More than 500 diplomats, politicians, senior journalists, business executives and invited guests from Israel and abroad attended the fourth Jerusalem Post Diplomatic conference, on 18 November, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem.
The conference was titled, “A Place Among the Nations,” after Prime Minister Netanyahu’s 1993 book of the same name. Herb Keinon, The Jerusalem Post’s diplomatic correspondent, interviewed the prime minister on stage. Among other distinguished speakers were Opposition leader Isaac Herzog, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, IAF commander Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel, European Union Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen and US Ambassador Dan Shapiro.
Among the sponsors of the event was Limmud FSU and a special exhibition called “Let my People Go!” of photographs marking 25 years since the opening of the gates of the Soviet Union to free emigration was mounted. The exhibition, curated by Asher Weill had previously been shown in the Knesset. Chaim Chesler, founder of Limmud FSU showed the guests including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu round the exhibit (Netanyahu saw a photograph of himself as ambassador to the United Nations in New York, in 1987 with mothers and children of Refuseniks and Prisoners of Zion. Chesler also welcomed to the exhibit all the other key speakers at the Conference.