The Project for the Study of Tolerance and Intolerance in the Middle East
 
The Project, headed by Dr. Esther Webman, seeks to promote in-depth research on the multifaceted tensions between the Jewish and Arab worlds, with the purpose of advancing mutual acceptance. It organizes an annual events and sponsors lectures and conferences. Former tau president Itamar Rabinovich delivered the keynote lecture at the inauguration of the project on "Reception and Tolerance in the Middle East Mosaic." In 2011, a panel of experts discussed the issue of Arab responses to the Holocaust after the screening of the documentary film "Among the Righteous", based on Robert Satloff's book. The project co-sponsored a lecture by Turkish scholar Asst. Prof. Şakir Dinçşahin on "Antisemitism in Turkey under the Justice and Development Party (AKP), 2002-2012," and took part in the organization of the international seminar "Le regard de l'autre" – Probing the Limits of Tolerance: Jewish Communities and Other Minorities Facing Antisemitism and Xenophobia", held in Warsaw in October 2012. 
 
Through the project, the Roth Institute also monitors manifestations and expressions of antisemitism in the Arab world. Dr. Webman and research assistant Yarden Ben-Dor monitor a wide variety of Arabic newspapers and other media outlets on an ongoing basis. This material is entered into TAU's Database for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism and also included in the Annual Report on Antisemitism published in cooperation with TAU's Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry.