“We Stand For Human Rights – We Stand For Israel”, Place des Nations, Geneva, June 29, 2015

Some 1,000 participants from a dozen countries, including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, gathered in Geneva to express their support for the State of Israel as the United Nations Human Rights Council held another debate on Israel and on the Commission of Inquiry report into the 2014 Gaza conflict. 

List of speakers:

  1. Introduction: Terry Newman, Member of the WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps
  2. Opening Statement: Robert Singer, CEO and Executive Vice President, World Jewish Congress
  3. Address: Colonel Richard Kemp, Former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan
  4. Address: Anne Argi, Representative of the Swiss Jewish Community and WIZO
  5. Address: Giuliano Ferrara, Founding editor of Il Foglio
  6. Personal Testimony: Ofir Libstein, Witness of 2014 Gaza Conflict, WJC Israel Board Member
  7. Address: Dr. Gregory Lafitte, Director for United Nations Affairs, European Coalition for Israel
  8. Song: Shir LaShalom, by HaShomer HaTzair, Paris, France
  9. Personal Testimony: Adel Raemer, Witness of 2014 Gaza Conflict, The Movement for the Future of the Western Negev
  10. Remarks: Igal Caspi, Ambassador of Israel to Switzerland
  11. Closing Remarks: Robert Singer
  12. Singing of HaTikva, by HaShomer HaTzair