KKL-JNF at the Diplomatic Conference

Some three hundred ambassadors and diplomats from all over the world took part in the Jerusalem Post’s annual Diplomatic Conference, which addressed the political and security issues

By KKL-JNF
December 16, 2014 14:19
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KKL-JNF at the Diplomatic Conference 758. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)

 
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Currently on Israel’s agenda. The event took place in Jerusalem on December 11th under the aegis of KKL-JNF and other bodies.

“Israel is a Jewish and democratic state - that’s in our DNA,” declared Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Other public figures taking part in the event included former President of Israel Shimon Peres, government ministers, Knesset members, US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro and KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler


The proceedings were opened by Jerusalem Post Editor in Chief Steve Linde, who told those present: “We are meeting at a remarkably appropriate time, as Israel is preparing for elections. We expect to make news today, thanks to the prominent speakers who will be addressing us.”


Shimon Peres and Bank HaPoalim CEO Zion Kenan presented the Start-Up Nation Award, to Shahar Albeg, who developed the BzBuzz application.  BzBuzz won first place in the BankApp competition launched by Bank HaPoalim, for startups to develop the best mobile banking app. BzBuzz provides shoppers with real-time information on the number of people and estimated waiting times in various stores.   
“Science is not just a collective effort, it’s also a matter of personal initiative,” said Former President Peres, on presenting the prize. 


Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat welcomed the guests who were visiting his city. “Jerusalem is in a process of development in all areas – culture, economy, construction and tourism,” he said. “Recently we have had to cope with violence, but we shall continue to work for the benefit of all residents of the city and adherents of all its religions.” 


 “If I wanted to sum up KKL-JNF’s vision in a single sentence, I would say that our main goal is to prepare Israel for the generations to come and conserve our natural resources for the future,” said KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler. As examples of this policy, he cited the organization’s planting of over 240 million trees, its battle against encroaching desertification, its development of water resources, agriculture, community development and tourism, and its preservation work of religious sites of all the country’s faiths. 


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