Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu 311 (R).
(photo credit: Avi Ohayon / GPO)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky were scheduled to speak at the closing session of the 2011 Presidential Conference in Jerusalem on Thursday.
The Closing Plenary aims to create an inclusive and comprehensive look at the portrait of tomorrow and to pinpoint the critical decisions that must be made so that our tomorrow will be one of prosperity and growth.
Several other important speakers took part in this year’s President’s Conference including former Shas chairman Arye Deri, British Ambassador Matthew Gould, US Ambassador Dan Kurtzer, French intellectual Bernard- Henri Lévy,US diplomat Dennis Ross and hitech entrepreneur Yossi Vard.
Plenary sessions dealt with nations, ethics, trends, challenges, decisions, global perspectives for tomorrow and future media.
The topics of some of the discussions were: Thin Ice – Criticism vs. Loyalty in Israel-Diaspora relations; The Israel Economy – A Small, Leading Market; Israel and America: Has the Love Cooled?; The Future of European Jewry; The Israeli- Palestinian Peace Process; Delegitimization; Conversion: Who Keeps the Gate for the Jewish Nation; Jewish Identity; Israel and the Diaspora: Relationship among Equals?; Cutting Edge Medicine; Will We Miss the Old Middle East?; New Energy for Tomorrow; The Jewish Dimension of a Peace Agreement; Where is Jewish Philanthropy Headed?; The Drama of Brain Research; and Stopping Nuclear Proliferation.