I am a no-rich Israeli living in South Tel Aviv and I attended this conference via ticket from one of the network I am part of. I am very gratefull for this opportunity as otherwise I would never have a chance to meet so many top proffessors, experts, NGO activists, amazing speakers. I dont agree that all the speeches were empty, some that I attended were very emotional and deep. I left the even inspired. I met at the conference other "normal", young Israeli, not only rich middle-aged men (I am a wolen). Yes this conference might be a bubble as everybody there were inteligent, hopeful and smiling. But why cant we allow ourselves to be like that, once in a while? Smile and dream? Are we Israelis forbidden to do it, because of all the bad things happening here???
Syria frees alleged Druze spy from the Golan Heights after 12 years incarceration (Haaretz)
from the article: A celebration of Peres and our illusions