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Anti-Semitism and the responses: Arab-American & Jewish-American

Ralph Nader, Code Pink and Jewish Voices for Peace Invite you to the fourth debate in the “Debating Taboos” series.

June 21, 2012; 12 noon
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

A debate on the question:

Is there a double standard in the response to anti-Semitism against Arab-Americans compared with the response to anti-Semitism against Jewish-Americans?

The question is a reflection by many Arab-Americans and others that the variety of bigotry against them is treated too lightly by society – from Hollywood to Washington, D.C.

Debaters:

Jack Shaheen, author of “Reel Bad Arabs” and Professor Emeritus of Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

James Zogby, founder and president, Arab American Institute and author of “Arab Voices.”

Kenneth Marcus, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and former Staff Director at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Josef Olmert, Adjunct Professor, University of South Carolina.

Moderator:

Patrick Sloyan, former Newsday reporter and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism.