LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus explained the significance: "The new partnership between the Brandeis Center and the Alliance reflects not only the growing threat of Ahmadinejad's Iran, but also the extent to which genocidal rhetoric arises on some American college and university campuses." In several incidents of American campus anti-Semitism, perpetrators have urged one another to "slaughter the Jews" or insisted that "Hitler should have finished the job." Putting this matter in context, Marcus explained, "One of the lessons of the Holocaust is that we must always take these threats seriously. What starts as a series of discrete threats can rapidly escalate. We need to take a balanced view, but also be vigilant, avoiding both alarmism and denial."
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus added, "We are proud to be associated with the International Alliance to End Genocide and its distinguished President, Professor Gregory H. Stanton. We are impressed with the important work that the Alliance and Genocide Watch have done to bring international attention to actual and potential genocides around the world, including the genocidal threat which Iran increasingly poses to Israel and the international community." Alliance President Gregory Stanton remarked, "Kenneth L. Marcus is building the Louis D. Brandeis Center into a powerful institution very rapidly, and we are pleased to include it in the Alliance." Stanton added that the honorary chair of the Brandeis Center's Academic Advisory Board, Hon. Irwin Cotler, is also spearheading the Alliance's effort in Canada to get a case against Iran for Incitement to Commit Genocide brought to the International Court of Justice. Incitement to Commit Genocide is a crime under Article 3c of the Genocide Convention, but no case for incitement has ever been taken to the ICJ.
About the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and Campus Anti-Semitism
The Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc., or LDB, is an independent, nonprofit organization established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all. The Brandeis Center conducts research, education, and advocacy to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses. The Brandeis Center recently issued the LDB Best Practices Guide for Combating Campus Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism. It is not affiliated with the Massachusetts University, the Kentucky law school, or other institutions that honor the memory of the late U.S. Supreme Court justice.
For more information on LDB, write firstname.lastname@example.org, contact Kenneth L. Marcus (202) 756-1822, or find us at www.brandeiscenter.com.