Speakers and highlights from this year's JPost Conference

The Jerusalem Post Conference 2017 is officially up and going. Here is a full list of the speakers and panels you shouldn't miss out on.

May 7, 2017 15:43
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The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference

The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference. (photo credit: DANIELLE ZIRI)


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The annual Jerusalem Post Conference has kicked off in New York on Sunday, bringing together Israeli officials, Jewish leaders and policy makers to weigh in on some of the most pressing issues the Jewish world and the Jewish state are facing in 2017.

Follow the updated schedule below and tune in to our live stream, aired on www.jpost.com, to catch all the important speeches and panels.

9:15- 9:25- Israel Katz, Israel's Transportation and Intelligence Minister

Katz, a security cabinet member, is the opening speaker of the conference.

9:25-9:35- Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Israel's Energy Minister

Dr. Steinitz, Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources and former Stategic Affairs Minister, is holding a speech at the conference.

9:35-9:45- Isaac Herzog, Opposition leader and Chairman of the Labor Party

Herzog has been a member of the Knesset since 2013 is holding a speech at the conference.

Ronald. S Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress

Ronald Lauder, JPost Conference President and President of the WJC, is holding a speech at the conference .

10:02-10:22- Interview with Dr. Sebastian Gorka

Jerusalem Post's Editor-in-Chief Yaakov Katz will hold an interview with Dr. Gorka, Deputy Assistant to US President Donald Trump.

Ofir Akunis, Israel's Science and Technology Minister

Ofir Akunis (Likud), Sciene, Technology and Space Minister, is holding a speech at the conference.

10:52-11:02- Ayelet Shaked, Israel's Justice Minister

Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi), Israel's Justice Minister, is the sixth speaker of the conference.

Naftali Bennett, Israel's Education and Diaspora Affairs Minister

Nafatli Bennett, Bayit Yehudi Chairman and Israel's Education and Diaspora Affairs Minister, is holding a speech at the conference.

12:47-12:57- Haim Bibas, Chairman of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel

Haim Bibas is holding a speech at the conference.

1:07-1:17- Danny Danon, Israel's Ambassador to the UN

Danny Danon will hold a speech titled 'BDS, Diplomacy and Delegitimization: How to Tell the Truth in the UN.'

2:32-3:02- Iran, ISIS, Hamas and Hezbollah: Two IDF Chiefs of Staff on Israel's security challenges: Lt. Gen. (res.) Moshe (Bogie) Ya'alon and Lt. Gen. (ret.) Dani Haloutz

The panel will be moderated be Jerusalem Post Editor-in-Chief Yaakov Katz

3:52-4:02- Interview with Alan Dershowitz, Felix Franfurter Professor of Law Emeritus

The interview with Dershowitz will be held by the Jerusalem Post's diplomatic correspondent, Herb Keinon.

4:07-4:27- Larry King will be awarded the Jerusalem Post Lifetime Achievement Award

The award will be followed by an interview with king, moderated by Editor-in-Chief Yaakov Katz, about King's life, career and Jewish identity.

US Senator (Arkansas) Tom Cotton and US Senator Deb Fischer (Nebraska) will discuss 'A view of Israel from the US Senate'

The panel will be moderated by The Jerusalem Post's diplomatic correspondent, Herb Keinon.

Grace Meng (D-NY), Member of the House Appropriations Committee

Grace Meng is holding a speech at the conference.

4:52-5:02- Caroline B. Glick, Jerusalem Post Senior Contributing Editor

Caroline B. Glick, a senior columnist at the Jerusalem Post, will be holding a speech at the conference.

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