Sunday, November 19
* The International School for Jewish Peoplehood will be inaugurated at Beth Hatefutsoth at 4.30 p.m. in the presence of Education Minister Yuli Tamir who will also deliver a lecture on the subject..
* Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer of the Hebrew University's Law Faculty will deliver a lecture in Hebrew, on "Can torture be condoned?" The lecture, one in the "Why?" series of lectures and musical programs sponsored by the Hebrew University Authority for Community and Youth, commences at 5 pm at the Wise Auditorium, of the Hebrew University's Edmond J. Safra Campus at Givat Ram. Admission is free of charge. For further information, call: (02) 658-6256.
Monday, November 20
* Israel's security realities in the aftermath of the second war in Lebanon, is the subject of the Moshe Dayan memorial symposium. The keynote address will be delivered by General (Res) Giora Eiland. The symposium, chaired by Prof. Asher Susser will take place at 6.15 p.m. in the Bar Shira Auditorium of Tel Aviv University .
* Defense Minister Amir Peretz will be the guest of honor and final speaker at a conference on Israel's Defense Industries - a strategic partnership in Israel's independence. The event cosponsored by the Israel management Center, The Israel Export Insurance Corp. and the Manufacturers Association of Israel will take place in the Israel Air Force Auditorium, 15 Jabotinsky Street, Herzliya. For details and registration call Orit Goldberger-Sadowski (03) 671-1911.
* Does Israel have a policy on International Property? The question will be dealt with in English and Hebrew by visiting and local speakers at a conference to be held at Prime in the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds, beginning at 8.30 a.m. Guest speakers will include Dr. Peter P. Balas, Deputy Director General DG Trade, European Commission and Francis Gurry, Deputy Director General World Intellectual Property Organization.
Tuesday, November 21
* Civilian society in the War of Independence is the title of the David Smilanski memorial conference to be held from 9.30 a .m. in the Brender Law Auditorium on the Tel Aviv University campus. The opening address in the first session will be delivered by Natan Braun of the Hebrew University Jerusalem and Bar Ilan University and will focus on politics and the Israeli justice system in the first year of statehood. The keynote address in the second session to be delivered by Moti Golani of the University of Haifa is titled 'By the Skin of their Teeth' and deals with the authority of the Mandate from the beginning of the war to the time of the British evacuation.
* A timely Hebrew University conference related to current events will pose the question "Lessons learned and inquiry commissions - do the two go together?" The conference begins at 5.30 p.m.,in the university's Senate Hall, on the Mount Scopus Campus. Participants include Ephraim HaLevy, Head of the Center for Strategic and Policy Studies, Prof. Menachem Magidor President of the University, Colonel Uri Sagi, and MK Michael Eitan. The conference will be held under the auspices of the School of Public Policy , The Center for Strategic and Policy Studies, and the Feher Institute. For further details, call: (02)588-1193
* The Israel-Canada Chamber of Commerce is hosting a conference on Going Public in North America on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The conference will be held at David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv. For details and registration call: (03) 620-2544.
Wednesday, November 22
* Alvaro de Soto UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process will address the English Speaking Friends of Tel Aviv University and staff and students of TAU's Department of Political Science on The UN-Israel Relationship. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in Hall 003 of the Naftali Building of Social Sciences on the TAU campus.
Thursday, November 23
* The Association for Public Law will hold its annual three-day conference at the Dan Caesarea Hotel. Discussions will focus on various aspects of public law in relation to compensation claims, the criminal process, reforms and innovations, regulation of salaries with regard to maintaining dignity in comparison to maximum salaries. There will also be a session devoted to reviewing the past decade of the Supreme Court. For registration and further information contact Arnon Paz (Sigal) (03) 617-2082.
* Fifth Root & Branch Association Jerusalem Bible Codes Conference, begins at 3 p..m. Rabbi Dr. Yochanan Spielberg, Chairman. Overview of the Bible Codes, Illustrated Lecture by Rabbi Dr. Yochanan Spielberg; Bible Codes in the Parasha, Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Alex Rottenberg; Ro'im Kolot (See the Voices), Illustrated Lecture Yakov Guggenheim; New Developments in Bible Codes Research, Illustrated Lecture by Nachum Bombach; Unfolding Mysteries of the Codes, Illustrated Lecture by Professor Eliyahu Rips, Department of Mathematics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The conference under the auspices of Root and Branch will be conducted in English at the Israel Center, 22 Keren Hayesod, Jerusalem Israel Center Non-Members NIS 25, Israel Center Members NIS 20, Students NIS 10, Journalists Free, Israel Center Life Members Free.
Friday, November 24
* Dr. Martin Sherman, Department of Political Science and Security Studies Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences will speak to the Israeli Friends of Tel Aviv University on Assessing Israel's strategic alternatives: What would Sherlock Homes have said? The meeting will take place at 11 a .m. in the Leigh Auditorium of the Cohen-Porter United Kingdom Building of Life Sciences on the TAU campus.
* La Leche League Israel is hosting Dr. Jack Newman, a world-renowned pediatrician and breastfeeding specialist from Toronto at a one-day conference for parents and the general public on at Tel Hashomer Medical Center ..