Programme for Haaretz London Conference

9:00 Registration opens

10:00 Opening session

Host: Charlotte Hallé, Editor, Haaretz English Edition

Welcoming remarks Raymond Simonson, Chief Executive, JW3

Welcoming remarks Amos Schocken, Publisher, Haaretz

10:15  What does the Age of Netanyahu mean for Israel? A conversation in memory of David Landau

Aluf Benn, Editor-in-Chief, Haaretz, and Jonathan Freedland, Columnist, The Guardian

10:45  Interview

Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid, MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, in conversation with Danna Harman, Correspondent, Haaretz

11:05  Plenary I – EasyJet Zionism: Is the distance between Israelis and Diaspora Jews growing?

Efrat Shapira Rosenberg, Journalist and activist for a new Jewish identity in Israel

Prof. Arieh Eldad, former MK (Hatikva)

Sir Mick Davis, Chairman, Jewish Leadership Council

Hannah Weisfeld, Director, Yachad

Moderator: Anshel Pfeffer, Senior Correspondent, Haaretz

12:05  Coffee break

12:35  Plenary II – One State, Two States, Stalemate

Brig-Gen. (ret.) Israela Oron, former Deputy National Security Advisor

Dr. Sufian Abu Zaida, Gaza Institute for Political and Strategic Studies

Ambassador Danny Ayalon, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Daniella Peled, Managing Editor of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and Haaretz contributor

Moderator: Chemi Shalev, U.S. Editor, Haaretz

13:35  Keynote: Tzipi Livni, MK (Hatnuah-Zionist Union)

14:00  Lunch

14:45  Breakouts

Speech: Stav Shaffir, MK on "The future of Zionism"

Panel: "Is anti-Semitism making a comeback in Britain and can Jews do anything about it?" Moderated by Anshel Pfeffer

     Raymond Simonson

     Ben Judah, Author and journalist

     Sarah Sackman, Labour Party politician

Q&A: "Will America ever be the same again? Trump, Clinton, Israel, Jews.” With Chemi Shalev

Discussion (in Hebrew): "Ani V’ata: What are Israel’s obligations to its citizens abroad?" Facilitated by Sharon Buenos, Director of Israeli House

Panel: "Has the Jewish state failed Judaism?" Moderated by Esther Solomon, Opinion Editor, Haaretz English Edition

     Efrat Shapira Rosenberg

     Yohanan Plesner

     Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi, Movement for Reform Judaism

Discussion: "Israel Talks: Speaking to each other about Israel." Facilitated by Jonathan Cummings, Haaretz

15:45  Keynote: Ari Shavit, Columnist, Haaretz and Author

16:00  Plenary III – A Jewish-democratic state or democracy for the Jews?

Yohanan Plesner, President, Israel Democracy Institute

Stav Shaffir, MK (Labor-Zionist Union)

Amal Elsana Alh’jooj, Director of North American Relations, AJEEC-NISPED

Melanie Phillips, Columnist, The Times

Moderator: Noa Landau, Senior Editor, Haaretz

17:00  Jibril Rajoub, Deputy Secretary-General, Fatah Central Committee

17:20  Interview

Senior Israeli diplomat, in conversation with Barak Ravid, Diplomatic Correspondent, Haaretz

17:45  Conference closes

The current list of speakers can be found here. To register for the conference, go here. Information about previous Haaretz conferences can be found here.