ISCA (Israeli Students Combating Antisemitism) is an innovative, multi-tasked and a leading project, initiated by the National Union of Israeli Students in 2011.
ISCA brings together students from all fields and all academic institutions, who share one goal. This goal is the ongoing battle against anti-Semitism. Our overall objective, combating anti-Semitism, is carried out on various levels. We work in small groups, each one is dedicated to a customized mission, which breaks down to many small tasks. We seek to raise awareness to the ongoing phenomenon of global, modern-day antisemitism, with the home for more and more people to be aware and take action.
ISCA was founded out of necessity. With the internet becoming a platform where everyone can share information and content, it is being abused by some, who spread their hate and anti-Semitic views.
Our wish is a simple one – for us to no longer be needed.
Ido Daniel is a social media expert and the Director of ISCA – Israeli Students Combating Antisemitism, a leading scholarship project of The National Union of Israeli Students, and the world’s largest initiative dealing with online racism, Antisemitism and Holocaust denial. Ido is a publicist and a public speaker, focusing on the issues of public diplomacy, cyber-hate, human rights and the connection between social media trends and hate crimes. Since 2013, Ido is a member of the joint Israel-EU expert group on the framework decision on fighting against Antisemitism, Racism and Xenophobia, and a member of the bilateral Israel-France expert group on combating Antisemitism and Holocaust denial. Among other places, he was a guest speaker at the Knesset, EU parliament, EU commission, the Council of Europe, the 5th Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism in Jerusalem and the OSCE’s Berlin Conference on Antisemitism and have led training sessions for the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the New Jersey Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. In 2016, Ido initiated the First International Conference on Online Antisemitism (ICOA) that has convened in Jerusalem, in which government officials and civil society organizations from 21 countries have gathered to initiate measurements against cyber-hate. He served as a research assistant at The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel-Aviv, focusing on cyber-terrorism and has a B.A. in Political Science from Tel-Aviv University (TAU). He is currently perusing his M.A. in Diplomacy Studies at TAU.