Israeli National Security: Haaretz-UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center conference on Israel's current strategic challenges
Online Conference | November 21 | 12 PM (EST), 9 AM (PST), 7 PM (IL)
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The past year has seen major political changes in Israel, the United States and Iran, and a major escalation of Israeli-Palestinian violence. How have these dramatic developments impacted Israel's national security? And how are Israeli policy makers responding to them? On November 21, join top experts and officials from Israel and the U.S. at the Haaretz-UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies online conference on Israeli national security to learn more about Israel's most pressing strategic challenges: preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, resolving or reducing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and ensuring bipartisan U.S. support for Israel. 

THE CONFERENCE WILL BE BROADCAST ON HAARETZ.COM, OUR FACEBOOK AND  YOUTUBE PAGES, AND THE UCLA Y&S NAZARIAN CENTER WEBSITE

NATIONAL SECURITY BROADCAST
Benny Gantz
Defense Minister and Chairman of the Blue and White party
Senator Robert Menendez
Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Dov Waxman
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Israel Studies and Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
Merav Michaeli
Minister of Transportation and Chairwoman of the Labor Party
Yossi Cohen
Former Director of the Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency, head of SoftBank Israel
Tzipi Livni
Former Foreign Minister and Justice Minister of Israel
Moshe Ya'alon
Former Defense Minister of Israel and Chief of Staff of the IDF
Martin S. Indyk
Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
Dalia Dassa Kaye
Senior Fellow, Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA. Former director, RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy
Robert Wexler
Former member of the U.S. congress, President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
Shibley Telhami
The Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland
Sima Shine
Senior researcher and head of the Iran program, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv University
Aluf Benn
Editor in Chief, Haaretz
Ameer Fakhoury
Director of the research center at Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, adviser to joint society projects in Israel
Shira Efron
Senior Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and Special Advisor to RAND
Amos Harel
Haaretz’s senior national security analyst.
Micah Goodman
Writer and researcher of Jewish thought, author of the best-selling 'Catch 67'
Noa Landau
Haaretz journalist and editor of the Haaretz21 project
Sara Haetzni-Cohen 
Chairwoman of the NGO 'My Israel', activist and writer
Gilead Sher
Former senior Israeli peace negotiator and Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Ehud Barak, is a fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
Amir Tibon
U.S. News editor and assignments editor, Haaretz English Edition
Avner Cohen
Professor of Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Conference Schedule
(All times below are EST)
Opening Remarks
Dov Waxman, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Israel Studies and Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.
12:00
pm
Aluf Benn, Haaretz Editor in Chief
12:05
Keynote interview
Defense Minister Benny Gantz, chairman of the Blue and White party
12:10
Israel’s shadow war with Iran
Yossi Cohen, Former Director of the Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency, head of SoftBank Israel, in conversation with Aluf Benn, Haaretz Editor in Chief
12:15
Panel discussion:
Dalia Dassa Kaye, Senior Fellow, UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, Former director, RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy
Amos Harel, Senior National Security Analyst, Haaretz
Avner Cohen, Professor of Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Sima Shine, Senior researcher and head of the Iran program, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv University
Moderator: Amir Tibon, U.S. News editor and assignments editor, Haaretz English Edition
12:30
Israel, the Palestinians the region
Tzipi Livni, former Foreign Minister and Justice Minister of Israel, in conversation with Amir Tibon
01:15
Panel discussion:
Ameer Fakhoury, Director of the research center at Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, adviser to joint society projects in Israel
Sara Haetzni Cohen, Chairwoman of the NGO 'My Israel', activist and writer
Micah Goodman, Writer and researcher of Jewish thought, author of the best-selling book on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 'Catch 67'
Gilead Sher, Former senior Israeli peace negotiator and Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Ehud Barak, is a fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
Moderator: Noa Landau, Editor of the Haaretz21 Project
01:30
The future of the U.S.-Israel relationship
Merav Michaeli, Minister of Transportation and Chairwoman of the Israeli Labor Party in conversation with Amir Tibon
02:15
Panel discussion:
Martin S. Indyk, Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
Robert Wexler, Former member of the U.S. Congress, President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
Shira Efron, Senior Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and Special Advisor to RAND
Shibley Telhami, The Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland
moderator: Professor Dov Waxman
02:30
Strategic Outlook
Moshe Ya'alon, Former Defense Minister of Israel and Chief of Staff of the IDF in conversation with Anshel Pfeffer, Senior analyst, Haaretz
03:15
Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
03:30
Closing Remarks
Dov Waxman, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Israel Studies and Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.
03:40
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