 p.m. 
WHERE: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building 
WEBCAST: www.csce.gov 

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the
Helsinki Commission, is a U.S. Government agency that monitors progress
in the implementation of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords.
The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate,
nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the
Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.

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