Jewish Journalists From Around the World to Convene in Jerusalem Next Week

Participants to discuss Israel’s image problems, future of Jewish media.

Judy Maltz
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Among the dignitatries discussing Israel's image at the Jewish journalists' convention in Jerusalem will be PM Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and President Shimon Peres.
Among the dignitatries discussing Israel's image at the Jewish journalists' convention in Jerusalem will be PM Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and President Shimon Peres.Credit: Reuters
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz

Almost 120 journalists from 27 different countries will participate next week in a Jewish media conference in Jerusalem, the first major gathering of Jewish journalists from the Diaspora in Israel in several decades.

The three-day conference, which will include panel discussions as well as field trips, is a joint initiative of the Ministry for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and the Government Press Office. Participating journalists are being provided accommodations free of charge.

A delegation of about 30 journalists will be arriving from the United States to participate in the event, among them representatives of all the leading Jewish newspapers in the country. Other participants include reporters and columnists from Jewish publications in Greece, Hong Kong, France, Australia, Britain, Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Costa Rica.

The participants will meet with outgoing President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, among other dignitaries. Among the topics to be discussed at the conference are Israel’s international image problem, the future of Jewish media, and the challenges of reporting on Israel and the Diaspora.

“The important thing is getting all these Jewish leaders – and these people are indeed leaders in their respective communities – under one roof to discuss issues of importance in the Jewish world and also to show them a side of Israel they haven’t seen before,” said Jeremy Ruden, the press spokesman of the event.

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