Conference Circuit

Retired Deputy President of the Supreme Court, Justice Mishael Cheshin, will be honored by the Netanya Acadmic College.

Sunday, January 14 Retired Deputy President of the Supreme Court, Justice Mishael Cheshin, will be honored by the Netanya Acadmic College, which is hosting a seminar dedicated to his contribution to the Israeli legal system. The event begins at 2 p.m. For details, call: Amikam Shapira (052) 245-3660. Monday, January 15 Retired Supreme Court Justice Dalia Dorner, who is currently president of the Press Council, will be the keynote speaker at the Netanya Academic College at a symposium honoring the memory of distinguished journalist Moshe Zak, who bequeathed his library to the college. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. For details, call Amikam Shapira: (052) 245-3660. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Helsingfors Zionist Conference, the Jabotinsky Institute will hold a symposium on what was then considered to be a Zionist Summit conference on Jewish autonomy, the lessons to be learned from it and its place in Jabotinsky's ideology. Speakers will include Prof. Arye Naor, Prof. Ruth Lapidot and Prof. Yosef Gurni. The event moderated by Yossi Achimeir, will take place at the Jabotinsky Museum, 39 King George Street, Tel Aviv at 6 p.m. The four-day AACI Seniors Congress on the Three A's - Artsy Anglos in the Arts (The Anglo Contribution to the Arts in Israel ) will be held at the Royal Hotel, Dead Sea. Participation fee is US $272 (or NIS equiv.) per person for three nights, half-board sharing a double room. This also includes Welcome Reception, the Gala Dinner and one-time free coffee and cake. The single-room supplement for three nights is an additional $154 (or NIS equiv.) Registration has closed but would-be participants should check for cancellations. Tuesday, January 16 The College of Judea & Samaria, is convening the 2007 Ariel Health Conference, a new annual forum that will bring together prominent experts and professionals to analyze health-related issues that impact on the State of Israel. Sponsored by the College's School for Health Sciences, the inaugural event will debate The Consequences of Reforming Israel's Mental Health System. The forum will be held in Hebrew on the Ariel campus (Raab Building, Lax Auditorium) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Health Minister Ya'acov Ben-Yizri. Advanced registration plus a NIS 100 entrance fee are required for attendance. For further details, contact Galit Abudi (03) 937-1489 or (054) 776-6360. Marketing for Success Course for Women in Business. A six-week program in English covering how to successfully develop a marketing plan to increase sales profits and customer base, is tailored specifically to the needs of women. The course is run by Advancing Women in Business. Contact Adv. Tamar Weiner at or (054) 763-6136. Wednesday, January 17 The Institute for National Security Studies is hosting a symposium on Intelligence in the Yom Kippur War: Success or Failure - the lessons to be learned today. The symposium is being held in conjunction with the publication of Arye Shalev's book on the subject. Sessions begin at 4:30 p.m. with the participation of Gen. (Res) Shlomo Gazit and Gen. (Res) Aharon Zeevi Farkash. Venue is The Institute for National Security Studies, 40 Haim Levanon Street, alongside Tel Aviv University. Dr. Maria Alvanou, criminologist - attorney at law, member of ITSTIME Research Team of the Catholic University of Milan, will deliver a lecture on: Contemporary Terrorism Issues in the EU at the University of Haifa, Seminar Room Caesarea Institute - 570, Education Building, at 4 p.m. For further information, contact Jeannine Horowitz, head of the Modern Hellenic Studies Dept., Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa, (04) 836-6169 Fax: (04) 824-0129 e-mail: Dr. Ron Pundak director general of The Peres Center for Peace and Maher Hamdan the CEO of the Palestine Trade Center - PalTrade are hosting a special presentation focusing on a new economic research paper: The Untapped Potential - Palestinian-Israeli Economic Relations: Policy Options and Recommendations. Findings, conclusions and recommendations will be followed by a discussion featuring the Palestinian and Israeli economists who jointly wrote the paper. The event will take place from 10 a.m. at the American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem. Advance registration is required. Call: Racheli Levkovich (03) 568-0630 or or Shiri Ourian at (054) 660-5934 or Thursday, January 18 Vice Premier Shimon Peres and Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh along with several diplomats, a senior representative of the Palestinian Authority and representatives of the multinational forces will discuss the need for third-party assistance in the peace process at an all-day conference commencing at 9 a.m. at the Netanya Academic College's Center for Strategy and Dialogue, 1 University Street, Kiryat Yitzhak Rabin. For details, contact Amikam Shapira (052) 245-3660, (09) 860-7765. A somewhat different perspective of the Biblical Joseph will be presented by Rabbi Yehoshua Friedman of the Yeshiva of Maale Ephraim when he discusses "Yosef, Viceroy of Egypt - Machiavellian Prince?" His lecture, in English under the auspices of the Root & Branch Association, will be held at the Israel Center, 22 Keren Hayesod, at 7:30 p.m. Israel Center Non-Members NIS 25, Israel Center Members NIS 20, Students NIS 10, Israel Center Life Members NIS 5, Journalists Free. Saturday, January 20 The cocktail reception marking the opening of the Conference on Marketing and Media will be held by the Advertisers Association of Israel at the David Intercontinental Hotel. On that occasion, the AAI will crown its marketing personality of the year. On Sunday, January 21, the AAI will reconvene at the same venue at 8 a.m. to discuss new trends and strategies in marketing, the future of newspapers and the phenomenon of the free daily, branding, two campaigns in the one product, networking as a platform for marketing and other related subjects. For registration and further information, call (03) 561-5310. Sunday, January 21 The seventh annual four-day Herzliya Conference on the Balance of Israel's National Security will take place at the Daniel Hotel, Herzliya. The conference, chaired by Prof. Uzi Arad, is organized by the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. The Conference is internationally recognized as a platform for an authoritative and in-depth analysis of the relevant global, regional and domestic issues of the times. This year, special emphasis will be placed on Israel's foreign policy (relating to the US, Europe, NATO and others), nuclear proliferation and the Iranian threat. Speakers and guests will include government officials, business leaders and senior academics from Israel and abroad. For a complete program check the conference Web site: Tuesday, January 23 Ernst & Young, together with Hypo Real Estate, is hosting a conference on Financing Real Estate Ventures in Europe. The conference, which starts at 9 a.m., will be held at the Sheraton City Tower Hotel, Ramat Gan and will deal not only with sources of capital but with real estate trends in Europe in general and Germany in particular. For further details and registration, call Dikla (03) 623-2501.