Monday, December 1
THE INTERRELIGIOUS Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI), the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Polish Council of Christians and Jews and Laboratorium Wiez in the framework of the Polish Year in Israel 2008-2009 are co-hosting a public symposium Confronting a New Reality: The Polish Catholic Church, the Jews, and Israel. It will be held at Jerusalem's Van Leer Institute, 43 Jabotinsky Street, at 6.30 p.m. Participants include: Polish Ambassador Agnieszka Magdziak-Miszewska; Rabbi Michael Schudrich, chief rabbi of Poland; and Dr. Ron Kronish, Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI). For further information contact ICCI at (02)561-1899 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.icci.org.il.
Tuesday, December 2
THE ASHDOD Conference on Immigration and Absorption will be held at Yad LeBanim Ashdod. Participants include: Immigrant Absorption Minister Eli Aflalo, Jewish Agency chairman Ze'ev Bielski, Ashdod Mayor Yehiel Lasri, Knesset members, community leaders, IDF representatives, journalists who cover immigration and absorption, academics and new immigrants. The conference begins at 8.30 a.m.
THE JERUSALEM College of Technology's annual Conference on Accountancy will focus on taxation laws, amendments and reforms. The conference will begin at 5 p.m. at Machon Lev in the Physics Building on the JCT campus, 21 HaVaad Haleumi Street, Givat Mordechai, Jerusalem. Keynote speakers will be Yehuda Nasradishi, director-general of the Israel Tax Authority; Reuven Schiff, president of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel (ICPAS); and Prof. Herzl Petel, head of the account and data systems department at JCT.
THE BESA (Begin-Sadat) Center together with Spanish think tank Fundacion para el Analisis y los Estudios Sociales and the Foreign Policy Research Institute will co-host the Wollinsky Symposium on Global Challenges 2009. The symposium will be held in the Senate Hall of the Feldman Building at Bar-Ilan University, commencing at 4 p.m.
Thursday, December 4
THE THREAT of Terrorism to Stability in the Middle East is the subject of a two-day conference jointly organized by the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, the International Institute for Counterterrorism and the Italian Embassy, with the support of the Ra'anana Municipality. The conference, which will be conducted in English, will take place at the HaMishkan Center for Music and Arts 2A, Hapalmach St., Ra'anana. Israeli and Italian counterterrorism experts will discuss issues such as regional and global influences, al-Qaida's achievements in the Middle East since the war in Iraq, Iran, the incoming US president and US foreign policy vis-Ã -vis the Middle East, European perceptions of Israel and their implications, the Middle East as a challenge for the international role of the European Union, Lebanese domestic policy and Italian-Lebanese relations, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process under the shadow of Hamas, Hizbullah, the new global Jihad, and Syria and the Middle East environment. For more information and registration call: (09)960-2823 or contact email@example.com; the Italian Embassy in Israel (http://www.ambtelaviv.esteri.it/ambasciata-telaviv); the International Institute for Counterterrorism (www.ict.org.il).
Friday, December 5
BRAVE OLD World is the title of a lecture to be given in Hebrew at 11 a.m. in the library of the Japanese Embassy, 19th Floor, Museum Tower, 4 Berkowitz Street, Tel Aviv, by Nitzan Horowitz, foreign affairs commentator and head of the international desk at Channel 10.