Sunday, January 7
"After Lebanon, a new Middle East?" is the title of a symposium to be held from 4 p.m. at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. Participants include Moshe Bar Niv, Barry Rubin, Brig. Gen (res) Yaacov Amidror, Reuven Paz, Martin Kramer, Uri Lubrani, Eyal Zisser and Moshe Arens.
Tuesday, January 9
A one-day conference focusing on the Iranian threat will be held at the Hebrew University , Jerusalem. The conference, entitled "In the Eye of the Storm: Iran in Global Perspectives," is being run in cooperation with the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and The Israel Project. The conference will take place at the Maiersdorf Faculty Club at the Mount Scopus campus from 8:30 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. Sessions will include: Iran's Rivals: The Western Powers; Iran's Backyard: The Muslim Middle East; Iran's Strategic Hinterland: The Asian Powers; and Iran's Universal Appeal. Issues to be dealt with during the conference include Shiite Iran and the Sunni World; Iran in Africa; Iran in Latin America; Tehran's Global Agenda; The American Dilemma; Europe, Iran and the Bomb; Iran's Regional Security Conception; The Arab System and Iran's Claim for Hegemony; How Iraqi Sunnis, Shiites, Kurds and Patriots See Iran; Iran in Turkish Foreign Policy; China and Iran; and Evaluation of the Oil Factor in the Japan-Iran Relationship. For further details, call: Rebecca Zeffert, Dept. of Media Relations, the Hebrew University: (052) 428 2661 or Orit Sulitzeanu, Hebrew University spokesperson, (02) 588-2910 or (052) 260-8016.
Governor of the Bank of Israel , Prof. Stanley Fischer will be the guest speaker at the Biennial National Convention of the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel. The convention will be held at Beit Shmuel, 6 Shama Street, Jerusalem
Thursday, January 11
The Jerusalem Friends of the Hebrew University will hold a seminar on Magic Mystery and Witchcraft at the Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem, commencing at 9 a.m. Among subjects to be discussed are: The Righteous, the Healers and the Sorcerers in Netivot; Magic in the Jewish Tradition and Halacha; and Witchcraft and Politics in Israeli Society. The latter, which is the concluding session, will be moderated by Israel Television's Nitzan Chen with the participation of Prof. Moshe Idel and Prof. Rachel Elior of the HU's Department of Jewish Thought; Rabbi Isaac Bazri of the Hashalom Kabbalists Yeshiva, Jerusalem, Rabbi Arieh Deri, the former Shas leader and former Minister of the Interior and Israel Segal, author and journalist.
The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies is hosting the annual Madame Madeleine Feher lecture at the Beck Auditorium Bar Ilan University. Dr. Neill Lochery, director of the Center for Israeli Studies at University College, London, and a lecturer in UCL's Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, will deliver at 4:30 p.m. an analysis of present and post-Blair Middle East policy.
Rabbi Dr. Yehudah Bohrer, Yeshiva of Beit-El, will be the Root & Branch guest speaker at the organization's weekly lecture series. He will speak in English on "The Lad Who's Born to be King: Saul, David and the Making of Mashiach - A Story for Today." The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Israel Center, 22 Keren Hayesod Street, Jerusalem. Non-Members NIS 25, Israel Center Members NIS 20, Students NIS 10, Israel Center Life Members NIS 5, Journalists free.
Sunday, January 14
Tourism Minister Isaac Herzog will be the guest speaker at the first luncheon meeting for 2007 of the Israel Britain and the Commonwealth Association. The event will be held at the David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv. Members NIS 130, non-members NIS 160. For further details and reservations, call (052) 897-4000.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Helsingfors Zionist Conference, the Jabotinsky Institute will hold a symposium on what was then considered to be a Zionist Summit conference on Jewish autonomy, the lessons to be learned from it and its place in Jabotinsky's ideology. Speakers will include Prof. Arye Naor, Prof. Ruth Lapidot and Prof. Yosef Gurni. The event, moderated by Yossi Achimeir, will take place at the Jabotinsky Museum, 39 King George Street, Tel Aviv at 6 p.m.
The four-day AACI Seniors Congress on the Three A's - Artsy Anglos in the Arts (The Anglo Contribution to the Arts in Israel ) will be held at the Royal Hotel, Dead Sea. Participation fee is $272 (or NIS equiv.) per person for three nights, half-board, sharing a double room. This also includes Welcome Reception, the Gala Dinner and one-time free coffee and cake. The single room supplement for three nights is an additional $154 (or NIS equiv.). Registration has closed but would-be participants should check for cancellations.
Tuesday, January 16
Launch of Marketing for Success Course for Women in Business - in English. A six-week program covering how to successfully develop a marketing plan to increase sales profits and customer base. The program is tailored specifically to the needs of women and is run by Lila.co.il Advancing Women in Business www.lila.co.il. Contact: Adv. Tamar Weiner at email@example.com or (054) 763-6136.
Wednesday, January 17
Dr. Maria Alvanou, Criminologist - Attorney at Law, member of ITSTIME Research Team of the Catholic University of Milan, will deliver a lecture on "Contemporary Terrorism Issues in the EU" at the University of Haifa, seminar room Caesarea Institute - 570, Education Building, at 4 p.m. For further information, contact: Jeannine Horowitz, head of the Modern Hellenic Studies Dept., Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa: fax: (04) 824-0129 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, January 21
The seventh annual four-day Herzliya Conference on the Balance of Israel's National Security will take place at the Daniel Hotel, Herzliya. The conference, chaired by Prof. Uzi Arad, is organized by the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. The Conference is internationally recognized as a platform for an authoritative and in-depth analysis of the relevant global, regional and domestic issues of the times. This year, special emphasis will be placed on Israel's foreign policy (relating to the US, Europe, NATO and others), nuclear proliferation and the Iranian threat. Speakers and guests will include government officials, business leaders and senior academics from Israel and abroad. For a complete program check the conference Web site: www.herzliyaconference.org.
Tuesday, January 23
Ernst & Young together with Hypo Real Estate is hosting a conference on Financing Real Estate Ventures in Europe. The conference, which starts at 9 a.m., will be held at the Sheraton City Tower Hotel, Ramat Gan and will deal not only with sources of capital but with real estate trends in Europe in general and Germany in particular. For further details and registration, call Dikla (03) 623-2501.
Wednesday, January 24
A two-day conference marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day will be held at Yad Vashem . The conference, which is a joint project of Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research and the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion - The Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, will focus on The Holocaust, Medicine and Medical Ethics. The umbrella theme of the conference will give prominent scholars and young researchers from universities in Israel and abroad a platform for discussion of various issues on the topic, including: Medical Ethics, Eugenics and Euthanasia; Medical Schools and the Teaching of Medical Ethics; Nazi Medical Experiments; and Jewish Physicians in the Ghettos. The Conference is being held through the support of the Gertner Center for International Holocaust Conferences and the Claims Conference. For further information, call: (02) 644 -3480.
Costa Rican Ambassador Noemi Baruch will speak to the English Speaking Friends of Tel Aviv University on "Latin America: A Changing Continent." Her address, commencing at 6:15 p.m., will be delivered in Hall 003 of the Naftali Building for Social Sciences on the TAU campus.
Friday, January 26
Prof. Yoel Rak, Head of the Department of Anatomy, Sackler School of Medicine will speak at a meeting of the Israeli Friends of Tel Aviv University on "Investigation of Human Evolution: A Personal Account." The lecture will take place at 11 a.m. in the Kagan Hall of the Trubowicz Building of Law on the TAU campus.
Friday February 2
The Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA) is hosting a two-day retreat in Nes Amim on the theme of environmental care in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions. The retreat is partially subsidized by Nes Amim. Participants will have the chance to meet other IEA people from around the country and engage in non-political interfaith discussions designed to help enhance each person's knowledge of "the other" in his/her humanity, and thereby make a substantial contribution to true coexistence of the three faiths that share the Holy Land. Participation fee: For the first 34 participants: affiliates who paid dues for 2007: NIS 160; others: NIS 210; For other participants: NIS 350. Non-resident participants NIS 10 plus NIS 50 per meal: