Watch: 2nd day of President's Conference in J'lem

Today's speakers at "Facing Tomorrow" conference include Ashkenazi, Dennis Ross, Stanley Fischer, Peres, Côte d'Ivoire President Ouattara.

June 18, 2012 11:15
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President Shimon Peres

Peres 370 (Marc). (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)


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This year's presidential conference - “Facing Tomorrow” - focuses on building a better future for world Jewry, Israel and humanity, and The Jerusalem Post is hosting a live video feed. Hosted by President Shimon Peres, the June 19-21 conference has attracted over 3,500 people from around the world. Speakers will address a wide array of pertinent issues, including: the "Arab Spring," the future of the Middle East, the impact of the global economic crisis, the US role in the international community, social justice protests and leading developments in the field of technology.

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The event boasts a number of panels and plenary sessions, with speeches from Peres, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan, Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky, Middle East envoy Tony Blair, and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

During the opening plenary Tuesday night Peres presented Henry Kissinger with the Presidential Award for Distinction, after which the former US secretary of state spoke about peace and the Iranian threat.

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