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4/1/2013 1:04:00 PM
Film Festival presents New York's 92nd Street Y: Centennial of Anti-Defamation League
April 9 simulcast will feature renowned panel of experts celebrating ADL's 100 years

New York's famous 92nd Street Y returns to Sedona on Tuesday, April 9 when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the live simulcast of the Anti-Defamation League's Centennial Year discussion.

The special event will take place at the festival's Mary D. Fisher Theatre, at 5 p.m., live as it is happening in New York.

In honor of the ADL's Centennial Year, a panel of distinguished guests takes a behind-the-scenes look at some of the battles the Anti-Defamation League has fought and won over the years, and asks, even in a more tolerant America, "Why does anti-Semitism still exist?"

Join us for a frank and free-ranging discussion about global anti-Semitism, Israel's position in the world, and the advancements the ADL has made over the past 100 years. Look back over the history of anti-Semitism in America and at some of the defining moments in the history of ADL. 

The distinguished panel will include Abraham Foxman, the ADL's longtime director; Richard Cohen of the Washington Post; John Podhoretz of Commentary Magazine; and Judith Miller, who was for many years with the New York Times and is now writing for a number of different media outlets.  

Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) since 1987, is world-renowned as a leader in the fight against anti-Semitism, bigotry and discrimination and the author of Jews & Money: The Story of a Stereotype, The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobby and the Myth of Jewish Control and Never Again? The Threat of the New Anti-Semitism. In the forefront of major issues of the day, including the rise of global anti-Semitism, the war on terrorism, church/state issues, religious intolerance and issues relating to the Holocaust, he consistently speaks out against hatred and violence wherever they occur. A Holocaust survivor, Foxman was a member of the President's United States Holocaust Memorial Council, appointed by Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton. He has been a participant of official Presidential delegations to special events in Europe and Israel.

Richard Cohen is a weekly columnist for The Washington Post, writing on domestic and foreign politics. Cohen joined The Post as a reporter in 1968 and covered everything from police, city hall, education, state government and national politics. As the paper's chief Maryland correspondent, he was one of two reporters who broke the story of the investigation of former Vice President Spiro Agnew.

In 1976, he began writing a column for the paper's Metro section. His column became nationally syndicated in 1981 and has appeared on the op-ed page of The Post since 1984. Cohen is the author, with Jules Witcover of A Heartbeat Away: The Investigation and Resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.

John Podhoretz is the editor of Commentary Magazine, and writes its opening column. He was one of the founders of the Weekly Standard, and still serves as the magazine's movie critic. A Fox News Channel contributor, he founded Insight magazine as well.

The author of four books, including the bestselling Bush Country, Podhoretz was the lead political columnist for the New York Post for ten years, and also served as the paper's editorial page editor and arts editor.

He won the JC Penney-Missouri Journalism Award in 1990.

He was a speechwriter to President Reagan, and has worked at Time, the Washington Times and U.S. News and World Report. He was also a five-time "Jeopardy!" Champion.

Judith Miller is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a City Journal contributing editor. Her writings focus on the Middle East, counterterrorism and the need to strike a delicate balance between protecting both national security and American civil liberties in a post-9/11 world.

Prior to joining the Manhattan Institute, Miller was an investigative reporter for The New York Times, where she was part of a small team that earned a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on global terrorism.

She currently writes for several publications, including The Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times. She is also a frequent commentator on national security issues and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, such as MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" and "The O'Reilly Factor," and she is a contributing editor to Newsmax magazine.

"ADL's Centennial Discussion" will be shown live on Tuesday, April 9 at 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by Billy and Cheryl Geffon.

Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the festival office. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

Call 928-282-1177 for tickets and information or visit .

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