Diaspora Alliance is an international organization dedicated to fighting antisemitism and its instrumentalization by promoting the values of a multiracial democracy.
Diaspora Alliance builds solidarity and coalitions with other diasporic and minority communities with whom we share common values and who face overlapping threats. We are committed to explaining and opposing antisemitism and linking and collaborating with other groups confronting racism, authoritarianism, and ethnonationalism. We likewise oppose any instrumentalization of antisemitism which creates confusion and mistrust, disrupts collaboration between groups, and weakens global solidarity with struggles for human rights, not least in relation to Palestine.
Why a Diaspora Alliance?
In recent years, we have watched antisemitic rhetoric and violence increase – while political leaders and movements around the world have wielded bad faith accusations of antisemitism to promote authoritarian, racist, and misogynist polices and politics, and attack and attempt to silence Palestinians and their allies.
Those instrumentalizing antisemitism are doing the opposite of what they purport to do: instead of offering safety, they isolate Jews and leave us vulnerable to real antisemitism; instead of promoting justice, they undermine the projects of democracy and social justice that our collective future on this planet depend on.
We are united in our commitment to building a world where everyone has what they need to thrive. We know the safety and well being of Jewish communities is inextricably linked to the safety and well being of all communities, especially those who are uprooted, displaced, and scapegoated—and that is why we chose to be a Diaspora Alliance.
International Advisory Board
- Alon Confino, Professor of History and Jewish Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst (US/Israel)
- Amos Goldberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
- Anita Altman, Founder, ReelAbilities Festival (US)
- Avraham (Avrum) Burg, Author, Former Speaker of the Knesset (Israel)
- Anselm Franke, Zurich University of Arts (Germany/Switzerland)
- Barbara Kane, Psychoanalyst and Author (US)
- Barrie Kosky, Opera and Theater Director (Germany)
- Benjamin Seroussi, Artistic Director, Casa do Povo (Brazil)
- Dania Rajendra (US)
- Daniel Levy, US/Middle East Project (UK/US)
- Eva Illouz, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France)
- Eva Menasse, Novelist and Essayist (Germany)
- Francesca Klug, Human Rights Academic and Activist (UK)
- Heidi Grunebaum (South Africa)
- Jessy Tolkan, Founder and President, The Driver Agency (US)
- Kathleen Peratis, Co-chair, Jewish Currents (US)
- Layla Al-Zubaidi (Germany)
- Leah Greenberg, Co-Executive Director, Indivisible (US)
- Libby Lenkinski, New Israel Fund (US/Israel)
- Lila Corwin Berman, Professor of History, Temple University (US)
- Margarita Tsomou, Professor, University for Applied Studies Osnabrueck; Curator, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Theatre (Germany/Greece)
- Max Kenner, Executive Director, Bard Prison Initiative (US)
- Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University, University of Toronto, (Canada/US)
- Natasha Josette, Director, Breathe (UK)
Omri Boehm, Professor, New School for Social Research (US/Israel/Germany)
- Peter Beinart, Professor, City University of New York (US)
- Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster (US)
- Rachel Shabi, Journalist and Author (UK)
- Simone Susskind, Former Member, Brussels Parliament and the Federal Senate (Belgium)
- Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin (Germany)
- Susan Neiman, Einstein Forum (Germany)
- Tom Haviv, Ayin Press (US)
*Affiliations are listed for identification purposes only.
- Carinne Luck (International Director)
- Charley Katan (UK)
- Debbie Shamir (UK)
- Emily Dische-Becker (Germany)
- Emily Hilton (UK)
- Emma Saltzberg (US)
- Natasha Roth-Rowland
- Shoshana Brown (US)
- Simone Zimmerman (International)
- Tammy Shapiro (US)
- Yael Attia (Germany)
- Yossi Bartal (Germany)
- Zoe P Vallas (International)
- Ben Malley (US)
- Diana Falchuk (US)