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Ellie Cohanim | The Abraham Accords - A New Dawn in the Middle East | BDS and Holocaust Denial | US - Iran Talks: The Biden Administration's Attempt to Revive the Beleaguered 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal

April 13th, 2021

Join America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy for a conversation with Ellie Cohanim focusing on the Biden administration's attempt to revive the beleaguered 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, the future of the Abraham Accords and President Donald J. Trump's successful "Peace through Strength Policy" in the Middle East. The conversation also addresses the rise of anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and the BDS movement in the West.

Ellie Cohanim served as U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Cohanim is currently a Visiting Fellow at Independent Women's Forum, and is a renowned figure in the fight against global anti-Semitism. She is an expert on Iran, Israel, the Middle East, the Abraham Accords, and US foreign policy.

She was the State Department’s first Iranian-born Jewish Envoy, and led diplomatic initiatives resulting in historic breakthroughs in the Muslim world including forging groundbreaking partnerships with the King Hamad Global Centre for Peaceful Co-Existence of Bahrain, and with Association Mimouna of Morocco, to combat anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism and Islamophobia; persuading the Global Imams Council (GIC) to adopt the IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism; and removal of anti-Semitic content from textbooks in the MENA region, all as part of the Abraham Accords efforts.

Prior to her appointment to the US State Department, Ms. Cohanim was Senior Vice President and Special Correspondent for the Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS). Previously, she was an executive at Yeshiva University; The Jewish Theological Seminary; and UJA-Federation of New York. |

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