February 14, 2024

Three months ago, on October 7, the Islamist terror group Hamas attacked Israel. More than a thousand people were cruelly murdered, many of them women and children. The ongoing consequences also include an armed conflict in the Middle East and a dramatic wave of antisemitic crimes in Western countries.

The Jerusalem Post and the leading German newspaper, WELT, will host a conference to discuss these challenges and opportunities with members of the governments of Israel and Germany, experts and politicians.

At the conference, we will host Meirav Leshem Gonen, whose daughter Romi is still in the hands of Hamas. Her presence is made possible thanks to the support of Awz Ventures.

WELT is part of the Axel Springer SE


Minister of Justice, Germany
Gideon Sa'ar
Chairman, New Hope Party Minister and Member of the Security Cabinet
Dr. Tobias Lindner
Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, Germany
H.E Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed AL-Thani

Ambassador of State of Qatar to Germany

Aaron Sagui

Deputy Chief of Mission,
Israeli Embassy in Berlin

Michal Cotler-Wunsh

Special Envoy for Combatting Antisemitism for Israel

Josef Schuster

President, Central Council of Jews in Germany

Chief Rabbi and President,
Conference of European Rabbis
Dr. Michael Mirishvili
President, EuroAsian Jewish Congress
Amir Gross Kabiri
President of the Jewish Community in Mostar
Raheli Baratz-Rix
Head of the Department for Combating Antisemitism and Enhancing Resilience, World Zionist Organization
Ron Brummer
Deputy Director General, 
Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism
Ido Rosenblat
Head of Technology and Innovation Division, Magen David Adom
Menahem Blumenthal
Paramedic, Magen David Adom
Dr. Dan Deviri
Co-founder & CEO, CarbonBlue
Shlomit Steinberg-Koch
Co-Founder & CEO, Predicta Med
Omer Keilaf
Co-Founder and CEO, Innoviz Technologies
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder and Managing Partner, Awz Ventures
Meirav Leshem Gonen
Mother of Israeli Hostage
MK Sharren Haskel

Chair, UNRWA Reform Caucus and Knesset Christian Allies Caucus

Christian Buck
Special Representative of the Federal Foreign Office for Libya, Germany

Performance Artist

Chen G. Schimmel

Photojournalist, Presenting “October 7: A Photographic Exhibition”

Prof. Michael Wolffsohn

German-Jewish Historian

Michel Friedman

Lawyer, Politician, Publicist and TV Presenter

Steven Erlanger
Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe, The New York Times
Melody Sucharewicz

Political Consultant and Communications Expert, Media Pioneers


We will discuss:

• Current Situation in Israel

• Antisemitism Surge

• Political Responses

• Media’s Role

• Humanitarian Impact

• Building Bridges


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