At the recent Herzliya Conference, one of the very few panels that digressed from discussing Israel's security needs, turned to another area of concern, engaging the next generation as it relates to Israel. The panel, entitled, Binding the Ties: Leveraging the Israel Experience Programs among the World Jewish Young Generations, examined the distancing among Jewish youth in the Diaspora from Israel. While some panelists relied to heavily on … [Read more...] about Herzliya Conference Looks at Israel Experience Programs
In a Keynote Address, on the third day of the 2011 Herzliya Conference, Professor Stanley Fisher, Governor of the Bank of Israel assured his audience that Israel has a, “strong, solid, economy, which is impressive,” despite the geo-political situation which “has changed two weeks ago”. He emphasized this point relating to the many periods of political instability that the State of Israel faced, providing examples such as, ‘the break of the … [Read more...] about Stanley Fisher Warns of Regional Instability at 2011 Herzliya Conference
A groundbreaking paper presented at the Herzliya Conference will propose that Jews living outside Israel will have the opportunity to be involved and have influence on Israeli foreign policy and legislative initiatives. The aim of the 21st version of the biblical Jewish judicial assembly would not be to correct the Israeli political system, but to create a new dialogue between Israel and the Diaspora. The modern version will be designed to act … [Read more...] about Is It Time for a Global Jewish Sanhedrin?
Addressing the 11th Herzliya Conference Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, IDF Chief of General Staff, used the opportunity of the last public address of his army career to express supreme confidence in the army that he is leaving, and discuss the future preparations to protect the Jewish State against the revolutionary conditions of its neighbors and the wave of modern radicalism seeping through the Arab states. However, he assured that the Israeli army … [Read more...] about IDF Chief Ashkenazi to Herzliya Conference: “The Military is much Stronger Than All the Processes We are Going Through”
“Let us not miss this historic opportunity [by making peace]; we will not be forgiven for doing so” Former US National Security Advisor, Gen. Jones Former US National Security Advisor, Gen. (ret) James L. Jones expressed the urgency needed in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. “The eyes of the world are on this region” said Jones. The peace process drives everything in the Middle East with implications that extend to the global … [Read more...] about General Jones to Herzliya Conference: ““Let us not miss this historic opportunity”