June 23, 2020PAST EVENT

Annexation/Sovereignty Plan and Its Effect on Israel’s Relations With the Arab World With Dr. Nimrod Goren

In recent years, Israel has been strengthening its diplomatic ties with Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. What effect could a unilateral annexation/sovereignty plan have on the “warming” relations? What effect could it have on Israel’s relations with other Sunni countries like Egypt and Jordan? Dr. Nimrod Goren will discuss the potential threat on the […]

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June 18, 2020PAST EVENT

Are Fourth Elections Inevitable? National Unity Government, One Month In With Dr. Osnat Akirav

One month ago, the Netanyahu-Gantz unity government was sworn in. Since then, the political waters have become increasingly choppy: plans of annexation/sovereignty, wrangling between government ministers, seismic shifts in Likud’s and Blue & White’s respective popularity, and a possible high court intervention. As a result of these dramatic developments, are a fourth round of elections likely? […]

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June 17, 2020PAST EVENT

Legal Aspects of Annexation/Sovereignty With Prof. Avi Bell and Prof. Yuval Shany (consecutive conferences)

What does the annexation/sovereignty plan mean in terms of international law and what legal implications could it have? In consecutive conferences, International Law experts, Prof. Avi Bell and ​Prof. Yuval Shany will discuss the topic while presenting different points of view. Prof. Avi Bell is a member of the Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University and the University of San Diego […]

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June 3, 2020PAST EVENT

Silicon Wadi: Controversial East Jerusalem Project Underway Briefing With Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Fleur Hassan-Nahoum

The Jerusalem Municipality announced that the first stage of the “Silicon Wadi” project, an initiative designed to set up industrial and business zones in east Jerusalem, is underway. According to the municipality, the project includes plans to widen industrial, commercial and hospitality centers in the area, with an emphasis on high tech. It also aims to create […]

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May 27, 2020PAST EVENT

Amid American Pressure: Is Israel Choosing Sides in Chinese-American Conflict? With Dr. Shira Efron of INSS

The Israeli government announced the selection of IDE Technologies to build “Sorek 2”, the world’s largest desalination plant. One of the bidders for the project was an affiliate of Hutchison, a Hong Kong-based  Company. According to media reports, the decision was related to US Secretary of State Pompeo’s visit, and the American pressure to stop Chinese involvement […]

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May 24, 2020PAST EVENT

Netanyahu’s Trial Begins – What Can We Expect? With Criminal Defense Attorney Ofer Bartal

Following a postponement due to the coronavirus spread, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial will open Later today, Sunday, May 24. Atty. Ofer Bartal will provide details regarding the proceedings and discuss the possible outcomes and other related issues. Atty. Ofer Bartal has been a Criminal Defense Attorney for the past 30 years, representing clients in criminal justice cases, classic criminal offenses and […]

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May 21, 2020PAST EVENT

Cyber Ping-Pong Between Israel and Iran – Where Could This Go? Analysis With Head of the Cyber Security Program at INSS Colonel (Res.) Gabi Siboni

Earlier today the Israel National Cyber Directorate announced that a host of Israeli websites were hacked in a suspected Iranian cyber-attack. This comes after alleged back and forth cyber-attacks in the last couple of weeks. Colonel (Res.) Gabi Siboni will discuss the concerning developments, the steps Israel might take to prevent future Iranian cyber-attacks and other […]

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May 17, 2020PAST EVENT

After More Than 500 Days: Netanyahu-Gantz Unity Government Underway Political Analysis with Prof. Eran Vigoda-Gadot

After more than 500 days of deadlock and a looming threat of a fourth round of elections, the Netanyahu-Gantz unity government gets underway. Prof. Eran Vigoda-Gadot will provide a political analysis and discuss the unity government’s expected and unexpected future. Eran Vigoda-Gadot is a Professor of Public Administration and Management, Political Science and Governance. He currently serves as Dean […]

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May 7, 2020PAST EVENT

The Supreme Court’s Decision – Political and Legal Analysis with Prof. Asher Maoz and Prof. Dani Filc

Last night, the Supreme Court published its much anticipated decision. According to the decision, despite being under indictment, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be able to form a government. In the unanimous ruling, the court also decided that, “at this time”, it will not interfere with the coalition agreement, notwithstanding its significant legal difficulties. Now […]

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May 6, 2020PAST EVENT

Iran Pulling Forces out of Syria? With Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin

According to reports, Iran began pulling some of its forces out of Syria. Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin will discuss the reports and explain what might be going on. He will also talk about the implications this reported move might have on Israel and the region. Amos Yadlin was named Executive Director of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for […]

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