Ukraine – A Case Study: Moral Considerations in Israel’s Foreign Policy
The war in Ukraine raises a fundamental dilemma: should Israel’s foreign policy, as a Jewish and democratic state, give increased weight to moral considerations? Perhaps moral consideration is itself part of strengthening Israel’s national resilience? The conference will examine key principles and test cases of the issue.
The conference was held in honor of Mr. Tamir Pardo, former director of the Mossad,
joining the Jewish People Policy Institute as a Senior Fellow and Co-Head of its Geopolitics Program.
Opening Remarks: Geopolitics and the Jewish Public Space – Prof. Yedidia Stern, President, JPPI, and Ms. Amira Ahronoviz, CEO & Director General, the Jewish Agency for Israel
Session One: Key Principles – Chaired by Dr. Shuki Friedman, Vice President, JPPI
Philosophical Aspects – Prof. Moshe Halbertal, The Hebrew University
Military Aspects – Maj. General (Res.) Prof. Yishai Beer, Reichman University
Legal Aspects – Prof. Yaffa Zilbershats, Bar Ilan University and JPPI
Policy Aspects – Mr. Avi Gil, JPPI
Israeli Public Attitudes – Mr. Shmuel Rosner, JPPI
Keynote Address by Mr. Tamir Pardo – Moral Considerations in Foreign Policy: Between Principle and Action
Session Two: Test Cases, Chaired by Ms. Noa Israeli, JPPI
The Crisis in Ukraine – Ms. Limor Livnat, former Minister of Education
The Palestinian Arena – Dr. Einat Wilf, JPPI, and Ms. Zehava Gal-On, former Meretz Leader
Weapons and Technology Sales – Gen. (Res) Amos Yaron, former Director General of the Ministry of Defense,
and Rabbi Yuval Cherlow, Director, Tzohar Center for Jewish Ethics
Closing Address by Amb. Dennis Ross, Co-Chair, JPPI – Geopolitics and Moral Considerations
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