2019-11-11 | Upcoming Events

Commemorate Jewish Refugees at the United Nations

In honor of the fifth anniversary of Israel’s Official Day to Commemorate Jewish Refugees from North Africa and the Middle Middle East, JIMENA and Israel’s Permanent Mission to the UN invite you to a commemoration gathering highlighting unique voices from the Middle East.

Distinguished speakers will discuss current events related to antisemitism, religious minority rights in the Middle East, and international efforts to protect the heritage of Jewish people from North Africa and the Middle East.

Mr. Elan Carr, the son of an Iraqi Jewish leader, currently serves as U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. In a February, 2019 interview with Jewish Journal, Mr. Carr is quoted as saying, “My family has lived through anti-Semitism and seen it, and that has really informed my entire life, and my passion for public service.” Joining Mr. Carr is human rights activist, founder of Humanity Forward, and former Miss. Iraq, Sarah Idan who recently took the floor of the United Nations to condemn Anti-Semitism and promote peace with Israel. Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Danny Danon will discuss the importance of officially honoring and elevating the experiences and perspectives of Jewish refugees from North Africa and the Middle East and their descendants.

This program is in partnership with World Jewish Congress and co-sponsored by Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Justice for Jews from Arab Countries, and the American Sephardi Federation.

This gathering will take place in the Trusteeship Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Government issued identification with individual tickets is required by each guest for entry.

RSVP is required by Sunday, December 1st. Government issued identification is required by each guest for entry. Tickets here. 

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