Not lucky enough to be attending The Jerusalem Post’s first-ever conference on
Zionism taking place Sunday in New York?
Never fear, readers will be able to
join the debates about the future of the Jewish people and hear discussions on
the major issues facing the State of Israel through the Post’s social media
platforms and here on JPost.com.
coincide with the 80th anniversary of Israel’s most-circulated English- language
news source, the conference features key personalities from the political,
security and literary sectors in Israel and the Jewish world, as well as some of
paper’s top reporters and editors.
“I am really pleased about the
interest on the Internet generated by The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference in
New York,” said Editor-In-Chief Steve Linde. “It is especially exciting because
our readers all over the world who can’t attend the conference can follow it
live on our website and on Twitter and Facebook.”
Linde added, “As a
newspaper, we hope that the distinguished guests at the conference will generate
news, both in their speeches and in panel discussions and dialogue with our
journalists and the audience. It should be a fascinating event.”
those slated to speak at the event are former prime minister Ehud Olmert, Environmental Protection Minister Gilad
Erdan, former IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. (res.) Gabi Ashkenazi, former Mossad
director Meir Dagan and Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon.
Jewish world, speakers include Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter
professor of law at Harvard Law School; Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice
chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations;
Dr. David Breakstone, vice chairman of the World Zionist Organization;
and Post columnist Isi Leibler, a former leader of Australian Jewry.
media professionals from networks such as CNN, ABC and CBS will also be in
attendance, as well as journalists from The Huffington Post, The Washington Post
and The New York Post, who will report live.
Some of The Jerusalem Post’s
top reporters will also report live from the event, sharing their expertise on
the various panels and expressing their insights live on Twitter throughout the
Military affairs reporter Yaakov Katz (@yaakovkatz), diplomatic
reporter Herb Keinon (@HerbKeinon) and chief political correspondent Gil Hoffman
(@Gil–Hoffman) will all cover the conference in real time, including exclusive,
one-on-one interviews with keynote speakers.
Information from the
conference will be uploaded to the Post’s new Facebook Timeline, where followers
can comment as the event unfolds.