Jerusalem at night.
(photo credit: NOAM SHUGANOVSKY)
The 14th annual Jerusalem Conference, featuring a wide array of the government’s highest ranking officials, will be held Monday and Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel to examine several key issues facing the capital as it marks its 50th year after the 1967 Six Day War.
The conference will be hosted by the Besheva Media Group and is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., bringing together the country’s preeminent leaders.
“As they do every year, top politicians, media personalities, business figures and the public will meet for two days of discussions and talks on all the current burning Jewish, social, economic and political issues facing the State of Israel,” said Besheva.
The speakers will include President Reuven Rivlin, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Culture Minister Miri Regev, Public Security and Information Minister Gilad Erdan, Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel, Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, opposition head Isaac Herzog, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and other well-known figures.
Channel 2’s political commentator Amit Segal will interview Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Monday, and Sivan Rahav-Meir will interview former education and interior minister Gideon Sa’ar on Tuesday.
Lecture topics will include: “Is Jerusalem united now that 50 years have passed?”; “Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria – an unalterable fact?”; “Economic and academic BDS – the new face of antisemitism?”; and “Religious Jews in influential positions: Do they change, or do they effect change?” Additionally, 11 projects and institutions considered worthy of recognition will be awarded the Jerusalem Prize for their “significant and long-term public activities and contributions to the Jewish People.”
An award will also be granted to Talpiot College to commemorate its 80th anniversary.
Other awardees include: United Hatzalah; Aspaklaria Theater; Givat Washington Educational Campus; Maccabi Health Services; the Begin Heritage Center; and the Authority for National Civil Service.