Conference Circuit

The center for Strategic Dialogue at Netanya Academic College will host a conference on Hamas terrorism.

Haniyeh  224.88 (photo credit: AP [file])
Haniyeh 224.88
(photo credit: AP [file])
Sunday, February 1
  • WOMEN AND Business is the title of a conference at the Tel Aviv Museum, with presentations by women in high-ranking positions across the industrial spectrum. The conference begins at 8.30 a.m.
  • FOR FOREIGN press only. The Israel Project, in conjunction with the Government Press Office, has organized a meeting with Likud, Kadima and Labor candidates at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem at noon. There will be a debate followed by a question-and-answer session designed to shed light on the political platforms of all three parties. The event is in English.
  • THE IRAN Forum at Tel Aviv University has invited Dr. Charles Asher Small, director of the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism (YIISA) at Yale University to be the guest lecturer at its special session on "The Social Construction of the Other: The Iranian Region and possibility of negotiations." The session will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 133 of the Gilman Building on the TAU campus.
  • THE CENTER for Strategic Dialogue at Netanya Academic College will host a conference on Hamas terrorism. Participants include former ambassador to the US Danny Ayalon, former police commissioner Assaf Hefetz, former Council for National Security head Ilan Mizrahi and former ambassador to India and China Yehoyada Haim. The conference will begin at 4 p.m. in the Tshuva Auditorium on the NAC campus.
  • "BECAUSE BLOOD is soul: The control of production of blood vessels for medical purposes" is the subject of a lecture in Hebrew by Prof. Eli Keshet of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The event starts at 5 p.m. in the Wise Auditorium, Edmond J. Safra campus at Givat Ram. It is within the framework of the "Why?" series of lectures and musical programs sponsored by the Hebrew University Authority for Community and Youth. Admission is free of charge. For more details call (02) 658-6256.
  • THE FIRST of a weekly "Turning Point" series of lectures for cancer patients and their families will be held from 2 p.m. at the Neveh Shalom Center near Latrun. For more details:,, or call (052) 404-1996, (077) 450-0970.
  • Monday, February 2
  • THERE WILL be more than 30 panels on a multitude of subjects at the 9th annual Herzliya Conference. It will be held over a three-day period at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. Due to time constraints, two panels will be running concurrently through most of the conference; all will be broadcast over the conference Web site:
  • A SYMPOSIUM on "The Gaza Operation's Impact on Latin America, Spain and Portugal" will be held at 2 p.m. in the Bronfman Hall on HU's Mount Scopus campus. It is under the auspices of the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace and the Department of Romance and Latin American Studies. For more details call (054) 768-0378.
  • A HEBREW forum on "Economic Policy in Times of Crisis" will convene from 4.30 p.m.-7.30 p.m. in Room 405, Maiersdorf Faculty Club, HU Mount Scopus campus. Speakers include: Finance Ministry director-general Yoram Ariav, Prof. Yosef Zeira, Prof. Manuel Trachtenberg and Prof. Eugene Kandel. For more details call (02) 588-3167 or e-mail
  • Wednesday, February 4
  • ISRAEL PRIZE laureate Rabbi Avraham Steinberg will deliver a lecture on Jewish Medical Ethics in memory of his father-in-law, Rabbi Charles Weinberg, who passed away a month ago. The lecture will be held at Jerusalem's Yeshurun Central Synagogue, 44 King George Street, at 8 p.m.
  • CAN A Secular-Religious leadership succeed? Religious figures, academics, journalists and politicians from the Right and Left will share their opinions on the subject at a conference organized by the Netanya Academic College's Center for Israeli Heritage. For more details call Amikam Shapira at (052) 245-3660.
  • BUSINESS NETWORK International will host a networking conference at Xanadu, Rehov Benzion Gellis 50, Petah Tikva, at 8 a.m. Sessions will be devoted to contacts with major capitalists, growth partnership, small- and medium-sized businesses in the shadow of the economic crunch, creative legal defense of businesses that have been victims of the meltdown, the struggles of the financial and provident divisions of capital markets, investment psychology and more. Participation fee is NIS 315. To register call 1-800-200-830 or access