Monday, December 8
DID THE Holocaust lead to the Creation of the State of Israel? What was the relationship between the survivors and Israeli society? These questions and others will be addressed at an international conference at Yad Vashem entitled "The Holocaust, the Survivors and the State of Israel." Concurrent with the conference will be the inauguration at Yad Vashem of a new research center, The Diana Zborowski Center for the Study of the Aftermath of the Shoah. Participants in the conference will include Holocaust researchers, artists and survivors from around the world. The keynote address, "Did the Holocaust Lead to the Creation of the State of Israel?" will be delivered by Prof. Yehuda Bauer at 5 p.m. in the Yad Vashem Auditorium.
ADELSON INSTITUTE for Strategic Studies chairman Natan Sharansky will address the opening of a conference entitled "Twenty-First Century Wars: Counterinsurgency and the Challenge of Global Terrorism" at 9:15 am at Tel Aviv's Sheraton Hotel, 115 Hayarkon Street. Sharansky will co-chair the conference with former chief of General Staff Moshe Ya'alon, distinguished fellow at the Adelson Institute.
The conference agenda and news updates can be viewed at: http://adelsoninstitute.org/conference-12-08/english.php. For registration contact: Suzanne L. Balaban at (02) 560-5953 or (050)811-0348; www.shalemcenter.com; email@example.com.
AN AACI study-vacation on "Jewish Arab Coexistence" will be held over a four-day period at the Ramat Hashofet Guest House. The learning experience will include lectures by Jews and Arabs, field trips, a prize-winning film on coexistence and proof that the arts provide a bridge for mutual understanding and respect. Cost per person is NIS 1,500 for half board, plus NIS 500 for a single supplement. Further details are available from local AACI offices.
Tuesday, December 9
THE CENTRAL Conference on Pension Savings will be held at the Avenue convention complex at Airport City from 12.30 p.m. Participants include Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Finance Minister Ronnie Bar-On, and banking, insurance, investment, capital-markets and pension-funds managers and experts. The conference is being jointly organized by Calcalist, the financial publication of Yediot Aharonot, and the Migdal Group. On-line registration is available through http://my.calacalist.co.il/migdal.
NGO MONITOR, Bar-Ilan University's Department of Political Studies and Faculty of Law and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs are hosting a conference marking "60 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Genocide Convention" at Jerusalem's Mishkenot Sha'ananim.
THE EMBASSY of Peru in Israel and the Israel-Latin America Chamber of Commerce will host a symposium on "Peru - Opportunities for All." It will focus on agriculture, tourism, telecommunications, infrastructure, fishing and mining concerns, with a view to attracting Israeli entrepreneurs, investors and tour operators. The event will be chaired by Peruvian Charge d'Affaires Gonzalo Voto Benales at the Herzliya Pituah residence of the Peruvian ambassador starting at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 10
THE 15TH "Sea of Business Opportunities," hosted by business executives who served in the Israel Navy, will take place at the Daniel Hotel in Herzliya Pituah from 6 p.m. Among the participants are Israel Navy Adm. Eliezer Marom and Dr. Zvi Barak.
Friday, December 12
FORMER ISRAELI consul in New York Alon Pinkas, a former military correspondent for The Jerusalem Post and currently president of the US-Israel Institute at the Rabin Center, will address the Israeli Friends of Tel Aviv University on "US Elections and Israeli Elections - What Lies Ahead.: The lecture begins at 11 a.m. in the Morris Leigh Auditorium (014) of the Cohen-Porter United Kingdom Building of Life Sciences on the TAU campus. Entrance and parking are through Gate 1.