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Haaretz Is Coming to Palo Alto

OFJCC and Haaretz are pleased to invite you to 'Zionism 3.0: Israel's Place in Tomorrow's World' - Sunday, November 22.

11:30am - 1:00pm
Registration and Organization Fair
(boxed lunch option)

1:00-1:30pm
Opening Session
Participants:
Charlotte Halle, Editor, Haaretz English Edition
Zack Bodner, CEO of the OFJCC
Dr. Andy David, Consul General to SF and the Pacific Northwest
Amos Schocken, Publisher of Haaretz
Wrestling Jerusalem – A performance by Aaron Davidman

1:30-2:00pm
Session 1: Living in the Middle East- Another Year of Surprises
Overview of the geopolitical situation in the Middle East: recent developments in Israel since the elections; the agreement with Iran; ISIS threat; the disintegration of Syria.

Aluf Benn, Editor-in-Chief, Haaretz

2:00-2:30pm
Session 2: The Middle East and the United States
Jeffrey Goldberg, Author and National Correspondent for The Atlantic 

2:35-3:30pm
Session 3: Long-distance Siblings
American Jewry and Israel: the complex relationship and the new generation
Moderator: Chemi Shalev, U.S. Editor, Haaretz
Participants: Peter Beinart, Haaretz Columnist, Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal, Ruth Calderon, Hartman Institute, Gidi Grinstein, Reut Institute

3:30-4:00pm: Break

4:00-4:45pm
Session 4: Group Breakouts
* Israeli Jewish Identity - Ruth Calderon, Hartman Institute and Gidi Grinstein, Reut Institute
* Syria and ISIS: The Israeli perspective from Amos Harel, Haaretz journalist; the U.S. perspective from Peter Berkowitz, Hoover Institute
* BDS – Rabbi Doug Kahn JCRC, Peter Beinart, Haaretz Columnist, Sue Fishkoff, Editor of j. The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California
* How to Publish a Newspaper in Critical Times- Amos Schocken, Publisher of Haaretz
A Different Perspective on the Future of Israel and the Middle East TBD
The Challenges Facing Zionism through 2048 - Dr. Arye Carmon, Senior Fellow Israel Democratic Institute
Orthodox Women in Politics - how do they influence social change in Israel? MK Zouheir Bahloul (Zionist Union)
* Grass Roots Engagement and Initiatives- local organizations in the Bay Area
* IPI: A regional approach to re-igniting the peace process Q&A Koby Huberman, Co-founder Israel Peace Initiative

4:45-5:15pm: Walk back to Hall for second panel discussion

5:15-5:45pm
Session 5: New International Horizons for Israel – Israeli Government perspective
Tzipi Hotovely, Deputy Foreign Minister

5:45-6:45pm
Session 6: Israel – Where do we go from here?
The collapse of the peace process; how the two state solution became irrelevant; can Israel maintain its democratic character.

Moderator - Amos Harel, Haaretz Journalist
Participants: MK, Zouheir Bahloul (Zionist Union), Jeffery Goldberg, Author and National Correspondent for The Atlantic, Aluf Benn, Editor-in-Chief Haaretz, Koby Huberman, Co-founder of Israel Peace Initiative

6:45-7:00pm: Closing Session

Zack Bodner, CEO of the OFJCC

7:15-8:30pm

Cocktail Party – light food and wine will be served

(Young Adults breakout- Beer and conversation with Chaim Levinson, Haaretz Journalist and Israeli Author, Nir Baram)

Note: Sessions and speaker subject to change based on availability.

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