For many, it is the premier Israel conference of the year. One participant at last year’s conference told us that it was the most amazing experience of her life. Another regular participant keeps a ticker on his computer, counting down the days until May 7, when The Jerusalem Post will hold its annual New York Conference.
When we decided in 2011 to hold this conference for the first time, we viewed it as an opportunity - alongside our daily paper and online digital platforms – to open a window for our readers into Israel by connecting them directly with the politicians, government officials and IDF officers who make the news as well as the journalists who report on it.
At last year’s conference, we were treated to a speech by Mosab Hassan Yousef
, better known as the Green Prince and the son of a top Hamas terrorist who became one of Israel’s most important intelligence assets.
Our stage has been the scene of arguments between Meir Dagan, the late and legendary Mossad chief, and government ministers, about the role he played in preventing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from taking unilateral military action to stop Iran’s nuclear program.
We’ve heard from former presidents, prime ministers, Hollywood stars like Michael Douglas, famous sex therapist Dr. Ruth as well as senior members of consecutive Israeli and American administrations.
This year, we are expecting our best conference to date. Seven senior Israeli government ministers will be there, including Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz. Senior adviser to President Donald Trump, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, will be on stage as well as legendary journalist Larry King
We will have a special panel with two generals who served in recent years as the IDF chief of staff – Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon and Dan Halutz. They will review for us Israel’s strategic standing in the Middle East and ways the country can ensure that it is prepared for the security challenges that loom on its horizon.
We will hear from Amb. Ronald S. Lauder on the challenges facing the Jewish people around the world and will hold a special panel with representative from across the Jewish spectrum to talk about religious freedom in Israel on issues like prayer at the Western Wall, conversions and civil marriage.
So with government ministers, senators, congressmen, a senior aide to the president and countless other officials and celebrities already signed up, the question is what about you?
Where will you be on May 7?
Don’t miss the most fascinating conference in the Jewish World.
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