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A Jewish State – 75 Perspectives

Monday September 4, 2023

A Jewish State – 75 Perspectives

A collection of essays on what it means to be a Jewish state by some of the world’s foremost thinkers, writers, and artists

Monday, September 4, 2023

15:30 – 19:45

Givat Ram Campus

15:30 – Gathering and refreshments

16:15 – 16:30  Prof. Yedidia Stern, President, JPPI | Mr. Doron Almog, Chairman,   the Jewish Agency

16:30 – 17:30   A Jewish State – Geopolitical Aspects

Amb. Stuart Eizenstat, Co-Chair of JPPI’s Executive Board

Amb. Dennis Ross, Co-Chair of JPPI’s Executive Board

Mr. Elliott Abrams, Chairman of the Tikvah Fund


17:30 – 18:00   Keynote Address by MK Benny Gantz, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense (with Q & A) 

18:00 – 18:15  Break 


18:15 – 18:45   In conversation: Prof. Yisrael Aumann,  Professor Emeritus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and 2005 Nobel laureate in economics; Dr. Micha Goodman, Senior Fellow, Shalom Hartmann Institute, and Prof. Yedidia Stern

18:45 – 19:45   A Jewish State – National and Cultural Aspects

Judge Rachel Freier, Acting State Supreme Court Justice, NY

Prof. Susannah Heschel, Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College

Amb. Sallai Meridor, Chairman, The National library of Israel

Prof. Miron Izakson, Poet and Novelist, Professor of Hebrew Literature, Bar-Ilan University

Moderator: Mr. Yaakov Katz, Author and former Editor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Post