SHAPING THE JEWISH FUTURE

Politics | Populism | Pandemic

The Jerusalem Post presents its first virtual annual conference

The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference is one of the most important
political and diplomatic meetings of the Jewish world.

The Jerusalem Post has held a conference in New York City for the past eight years, bringing together thousands of American and Israeli citizens and leaders to discuss the alliance between Israel and the United States, as well as the diplomatic, economic and security challenges facing the State of Israel and the Jewish world.  

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be broadcast online on September 24, 2020 on
The Jerusalem Post website (jpost.com) and on our Facebook page.

This year, the conference will focus on the upcoming US presidential election and its impact on the alliance between Israel and the United States, as well as some of the other burning issues on Israel’s agenda.

Speakers

Tony Blair

Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute and former UK Prime Minister

Reuven "Ruvi" Rivlin

10th President of Israel

Ronald S. Lauder

President of the World Jewish Congress and Former US Ambassador to Austria

David Friedman

US Ambassador to Israel

Prof. Leo Leiderman

Chief Economic Advisor, Bank Hapoalim

Bruce Buck

Chelsea FC Chairman

Daniel Atar

Chairman of KKL-JNF

Sylvan Adams

Philanthropist and businessman 

Ted Cruz

Senator, American politician and attorney

Avi Berkowitz

Assistant to the President and Special representative for International Negotiations

Morgan Ortagus

State Department Spokesperson

Benny Gantz

Defense Minister

Dr. nimrod novik

Member of the Steering Committee, Commanders for Israel’s Security.

yair lapid

Leader of the Opposition, Chair of Yesh Atid-Telem

Matt Brooks

Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition

Prof. Yechezkel Barenholz

Emet Prize winner 2020

Architect Bracha Chyutin

Emet Prize winner 2020

Dr. Ran Gozali

Executive vice president, head of Rafael’s land and naval systems division

Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel

Member of EMET Prize Award Committee

Eli Cohen

Minister of Intelligence, The State of Israel

Daniel Pomerantz

CEO, Honest Reporting

Yael Eckstein

President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

Johnnie Moore

Faith Advisor, US President Donald Trump

Rabbi Yehoshua Fass

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Nefesh B’ Nefesh

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich

Head of international law department at Kohelet

Halie Soifer

Executive Director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America

Dr. Ohad Karnieli

PhD, MBA – Founder & CEO at ADVA

Matan Vilnai

Chairman of the Commanders for Israel’s Security and former Deputy Chief of Staff

Major General Yitzhak Jerry Gershon

Habithonistim’s Leadership Team Member

Nickolay Mladenov

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Lurie

VP, head of Land Maneuver Systems directorate, Rafael 

HAVA ZINGBOIM 

Founder and CEO Hava Zingboim Cosmeceuticals

Eliot Engel

Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Dr. Shafir Botner

Director of the MDA paramedic school

Eilat Shinar

M.D, director of blood services for Magen David Adom

Anat Gold

Director of planning division, KKL-JNF

MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh

Member of Knesset for the Blue and White Party 

Daniel B. Shapiro

Diplomat and former Ambassador of the US to the State of Israel.

yaakov katz

Editor-in-Chief

The Jerusalem Post

Jordana Cutler

Head of Public Policy for Facebook Israel and the Jewish Diaspora

Dan Marom

 Faculty member, Hebrew University Business School

Karine Bolton

Director of International Relations Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF)

Why attend?

The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference is one of the premier political-diplomatic gatherings in the Jewish World

Top VIP speakers will be attending the confernce

The Jerusalem Post is the #1 English-language news website in the Jewish world with almost 1 million (!) daily visits 

Strengthening the US-Israel alliance

Program

  • Welcome by Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post
  • Greetings from Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress
  • Greetings from the President of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin
  • United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman - Interviewed by Yaakov Katz
  • Sylvan Adams, Canadian-Israeli Philanthropist- Interviewed by Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Post
  • Israel's Economy in the Shadow of COVID-19
    Prof. Leo Leiderman, Chief Economic Advisor, Bank Hapoalim
  • Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
    Interviewd by Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Post
  • Bringing Hope to the Periphery
    Daniel Atar, Chairman of KKL-JNF - Interviewed by Steve Linde, , The Jerusalem Report
  • TedTalk
    Karin Bolton-Laor, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael - Jewish National Fund
  • TedTalk
    Dr. Dan Merom, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael - Jewish National Fund
  • TedTalk
    Anat Gold, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael - Jewish National Fund
  • Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Interviewed by Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Post
  • Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Interviewed by Herb Keinon Senior Contributing Editor, The Jerusalem Post
  • Red or Blue: The Jewish Vote
    A debate featuring Matt Brooks, Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition and Halie Soifer, Executive Director, Jewish Democratic Council of Americ - Herb Keinon, Senior Contributing Editor, The Jerusalem Post
  • Annexation vs. Sovereignty: Now, Later, Never?
    Major General Matan Vilnai, Chairman of the Commanders for Israel’s Security and former Deputy Chief of Staff- Interviewed by Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Post
  • Panel: Annexation: Off the Table or Just Delayed?
    Moderator - Herb Keinon, Senior Contributing Editor, The Jerusalem Post. Participants- Michal Cotler Wunsh, Knesset Member, Blue and White, Major General Yitzhak Gershon, Habithonistim’s Leadership Team Member, Prof.Eugene Kontorovich, Head of international law department at Kohelet
  • Israel's Security Politics
    Benny Gantz, Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister - Interviewed by Yaakov Katz
  • Israel's Intelligent View of the Middle East
    Eli Cohen, Minister of Intelligence - Interviewed by Seth Frantzman, Middle East Correspondent, The Jerusalem Post
  • The Jerusalem Post Award for Israel Innovation and Excellence
    Hava Zingboim, Founder, H. Zingboim Cosmetics Ltd.- Interviewd by Lidar Gravé-Lazi, Freelance Journalist and Presenter
  • Dr. Ran Gozali, Executive Vice President, Rafael - Interviewed by Seth Frantzman
  • Dan Shapiro, former US ambssador to Israel and DNC platform committee member - Interviewed by Maayan Hoffman News Editor, The Jerusalem Post
  • Morgan Ortagus, U.S. State Department Spokesperson - Interviewed by Herb Keinon
  • Bruce Buck, Chairman, Chelsea FC- Interviewd by Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Post
  • Panel - Striving for Excellence: Emet Prize - Moderator - Maayan Hoffman
    Participants: Arch. Bracha Chyutin, Winner of the EMET Prize for 2020, Prof. Yechezkel Barenholz, Winner of the EMET Prize for 2020, Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, Member of EMET Prize Award Committee
  • On The Frontlines
    Eilat Shinar, Head, Magen David Adom's Blood Services, Dr. Shafir Botner, Paramedic School Director, Magen David Adom- Interviewd by Maayan Hoffman, News Editor, The Jerusalem Post
  • Nickolay Mladenov, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process - Interviewed by Khaled Abu Toameh Arab Affairs Correspondent, The Jerusalem Post
  • TedTalk
    Daniel Pomerantz, CEO, Honest Reporting
  • Avi Berkowitz, Assistant to President Donald Trump and Special Representative for International Negotiations -Interviewed by Yaakov Katz
  • The Evangelical Role in US Peacemaking
    Moderator-Maayan Hoffman, News Editor, The Jerusalem Post Participants- Yael Eckstein, Chairperson, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Rev. Johnnie Moore, Faith Advisor, US President Donald Trump
  • Panel: The Israel-UAE deal - Consequences for A Changing Middle East
    Moderator: Khaled Abu Toameh, Participants: Dr. Ebtesam al-Ketbi, President of the Emirates Policy Center (EPC) in Abu Dhabi and Dr. Nimrod Novik, Adviser to Commanders for Israel's Security
  • Panel- Disrupting Industries – Challenges for Integrating new Technology
    Moderator: Steve Linde, Participants: Dr. Ohad Karnieli, CEO, ADVA and TBD, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Lurie VP, head of Land Maneuver Systems directorate Rafael
  • Aliyah in the Shadow of Coronavirus
    Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Nefesh B' Nefesh- Interviewed by Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Post
  • Jordana Cutler, Public Policy Director of Facebook Israel and the Jewish Diaspora -Interviewed by Herb Keinon, Senior Contributing Editor, The Jerusalem Post
  • Opposition Leader and Yesh Atid-Telem Chairman Yair Lapid -Interviewed by Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Post

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