Project Interchange and the AJC’s Department of International Jewish Affairs co-sponsored this unique seminar for members of the Diplomatic Corps and government officials from Eastern and Central Europe. Participants included representatives from the EU’s newest member-States, as well as from countries like Poland and Hungary, with whom Project Interchange and AJC have longstanding relationships. Sessions with a range of Israeli political commentators, academics, diplomats and military officials provided these policy makers with an understanding of Israeli culture, society and people. Israel’s role as a nation of immigrants, a diverse democracy and a refuge from anti-Semitism was explored. Participants also discussed methods of combating anti-Semitism and racism and surveyed models of immigrant integration as well as coexistence among Israelis and Palestinians.