International Legal Forum

AJC Project Interchange, in cooperation with the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IAJLJ), will host a delegation of 12 European prosecutors and judges in Israel. The International Legal Forum will consist of influential professionals and emerging leaders in the legal field across Europe, and will provide training so that professionals in justice systems in Europe can identify and prosecute anti-Semitic incidents in their countries. Countries represented in the delegation include Albania, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland.

During the seminar, the delegation will have unfiltered access to Supreme Court justices, top-level legal experts, representatives of the Ministry of Justice, and members of Israel’s Knesset (Parliament). These meetings and panels will provide new professional contacts and references for participants while simultaneously allowing for the sharing of best practices with Israeli counterparts. Meetings will also be arranged with experts in the Palestinian judicial system, Sharia law, and international law.

Additionally, seminar participants will meet with experts on combatting anti-Semitism in cyberspace; developing a working definition of anti-Semitism; and building Israel-Europe relations. Participants will also visit historic, cultural, and religious sites, and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, to gain a deeper understanding of Israeli society and history.