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Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Strategic Alliances for a Secure, Connected, and Prosperous Region

Europe and Israel: a New Paradigm
March 24, 2014, Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem


Conference is now fully booked 

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8:30 am – 9:00 am: Registration

9:00 am – 9:10 am: Greeting

Amb. Dore Gold 
President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

State Secretary (ret.) Michael Mertes 
Director, Israel Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

9:10 am – 9:30 am: Opening Session
Was There a Change in European Policy towards Israel?

Amb. Lars Faaborg-Andersen 
Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Israel

9:30 am – 10:45 am: First Session
Mutual Interests in Economy, Energy and Research

Chair: Dr. Gil Yaron 
Middle East аnalyst and аuthor

Saul Singer 
Co-author of 
Start-up Nation

Dan Catarivas
Director, Foreign Trade & International Relations, Manufacturers Association of Israel

Shraga Brosh
Chairman of the Israel Employment Service; Chairman of the J. Brosh Industrial Group; Former President, Manufacturers Association of Israel

10:45 am – 11:15 am: Coffee Break

11:15 am – 12:00 pm: Second Session
Security and Strategy: Shared Strategic Threats

Chair: Amb. Zvi Mazel
Former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt, Sweden and Rоmania; Fellow of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah
Former Advisor to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Deputy Head for Assessment of Israeli Military Intelligence

Uzi Rubin
Former Director, Israel Missile Defense Organization, Israeli Ministry of Defense; currently associate researcher at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Third Session
Is Anti-Semitism a Factor?

Chair: Dr. Efraim Zuroff 
Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center – Israel Office

Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
Member of the Steering Committee of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Prof. Robert Wistrich
Head of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Closing Panel

A Look Ahead: What Can Be Done in Order to Improve Future Cooperation?

Chair: Amb. Freddy Eytan
Director of the Europe Project at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Prof. Shlomo Avineri
Hebrew University; Former Director- General of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Robin Shepherd
Director of International Affairs at the Henry Jackson Society, London

Mark Gallagher
Deputy Chief of Mission of the Delegation of the European Union to Israel and Head of the Political Section

Rafi Schutz
Deputy Director General for Western Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Fiamma Nirenstein
Italian politician, journalist and author; Fellow of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs