In an Arab first, Bahraini institution joins with State Dept. to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism


October 30, 2020

Ron Kampeas

Ellie Cohanim, left, the deputy U.S. anti-Semitism monitor, looks on as Elan Carr, center, the U.S. anti-Semitism monitor and Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the chairman of the King Hamad Global Centre for Peaceful Coexistence, sign an agreement in Washington, D.C., to combat anti-Semitism on Oct. 22, 2020.

WASHINGTON (JTA) - A Bahraini institute has signed an agreement with the U.S. State Department to combat anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism and delegitimization of Israel.

The memorandum of understanding, signed Thursday in Washington, D.C., marks the first time an Arab country has embraced a key Trump administration agenda item, to get countries to include anti-Zionism and some forms of harsh criticism of Israel in their definitions of anti-Semitism. It comes as the Trump administration has in recent weeks brokered a series of normalization agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates,...

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