Joel Rubinfeld was born in Brussels in 1968. He graduated in Communication and Marketing at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales. Rubinfeld is Jewish.
In 2003, he was one of the co-founders of the Atlantis Institute , a liberal think tank based in Brussels, bringing together French-speaking European intellectuals from a variety of backgrounds. He has been chairing it since 2003.
In 2007, he was elected to the presidency of the Coordinating Committee of Jewish Organizations of Belgium (CCOJB), the umbrella institution of the Jewish organizations of Belgium, and will then, in 2009, be elected Vice-President of the European Jewish Congress . He will hold these positions until 2010.
2007 up until 2010
In 2012, he is one of the 5 elected Belgian among the 120 members of the European Jewish Parliament (EJP). At the inaugural session of the EJP held in the European Parliament on February 16, 2012, he and Ukrainian Vadim Rabinovich were elected co-chairs of the EJP.
In January 2014, he is one of the co-founders of the Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism (LBCA), a body under Belgian law whose object is the fight against anti-Semitism in all its forms. honor of international personalities such as Beate Klarsfeld, Imam Drancy Hassen Chalghoumi, Father Patrick Desbois, Director of International Relations Simon Wiesenthal Center Shimon Samuels and Writer Boualem Sansal. He is President of LBCA.
Several prominent Jews in Europe and North America joined an organization fostering Jewish-Kurdish friendship and supporting independence for Iraqi Kurdistan. The Jewish-American lawyer Alan Dershowitz joined the honorary board of the Brussels-based Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan last month, along with Irwin Cotler, a former justice minister of Canada, and Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, two well-known hunters of Nazis from Germany, the group’s founder and president, Joel Rubinfeld, told JTA Wednesday.
Quote from the article: "He has been called a liar, a populist, a demagogue. He has been accused of hiding or changing his resume. It has been said that this Secretary-General of Belgian-Israeli Friendship was paid by the Israeli Embassy. He has been described as an extremist (on the right), a supporter of liberalism, as he would demonstrate through his presidency of the Atlantis Institute (an independent think tank with a neoconservative tendency)." [Original source: The Vif / L'Express of December 7, 2007]
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