Past Events

Webinar: The rise of extremist parties in Europe and the ramifications for Israel and the Jews

Thursday July 11, 2024

Against the backdrop of the dramatic election results in France, the Jewish People Policy Institute held a webinar on the ramifications for French Jews and relations with Israel.

The webinar took place on Thursday, July 11, between 11:30 – 14:00 IST, in English.


Greetings | 11:00 – 12:00

Prof. Yedidia Stern | President, The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI)

Major General Doron Almog | Chairman, The Jewish Agency for Israel

MK Oded Forer | Director, Knesset Committee for Aliyah and Diaspora Affairs

Dr. Nadia Beider | Fellow, The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI)


12:00 – 13:00 |  Session 1 

The European Radical Right, Jewish Communities, and Israel: Past, Present and Future

Moderator: Prof. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal | Senior Fellow, JPPI

Ms. Michal Kotler-Wunsch | Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism for Israel – The Radical Right’s Resurgence in Europe: Examining Potential Consequences

Mr. Eldad Beck | Author and Israel Hayom’s Berlin-based correspondent – “See us as we are today, and not 40 years ago.” Israel and Europe’s New Right

Prof. Sharon Pardo | Department of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – Navigating Complexities: Israel’s Interactions with Europe’s Radical Right


13:00 – 14:00 | Session 2

French Legislative Elections: Analyzing Potential Outcomes and Impacts

Moderator and Respondent: Dr. Dov Maimon | Senior Fellow, JPPI

Ms. Simone Rodan Benzaquen | Director, AJC Europe – A Continental View: European Insights on the French Elections

Prof. Denis Charbit | Department of Sociology Political Science and Communication, The Open University of Israel – Contextualizing French Politics: A Broad Historical and Global Analysis


The event will be broadcast on the institute’s website and on its digital platforms.