Friday, November 19 - The Y&S Nazarian Center is hosting a major online conference on Israeli national security and strategic challenges, in partnership with Haaretz, Israel's leading newspaper. In keynote addresses, one-on-one interviews and panels, Israeli and U.S. leaders and experts will address the shadow war with Iran and the Iranian nuclear threat, resolving or reducing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and preserving bi-partisan U.S. relations with Israel.
Conference speakers include Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz, former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, Labor party leader, Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Prof. Dov Waxman, director of the Nazarian Center, will chair the panel on the future of the U.S. Israel Relations, which will include former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, author of the new book, Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the art of Middle East diplomacy.
“After a year of major political changes in Jerusalem and Washington DC, and a mini-war between Israel and Hamas, this conference will tackle the most critical national security issues that Israel currently faces. I’m delighted to be hosting this important convening with Haaretz,” commented Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center.
The conference will be broadcast on the Nazarian Center's website and on Haaretz.com beginning at 9:00 AM PST. See full conference details here.
Thought leaders from universities, think tanks, and civil society organizations will also share their perspectives and insights, including Shibley Tehhami, Senior Fellow for Middle East Policy, the Brookings Institution and Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland; Dalia Dassa Kaye, Senior Fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and former Director of RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy; Micah Goodman, author of Catch-67: The Left, the Right, and the Legacy of the Six-Day War; Sara Haetzni-Cohen, Chairwoman of the 'My Israel' movement; and Ameer Fakhoury, Director of the research center at Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salam and advisor to joint society projects in Israel.
Read today's article published in Haaretz.