Dan Diker

‘Durban,’ Delegitimization Seen Linked

Conference here draws parallels between anti-Israel activity and Palestinians’ statehood bid.

10/03/2011
Staff Writer

The Palestinians are well on their way to successfully delegitimizing Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, but the campaign may morph into the delegitimization of Israel itself, warned Middle East expert Shai Feldman.

“There are others competing with them in the way [the issue] gets framed who will say it is about Israel itself,” said Feldman, director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University.

Dan Diker Named WJC Secretary General

06/20/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The World Jewish Congress has confirmed the appointment of Dan Diker as the organization's secretary general.

Diker's appointment was approved in Jerusalem Monday during a meeting of the Governing Board of the World Jewish Congress, the umbrella organization of 92 Jewish communities throughout the world. The meeting marked the 75th anniversary of the founding of the organization.

Diker replaces Michael Schneider, who has served in the position for the past four years.

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