Date: Wednesday, June 20, 9:30 - 11:00
Location: Teddy Hall
The manner in which we deal with the overwhelming crises and dilemmas of our times will influence the face of tomorrow: the global tomorrow, the Jewish tomorrow, and the Israeli tomorrow.This plenary discussion will provide us with a strategic insight into the central issues under discussion at the Conference.
Mr. Udi Segal, Israel: Journalist; Diplomatic Correspondent, Channel 2 News.
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Gabi Ashkenazi, Israel – Chairman, Board of Directors, Shemen, Oil and Gas Resources Ltd.; Chairman, Board of Directors, Rashi Foundation; Distinguished Military Fellow, Brookings Institute; former, Chief of Staff, Israel Defense Forces. Recipient: US Legion of Merit.
Ms. Ayaan Hirsi-Ali, The Netherlands/Somalia: Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; former Member, House of Representatives, the Netherlands; Screenwriter, Submission, a film about the oppression of women in conservative Islamic cultures; Founder, The AHA Foundation
Ambassador Dennis Ross, USA: Counselor, former Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama; former Senior Director, Central Region, National Security Council; former Special Advisor for Iran, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; former Special Middle East Coordinator (Clinton Administration); former Director of Policy Planning, State Department (Bush Administration); Co Chair the Jewish People Policy Institute. Author: Statecraft, And How to Restore America's Standing in the World (2007), The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace (2004). Co-author: Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East (2009).
Mr. Leon Wieseltier, USA: Literary Editor, The New Republic. Author: Kaddish, (2000).
The plenary will be simultaneously translated into Hebrew, English, Arabic, French, and Russian.