IsraelCast Episode 164


As someone who’s been fighting antisemitism since she was a child, Dr. Rachel Fish is one of the world’s foremost experts on Israel and Jew hatred. The former Executive Director of the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism, she recently co-founded Boundless, a think-action tank that identifies and addresses system-wide challenges preventing organizations from educating about Israel, engaging with Israel, and combating Jew-hatred. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Dr. Fish to discuss the antisemitism she faced growing up in Tennessee, Boundless’ approach to gathering and disseminating research, and the perils of social media in enflaming dangerous viewpoints.

Dr. Rachel Fish is a celebrated academic with 20 years of experience in Israeli history, Zionist thought, and Middle Eastern Studies. She is the Co-Founder of Boundless Israel and previously served as Executive Director of the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism and as Senior Advisor and Resident Scholar of Jewish/Israel Philanthropy at the Paul E. Singer Foundation in New York City. Dr. Fish also served as the Executive Director for the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University and held the Rohr Visiting Professorship at Harvard University, where she received the Derek Bok Certificate of Teaching Excellence. She is co-editor, with Ilan Troen, of the book Essential Israel: Essays for the Twenty-First Century.

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