Rabbi David Rosen in conversation with Bob Elman at the American Jewish Committee.
Bob Elman is president of the American Jewish Committee.
Rabbi David Rosen
International Director of Interreligious Affairs of AJC and its Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding, Rabbi David Rosen serves on the leadership of several international interreligious organizations.
Formerly Chief Rabbi of Ireland, he is the immediate past Chairman of IJCIC, the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, a broad-based coalition of Jewish organizations representing world Jewry to other religions.
Among various awards and honors, in 2005 Rabbi Rosen received a papal Knighthood, conferred on him for his contribution to Jewish-Catholic reconciliation and in 2010 he was made a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.
In response to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) policies that protest Israel's actions in the West Bank, Rabbi David Rosen argues BDS is a counterproductive approach that interferes with creating peace in the region. "Instead of being obsessed about questions of divestment, what you should be caring about is investing in peace," says Rosen.