Israel 2048: Israel Social Cohesion Summit 2017

  • October 15, 2017



The polarization of Israeli society brings ADL-Israel to convene the first ever Israel Social Cohesion Summit to serve as a platform for dialogue and call for action for both leadership and Israeli public. Join us and be a part of creating a shared vision for ISRAEL 2048.


Israel 2048: Israel Social Cohesion Summit

MC: Hila Korach, TV and Radio host

8:00 – 9:00                  Registration and networking


9:00-9:45                     Opening Remarks

                                     Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director, ADL

                                     Carole Nuriel, Director, ADL Israel

                                     MK Gila Gamliel, Minister of Social Equality

                                     Ron Huldai, Mayor, Tel Aviv-Jaffa                                     


9:45 – 11:00                Israeli society in 2048 (Plenary session)                                                                                                   Prop. David Passig, Futurist Head, Graduate Program in Information &                                                     Communication Technologies (ICT), Bar Ilan University

                                   Mike Prashker, Senior Advisor for Strategic Partnerships, Ted Arison Family                                              Foundation

                                   Carole Nuriel, Director, ADL Israel, Presentation of ADL survey on social                                                     cohesion in Israel

                                   MK Amir Peretz, The Zionist Union, Former Minister of Defense

                                   Moshe Bogie Yaalon, Former Chief of staff and Minister of Defense


11:00-11:30                Coffee break

11:30-13:00                Simultaneous panels             

                                   Panel #1: TheWar of Narratives

                                   ModeratorOrly Vilnai, Journalist on social issues and a television                                                              presenter                

                                   PresentersMelekh Zilbershlag, The Digital division, The Israeli Public                                                       Broadcasting Corporation “KAN”

                                   Boris (Bery) Rozenberg, Founder and Co-Director, “The Cultural Brigade” and                                         member of “1.5 Generation”

                                   Emily Amrousy, Journalist, author and publicist  

                                   Ibtisam Mara’ana Menuhin, Film and TV director and producer

                                   Oshra Friedman, TV host, Social entrepreneur; Deputy Director, Content and                                            Development, the Association for Joint Israeli Leadership


                                      Panel #2: Israeli Education: Joint or Sectorial?                                                                                        Moderator: Daphna Liel, Parliamentary reporter, Channel 2 News  

                                     Presenters: Yuval Halavia, Chairman, Israel’s National Students and Youth                                               Council

                                    Mickey Nevo, Director, “Living Together” initiative and Director, Program for                                             Youth Leadership, Mandel Institute

                                     Aviad Friedman, Chairman, Israeli Association of Community Centers (IACC)

                                     Prof. Yuli Tamir, Former Education Minister, President, Shenkar                          

                                     Prof. Zehavit Gross, Chair, UNESCO chair for Values Education, Tolerance and                                         Peace, Bar- Ilan University


                                     Panel #3: The Israeli Public Sphere: Religious                                                                                                              or ecularization?

                                     Moderator: Erel Segal, Journalist

                                     PresentersDr. Tomer Persico, Research Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute,                                           Lecturer, Department for Comparative Religion, Tel-Aviv University

                                     Anat Hoffman, Executive Director, Israel Religious Action Center

                                     Racheli Ibenboim, Founder and CEO, Movilot program, Head, Shaharit’s Haredi                                           Program

                                     Dr. Ram Vromen, Chairman and Founder, The Secular Forum

                                      Zehorit Sorek, Chairwoman, LGBT Wing, Yesh Atid; Founder, the LGBT                                                     Religious Community

                                     Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein, President, the Feuerstein Institute, Co-founder, Tzohar                                        organization of Rabbis


                                       Panel #4: We Are Brethren: the Role of Diaspora Jewry

                                     (The panel will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation to English)

                                     Moderator:David Horovitz, Founding Editor, Times of Israel                              

                                     PresentersJonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO and National Director

                                     Dan Shapiro, Former US Ambassador to Israel; Senior Fellow, INSS

                                     Rebecca Caspi, Senior Vice President, Global Operations; Director General,                                                 JFNA Israel

                                     Rabbi Dr. Dov Maimon, Senior Fellow, The Jewish People Policy Institute                                                    (JPPI)

                                     Zvika Klein, Jewish World Correspondent, Makor Rishon and nrg360


1:00 – 1:45                   Lunch break

1:45 – 2:45                    Between Posting and Tweeting: the Role of Traditional Media in                                                           Shaping the Public Discourse in Israel 2048 (Plenary                                                                               session)

                                      Moderator: Oshrat Kotler, Journalist, Channel 10

                                      Presenters: Aluf Benn, Editor in-Chief, Haaretz

                                      Amit Segal, Political Correspondent, Channel 2 News

                                      Suhil Karram, Founder and Owner, Ash-Shams Radio

                                      Yossi Elituv, Editor in-Chief, Mishpacha

                                      Yaakov Katz, Editor in Chief, Jersalem Post


2:45 – 3:15                    Performance by “Caffe Shachor Hazak”


Simultaneous translation to English will be provided