Education is the Key to Dispelling Anti-Semitism

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In this episode of Your Second Opinion, Roz Rothstein joins the Haym Salomon Center podcast host Mike Siegel to discuss the Israel education organization StandWithUs’s efforts to inform the world on the state of Israel and dispel anti-Semitic views. Ms. Rothstein is the CEO and a co-founder of StandWithUs.

This episode seeks to bring awareness about the anti-Semitism that abounds on college campuses today and what can be done to fight it. After listening to this episode, you will have a greater understanding of the impact education can have on fighting anti-Semitism and growing support for the state of Israel around the world.

In this episode, topics discussed include:

  • The reason StandWithUs was founded and what it seeks to throughout the world today
  • The difference between StandWithUs and other pro-Israel organizations
  • The anti-boycott legislation and how it can impact the state of Israel
  • The dangers of divestment on college campuses throughout the United States
  • The difference alumni can make in fighting anti-Semitism on college campuses and why students need them to
  • The difference in media coverage of acts of discrimination against Muslims and against Jewish people


roz rothsteinRoz Rothstein is the CEO and a co-founder of StandWithUs, an Israel education organization founded in 2001 which now has 15 offices in North America, Israel, the UK and Paris.  The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Rothstein and her husband Jerry sought to strengthen Israel’s image by empowering Israel’s supporters worldwide with innovative educational materials and programs.

In 2007, the Forward named Rothstein one of the 50 most influential Jews in America, and in 2011, the Jerusalem Post named her the 29th of 50 most influential Jews in the world.

Rothstein worked for the Westside Jewish Community Center for 10 years and served on the boards of several Jewish organizations. A native of Los Angeles, Rothstein is the child of Holocaust survivors. Rothstein holds a degree in psychology and worked as a family therapist for over two decades in California.

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