Conference Circuit

Conference details around the country for the week of August 24, 2008.

Conference Circuit 88 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Conference Circuit 88
(photo credit: Courtesy)
THE MANUFACTURERS Association of Israel will host Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz and Knesset Finance Committee chairman Avishay Braverman at the association's headquarters in Tel Aviv. THE HEADS of the Moshav Movement, northern region councils heads and poultry farmers will hold an emergency meeting at 4 p.m. at the Ma'aleh Yosef Regional Council to protest the Finance Ministry's intention to cancel the Galilee Law. They will voice their concerns to Agriculture Minister Shalom Simhon, who is scheduled to speak at the meeting. Participants at the meeting are to decide on steps to take. Sunday, August 24 RELATIVES, FRIENDS and colleagues of the late Dr. June Walker, past national president of Hadassah and the Women's Zionist Organization of America, and the chair of the Conference of Presidents, will gather in Jerusalem at 5 p.m. at Hadassah College, 37 Rehov Hanevi'im, to honor her memory and to exchange reminiscences about a woman who was fully dedicated to her people and to the development of the State of Israel, especially in the fields of medicine and education. order to persuade the Finance Ministry that its decision to abrogate the Galilee Law is a mistake. Monday, August 25 DEPUTY KNESSET Speaker Colette Avital and former Palestinian Authority security chief Jibril Rajoub will be the keynote speakers at a conference to be hosted by the Palestine-Israel Journal at 4 p.m. at Notre Dame Jerusalem. They will discuss 1948: Sixty Years After - Independence/Nakba - what's next? The event is being held under the auspices of the Canadian International Development Agency. Tuesday, August 26 EDUCATION IN Holon 2008 is the subject of a conference to be held at Mediatech in Holon at noon. Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz will be one of the opening speakers. The conference will deal with formal and informal education. Speakers at the keynote session will include Holon Mayor Motti Sasson, Education Minister Yuli Tamir, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and President Shimon Peres. The participation fee is NIS 120. For more information and details about registration call (03)638-2075.