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HaaretzQ with the New Israel Fund is a first-of-its-kind gathering aimed at addressing our most pressing questions about Israel. Click for more details.

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The HaaretzQ conference with NIF will address the pressing questions facing Israel today, with innovative and engaging conversations led by Haaretz senior correspondents as well as a wide array of speakers from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Europe and the United States. Join us for keynote remarks, panel discussions, TED-style idea pitching, round-table discussions, a special screening room sponsored by the Other Israel Film Festival and a Hanukkah candle-lighting cocktail reception to close. The conference will take place December 13. 2015, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City (45 East 45th Street & Madison Avenue).

An invitation from Haaretz editor Aluf Benn: Join HaaretzQ in NYC

An invitation from New Israel Fund CEO Daniel Sokatch

We are bringing the pages of Haaretz to you LIVE. Speakers from Israel will include: Aluf Benn, Ari Shavit, Peter Beinart, Amira Hass, Sayed Kashua, MK Tzipi Livni, Saeb Erekat, MK Ayman Odeh, MK Merav Michaeli, MK Tamar Zandberg, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Amal Elsana, and Talia Sasson.

The full list of speakers can be found here.

Conference schedule


9-10 a.m. Check-in and coffee

10-10:45 a.m. Welcome and opening keynote addresses

11-11:50 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION I

12-12:50 p.m. BREAKOUT II



2:35-3:25 p.m. BREAKOUT III

3:30-4:20 p.m. BREAKOUT IV

4:30-5:20 p.m. Afternoon keynotes

5:30 p.m. Hanukkah in New York candle-lighting cocktail reception - co-produced with Lab Shul and Auburn Seminary


Beyond negotiations: Can the peace process be unfrozen to achieve more than ”conflict management”?

Friendship under stress: How would Israel-U.S. ties look following the Iran deal and growing regional turmoil?

Unifying or separating: Is Israel dividing American Jewry?

What’s left: Is there a future for the progressive movement in Israel?

Creating a new social and economic model for Israel: What can be done?

"Droves of Arab voters:" Is the struggle of Israel's Arab citizens to equality the new focal point of the conflict?

Jerusalem burning: Is religion the solution or the problem?

It's all about the money: How does funding impact Israel's future?

Striving for Freedom: What will it take to uphold human rights in Israel and the Palestinian Territories?

Don't let friends drive drunk: What can foreign intervention accomplish?

Synagogue and state: Who defines the Jewishness of Israel?

You can’t handle the truth: What is the role of the media and public discourse in shaping reality in Israel?

Linking struggles: Whose lives matter?

How are Israelis and Palestinians challenging the systems that govern them?

An island in a storm: How does the Middle East impact opinions and actions in Israel?

Opening night art exhibit

Join us at the opening reception: December 12th, 6-8 PM, The Ron Feldman Fine Art Gallery NYC.

To Whom It May Concern: Photographs from the archives of Haaretz Newspaper is Haaretz's first photo exhibition in the U.S., in collaboration with the NIF, featuring decades of top-notch photojournalism in Israel.

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