Events

July 28, 2022PAST EVENT

The End of the Jewish Agency’s Activities in Russia? Israel-Russia Relations and Possible Impact on the Jewish Community With Former Ambassador to Russia Arkady Mil-Man & Former Chief Rabbi of Moscow Pinchas Goldschmidt

The Russian judicial decision on whether to suspend or end the Jewish Agency for Israel’s activities in the country is yet to be announced. This comes after Moscow’s Justice Ministry filed a request to liquidate the organization’s activities, citing a violation of Russian law. Former Israeli ambassador to Russia Arkady Mil-Man and former chief rabbi of Moscow Pinchas Goldschmidt discussed […]

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July 14, 2022PAST EVENT

Biden’s visit: Panel on Israel-US relations, JCPOA and Other Significant “Take-aways”

“I am, as I said, going to Israel to meet with Israeli leaders to affirm the unbreakable bond Israel and the United States have” said Joe Biden ahead of his first visit to the holy land. David Schenker and Helit Barel heading the US-Israeli bilateral desk discussed the visit, its significance for the Israel-US relations, JCPOA, […]

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July 12, 2022PAST EVENT

Biden’s Middle East Visit: Impact on US-Saudi Relations Zoom panel with Aaron David Miller, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Adbel Aziz al-Khamis, Senior Saudi Journalist and Expert on Middle East Politics

Joe Biden’s first Middle East trip as President of the United States and his decision to go to Saudi Arabia come at a crucial time for the region. During the visit, the American leader focused on the issues of energy policy and security – specifically as it pertains to Iran. Relatedly, Biden participated in a Riyadh summit of […]

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July 5, 2022PAST EVENT

Biden’s Visit to Israel & Civil Administration to Hold Hearing on Controversial E1 Housing Project: Field Tour

US President Joe Biden visited Israel on July 13, 2022 — the same day Jerusalem reported to the High Court of Justice on its plans to evict the West Bank Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar. On July 18, 2022, Israel’s Civil Administration held a hearing on a controversial 3,414-unit housing plan for the E1 section of the […]

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July 4, 2022PAST EVENT

Olivier Rafowicz and Lior Nadivi on July 4, 2022 Spoke About the Shireen Abu Akleh Investigation

Oliver Rafowicz and Lior Nadivi spoke about the misleading information in the Shireen Abu Akleh case and the missing details needed to draw a complete conclusion from the investigation. They also pointed to the situational elements that made the case inconclusive. Col. (res.) Oliver Rafowicz was spokesman of the IDF branch for international media and the […]

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June 21, 2022PAST EVENT

Ramifications of Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Sale of Greek Orthodox Properties: Tour and Briefing with Ateret Cohanim and Arab Tenants

On June 8, the Supreme Court rejected the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate’s appeal against the Ateret Cohanim organization’s take-over of three buildings in Jerusalem’s Old City. The decision ended the Greek Orthodox Church’s efforts to fight a 2004 sale of leases for two hotels near the Jaffa Gate and a third property in the Christian Quarter. As a result of […]

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June 20, 2022PAST EVENT

Aviv Bushinsky and Gil Hoffman are Interviewed on Israel’s Political Climate in June 2022

Aviv Bushinsky and Gil Hoffman spoke about the June 2022 Israel political situation, Netanyahu, and the political challenges in the upcoming elections. Gil Hoffman is the executive director of HonestReporting.com. Previously, he served as chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post for nearly 25 years. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University’s School […]

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June 12, 2022PAST EVENT

Zoom Conference with Orna Mizrahi, Expert on Lebanon and Senior Fellow at INSS

In June 2022, tensions were flaring over Israeli gas rigs at the Karish offshore natural gas field, which Jerusalem said is part of its UN-recognized exclusive economic zone, while Beirut insisted it is in a disputed area. Washington has welcomed the willingness of the parties to resolve their dispute. Once outstanding issues are addressed, there […]

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June 8, 2022PAST EVENT

Knesset Failed to Extend West Bank Emergency Law Civil Implications for Israeli Citizens Beyond the Green Line Zoom Discussion with David Elhayani, Head of YESHA Council and the Head of the Jordan Valley Regional Council and Prof. Avi Bell, International Legal Expert

Israel’s government on June 6, 2022 failed to pass a bill extending legal protections for Israeli West Bank residents. Since 1967, the emergency regulation had given this community the same rights as Israeli citizens. What are the political ramifications? How will legislative development impact this community? Will military law now be applied to Israeli West Bank residents? Prof. Avi Bell and David Elhayani talked about these and […]

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June 7, 2022PAST EVENT

Professor Gideon Rahat Debriefed Journalists About the Political “Crisis” and Political Situation

Prof. Gideon Rahat spoke about the political situation in Israel as of June 7, 2022, as the coalition began to disintegrate. Professor Gideon Rahat holds the Gersten Family Chair in Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been studying Comparative politics and Israeli politics, focusing on the politics of reform, democratic institutions, political […]

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