Title

Taking Stock: Combating Anti-Semitism in the OSCE Region

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
10:00am
Room 419, Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
United States
Official Transcript: 
Members: 
Name: 
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin
Title Text: 
Co-Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Christopher H. Smith
Title Text: 
Ranking Member
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. George V. Voinovich
Title Text: 
Senator
Body: 
State of Ohio
Witnesses: 
Name: 
Gert Weisskirchen
Title: 
Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office
Body: 
OSCE on Combating Anti-Semitism
Name: 
Kathrin Meyer
Title: 
Advisor on Anti-Semitism Issues
Body: 
OSCE Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

The Co-Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, presided ove this hearing focused on combating anti-Semitism in the OSCE region.

He was join by Commissioner Christopher H. Smith; Gert Weisserchen, personal representative of the Chariman of the OSCE on combating anti-Semitism; and Kathrin Meyer, an advisor on anti-Semitism issues.

It was the first of a series of Commission hearings focused on reviewing efforts to monitor and combat anti-Semitic activities throughout the OSCE region.

The hearing was designed to establish the record of what was happening within the OSCE region, including in North America, living up to the mandate that started in 2002 of ridding the OSCE region - indeed, ridding the world - of anti-Semitism.

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